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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default My girl just purchased a Vegas today!

Eleven months ago my girlfriend never road a motorcycle, not even a little 50cc scooter. For her birthday last year she received riding lessons from a local school. Upon graduation I found for her a Honda VLX 600 Shadow. Three thousand miles has passed since her first throwing a leg over and it was time to look for a bike with more power and comfort.

Just over a month ago we road down to Mom's as they were having an open house and the Victory Fuel It truck was there for test rides. She took out the Vegas and road it like a champ. When she took off the helmet all you could see was a grin ear to ear. We tried to purchase a 2012 from Moms, they put together a very good deal but it just was not in my girls budget.

Last week on craigs we saw a 09 Vegas with just 500 miles and it was local. The owner had a quick release windshield, quick release saddle bags and running boards with heal toe shifter installed, it also came with 4 years left of the 5 year extended warranty that can be transferred to the new owner. The bike was 100% showroom new, not a speck of dust. I took it up the road, went through the gears and turned around. My girl asked me what I thought and I said, you need to ride it.

I let the owners husband take my XC out as he was drooling all over the bike, and he followed my girl when she road his wife's Vegas.

Ten minutes or so passed and they pulled into the drive. The first thing I noticed was the guy on my bike doing several big fist pumps and I could here him saying, "this is awesome! I love this bike, it sounds amazing, pulls like crazy....I want one"

My girl was right behind him, she pulled in, parked the bike and and just like before had a huge grin. Now it was just a matter of the dance...let the haggling begin.

I tossed eight large on the seat and said that's $8000 cash for your bike. I just kept my mouth shut and waited and waited... to my surprise she says...I cant take 8 as I have close to 15 into the bike. My response was, you can sell it to the person standing in line behind me and turned to look at an open field. She grinned and said how about 11,500, I just shook my head no..and pointed to the 8k cash sitting on the seat. She said how about 10,500? I said, listen dealer trade in is just under 8k and I am giving you an even 8k. She said I have receipts for just under $2000 for the extras on the bike. My girlfriend looked at me, and I turned to the seller and said, I have another grand in cash at the house, 9k final offer that's it or I will hop on my XC and ride off right now, do we have a deal?

The owner looks at her husband and asks him what he thought? Its quite clear who wears the pants in that family, he turns and said its your bike I am not getting involved with the sale...you purchased it, you also just purchased your Harley Street Glide..you decide.


Done deal.

We should have the title and bike by mid week.


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1977 Suzuki RM125
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2001 Suzuki GSXR1000
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2009 Kawasaki 650R
2010 Suzuki DRZ400SM
2006 Big Dog Mastiff
2007 KTM 950 SM

Current bikes- 2010 Victory XC and ZX14, Triumph Carpenter Rocket 243 rwhp/193 ft/lbs tq at the tire.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 03:22 PM
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And that's how you negotiate a deal. Good job, and wishing many happy and safe miles for your girlfriend on her new horse.

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Great bike, great deal. You remind me of the guy from Priceline

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Nice story... Enjoy it.
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Sweet deal. Many happy smiles to your Gal pal.

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You stole that bike at that price with those miles plus the warranty. Is it the white one pictured in your post? Very nice bike.

The break-in is done and now it's just time to ride!
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thats the bike in the pic...
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You stole that bike at that price with those miles plus the warranty. Is it the white one pictured in your post? Very nice bike.

The break-in is done and now it's just time to ride!

Past bikes from day 1
Sears 50 cc pull start
1978 Yamaha GT80 Enduro
1976 Yamaha RD350
1977 Suzuki RM125
1997 Suzuki Intruder 1400
1997 Honda CBR1100 XX
2000 Turbo Hayabusa
2001 Suzuki GSXR1000
2009 Victory Hammer S
2008 Yamaha Wr250x
2009 Kawasaki 650R
2010 Suzuki DRZ400SM
2006 Big Dog Mastiff
2007 KTM 950 SM

Current bikes- 2010 Victory XC and ZX14, Triumph Carpenter Rocket 243 rwhp/193 ft/lbs tq at the tire.
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Great price,great bike! Enjoy!

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My wife bought her Vegas new in 09 and loves it. Congrats on your girls new bike.

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Congrats on the new ride!! Victory has a good thing going with the demo truck. Back in 09 the same thing happened with my wife. Went and test road a Vegas and 6 months later had a brand new 08 Vegas Low. She loves it and says she will never get rid of it. Now I just have to get my XC! :-)

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