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Old 11-05-2006, 08:52 PM   #1
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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some of us have already knew about this from your craiglist.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:36 PM   #4
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This will be good when people want to see which bike they like better before they buy one. When i'm ready to step up I would consider renting a bike from ya and checking it out.
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:45 PM   #5
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i think your insane, but more power to you.
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:47 PM   #6
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I would get a cruiser too
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:53 PM   #7
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I might also think about maintnence, being as how most of those bikes will be abused....
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:00 PM   #8
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I might also think about maintnence, being as how most of those bikes will be abused....
+1, but all in all it will prob work out pretty well, as Yankee said, it would be nice to go take a bike out for a couple days that your thinking about purchasing, will help you make your decision
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:05 PM   #9
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The deposits seem kinda high, but thats me. I thought desposits covered your ins deductible if it was damaged or wrecked. Most of the riding schools (keith code, star, schwantz school) only have a $600-700 deposit, why the big difference? Most riders who get their M license go through the MSF course, usually the bike rental is included in the fee. If they don't go through MSF, they usually own their own bike and just take the riding portion at DPS. Good luck on the business.
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:16 PM   #10
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Just a thought, but it makes sense that some portion of your business will be people thinking of buying. Maybe more diversity in the line up, ie Honda and/or Yamaha would be a good idea. Thats my .02
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:25 PM   #11
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Yeah another thought is the fact that people are renting them and they wont respect them as if it was their own. The cruisers would prolly work out better
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I bet the insurance would be insane on your part.. think of the liability of giving a sport bike to someone who may have little to no experience (other than passing an msf course and getting an m endorsement) then jumping on a zx-10.

If he crashes it sure you will recover some of your cost for fixing the bike, but what if he takes out a few people in the process, they are going to come after you as the owner of said bike.

I'm not trying to bash your idea or anything, but it's something to consider (if you haven't already)
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I bet the insurance would be insane on your part.. think of the liability of giving a sport bike to someone who may have little to no experience (other than passing an msf course and getting an m endorsement) then jumping on a zx-10.

If he crashes it sure you will recover some of your cost for fixing the bike, but what if he takes out a few people in the process, they are going to come after you as the owner of said bike.

I'm not trying to bash your idea or anything, but it's something to consider (if you haven't already)
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Sounds very risky to me and expensive no matter how it turned out.
Have you checked into how the the bigger riding schools that rent bikes for the track days rent, and contracts that protect them from some or all liabillity if something should turn for the worst?
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maybe it's just me, but that has bad idea written all over it...
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:23 AM   #15
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Other than the idea, you might want to re-think the math.

Zx6r's at $99.99 a day. $349 a weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) or weekly at $549(Mon-Mon)

99.99 X 3 days = 299.97

Gixxer 750 at $129 a day. $399 a weekend or weekly at $589

129 X 3 days = 387.00

Gixxer 1000 or Zx10R at $149 a day. $429 a weekend or weekly at $619

Im also considering a Ducati 999R at a premium rate of $199 a day. $599 a weekend or $899 for a weekly rental.

199 X 3 days = 597

Why does it cost more for a 3-day weekend than three separate daily rentals? If you go through with this, make the weekend/weekly discount a percentage of the rental price to stabilize it. You don't want someone going for a bigger bike than they need/can handle just because the discount is bigger.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:53 AM   #16
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how could someone rent a ninja 250 in order to get there m class license. your insurance will cover a non licensed driver?

the rates sound good. id pay that much to beat the out of a bike for 24 hours
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:58 AM   #17
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i would pay 100 to take one of those to the track
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are you ****ing kidding me the rates sound good my , he wants a 2000 thousand dollar depost which he says you will get back, plus 500 dollar for just one week jezz,i would never do that,i minance well buy a bike, it looks like only rich people would do that. i dont know about you but thats rent money :laughing6

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are you ****ing kidding me the rates sound good my , he wants a 2000 thousand dollar depost which he says you will get back, plus 500 dollar for just one week jezz,i would never do that,i minance well buy a bike, it looks like only rich people would do that. i dont know about you but thats rent money :laughing6
So you think the only people that ride bikes are living from one paycheck to the next?

Well, there are plenty of well off folks that have money to burn and don't want to transport a bike for a trip. There are people that ride different bikes for different reasons and can't substantiate storing another bike in the already-full garage. There are probably more than a handful whose wives don't want them bringing home a crotch rocket, so this would be a way for them to have fun for a day or two.

Around here it might not be as likely, but something like this in the hill country, Big Bend, East TX (Piney Woods) might really work. I have no idea about the financials, though.

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Old 11-06-2006, 03:25 AM   #20
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no i didnt mean bikers are living pay check to paycheck im just saying your telling me you would pay 350 for freakin 2 days plus you got to leave a 2000 thousand dollar deposit thats just crazy, like i said i think people who got money and have nothing else better to do than it off than ya its a great idea i guess

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