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I may be able to get one, supposedly there will only be 400 shipped to the U.S. that's bad maybe
I can't ride till Mom passes, definitely bad.
got the cash burning holes in my pocket , also bad
want the 13 650 real bad that's bad
the only option I can think of is to buy the bike, keep it in the box and wait, I eat the depreciation, I don't ride it, the warranty runs as I wait, on a "first run" new transmission bike that may have expensive issues and no support since there are so few in the U.S.
I really can't see a positive in this so why am I still thinking about doing it ?
Are there other options?
 

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mikeyMarine said:
I may be able to get one, supposedly there will only be 400 shipped to the U.S. that's bad maybe
I can't ride till Mom passes, definitely bad.
got the cash burning holes in my pocket , also bad
want the 13 650 real bad that's bad
the only option I can think of is to buy the bike, keep it in the box and wait, I eat the depreciation, I don't ride it, the warranty runs as I wait, on a "first run" new transmission bike that may have expensive issues and no support since there are so few in the U.S.
I really can't see a positive in this so why am I still thinking about doing it ?
Are there other options?
YUP...........!!!!!!!! EAT ANOTHER SAMMICH.......... :lol: :lol:
 

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Option 1: Buy it and ship it to me and I'll ride it until you can.
Option 2: Buy it and have it assembled so you can sit on it in the garage and dream until you can ride it.
Option 3: Go to every dealer that has one and test ride one weekly until you can ride and then buy it.
Option 4: Invent a time machine.
But maybe you need a 50cc scooter in the mean time to keep your skills up until you get the 650. :wink:
 

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If your absolutely sure you want it why not put some money down and let it stay at the dealer
just to fix it, then when your ready get it registered or what ever happens in the US then the
guarantee should start from there, or talk to the dealer and explain the situation and see
if they will start the guarantee from when you put it on the road, they will want the sale
so should be flexible.
 

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mikeyMarine said:
I may be able to get one, supposedly there will only be 400 shipped to the U.S. that's bad maybe
I can't ride till Mom passes, definitely bad.
got the cash burning holes in my pocket , also bad
want the 13 650 real bad that's bad
the only option I can think of is to buy the bike, keep it in the box and wait, I eat the depreciation, I don't ride it, the warranty runs as I wait, on a "first run" new transmission bike that may have expensive issues and no support since there are so few in the U.S.
I really can't see a positive in this so why am I still thinking about doing it ?
Are there other options?
Yeah there is. Buy a slightly used 2012 model or a new 2012. There are some bargains around. Not being a first owner will cost you considerably less in depreciation. The transmission faults are a known quantity. You might be able to buy an add on warranty with starting date when you want as long as the bike is not on the road.

Obviously you're eating your heart out. Have a heart to heart talk with your mom and just do it.
 

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Where did the "only 400 shipped to US" come from. I have had a deposit on the 13 for 2 months and never heard that.
If the dealer that has my $1k is not going to get one I sure would like to know it.
 

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Where did the "only 400 shipped to US" come from. I have had a deposit on the 13 for 2 months and never heard that.
If the dealer that has my $1k is not going to get one I sure would like to know it.
I suggest you contact the Suzuki importer in Brea, California. If anyone knows they should. That is how I found my new 2009 650 in April of 2011. They told me where to find them at different dealers in Florida.
 

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i'm going to take advice, go to dealer , talk to him about my situation and see what he can do, if he can't help, I'll bite the bullet and let it go, patioence is a virtue, I aint much virtous, but I do have a little self control , very little. except when it comes to wimmin and motorcycles and liquid refreshments , and wimmin . and purty girls
 

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I don't think that you can buy one in a box. I think that you have to buy from a dealer after it has been uncrated and setup, etcetera.
 

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What we all do for those "purty girls". :D They have us wrapped around their little finger. :D
 

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I don't think that you can buy one in a box. I think that you have to buy from a dealer after it has been uncrated and setup, etcetera.
ah all the dealer does is flick a few cracker jacks off it and hide the cardboard :wink: I talked to them yesterday, they want full payment in 90 days and bike off the lot , in other words not willing to work with me at all , so I am just going to wait, unless I can find someone in my neighborhood or church that rides, will pay insurance etc and give it up when I am ready for it , and doesn't mind if I come over and cuddle with it at night.
so for now I'll just order the manuals,
 

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Miserable sod deserves to go broke.
 

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mikeyMarine said:
... the only option I can think of is to buy the bike, keep it in the box and wait, I eat the depreciation, I don't ride it, the warranty runs as I wait, on a "first run" new transmission bike that may have expensive issues and no support since there are so few in the U.S...
:roll: Let's see:
  • New 2012 Suzuki Burgman is $10,000+ with tax, license, dealer prep, transportation, etc. You're probably talking over $11,500 by the time you get it out the door.
    New 2013 Suzuki Burgman is ??? — let's just say more than that. It certainly won't be less.

Kelley Blue Book Retail value on a used 2012 Burgman 650 Exec is $7920. So as soon as your name is on the title...without even riding it, this is what you might sell it for. Sure, just go ahead and eat the depreciation. That makes sense. After all, it is only $2100+. No big deal.

...unless I can find someone in my neighborhood or church that rides, will pay insurance etc and give it up when I am ready for it , and doesn't mind if I come over and cuddle with it at night.
Now this definitely makes sense. :roll: You buy the bike. You give it to someone like me who then gives it back to you with 20,000 miles on it. I drop it once or twice. And all it costs me is the insurance and gas? I'll take a deal like that any day...even on a 650. :lol: If you buy it now, I'll even fly over and ride it home. I'll even pay for my own airfare! Of course that'll add another 3000 miles to that 20,000 to ride it home in Seattle before you see it again.

But you'll be the proud owner of a 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 Exec. (I'll set up my laptop in the garage so you can see it on Skype and gaze fondly at it.)

Oh mikey mikey mikey... :?

Chris
 

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After all the kind words Chris has said about 650's he would be to :oops: :oops: to ride one. :lol:
 

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For a deal like mikeyMarine seems to be offering, I'd ride a Harley. :lol:

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What happened you wake up on the wrong side of the planet today Chris?

On another note you have to correct your math, I walked out of the dealer paying $9800 OTD back in October 2012 with a service manual and free 600 mile service, Mikey would be able to get a much better deal now on a 2012.
 

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I believe he wants a 2013, one of the 400. "...want the 13 650 real bad that's bad "

So I'm just making some assumptions. One thing I've learned in buying vehicles over the years is if you want something really bad, you usually are taken. Just like a lion can smell fear in his prey, another well-known predator, the motorcycle salesman can sense when you are trying hard not to drool on the bike. The lion takes action by jumping on his prey. The salesman takes action by thinking of every additional fee he can think of in the next few minutes to add $$$ to the sale. :) The lion thinks of having gazelle for dinner. The salesman thinks of how he just went from making his house payment to that addition to the house that he can now afford. :lol:

As far as waking up on the wrong side of the planet, it wasn't that bad. I was just on the wrong side of the country. I'm hoping mikeyMarine will take pity on me and let me "help" him. ;) Actually, I'm hoping that as ridiculous as all that sounded, that it acts like a pail of cold water to wake him up to what is going on. :) As ridiculous as it sounded...it sure seemed like the logical conclusion to what he was writing.

One thing that also entered my mind, is how long will mikeyMarine have to wait to ride this 2013 650? Six months? A year and a half? More? Depending on how long it will be, other bikes might come out that would be a consideration. In the last year, a new TMax came out, two new BMWs, five new Hondas, a Kymco and some that are being sold only in Europe right now...but could end up here. While I love my 400, I still look at other bikes. I can see myself in that situation...and I've changed my mind a couple times in the past six months. Who knows what will catch my fancy in another six months? I do know that if I bought a bike and just parked it, I'd probably regret it later.

Chris
 
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