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Old 10-13-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Introductions. New to the Family

Hello everyone,
My name is Andre and I'm new to riding period. I currently looking to purchase a bike. I wanted a sport bike, but my credit only allowed me to purchase a Harley. At least this is what Mancuso Power Sports has told me. Anyways, any feedback on this dilemma would be greatly appreciated. Other than that, I look forward to learning about the riding world from all of you.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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Save cash, pay for bike. Get a used learner you can throw around and you wont moisten up too many tissues when it slams into the pavement.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:07 AM   #4
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kind of strange they said you could buy a Hardly but not a sports bike when the Hardly's normally cost more. Sounds like they are trying to push the cruisers on new riders.
If you are going to get a loan i would suggest a credit union, other than that save and buy good used learner for cash.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:11 AM   #5
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I would run from anyone who says they can only finance a certain bike. Sounds like bs to me.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:19 AM   #6
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I would run from anyone who says they can only finance a certain bike. Sounds like bs to me.
yup yup harleys 10K easy. sounds like they are trying to pull the wool over your eyes
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:26 AM   #7
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welcome to MH don't let anyone push a harley on you it's your money get what you want.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:35 AM   #10
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:43 AM   #12
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Harley is probably correct. They provide subprime lending to lots of people. It is probably the easiest motorcycle to get financed for.

I doubt you will do it, but buy a cash bike that you can learn on and not get mad at dropping soon. Get a year under your belt and move up. You overpay for a harley with bad financing you are going to kick yourself in the later. That or you may absolutely love it. I know their sportsters are getting more comfortable and nicer every year.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:32 AM   #14
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take these guys advice, you won't regret it.

Get a used bike maybe from an MH member
get it checked out by an MH Sponsor, probably Motorcycles Unlmited Motorcycles Unlimited
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And if anything goes wrong the whole forum is here to help and answer questions.

Do not buy a new bike. I did and fortunately it's exactly the bike I wanted but still, it will be very unlikely that the bike makes it past the payments and I'm already way upside down on the loan.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:00 PM   #15
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Welcome to the MH family. Enjoy the stay and ask as many questions as you can and listen to advice thats given by senior riders.

I gotta agree, save about $3500 buy a used bike in the winter (it will be cheaper and likely bike wont need repairs) or go to a credit union and either take out a personal loan or an auto loan. heads up, you likely WILL drop your first bike within a few months of owning it and very possible it will be when the bike it either not moving or its going slow.

Take the MSF class, you wont regret it.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:21 PM   #16
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:29 PM   #17
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:05 PM   #18
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welcome

all these guys' advice so far has been right on spot.
save up..get you something used. learn on that bike
then move up from there. oh and be sure to take MSF.
take notes and remember what they teach you. also helps
on insurance..and you wont have to take their riding course
at the DPS.

welcome again to the bike community
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