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Just joined here to find out what other people's experiences have been. I am currently looking at buying a new bike and having some extras added. Only concern is I have been told it will be an extra charge to fit the bits. Is this standard procedure or would I be right in saying optional extras being fitted os included in the price?

Cheers for any advice,
Mike.
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Welcome to the forum ,.... Dealers try to milk the customer for every penny they can... The time for dickering is at the beginning of negotiation ... Have your add on list before asking for final price .... Everything you add changes final price ...
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Hondas are well-designed, engineered and built to high standards. I have 2 1986 bikes that are running like brand-new. VFR750 has 100K miles and many of them has gone 400K before rebuilds.

Best deal is to buy basic bike with no options. Then add them yourself. Givi racks and top-boxes usually aren't options at dealers and are often better than dealer options anyway.
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If you're not careful, advice will cost you at a motorcycle shop.
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If you're buying extra parts and asking the dealer to put them on, I would expect to be charged. Perhaps if you're buying new, you can negotiate the cost down.
Thanks for the input guys, this bike will be fot commuting as it has the frunj and the high mpg. Not really after it for the adventure bike side, prefer my sports tourers :)
If you're buying extra parts and asking the dealer to put them on, I would expect to be charged. Perhaps if you're buying new, you can negotiate the cost down.
I am looking at the packs they sell as optional extras. Not buying my own bits and expected free fitting, I would have thought optional extras would be fitted within the price of them.
I would have thought optional extras would be fitted within the price of them.
It鈥檚 never worked that way for me. Buy the accessories then negotiate a deal on shop labor to install has worked though. But I鈥檝e never had anything basically installed for free. Best I鈥檝e done is around Christmas time on shop labor just to keep them busy basically.
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Whatever happened to good 'ol days where you buy bike and they tossed in helmet and saddlebags for free???
Whatever happened to good 'ol days where you buy bike and they tossed in helmet and saddlebags for free???
I have only had my licence for a year, so I wouldn't know ;)
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It鈥檚 never worked that way for me. Buy the accessories then negotiate a deal on shop labor to install has worked though. But I鈥檝e never had anything basically installed for free. Best I鈥檝e done is around Christmas time on shop labor just to keep them busy basically.
That has cleared that up for me at least then, don't feel like I am having my pants down now :)
Whatever happened to good 'ol days where you buy bike and they tossed in helmet and saddlebags for free???
I remember getting a new helmet for free, back then I never wanted or needed saddlebags so I didn't ask.
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Just joined here to find out what other people's experiences have been. I am currently looking at buying a new bike and having some extras added. Only concern is I have been told it will be an extra charge to fit the bits. Is this standard procedure or would I be right in saying optional extras being fitted os included in the price?

Cheers for any advice,
Mike.
Not sure what fit the bits mean
Standard practice, negotiable in some shops.
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Standard practice, negotiable in some shops.
This is the way it was anyway. Heck I bought a brand new ex500 back in 2008 and negotiated the safety class for my friend that was going to be my riding partner at the time, a jacket and a bike cover for my other bike in the deal. They were willing to work out whatever it took to have me leave with the bike. Paying cash for a bike has a lot of pull too.
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