well, finally found my bike (gas man will be happy) - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 144
well, finally found my bike (gas man will be happy)

decided to go down to my local shop to look around and drool and found the bike that i want. a brand new Kawasaki ZX636 they want $8800 for it which i didn't think was too bad since it has 0 miles and the GSXR600 is $9000. the other nice thing is that one of my friends works there and can hook me up on gear now if i could just get the money together....

Late

Darksyde
Darksyde is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 06:29 PM
Low
First 1000 Member
 
Low's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Never Ending Season H-Town
Posts: 3,082
Send a message via AIM to Low
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darksyde
now if i could just get the money together....

Late

Darksyde
It never hurts to go Green....But just don't put yourself thru too much strain... to get a bike...
Low is offline  
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 06:30 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,078
bulldog is offline  
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 06:31 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,333
Well...let us know if you get it and pics if you do.
GSXR1000DJ is offline  
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 07:04 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Very good choice there Darksyde!!!

Does anybody know what the dealer invoice is on a new 636???? That would be some good info for ya!!!!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man
Very good choice there Darksyde!!!

Does anybody know what the dealer invoice is on a new 636???? That would be some good info for ya!!!!
why, thank you

and that's a good point! the cheaper i can get the bike, the sooner i can get it! one thing i really like about this paticular bike is that it's a color i've never seen them in before. i've seen the bright orange, green, blue, and silver ones, but this one is a real dark orange. it's almost the copper color on the new SV650.

Late

Darksyde
Darksyde is offline  
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 07:57 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Dark... do you mean orange like my 9R...

Look at my TWF gallery... Linky




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 08:10 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,263
yeah, gas man thinks his orange ninja is just da bomb!!

Good luck w/the new ride!!
Need4Speed is offline  
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 08:27 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
yeah, gas man thinks his orange ninja is just da bomb!!

Good luck w/the new ride!!

It is!!! DUH!!!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man
Dark... do you mean orange like my 9R...

Look at my TWF gallery... Linky
actually it's a darker orange than that. i've never seen it before, so i don't know if it's a new color for 05 or what, but i'll try to find some pics of it.

Late

Darksyde
Darksyde is offline  
post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 10:43 PM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
Spend the extra $200!!!!

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 11:05 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,335
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darksyde
...a brand new Kawasaki ZX636 they want $8800 for it ...the GSXR600 is $9000.
Sounds like the dealer is over-charging. MSRP for the GSXR-600 is only 8299. Even the anniversary edition GSXR-600 is only 8599 MSRP. I have a friend that works at a dealership and invoice on the GSXRs is about $900 less than MSRP. Yamaha was the same way, but I don't know for sure on the Kawi. I would imagine it would be $8-900 less than MSRP. Granted, the dealer will add $1-200 for dealer prep but you should still be able to get out the door for around MSRP TOTAL + maybe a bit for taxes. You won't be able to talk them down a LOT on an '05 model, especially as we get closer to spring, but you shouldn't have to pay over MSRP, either.
Captain Morgan is offline  
post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 11:14 PM
Moderator
Lifetime Gold Supporting Member
'07 Rally Veteran
 
jeeps84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Western N.C. (The Great Smoky Mountains)
Posts: 20,168
Send a message via MSN to jeeps84
I didn't even think of that Captain. Sound more like a price for a new 04 1000.

Submit your ride for the TWF Bike of the Month here


Currently ride 1987 GSXR 50, 1996 Ducati M900, 2005 GSXR 1000
jeeps84 is offline  
post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Morgan
Sounds like the dealer is over-charging. MSRP for the GSXR-600 is only 8299. Even the anniversary edition GSXR-600 is only 8599 MSRP. I have a friend that works at a dealership and invoice on the GSXRs is about $900 less than MSRP. Yamaha was the same way, but I don't know for sure on the Kawi. I would imagine it would be $8-900 less than MSRP. Granted, the dealer will add $1-200 for dealer prep but you should still be able to get out the door for around MSRP TOTAL + maybe a bit for taxes. You won't be able to talk them down a LOT on an '05 model, especially as we get closer to spring, but you shouldn't have to pay over MSRP, either.
thanks for the info! i'm definetely going to have to do some searching on the net and see if i can find the invoice for one and see what the difference is. i was hoping to avoid the dealer set up but they didn't have one in the crate and are only going to be getting 2 or 3 of them this year so that sux.

Late

Darksyde
Darksyde is offline  
post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 144
found some pics of the color and the msrp is $8599 and they are asking $8699.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	zx6rwall.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	133.1 KB
ID:	2142   Click image for larger version

Name:	zx6rwall2.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	123.7 KB
ID:	2143  
Darksyde is offline  
post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 12:40 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,335
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darksyde
found some pics of the color and the msrp is $8599 and they are asking $8699.
Ok, here is a link to find out dealer invoice. http://www.bikesatcost.com/ It will cost you $10-12, but if you can argue more than that off what you could normally argue down to, it will be worth it. I would imagine that invoice on that bike will be about $7700. Then they will add prep to it, so you can figure their "cost" to be no more than $7900. With it being an '05 model, you will have a tough time getting them to come down on price, so you will have to go into the dealer several different days and ask questions about several different bikes. You will also have to be a harda$$ and not be afraid to walk out the door if they won't deal. You can always try the, "here's my number, call me if you come to your senses" line as you're leaving. Just make sure you wait for them to call you. If they don't, you can always go back in after a couple days and ask if they've changed their minds yet. For the best price on an '05, plan to spend the majority of the day at the dealership until you get the best price possible. If you're good, you should be able to get that bike for $8200 (or less) plus taxes and extended warranty (if you want one). If you can't get them down to the price you want to pay, then try to get them to throw in some extra gear with sticker prices of the amount you want off (ie, you want $200 more of the price of the bike, so find a jacket or helmet marked at $200). That way, you effectively get the bike at the price you want and the dealer doesn't actually come down that full amount because he has a markup on the item that he's giving you.
Captain Morgan is offline  
post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 12:50 PM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
That's pretty cool there Capt!!

AND DARK....THAT BIKE IS AWESOME LOOKING!!!!!

GET THAT ONE!!!!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 04:09 PM
zed
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 97
I haven't used this but you can check it out

When buying a new motorcycle do not pay for them putting it together. Is it your fault that it wasnt shipped assembled? depending on what time of the month you buy you might even get the salesman to give up his commision to make the sale (if he needs the numbers for some production incentive)
http://www.cyclebuy.com/

A friend of mine got one of thoes a couple weeks ago. He let me ride it. What they were saying about the tach is true, it is pretty much worthless. Most of the time you can't even see what speed you are going. I didn't think that the engine was that bad. You can rev the he77 out of it (compared to mine). I thought it was a little more comfortable that the ZX-10. Better seat.

Last edited by zed; 02-17-2005 at 04:23 PM.
zed is offline  
post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 04:24 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darksyde
the cheaper i can get the bike, the sooner i can get it! one thing i really like about this paticular bike is that it's a color i've never seen them in before.
Why not get a used one. A 1994 or later ZX is less than half the price, has a bigger fairing, and is probably a better street bike. Then bring it to a painter for the exact color you want. Plus, if you do the prep work yourself, you will have a closer bond with the bike. The Kawasaki graphic decals can be purchased from the dealer or online. If you use paint and graphics from an '05 on your older model, everyone will think it's new, but you will have paid much less, and the insurance will be relatively cheap.
No Worries is offline  
post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-18-2005, 12:11 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,010
officially the best 6r made
you cant go wrong with green
if you say a gixxer 600 or 750 is better than a 05 636 your on crack..
zx636r is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome