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newish to ocmoto
« on: 09/04/15 02:55PM »
Used to be on here then sold my bike and stopped posting on here, but I'm looking to get another bike soon, so I'm back lol, anyone recommend a good place to buy another motorcycle

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #1 on: 09/04/15 04:07PM »
Welcome back. Lots of choices of where to buy. What is your budget? Do you need financing? What kind of bike are you looking for?
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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #2 on: 09/04/15 05:56PM »
Eh I'll finance it, probably spend around 4-6k I had a cbr 600 so I want to stay with sport bikes, nothing specific I just wanna see what dealerships don't rape on price

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #3 on: 09/06/15 08:42AM »
Have you checked prices at Bert's?  That should give a baseline to work from.

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #4 on: 09/06/15 11:21AM »
Haven't been to berts in years, I'll Have to Go By And Shop Around I Guess

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« Reply #5 on: 09/06/15 11:58AM »
Rape is a strong word.

^^ But fair regarding Bert's.

Try L.A. CycleSports. Bought my second bike there. Easiest transaction of my life. Which was a relief after the criminal experience at Bert's with my first bike.

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #6 on: 09/06/15 05:35PM »
Financing a used bike at a dealership is not likely to yield a great value.

How much is the payment on an SV650?
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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #7 on: 09/06/15 05:39PM »
Welcome back.

I just recently got a CBR600, which I got from Del Amo motorsports in Costa Mesa.  Del Amo has another branch nearer you I believe.

Here is my experience with SoCal motorcycle dealerships (I shopped around).  Most, if not all of them tack on approximately $1,800 in fees, which they refer to as  "assembly & freight".  Do NOT pay this amount.  The MSRP is the fair price with margin already built in to that price.  Anyone who tries to justify to you those "fees" is BS'ng you.  So don't pay it.  At the same time, don't nickel and dime the dealers.  MSRP is fair, especially when it comes to today's sportbikes because they give you so much for so little already.  And if you're buying a new Honda (I drank the cool aid), then it's worth every penny!   ;)

Get financing from a credit union first.  Then shop for your bike.  You don't have to play games with the dealerships or play them against each other.  Make it easy, agree on MSRP plus tax and you'll be done in a heartbeat.  These bikes have very little profit margin already as is so give your dealer (if you like them) their fair share of the profit. 

All this won't apply if you're buying used or demo bike of course.  Good luck. 

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #8 on: 09/06/15 07:59PM »
Thanks for the info, maybe I'll get a personal loan and buy it that way

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #9 on: 09/07/15 11:52AM »
Financing a used bike at a dealership is not likely to yield a great value.

How much is the payment on an SV650?
Agreed, thats how they make money on used motorcycles.

Small bikes are rad. Recently spent some time ridding a Ninja 300 and KTM390 through Ortega. Way more fun that my 600, IMHO.  The Ninja dose have about 5k of modifications, half of that was to give it proper suspension. And the KTM has a adjustable rear shock because the stock rear shock does nothing.  As I age I find its more fun to ride a slow bike quickly than a fast bike slowly.  Its also fun to pull up to the look out on ortega and have guy on big bikes wondering what your riding and the look on their face when they realize they couldn't keep up with a 300...lol   

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #10 on: 09/08/15 03:28PM »
So cal moto in brea.  used stuff there.  Honda Grom?
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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #11 on: 09/09/15 06:22AM »
what's the APR on a personal loan? 20? 25?

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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #12 on: 09/09/15 07:42AM »
what's the APR on a personal loan? 20? 25?
If so, change to a credit union! Logix (Formerly Lockheed Federal Credit Union) has personal loans at 6.99% and recreation vehicle loans at 4.99%. For new vehicles (Cars) it's 1.49%
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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #13 on: 09/09/15 08:32AM »
With good credit, motorcycle loans will be around 4%-7%.

The good thing about buying now is quite a few manufacturers are offering incentives on their 2015 bikes to make room for 2016 models.  I got my CBR600 with $500 off MSRP from Honda Incentive, plus I asked them to knock off the manufacturer's freight fee of $499.  It was a great deal for both sides.  They had that silly $1800 "assembly and freight" sticker on the bike, and I completely ignored that, and told them straight out I wasn't going to pay it.  They didn't even argue.  If you're a serious buyer, you're ready with your trade or down payment, got your loan lined up, basically got all your ducks in a row, dealers will sell you the bike at the fair price no questions asked. 

I strongly believe, this after working as a salesperson at a large dealership, the customer creates the atmosphere of trust and honesty about 90% of the time.  Do your homework up front, be honest with your salesperson/dealership, accept to give the dealership their fair profit margin, and things go extremely smoothly.  You'll be in and out of there fast with a smile on your face.  The worst buying/selling experiences for me was when the customer would haggle every penny to get the absolute lowest price!  That just poisons the relationship.
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Re: newish to ocmoto
« Reply #14 on: 09/10/15 09:28AM »
Word to the wise...take out loans for necessities, pay cash for toys.
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