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#996104 - 09/04/17 11:37 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
Happy Birthday Bud Online
68% of an RT
Member

Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 6762
Loc: Southern Illinois
Welcome to the family!

Lots of good advice in prior posts. I have no suggestions as I've never bought a new one.

But I've bought a lot of used ones that are IMO a great value.

Good luck with the search and post a pic when you decide on one.
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Picking up my new ride on the way to FART.

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#996107 - 09/04/17 11:56 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
TyTass Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 3695
Loc: VA BEACH VA
In general, Welcome Back to riding, skyking1. More Welcome to BMWST!

I agree with Marty ... if you're going new, the deals would be on the previous year models on the floor. Listen to Marty ... he's bough a bike or two over the course of a couple years ... perhaps more. wink

Yes the info on this site is nothing short of amazing, but the people rock! When you get a chance tell us a bit more about yourself.

If you buy soon and care to meet up with some folks on the board, check out this event:

FART 2017 - Blairsville GA

Whatever you do, enjoy your purchase!

Cheers!
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Craig
11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca

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#996114 - 09/04/17 02:29 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
tallman Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 19610
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
Welcome.
Check inventories at dealerships.
Find bike you want.
Ask all who will for their Out the Door price.
If they won't give you that, walk.
Tax has to be paid according to your home state.
Either when you register bike or at time of purchase so it isn't a variable.
Out the door, period.
Then, decide quickly.
You'll save money on a holdover at purchase.
But, on resale/trade some of that will change again. (Buy '17 keep 2 years, decide to trade and you'll get less than same deal trading the '18).
So shop around, ask for discounts on accessories/gear.
We did a 10% discount for as long as you owned the bike.
Ask about 600 miles service costs/discounts.
Ask about anything that might seal the deal.
Example, free tire mounting if you buy the tires from them.
In the end, if you are happy. it doesn't matter.
Enjoy the new ride.
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If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...


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#996184 - 09/05/17 04:43 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
RTinNC Offline
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Registered: 01/22/01
Posts: 1540
Loc: Charlotte, NC
I just checked on Cycle Trader and just listed there are over 50 new 2017 RT's within 400 miles of Charlotte. So find the bike you want in the color and with the features and then work your best deal. They will be willing to negotiate this time of year. But like Tallman said .... work the best deal for YOU that you are happy with and then enjoy
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'16 R1200RTW - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'12 R1200GSA - Magma Red - (my 1150GS replacement)

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!

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#996198 - 09/05/17 01:46 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
PadG Offline
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Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 375
Loc: Solon, OH
Originally Posted By: skyking1
TEWKS
That was a great deal...I would just like to get close to that kind of deal. I'm not in a great big hurry and I can wait it out a while...But the riding bug is back.


Welcome! Don't ignore negotiating with dealers outside of your area! You are in SC, and there are several dealership up and down the coast, which make getting the best deals with any of those dealers, then fly and ride back a very practical option!
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Pad. Gajajiva, Solon OH.

2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Metallic)

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#996224 - 09/05/17 10:29 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
skyking1 Offline
Just Joined

Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 8
Loc: South Carolina
A lot of great advice, THANKS.

The negotiating game is on!

I will keep you posted...

Just a little distracted watching Irma out at sea.
Got friends & family at the SC coast.

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#996451 - 09/09/17 02:20 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
skyking1 Offline
Just Joined

Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 8
Loc: South Carolina
NEGOTIATING IS OVER!


New Proud owner of 2017 1200RT!

Many Thanks for the great advice. They will negotiate!

Now to buy all the do/dads to go with it....this will be a small fortune. ...Heck a large fortune.

I pick it up next week, and will try to figure out how to post picture.

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#996496 - 09/10/17 01:47 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
JohnH VA Offline
Member

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 1741
Loc: Inside The Beltway
Woo-hoo! Congrats! Counting down the days...
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'16 R1200RT (RT #5)

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#996525 - 09/10/17 01:50 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
Paul De Offline
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Registered: 10/22/00
Posts: 969
Loc: Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA
Originally Posted By: skyking1
NEGOTIATING IS OVER!


New Proud owner of 2017 1200RT!

Many Thanks for the great advice. They will negotiate!

Now to buy all the do/dads to go with it....this will be a small fortune. ...Heck a large fortune.

I pick it up next week, and will try to figure out how to post picture.


Welcome to BMWST and congratulations on your new RT joymaker.

Lots of great farkles out there from both OEM and third party. Saddles and alternate windshields are tops on many lists. Maybe not the plethora you were used to with your Road King but certainly not lacking for a model with decades of longevity.

Had to laugh about your comment that the purchase of the bike was just the beginning. My oldest friend is a diehard Hawg rider right down to the motor company tattoo and has always claimed HD stood for Hundred Dollars as nothing for his bike cost less than that. I surmised if that is true, then BMW actually stands for Big Money Wad as that is what you need when buying stuff for RT!
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#996580 - 09/11/17 12:59 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
Stu K Offline
Newer Member

Registered: 08/13/17
Posts: 49
Loc: Connecticuit, USA
Congrats! I just bought a used 2015 and have been enjoying it after crossing over from a cruiser platform. I'm trying to minimize the amount of add on stuff, but of course that is the hard part....
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