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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Bought the bike

Well, after taking down the Christmas tree and most of the decorations, I still had a few hours of daylight left. So, called the Harley dealer I was at a couple weeks ago to see if they were going to be open .. and they were until 7 pm. How nice.

So, I drove down to Yankee Harley and talked "numbers" for buying a new 2013 Street Glide with my 2003 Honda VTX 1300 trade in using cash as an incentive. I don't dicker much when I'm dealing, but have a number in my mind. If we are close, I close the deal. I'm not interested in screwing around another hour for $500.

I bought the bike.

Started out at the motor builder talking about getting the power numbers I wanted (in another post without any responses), discussed cam profiles, exhaust options, head work, yada, yada. We'll talk more again.

Then we did the numbers on the cost. I'm happy with my deal. I suppose I could have done a bit better, but I'm happy.

The bike is a 2013 ABS/security/cruise deal (don't care about cruise, but it's part of the package), wanted red, but got the midnight pearl ... which looks pretty nice IMO.

They gave me a tee shirt (who'da tho't, eh), a catalog of parts (which I like). Yankee HD was very nice, they try very hard to be client advocates, but like all dealerships, you always leave there hoping for a bit more. They're better at it than most others in the area. Anyway, I'm happy.

They are going to pick up my trade in, store and deliver my new bike when I want it delivered ... prolly in March. I'll pick up some various exhaust parts/mufflers and AC pieces ... talk with Matt in engine building and figure which cams to use and ride that sucker. 20% off parts/installation until March.

I have photos on my cell ... but, it's not my bike. Mine's in the warehouse, this bike was on the floor. I'll post when I can.

Looking forward to riding a Harley again. I think I'll be happy with my choice.
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 06:52 PM
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Congrats on the new bike, sounds like you had a great day! Now you can start thinking about those new parts and modifications.
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Congrats on the new bike. Now we just need winter to end.
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Congratulations! Hurry up Spring time!

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Congrat's on the new Bike
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Congrats on the new SG. Bet spring can't get here fast enough for ya now, huh? We should hook up for a ride. I live about 2 1/2 miles from Yankee HD. Happy New Year to ya.
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Congrats on your new glide ride, dont know if I could wait til march to start wearing it out. kinda like having a new toy and cant play with it.
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