Soon you will have something to tame the Tail of the Dragon. It was a fun ride back in my younger days.
If I had a few days I would have loaned you my maxxtow motorcycle rack. Attach to truck, roll bike into place. A couple straps for peace of mind on the bars and no worries. You may be able to find one or similar at the dealer. Maybe they will lend you one. Better than strapping and taking a chance on breaking the plastics.Haha, no no. Renting a full size pickup for 60 bucks and throwing it in the bed and hauling ass on the way back.
Its sad when you own a truck but have to rent a truck to do a trucks job. lol.
Charleston is about 6 hours from Bham. The system I have costs about $150 or so these days.@dibblejr You live anywhere even near me? My truck sits so high you think that would work lol?
Na I'll be ok. I've moved several bikes int he back of trucks. Do 2 straps around the handle bars to the bed. and 2 straps to the rear foot pegs to the the truck. turns out pretty safe. I'll do 4 up front and 2 in the rear to be extra safe.
Problem with the weekends used to be that everyone would get there, not for the week or nervous, the slow people will either get ran over or fuk up a good day.Still a fun ride if you hit it on weekdays, its a parade of stupidity on the weekends
All of what you say, I have found true with the exception of UTV's.No joke...I've bought and sold about 30 bikes in the last 5 years.
From cruisers, to sport bikes, to enduros...everything. I've seen and heard it all...
I typically purchase used bikes, and 99% of the time steer clear of dealerships. Of my dealership transactions, half of them have misrepresented their bike to me. Nearly EVERY private party transaction I've had, the seller has been honest regarding the bike's condition. That includes out of state purchases.
For me, buying new doesn't make sense. The first year depreciation is far to significant for me to purchase new. Sellers are oftentimes shocked to realize that the bike they paid $15k for is selling for $10k a year later.
Glad you found one.
When buying the Tundra, I e-mailed a bunch of dealers. Had a good deal 4 hours away. Local dealer kept bugging me to come in and said he would match. I went in and he would NOT match the deal, he was $800 higher. I said thanks, but no thanks and started to walk out. He said, "You would drive 4 hours away to save $800?" My reply was, "That's like paying myself $100 per hour to go pick up the truck and drive back. It's a no-brainer." He got within $300 so I agreed to a deal.
I tried to make a deal on a motorcycle when I was 22. I was ready to pay cash for last year's model in stock. Started negotiating with the salesman and the OWNER comes over. He tells me to come back with my dad if I want to buy a motorcycle. I told him to go F**K himself and said I will take my cash to another dealer. Went down the road and paid cash for a newer model at a lower price.