Added reply in a thread Brand new bike prep 8/8/2019 6:36 AM

The dealer runs/test rides them before you even pick them up.

Added reply in a thread 19 yz250f issues 8/6/2019 3:58 PM

Yamaha doesn't design or manufacture the battery.

Added reply in a thread What do people wanna see from moto companies? 8/6/2019 3:56 PM

Moto customers want the best of the best, but at half the price. And free if you can swing it, because, well... racing n stuff. /thread

Added reply in a thread Fitment issues with lightspeed fork guards 8/3/2019 8:11 AM

Wow, those fit like sh**! This reminds me of all the chinese fairing kit posts back in my street bike days. At least the chinese eventually got better. I would be pissed if I spent that kind of money and it fit that terrible.

Added reply in a thread Abandoned or forgotten tracks 8/3/2019 7:52 AM

Only national I ever attended, I was 10. Still remember it like yesterday. RC on a 125, Ferry the only guy on a thumper. What a day and a cool memory I will never forget.

Added reply in a thread Carbon numberplate savers? 8/2/2019 2:33 PM

Patents aren't usually global anyways. You have to obtain patents in each individual country if I recall.

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 2:39 PM

Exactly. Usually Syncrony/Sheffield handle factory financing along with Yamaha Financial, Kawasaki, etc have their own revolving credit offers. You cannot touch those rates as a dealer. You can't tack on additional points to the rate. If you're financing ... more »

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 2:30 PM

It's a breach of policy to add points onto factory financing. It can be done when financing through non factory financing (2nd chance, credit unions) but not factory financing.

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 2:02 PM

Exactly, so it's a break even. By the time a bike has a rebate, you've likely dipped into the red on flooring and it's marked down. You're not making extra money on a rebate as a dealer unless you don't offer it to your customer. There are shady dealers ... more »

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 1:18 PM

Consider yourself lucky. Destination charges and setup fees are industry standard in the car business also.

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 1:16 PM

Worked great for me as well.

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 1:10 PM

Yes, you do. You actually pay MORE fees buying a new car.

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 12:20 PM

I think so too, I don't know a single person that's paid MSRP for a bike near me.

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 12:16 PM

Automotive industry runs the same way chief, so it isn't only the motorsports industry. The only fees you should be paying are freight, setup and a doc fee. Other than that you have title fees and taxes. If anyone is tracking on amy additional fees beyond ... more »

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 12:00 PM

Yeah, not the case at all. More than not, they're getting steep discounts. You have big, multi-line dealers shipping them all over the country at slightly over invoice pricing while the manufacturer looks the other way. That's why the majority of your ... more »

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 11:52 AM

Profit on a new MX bike is about $800 depending on model. That's IF you can sell it at full MSRP. Then you also pay flooring on it because there aren't too many dealers that shell out full invoice to manufacturers for bikes. So, dealers basically get ... more »

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 10:37 AM

Setup on used bikes is a rarity, but it makes sense if they have to go through a bike and do a tune up. And a $400 setup fee is just them trying to make a little money. You know, kind of like anyone who owns a business? They have to make money somewhere ... more »

Added reply in a thread ***CRATE BIKE*** 8/1/2019 9:48 AM

100% it has to do with liability. There's even a safety checklist that has to be signed by the assembler, then the salesman, then the customer. Manufacturers will actually send reps to dealers to spot check these. Some dealers will give you a curated ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rm125 cylinder swap help 7/31/2019 11:30 AM

I'm not 100%, I'd say 98%. I don't know where you're looking up parts, but 02/03 use the same crank assembly and 04-06 are all different part numbers. Looking at specs for those year ranges the stroke on a 2004 is 55 and the stroke on a 05/06 is 54.5. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rm125 cylinder swap help 7/31/2019 11:17 AM

2004 has a longer stroke, so you would have to change the connecting rod as well. The head/cylinder on a 2005/2006 rm125 are exactly the same.