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I am a 'soon to be' rider. Whether its a big-wheel or a two-wheeler will depend on how long the dealer markup shenanigans go on. Don't they realize that the economy is slowing down?? California dealers (three I checked out so far. Bert's, Hahm and Corona) want MSRP + ~$3-4K for delivery and setup. (Setup?? Check the fluids and put air in the tires?).
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Assuming that dealers outside California aren't marking things up, what are the possibilities of ordering the Spyder from an out of state dealer and having it transported to California? I have both sold and bought cars out of state and it costs <$1K to ship a car to almost anywhere in the continental US via car transport. Anyone looking into this? Is it worth the trouble?
 

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i understand the dealer in modesto is pretty good about prices - you may want to check there first since it would be a much smoother transaction. i bought two spyders from 74 motorsports in lake elsinore and paid ~$1800 each for freight/set-up.


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Setup is a little more involved than fluids and air. You have to attatch the entire front trunk section, and do side panels as well. Our tech spent a good few hours on each doin assembly and pdi. Freight is also not cheap, especially with gas prices rising, trucking companies are raising their freight charges as well. I dont know what we're charging for freaight and setup, but I'm sure its not near $2k, and we're not selling spyders for anything over retail either
 

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i understand the dealer in modesto is pretty good about prices - you may want to check there first since it would be a much smoother transaction. i bought two spyders from 74 motorsports in lake elsinore and paid ~$1800 each for freight/set-up.


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Thanks for the referral. Just put a deposit down with 74 motorsports.

By the way, after December 1st, MSRP is going up by $500. (Weak US dollar?)
 

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Our dealership recieved a few units for pre-paid customers. I just finished selling and the customer took delivery of his unit. However our dealership doesn't sell units over MSRP, but we do have to charge freight and prep. Again, as mentioned these units are not a simple throw togather and check tires and roll deal. My Master Certified BRP Tech spends almost 1/2 a day to prep a unit before the customer takes delivery. There are things such as removing the coating on all rotors and not applying hard breaking for the first set amount of miles. When we recieved our Demo., we had to troubleshoot why it wouldn't communicate with our laptop? Anyhow, I understand where u are comming from. I will tell you this, our Customers have been very satisfied and greatful. I hope to continue to please our future customers.:)
 

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The two above sure take care of their customers, great places to start. There is also at least one unclaimed Spyder in Canada, PM 2faston3 to find out his dealers name and give them a call to see if it is still available, it can't hurt to ask ;)

http://www.canamspyderforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82
 

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...My Master Certified BRP Tech spends almost 1/2 a day to prep a unit before the customer takes delivery. There are things such as removing the coating on all rotors and not applying hard breaking for the first set amount of miles....
i don't think anyone is complaining about paying someone to do a good job. the issue i had (with 74 motorsports) was that it took them three hours to do the prep but then charged me $800 in labor (with a posted labor rate of $80 per hour). on top of that, the bike had 1.2 miles on it when i picked it up (obviously they didn't even check out the bike) and i had to stop to get gas on my 16 mile ride home (gas light came on less than a mile from the dealer).


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... i had to stop to get gas on my 16 mile ride home (gas light came on less than a mile from the dealer).


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ken zeller
That's one of my pet peeves too. I was tickled when I bought my my last (used) minivan and when I picked it up the dealer sent me across the street with a voucher "to fill it up".

It is unfortunate that some dealers are bumping up prices. In the end, all things equal out, from what I've seen, greed only pays in the short term.
 
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