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New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« on: March 10, 2019, 03:25:46 pm »
Hello all, I live in Louisville, KY and I am most likely going to travel to Cincinnati, OH this tuesday to purchase a new leftover '17 Concours 14 OTD 11,724.05 + taxes. Does that sound like a good deal, or not? Was '17 a "bad" year for these bikes or have they been the same since '15? Anyways, thanks for your time and any advice that you may send my way!!!

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 03:59:52 pm »
Hello all, I live in Louisville, KY and I am most likely going to travel to Cincinnati, OH this tuesday to purchase a new leftover '17 Concours 14 OTD 11,724.05 + taxes. Does that sound like a good deal, or not? Was '17 a "bad" year for these bikes or have they been the same since '15? Anyways, thanks for your time and any advice that you may send my way!!!

 It is the  exact same bike other then color, don’t buy extended warranty from the dealer unless you can get 3 years under $400, because there are dealers who sell them at that price,(Ultimate Cycle), the dealer I bought was pushing 2 year extended at $700!

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 10:26:38 am »
Hello all, I live in Louisville, KY and I am most likely going to travel to Cincinnati, OH this tuesday to purchase a new leftover '17 Concours 14 OTD 11,724.05 + taxes. Does that sound like a good deal, or not? Was '17 a "bad" year for these bikes or have they been the same since '15? Anyways, thanks for your time and any advice that you may send my way!!!

 It is the  exact same bike other then color, don’t buy extended warranty from the dealer unless you can get 3 years under $400, because there are dealers who sell them at that price,(Ultimate Cycle), the dealer I bought was pushing 2 year extended at $700!
Hey Richard!
I'll second what he said about the extended warranty.  MOB got a dealership to offer Kawasaki extended warranties at a fraction of the MSRP.  It is an absolute steal!  DO NOT buy an aftermarket warranty.  You can extend the factory warranty for 6 years, making 9 years total factory warranty.  Gotta love that.  Just remember.  Car and bike dealers make a bunch of money off of unsuspecting customers in the business office.  Credit life insurance etc.  Just so no thanks to any extras they try to sell you in the business office!
It's good to see someone new show up that isn't that far from me.  I'm in Tell City.  We're going to have to get together sometime and take a ride!  Lots of nice county roads in the area where I live.  Welcome to COG! :beerchug:
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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 01:29:54 pm »
Thanks for the replies!!! Yes, we will definitely have to link up and do some riding. Southern IN is a very beautiful state!!

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 01:53:38 pm »
Sounds like a good deal to me.
After you buy, come ride with us!

NOTE: I know it's early in your Connie career, but the COG National Rally will be in Pennsylvania this Summer.
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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 08:20:55 pm »
Got it today!!!! 11,600 OTD + KY tax. Probably a touch high for a '17, but I think I got a steal!!!! The bike is fantastic!!! I rode it home from Cinci today. Little rough on a 6'3 dude, but I'll just add some farkles to make it a little more comfy. Super fast and smooth!!!!!! Big shout out to Cycle Specialties in Cincy for hooking me up!!!

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 08:24:19 pm »
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 09:11:32 pm »
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Got it today!!!! 11,600 OTD + KY tax. Probably a touch high for a '17, but I think I got a steal!!!! The bike is fantastic!!! I rode it home from Cinci today. Little rough on a 6'3 dude, but I'll just add some farkles to make it a little more comfy. Super fast and smooth!!!!!! Big shout out to Cycle Specialties in Cincy for hooking me up!!!
:bravo_2: :1rij: :08: :72:
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 09:12:23 pm »
 :TPIWWP:
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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 10:04:15 pm »
:TPIWWP:
Yup.  Pictures of the bike.  Pictures of you with the bike.  Pictures of your big grin...   :)

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 10:39:45 pm »
Lol, I'll upload some pics of my bikes soon (Z125, Connie). Right now I'm relaxing in the recliner with some Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve and Miller Light reminiscing of a wonderful day today!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 12:30:07 am »
I'm jealous, and a I'm a Knob... (Creek lover)
Diabetes prevents my enjoyment, so I'll raise a glass of spring water in honor...

ride the bike "as it is" for a while, don't jump into the Farkle mania... and change stuff right away... owning this bike for the time I have, I can safely say "ride it, and get accustomed to it...", maybe after 2k, or more miles... make "small" ergo changes...
I've "never" changed the "ergo/Fit" of mine yet... it simply took some riding, like ANY new bike does, to make me realize that.

save your money for gas, and tires.... and use it wisely... :great: :great: :great: :great:

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2019, 09:21:08 am »
Sound advice. Thanks.

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 07:22:46 pm »
I tried to post some pics, but it said that I've exceed the 350mb or something, so I'll just drink some beer instead.

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 08:29:44 pm »
Congrats Richard! :beerchug: :great: :motonoises: :motonoises:
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2019, 08:31:25 pm »

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 09:29:23 pm »
Absolutely beautiful!

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2019, 09:34:20 pm »
Thanks for posting the pics!!! I am technologically impaired.  :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :great: :great:

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2019, 09:40:54 pm »
Nice Connie Richard...congratulations!  Stick around COG folk and you'll like her even more.
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 09:42:49 pm »
 :great:
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 11:29:38 pm »
Where have you been with it so far?
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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2019, 08:50:28 am »
Cinci back to Louisville. Around Louisville some.

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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2019, 10:25:02 am »
Possibly my new favorite color!!   :beerchug:  ....Top two for sure!  :great:
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2019, 11:42:01 am »
Cinci back to Louisville. Around Louisville some.
Hit me up sometime and we'll ride 62. :motonoises:
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Re: New member seeking advice on purchase this Tuesday
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2019, 11:10:20 pm »
Will do!!! Southern IN has some great riding for sure.