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  1. yaro
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    I'm looking to buy a new v1100 silverado. The MSRP on it is $9,900.00. Did anyone buy one recently? Are there any way of negotiating this price? What should I be looking for as far as hidden costs from dealer? Any help is appreciated.
    Also do any dealers give test rides? On Yamaha website they say that participating dealers will have test bikes. I didn't find one yet.

  2. quicgmicg
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    When buying a bike, just make sure that the dealer is reputable. Check with the Better business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints. If there is more than one dealer in town, go to them all and get their best price. They do need to make a profit, but you can usually find one that is hungrier for a sale...

    For a test ride, look for a used bike dealer. As long as you have your MC endorsement, they should let you go for a ride. As a matter of fact, that is how I ended up with my bike. Unless there is a "ride day' or something like that, new bike dealers rarely let you test ride.

  3. RailroatDute
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    I purchased a 2008 Silverado about a month ago. I payed about 9100.00 then had taxes and I purchased the extended warranty and it came to about 9900.00. They did throw in a free helmet. They also had good financing thru Yamaha.

  4. yaro
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    Thanks for your information. Is extended warranty worth getting? I never got one for anything. My feeling is if it doesn't break in a year then it probably won't.
    As far as test ride, when I asked for one they just look at me like I'm crazy. To me is like buying shoes without trying them on and then to wear them hoping they will fit. I will try used bike dealer.

  5. RailroatDute
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    I paid around 400.00 for the extended warranty and after my first encounter with the dealers service department it kind of seems it might not have been a good idea. It seems that unless you have a major malfunction (engine blows up or tire falls off) it will not cover it. Thats just the impression that I got from the Dealership.

    But, I do love my bike.

  6. yaro
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    I paid around 400.00 for the extended warranty and after my first encounter with the dealers service department it kind of seems it might not have been a good idea. It seems that unless you have a major malfunction (engine blows up or tire falls off) it will not cover it. Thats just the impression that I got from the Dealership.But, I do love my bike.
    How easy is to take the windshield off? The "salesman" said that it just pops off. From what I've seen it takes at least 4 screws to take it off. The bike in the showroom had windshield attached with regular screws [not chrome]. Is that standard?

  7. RailroatDute
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    My Silverado has 4 chrome bolts that hold the windshield on.

  8. yaro
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    My Silverado has 4 chrome bolts that hold the windshield on.
    Thanks

  9. kriselcoogie
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    yaro,

    My thoughts about the bike-buying process as I just went through this a little over a month ago.

    On cost - My experience is there is wiggle room on bikes. Your best bet is to shop around town and even out of town for the best price. When you talk to them, ask for the out-the-door price. this will take into account taxes, setup, doc fees, etc. that way you can compare apples to apples from dealership to dealership. The first dealer I spoke with encouraged me to look at other dealers and even get prices from dealers in Chicago. Thats when I realized I had to do more homework on the pricing to get the most for my money. The dealer was willing to look at the out-the-door price from others and try to match it.

    On the salesman - If the guy doesn't have answers for the questions you're asking - "they just pop off" - it sounds to me like he doesn't value you as a customer being informed. Sales is a relationship, blah blah blah. I asked questions when I purchased and the first dealer really didn't know how to answer my questions and didnt even have a bike. And he was supposed to be in the business for over 20 years. RIIIGGHHT. The short of it, you need to feel comfortable throughout the process, not like you're being strong-armed into a bike you're not even interested in.

  10. quicgmicg
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    Great advice!!!

  11. yaro
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    Thanks guys for the responses. I really appreciate your input. This is going to be my first bike in many years and I just want it do it right. From what I read here everybody likes his bike. I do like it too. I checked few dealers and it looks like riding it before buying is out of the question [liability etc.]. None of my friends ride bikes, so I can't try theirs. I guess I will have to trust your opinion. Yamaha website says that they have "ride before you buy program" but it looks like nobody honors it. Is it worth adding extra stuff before final price is set or just add it later at different shop? Anyway I will keep you posted on my shopping quest.

  12. kamezbanger
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    There is a lot of wiggle room. I priced a stock raider in 1 town at $12,500 and another town for $1K more. It is definately worth taking your time.

  13. yaro
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    Hi. I bought my bike today! 08 1100 silverado black . I got back home [40 miles]. Stalled it at least 10 times at intersections, but.... It takes practice and I have not been on the bike for 20+ years. I had problems with switching from first to second a couple times. I hope the shift gear needs some break-in time. I never had floor boards before so that takes time to get used to. Otherwise so far so good. The dealer let me test ride it first with no problems. Any suggestions for break-in period. I added a crush bar [$210]. I am thinking about adding a filter relocation kit, but it can be done at first oil change. They wanted $279 plus labor [around $150]. I also got Bell helmets. I wear prescription glasses so helmet with visor helps.

  14. quicgmicg
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    Congrats yaro...nothing like a brand new bike!!!

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