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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Found a Japanese dealer that...offers TEST RIDES! I’m in trouble.

If anyone is local, and if this comes up in Google searches, I will do my best to make people aware and avoid at all costs HALLS MOTORSPORTS NEW ORLEANS. No, test rides is not the (only reason). But when THEY DO NOT TURN THE BIKE ON FOR YOU, telling you your trade is about to “blow up” because they do not want trades, when they quote you one price OTD, one min later they tell you 1000 dollars more, when the GM does not even say hi and just grabs your keys and bolts out... and I can go on and on... **** them.

So, what do I know... 37 miles away, a full, all makes, Japanese dealer offers test rides. Probably will have one tomorrow. Again, I’m in trouble. LOL.
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What bikes are you considering Evan?



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What bikes are you considering Evan?
Actually 1 for now. KAWASAKI ZX-6R
Unfortunately not available in KRT edition colors. Just black... oh well.

But plenty on the list. Z900RS, Yamaha Tracer, I’m sorry to say, but the plain vanilla Honda does not work for me. It seems the price is there, with less features, Boring design, not updated models. It works for them I guess, so I don’t blame them.

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Loved my test ride.... Helped me decide between two bikes......
Being a little long in the tooth, the Z900RS Cafe cranks my tractor. Im interested in what you think of that bike
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Love the Honda dct tech. But imo their lineup is not very exciting. I'm a Honda fan, but there's alot more interesting stuff out there.

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It isn't that Honda doesn't have impressive or exiting models, the problem is they don't make it over here. As I've previously noted, the US market is more or less just an after thought.
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Why go with the ZX6, instead of the 10? I'm guessing cost? 10 would be the better route to take if you are going to put the dough on a new bike, especially with your inventory. If you are going to get a sport bike, get THE bike.

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Cost above all. About 5K. But even that out of the equation... Looking for a track bike, that will also be ridden on the streets. The fun in the SuperSports 600cc is tremendous. The lower weight makes all the difference. And power is more than adequate. 130HP and 16K redline. I have been having a ton of fun on my 106HP street Triple with the higher handlebars and not the best of seating positions for the track. Despite that, I have been wearing the whole tire out. I can imagine the fun properly hanging off a proper track bike.

A 400 cc is in consideration too, since that will open access to weekly, and sometimes twice a week, track days at the smaller go cart at the race track.

The K1200S will have to go. 4 bikes and storage and maintenance is pushing it.

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Found a Japanese dealer that...offers TEST RIDES! Im in trouble.

If anyone is local, and if this comes up in Google searches, I will do my best to make people aware and avoid at all costs HALLS MOTORSPORTS NEW ORLEANS. No, test rides is not the (only reason). But when THEY DO NOT TURN THE BIKE ON FOR YOU, telling you your trade is about to blow up because they do not want trades, when they quote you one price OTD, one min later they tell you 1000 dollars more, when the GM does not even say hi and just grabs your keys and bolts out... and I can go on and on... **** them.

So, what do I know... 37 miles away, a full, all makes, Japanese dealer offers test rides. Probably will have one tomorrow. Again, Im in trouble. LOL.
Where you testing at? I'm about 90 miles north of you around McComb, Ms. We had some terrible weather around 11:30 this morning. Finally got power back on, but McComb has a bunch of lines down and trees down. My dogs got up in my lap and one of them was shaking. Almost made me shake. Looked outside and could only see about 10 feet due to rain and wind. But all good now.
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Found a Japanese dealer that...offers TEST RIDES! I’m in trouble.

If anyone is local, and if this comes up in Google searches, I will do my best to make people aware and avoid at all costs HALLS MOTORSPORTS NEW ORLEANS. No, test rides is not the (only reason). But when THEY DO NOT TURN THE BIKE ON FOR YOU, telling you your trade is about to “blow up” because they do not want trades, when they quote you one price OTD, one min later they tell you 1000 dollars more, when the GM does not even say hi and just grabs your keys and bolts out... and I can go on and on... **** them.

So, what do I know... 37 miles away, a full, all makes, Japanese dealer offers test rides. Probably will have one tomorrow. Again, I’m in trouble. LOL.
Where you testing at? I'm about 90 miles north of you around McComb, Ms. We had some terrible weather around 11:30 this morning. Finally got power back on, but McComb has a bunch of lines down and trees down. My dogs got up in my lap and one of them was shaking. Almost made me shake. Looked outside and could only see about 10 feet due to rain and wind. But all good now.
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We are practically neighbors. I go often to past Folsom/Wilmer to visit my brother.
Nothing major happened here. Just a heavy gust of rain around 5pm.

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