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Just wanted to introduce myself around here. I've been scoping things out daily and have read just about every post in every thread in the past couple weeks. I'm a young gun, just recently graduated from WVU (craziest 6 years of my life).

I had never ridden a bike in my life when I started working at the local powersports dealership as a parts receiving guy in 2005 when I started college. Worked full time all the way through school and bikes grew on to me. I've owned a 1989 Yamaha FZR600, 1997 Yamaha YZF600R, 2006 Honda CBR600F4I, 2008 Suzuki M50, & 2007 Honda CRF450X. So thats 3 sportbikes, one cruiser, and one dirt bike in the past 5 years. A chopper is about the only thing I haven't had so I'm up for a fury now.

I'm the Parts & Accessories Manager for Morgantown Honda Yamaha Suzuki KTM in Morgantown, WV. I could afford the fury now but I'm trying to pay off the remainder of my school & credit card debt over the next 8 months before I take the dive on a new Fury. I plan on getting a blue one unless the 2011's come out in August with some other amazing color.

I've already picked out about $4,000 of accessories that I'm going to add on to my bike purchase, simply because a guy that works with accessories every day of his life has to at least have a Fury of the Month title under his belt.

If there's anyone that lives around here, let me know, because I'm surrounded by some of the best roads in the country.

Also, not to step on any site sponsors toes, I'd always be willing to help forum members out with prices on accessories if anyone needs it.
 

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Welcome, Young Gun.:D Lovely young lady on your arm.;)
Thanks, shes all about the fury too... just wants one for herself. I found one that loves toys as much as I do. She has two turbo charged jet skis, yamaha rhino, honda 400ex, dune buggy, two Honda rubicons, and several hundred acres of land that we get our offroad riding fix on.
 

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so how much do they really cost..... lol welcome to the forum.... bill z
Actually Easy Flo hit the nail on the head in the "How much to pay for a Fury?" thread.

The 5% hold back that Easy Flo spoke of isn't necessarily straight profit to the dealer though. The hold back is meant to be a bonus to the dealer to help pay for the floor plan the dealer has to pay for the bike sitting on the floor. If the bike spends no time on the showroom floor, then yes, the hold back that the dealer receives is straight profit. On the other hand, if the bike has been sitting on the showroom floor for a couple of months or more, that dealer has actually been paying floor plan interest to whatever financial institution that has financed the bike for them.

So you actually have more leverage on a bike that you are special ordering or one that has just come in, and less with one that has been sitting for a while, because the one that has sat for a while has actually cost the dealer more money.
 

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Holy shit a rider from WV :) welcome aboard. I grew up down there and HATE that state but seeing you are in morgantown you are close to Pitt. If you ever ride that way my club rides to Pitt a lot, maybe I'll get a chance to meet ya.
 

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ok, thanks, but then what about the bike from Georgia that is advertised for $9500, if it is really $11,300 then that doesnt make any sense. Im just trying to get knowledge for when im ready to buy as well...
 

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Holy shit a rider from WV :) welcome aboard. I grew up down there and HATE that state but seeing you are in morgantown you are close to Pitt. If you ever ride that way my club rides to Pitt a lot, maybe I'll get a chance to meet ya.
Definitely once I get my bike... My gf loves to go shopping in Columbus, so I'm sure we'll be making some trips out to Ohio also. Where'd you live in WV? And how could you hate this state?
 

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ok, thanks, but then what about the bike from Georgia that is advertised for $9500, if it is really $11,300 then that doesnt make any sense. Im just trying to get knowledge for when im ready to buy as well...
My guess would be that there is some kind of catch, as in charging a very large documentation fee, or a "destination fee" that is just a fake fee that some dealers attempt to get out of customers. Freight is actually factored into a dealers cost of the bike that is charged by the manufacturer. There's not really a cost of the bike + delivery fee. Any time you see someone charge "freight & setup" you should be able to play hardball and get it completely removed. You should tell the dealer the price that you are willing to pay for the bike, and tell them right off the bat that you're not going to play any games with freight and setup. Best of luck.
 

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I lived in Beckley, High school at Shady Springs. Only thing cool was winterplace since it was so close. Spent 8 years as a cop in Charleston, my brother is still a detective there but for the county.

Give me a heads up on the columbus trip, my GF lives there so I can easily ride there and stay. We also have a chapter there for our Motorcycle club.

Main thing I hate is it is one of the poorest states PERIOD yet they constantly took more from you. I pay less insurance for 2 bikes and 3 cars here than I did for 1 down there. My family is still in Beckley and every time I visit I just get depressed with all the poverty and tore up houses and trailers I pass on the way.
 

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I lived in Beckley, High school at Shady Springs. Only thing cool was winterplace since it was so close. Spent 8 years as a cop in Charleston, my brother is still a detective there but for the county.

Give me a heads up on the columbus trip, my GF lives there so I can easily ride there and stay. We also have a chapter there for our Motorcycle club.

Main thing I hate is it is one of the poorest states PERIOD yet they constantly took more from you. I pay less insurance for 2 bikes and 3 cars here than I did for 1 down there. My family is still in Beckley and every time I visit I just get depressed with all the poverty and tore up houses and trailers I pass on the way.
The saddest thing is that almost all of those run down houses and trailers have a brand new satellite dish on the roof, a new crew cab pickup truck in the driveway, and a new bike on the porch.

Luckily Morgantown is the most economically stable city in WV. They recently did a news report on Morgantown as one of the nations best small cities because it has the lowest unemployment in the country, thanks to a major university, mylan pharmaceuticals headquarters, and two major hospitals.
 

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welcome to the forum.we ride to lumberport every now and then to visit my brother.nice place.
 
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