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Post by ebrl97 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:38 pm

Just got back from ordering a 2008 Forest (Jungle) Green Gear Up :D Should get it in late Feb to early April :) Thanks to all here for the help 8)

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Post by JohnBG » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:42 pm

Cool Deal! 8)

One of these days most dealers might actually have rigs stocked on the floor for immediate delivery. :x

It seems like waiting 3 to 6 months for a new rig seems to be the Ural rite of passage.

Note to the IMWA spies - this is not the Ural Delay Factor that we want to experience! :brickwall:
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Post by DirtyDR » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:50 pm

Sounds good Ron, my buddy down in Denver called this afternoon and said he's going to call them tomorrow and put a deposit on the Arctic Gear Up. He told me the dealer said somebody just put a deposit on a green Gear Up and I figured it was you.

Both of you guys are going to have to get them broken in and out to Moab in April.
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Post by ebrl97 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:36 pm

Ron, my buddy... said he's going to call tomorrow and put a deposit on the Arctic Gear Up. He told me (the dealer) said somebody just put a deposit on a green Gear Up and I figured it was you.

Both of you guys are going to have to get them broken in and out to Moab in April.[/quote]

Sounds good to me. I'm on the very low end of a high learning curve.

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Post by DirtyDR » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:39 pm

Nothing to it, you'll learn quick enough.

Seems to be more people around the state getting them, we're going to have to have a get together somewhere this Summer.
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Post by ebrl97 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:50 pm

Sounds like a plan.

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Post by pidgey » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:53 pm

JohnBG wrote:Cool Deal! 8)

One of these days most dealers might actually have rigs stocked on the floor for immediate delivery

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Post by ebrl97 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:11 am

JohnBG wrote:Cool Deal! 8)

One of these days most dealers might actually have rigs stocked on the floor for immediate delivery. :x
JohnBG: In going from hearing about to purchasing, I found out a lot. One thing I heard is that no longer will the big dealers be able to grab up inventory at the dock from the smaller dealers. If so, there should be a more even distribution of stock. We'll see. I agree with you, it would be a great step forward if you could find the nearest dealer (wherever that is), go there, ask your questions, look, kick the tires, test ride, negotiate, make the decision and either purchase or walk. It is the American way. At any rate, this forum is a how owners can have a voice. Don't think for a minute that they don't pay attention.

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Post by Double Barrel » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:32 am

Congrats on the new addition to your family! Dont forget to bring the camera with when you pick her up!
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Post by JohnBG » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:37 am

ebrl97 wrote:
JohnBG wrote:Cool Deal! 8)

One of these days most dealers might actually have rigs stocked on the floor for immediate delivery. :x
JohnBG: In going from hearing about to purchasing, I found out a lot. One thing I heard is that no longer will the big dealers be able to grab up inventory at the dock from the smaller dealers. If so, there should be a more even distribution of stock. We'll see. I agree with you, it would be a great step forward if you could find the nearest dealer (wherever that is), go there, ask your questions, look, kick the tires, test ride, negotiate, make the decision and either purchase or walk. It is the American way. At any rate, this forum is a how owners can have a voice. Don't think for a minute that they don't pay attention.
I'm not sure if that's the problem. The bigger dealers are always gonna get preferred treatment.

The problem is that the supply of new bikes is not meeting the demand, qnd there are always rumors of credit problem with parts suppliers.

IMWA was wanting/requiring full payment or a substantial deposit from the dealer to get priority delivery of bikes. A lot of smaller dealers just don't have the financial capital to inverst that much in inventory of bikes as there is no factory financing and/or "floor planning" of dealerships. So a lot of dealers are only ordering bikes once they have a customer that has left a deposit or paid up front for it.

Maybe the new CEO has a plan for improving that... :?
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1997 Harley Electra Glide FLHTPI
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Post by ebrl97 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:46 am

Thanks Double Barrel for the congrats. I'll get a lot of pics. Will have to figure out how to get them here, but with help, I'll get it done. Or, since I was born in Texas, raised in Oklahoma and scored 55% dixie on JohnBG's test, I'll "get er done".

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Post by ebrl97 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:06 am

JohnBG: As you know, the $ for "Floor Planning" do not always come from the mfg. This is true even in car dealerships. What you need to obtain "Floor Planning" $ is a viable product. I hope that it is not correct that the larger dealers will always get preferential treatment in all situations. They will of course have the largest voice and consequently the most influence. But, if Mr. Clark is to grow this company he will equalize the marketing opportunities. He certainly has the background to do so, but I am not sure he has a sufficient infusion of new $ to do so.

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Post by JohnBG » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:27 am

ebrl97 wrote:JohnBG: As you know, the $ for "Floor Planning" do not always come from the mfg. This is true even in car dealerships. What you need to obtain "Floor Planning" $ is a viable product. I hope that it is not correct that the larger dealers will always get preferential treatment in all situations. They will of course have the largest voice and consequently the most influence. But, if Mr. Clark is to grow this company he will equalize the marketing opportunities. He certainly has the background to do so, but I am not sure he has a sufficient infusion of new $ to do so.
Yes I understand, but a lot of manufacturer's are doing the floor planning themselves instead of having local banks or financial institutions do it. Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Harley have their oiwn financing and insurance departments and have dicovered that there is a lot of money on the back end of the deal (usually more than the profit on the sale of the bike).

Maybe IMWA might not have the financial wherewithall to do this themselves, but it would behoove them to perhaps team up with a financial institution to help dealers with inventory financing and customers with bike financing.
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2002 Harley Road King FLHPI
1997 Harley Electra Glide FLHTPI
Honda Nighthawk 650 from the mid-80's
1980 Suzuki RM125T
1970 Honda CL100

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Post by Ragman » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:40 am

That would be a good idea - getting an Ural financed is not particularly easy.
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Post by Spicy McHaggis » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:22 am

Ragman wrote:That would be a good idea - getting an Ural financed is not particularly easy.
It's not?

Finance it just like any other motorcycle...that's what we did.

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