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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2018, 06:17:03 pm »
I don't turn over bikes as often as the rest of you, but I've always been offered a test ride...before getting serious about buying the bike.  Three times at the Honda dealer.  Six times at the BMW/Yamaha dealer.  In each case, I'd ridden in on my current ride, so I had all my gear.  I did have to sign a legal document that basically said I was buying the bike if I did any damage to it at all.

BTW, I didn't buy them all.  But in each case, I was told to take it out and had no restrictions on where or how long to take it.

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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2018, 06:26:08 pm »
 :D Money talks, BS walks. :)  If you walk in ready to pay cash (bank draft is cash) and they still refuse a test ride don't walk out, RUN.
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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2018, 09:55:50 pm »
Thanks.  I have financing already, so I figure if I walk in there with a bank draft that needs me to fill in the price and dealer name then sign, and I refuse w/o a test drive they'll cave.
It would be quite tempting to just walk in there and show them the check and then announce that I was going to another dealer to buy their 4 year old new bike because they didn't refuse a test ride.  There would be no talking me out of it.  As Mark just said, it's complete BS that they think they're special and can do as they please and get away with it.  There ARE some dealers out there that aren't complete A** wipes.  West Side Honda in Evansville, Indiana is one of the good guys.  Walked in with my buddy to test ride a new Wing.  No problems.  The owner was a really nice guy.  Seems like dealers like that are hard to find, but they're out there.

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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2018, 12:09:06 pm »
I think the CTX1300 is a nice bike for the money especially if you think you are keeping it for years.   The motor and drivetrain is very sound.   The styling I don't know.   But a brand new bike for $10k out the door is attractive, 3 grand more and you have a new C14 also which is also a great bike and bargain.   Would the CTX1300 need anything to make it right, such as a seat, windshield, etc?

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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2018, 05:01:37 pm »
A year or so ago, I rode into the only Triumph dealership in northern Ohio, THE only one, and asked to ride the new trophy as I was seriously thinking of replacing my 2001 C-10 and didn't want to spend $23,000 on a BMW RT. "No way, no how, ain't gonna happen, forget it"......And, it was roped off so you couldn't even sit on it. The bike sat there on the floor for 2 years. I went by recently and they had closed. With a business attitude like that its no wonder Triumph is even still in business, oh, well, they aren't in northern Ohio. Getting back to the original question, if it fits, wear it, if you like it, buy it.
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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2018, 05:23:19 pm »
Not sure where your located?
I was doing a search to see a photo of the CTX1300 and came across this info on CycleTrader.com. {Below}
Prices varied a lot, but One bike (2014/new) located in Des Plaines Illinois is $6999... {1 833-276-5886}
Another was approx. $7600, and the highest around $9500...

Ride safe, Ted


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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2018, 06:23:16 pm »
I think the CTX1300 is a nice bike for the money especially if you think you are keeping it for years.   The motor and drivetrain is very sound.   The styling I don't know.   But a brand new bike for $10k out the door is attractive, 3 grand more and you have a new C14 also which is also a great bike and bargain.   Would the CTX1300 need anything to make it right, such as a seat, windshield, etc?
Maybe a taller windshield, the seat is terrific!

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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2018, 06:25:11 pm »
Not sure where your located?
I was doing a search to see a photo of the CTX1300 and came across this info on CycleTrader.com. {Below}
Prices varied a lot, but One bike (2014/new) located in Des Plaines Illinois is $6999... {1 833-276-5886}
Another was approx. $7600, and the highest around $9500...

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2018, 10:53:57 pm »
I use search tempest a lot to search craigslist nation wide.  It will miss a bit here and there, but overall it's quite helpful.
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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 04:19:48 am »
So wound up buying a new 2014 Honda CTX 1300.  Pics to follow after sleep.  Just got home with her.

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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 10:53:44 am »
Good deal. Congrats. Can't wait to get the firsthand review and  see the pictures!
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Re: Help, viewpoints wanted please
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 04:06:08 pm »
And how much and from where.