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Any advice? It's super clean, 10k miles, drag bars, custom foot boards and grips, seat, exaust. They are asking 8799.00 for it.... looking around, I have seen them for around 7400. Is that about average for a bike that is 5 years old?

Not really new to riding, but have not been on a bike in years nor have I ever purchased from a dealer. Most purchase in the past have been private party and usually someone's junk.

Any advice or things to look out for would be greatly appreciated.

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Broc.

PS - Anyone own an 02 Warrior? What kind of gas milage you gettin?
 

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Congrats on the new bike!

For reference I recently bought an extremely clean 2003 with 10k on it for $8,000 from a private party. It is stock except for an exhaust.

Can you get the dealer to add in a full service before you pick it up?

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I got an '02 too. Only thing I can caution you on is you won't be able to put it away for one single winter without sinking more money into it doing modifications. Welcome aboard! So what will be your fist mod? Big Wheel kit? $$$$$$$
 

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Thanks Guys... Yeah Hemi, got a 3 year service and 2 year extended tossed in with it. I would like to have them toss in a luggage rack too, but I don't want to push it... LOL.

Nice thing needanewscooter, I live in Phoenix, Az.... I can ride all year round /emoticons/emotion-1.gif. Although, it's getting pretty cold at when the sun is down. We have been in the mid 50's here at night and I bit worried I am going to freeze. Gotta figure, we get to an average of about 115 in the summer... 55 is pretty cold once you get use to that heat /emoticons/emotion-5.gif )Trading in my 02 Jeep wrangler for this. I LOVE my wrangler, but it gets a whole 15mpg hwy. I burn a quarter tank just going into town and back. That is a 20.00 round trip for me per day. (I actually live in one of the burbs on the outs of Phoenix).

Gotta tell you though, I am getting real excited about getting this bike. Just waiting for some paperwork to be complete. Soooo much different than buying a car. I have a hard time because I am self employed so they have a little more to do with verifying income and such.... Everything should be final tomorrow or Monday and I am on pins and needles waiting.... I am sure things will be fine, it's the waiting I have a hard time with. Patience is not a vertue I hold... LOL
 

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Welcome to the site BrocLee. I must admit that I'm a little confused as to why you are paying $8799 for an 02 with 10k miles when you have seen them around for $7400 ?? You're telling me that the extras they've thrown in are worth $1400?

Some questions for the Dealer:

Has it got any Mods or extras?

Has it had both recalls done to it? (Tank Mount & gearbox)

How long has this bike been up for sale?

Has it got any scratches or damage?

These are all issues that will make a difference to the 'Book' price.

If this Warrior is the one that you definately want then I'd definately push for the luggage rack too plus a few hundred bucks off the asking price. Tell the salesman that you've since found this website and now realise that $8800 is quite alot of money for a bike that is nearly 5 years old and is also subject to three safety recalls!

Did you haggle down to that price or is this the original asking price? Remember that all dealers have a margin that they can haggle between and that you should NEVER have to pay the sticker price unless they are throwing in alot of Extras. What about getting them to throw in a new helmet or a pair of boots?

I know that you really want this bike but never let your heart rule your head where money is concerned, a penny saved now could be a penny spent later on Mods or clothing. Best of luck with the haggling - you'll be really surprised what you can get sometimes when you really push it. They want your custom and they have to keep stock on the move, even if they don't make a large amount of money out of each sale.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Brit_Warrior

Welcome to the site BrocLee. I must admit that I'm a little confused as to why you are paying $8799 for an 02 with 10k miles when you have seen them around for $7400 ??

Some questions for the Dealer:

Has it got any Mods or extras?

Has it had both recalls done to it? (Tank Mount & gearbox)

How long has this bike been up for sale?

Has it got any scratches or damage?

These are all issues that will make a difference to the 'Book' price.

If this Warrior is the one that you definately want then I'd definately push for the luggage rack too or a few hundred bucks off the asking price. Tell the salesman that you've since found this website and now realise that $8800 is quite alot of money for a bike that it nearly 5 years old and is subject to three safety recalls! Did you haggle down to that price or is this the original asking price? Remember that all dealers have a margin that they can haggle between and that you should NEVER have to pay the sticker price unless they are throwing in alot of Extras.

Don't let your heart rule your head where money is concerned, a penny saved now could be a penny spent later on Mods. Best of luck with the haggling - you'll be really surprised what you can get sometimes when you really push it.


Yeah, I did my pricing a bit too late. I started this deal about a week ago, with the delays I have had the time to do a little more research. I am so impulsive when making a purchase, a salesmans dream... LOL.

I originally went in for a Triumph, I really wanted a HD Soft Tail but that is a little out of my price range right now.... The guy talked me into this bike since they are no longer selling the Triumph. My other choice was an 05 HD Sportster 1200 custom, but that bike seems a bit small on me. I am 6'3" Where it might be ok for around town, I think on long trips the sportster wold be a bit uncomfortable.

The prices I did find are basically from all over the country, some on e-bay, kelley blue book and so on. Yes, the bike has some great mods, the seat is very plush and comfortable, handle bars like what you have in your pic.... foot boards on the front, aftermarket pipes, almost sounds like a HD, sissy bar and grips.

I guess my biggest concern is will it hold any value by time I am through paying for it. Looking at the trad in price, they probally picked it up for about 5500.00. So far, all they tossed in was an extended warranty and service contract... so I will not have an out of pocket maint. expense for 3 years. I even believe it includes new tires for 3 years too... I have to double check the paperwork.

But yeah, I think I am going to put a little more pressure on them and get a luggage rack, heck, it's only 150.00 or so, they should be able to do that.
 

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Have a look at this post Broc, it'll give you some Ammo when you go back in to Bat with the Stealer: http://www.rswarrior.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44327
 

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My '02 (new, zero miles, with aftermarket exhaust) sticker was $13.5K before fees - got it for $10K all in. Then again - I love to haggle.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Brit_Warrior

Have a look at this post Broc, it'll give you some Ammo when you go back in to Bat with the Stealer: http://www.rswarrior.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44327
Cool, thanks. Just got a call from them, I need to head out and sign a couple of papers so I am going to hash it out with them and get some pics. /emoticons/emotion-1.gif I should be driving tomorrow if all goes well. Woo Hoo!!!

Now if I can just get my GF excited about this. Bikes scare her. I may be doing all my riding alone /emoticons/emotion-6.gif
 

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Welcome Broclee, I too have an '02. With what little mods I have on mine I would ask what the stealer is asking for it. By the way. Double check to make sure any recalls have been taken care of. On the exhaust side of the bike, front near the trees you will find the VIN. It should already have two punch marks above the letters and numbers and with the latest recall for the TPS it should get a third.. Might as well take care of that before you climb on and ride. At least that part is FREE
 

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I paid 1000 over sticker but I really loved the 240

I thinks 8799 is a little high

bet they would come 799 right quick and probaly haggle you over the next2-4 hundred

I would tell them - I have seen them for 7400 and dont be afraid to walk out of there - Floor board wont get you home - unless its a full stage 4 or patric motor in that thing

so any way if its your love of the beast, it does not matter how much it costs
 

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Thanks for the advice everyone. Just got back from the dealership... Got them to toss in a luggage rack, windshield and saddle bags. 500.00 but it's something. /emoticons/emotion-1.gif

Here is a pic. Just some quickies... I will take better ones once I get it home. Are Vance & Hines pipes any good? That is what it has on it, they sound nice... but are they good performers?


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Thanks ek and bja. So I hear these things are pretty quick. This will be, by far, the largest bike I have ever owned. I started with a Suzuki GS 450, went to a Yamaha 750, then to a Suzuki GS 850 and last a Goldwing 1200. I was talking to a guy in the dealership today and he was telling me to watch the throdle till I get use to it as it will push me back if I give it too much. I havne't ridden in 2 years and that was only for a few months. Before that it was like 8 years since I have been on 2 wheels. This will sound bad, but I still have to go get my permit, I never had an endorsement for a bike... even the 4 years in LA, all I had was a permit. Wondering if this will be too big for the driving test.
 

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If they offer a motorcycle training course near you would be good to invest in it...Most run under $200 and usually will qualify you for a full license upon completion. Would also give you time with your bike doing control skids and emergency stops. Oh and the first twist of the wrist will make your heart race...You will absolutly fall in love with your bike. Good Luck and safe riding.
 
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