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    New guy in iowa looking at/for some tw's

    The plan was to find a decent used TW for $2000 or so. Well, there just isn't many around. I found a new 13 for $3700. Really didn't want to spend that much, but it seems like a good deal.

    Probably have to sell my FZ1 to fund a new one, unless someone has a decent used TW close to Iowa for $2000 or someone that would trade their TW for a 05 FZ1.

    Anyway............don't know what to do..............

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    Hello and welcome! Are you on WristTwisters too by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULIBIKER View Post
    Anyway............don't know what to do..............
    Keep watching Craigs List using AdHunter or SearchTempest, have cash in hand and don't hesitate to go look at one if it looks like something you want. There are a lot of other people out there looking too...especially with spring coming up. And of course, hang out here and read the volumes of info that have accumulated. Welcome to the group.

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    If the 2013 is $3700 "out the door" you might want to grab it.....but if the dealer has add on "stuff" from out of nowhere that adds $600-$800 to it, then that deal isn't one.

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    Keep an eye open. They don't come up very often here in Iowa. Tirebiter gave good advise for finding one. It also helps if you are willing to travel a ways to pick one up. Good luck in your search.

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    I used : Search Craigslist by state and More. to look at all Craig List listings for Iowa for TW's Nothing! Sorry.

    Keep watching CL and stop at every Yamaha dealer you see. I just missed a great deal 10 years ago or so. I was in the shop the day after a widow had came in and GAVE her husdnad's TW to the shop. Perfect condition. They sold it THAT DAY for $500.00.

    If you want a TW, you must IMAGINE yourself owning one. One, or more (GaryL?), will find you. I've got two now and they look lonely. I might need another.

    $3,700.00 with a warranty is not a bad deal. Just sayin'. And, with a good re-sale market (you can't find a used one) it could be a good investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbm View Post
    Hello and welcome! Are you on WristTwisters too by chance?
    Sure am.............. don't think I'll ever sell my 919, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that bike, but the trails are calling!

    $3700 plus $69 doc and 5% sales tax. Not a bad deal, just hoping for something a little better.

    Any takers on my FZ1? It's a hell of a bike.
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    Paulibiker, I'm rmb over there. FWIW, $3700 + tax is a pretty good price for a new one, I think you'll be hard pressed to get a better deal.

    A TW for the trails and a 919 for the street, what a perfect combo!

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    After going thru the hassle of trying to find a used one, I ended up with a new 13. That's a good price.
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