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Hi gang.

I'm new but have been reading this forum for some time. Finally bought a TW yesterday. '87 with 2000 mi. Did I get hosed?



It seems like there are HUGE price point disparity between geographic areas. In searching for a TW that I could afford (wife allowance) I saw newer bikes at lower prices if they were in the East, but older bikes at alot higher prices here in my neck-o-the-woods. WA state.



Is there a reason for this or am I just seeing things?



I'm very excited to start do little things to make my new-to-me stock TW my own.



Also ride a Vstar 1100. HAve ridden all manner of MX bikes, KLR 650, Polaris and Yamaha ATV's of various shapes and sizes.
 

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i bought my 2011 tw200 for $3950 in ct. extended warranty for $275.
Damn, I bought my 2010 brand new for $3700 +taxes with a $800 extended warranty and $580 for a "freight/assembly". If I wasnt financing it I wouldve been able to get rid of the extra fee but I still think that extended warranty was too expensive. But, if I didnt buy it, something would probably go wrong on day 366 (thats my luck). Ended up around $5900 but I probably wouldve paid more:) I love my bike!
 

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The '87 I bought for $1300. Seems steep for 24 yr. old. But like the man said. Stuff is expensive in the PNW
 

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I paid $1500 for my 91 with 11K miles. It was a little rough but I like fixing things up. I'm in Central Washington. The important thing is, did you get what you wanted? If you're happy with your new toy then you got a good deal.



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I got my '94 for $1500 with 1500 miles, super clean bike. I've seen newer TW's (2008's even)for as low as $2000 in this state. Markets vary around the country. For example, In Colorado you can't decent pontoon boat for a reasonable price, but head east (Kansas and further east) and you can find them.
 

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hey JDUBSC, whats up with the 800 dollar warranty? was it a yamaha extended waranty? that price is much too high and you should look into it if you bought your bike from a authorized yamaha dealer. my good buddy works in a sales department at a dealer and he has never heard of a price that high. even on my 2010 yamaha r6, the yes contract was still only 275 bucks. does that include free lifetime oil changes or other free service?
 

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Hmm... I was thinking the same thing. It is the Y.E.S. warranty, 4yrs on top of the 1yr factory warranty. This being my first brand new bike I wasnt sure how much it should be and was much too excited to just get it on the road.
I thought it seemed really high. What do you suggest I do? Call the dealer? I bought it from Columbia Powersports, a yamaha certified dealer here in SC.
 

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i would deph contact the sales person you talked to and find out why you paid $800 for a yes contract. also find out if there is free stuff that goes with the contract, like free oil changes for example. also ask about the freight and assembly charge. my buddy who sells yamahas said that the dealer normally pays for the freight, not the buyer. thats there cost for doing bussiness. the assembly charge is up to the dealer if they want to charge you for it. i paid nothing when i got mine. and thats not cause my friend works there because he was not allowed to sell to family or friends. i suggest contacting the YES department at 714-761-7632 before talking to the stealership, get some extra knowledge first. please post back cause im interested to hear how you make out. my YES is also for the same time as yours 4 years on top of the 1 year.
 

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paid 1000 bucks for a 1987 with 15,490 miles on it. just did piston rings, base gasket, front tire (kenda k270), front and rear sprocket, o-ring chain, all new nutz and boltz for oil changes, DG slip on, carb jet and tune, front brake, and all new cables.





price of bike: 1000

price of new parts: 400

price of labor: 200



money saved on gas so far: 900 estimated.



pretty ladies wanting rides on muh fat tire: priceless



now i need some sticky camo and a cam... or a gixxer...
 

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Newbie here, paid 1850.00 1990 w/ 2300 miles. Ran good but very hard to start. I tried cleaning the carb, jets,idle tube, etc. gave up bough a new carb from Stadium Yamaha ( $275.00 ) starts and runs great. I have ridden for 45 years and this slow little bike is fun to ride. I enjoy riding it. I have Progressive insurance on my BMW street bike and added the TW with full coverage to that policy for an additional $19.00 annually. VERY happy
 

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i would deph contact the sales person you talked to and find out why you paid $800 for a yes contract. also find out if there is free stuff that goes with the contract, like free oil changes for example. also ask about the freight and assembly charge. my buddy who sells yamahas said that the dealer normally pays for the freight, not the buyer. thats there cost for doing bussiness. the assembly charge is up to the dealer if they want to charge you for it. i paid nothing when i got mine. and thats not cause my friend works there because he was not allowed to sell to family or friends. i suggest contacting the YES department at 714-761-7632 before talking to the stealership, get some extra knowledge first. please post back cause im interested to hear how you make out. my YES is also for the same time as yours 4 years on top of the 1 year.


Thanks Zannini,

I spoke with yamaha and they said it should cost around $380 plus whatever the dealer wanted to add to it. I called the dealer and the salesman bs'd me saying he'd never heard of an extended warranty that was that low. But, he's a douchebag...
I talked to the people in financing and they found that the woman that entered my contract put it in as a 1200cc and it should have cost me $399. Lol, to that I replied, I wish it was a 1200cc! But I probably would've killed myself by now on a 1200cc bike... So now im heading up there to get my check for $400. Thanks for the price comparison. When I get up there i'm gonna ask about the freight charge. Once again this forum has saved me money!!!
 

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good news for you JdubSC. im happy i could help you get some of of your money back. now you can do $400 dollars worth of mods to your tdub. happy riding!
 

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February of 2010 I bought my 98 tw with 4920 miles for $1050. Of course it needed chain and sprockets and the original tire were dry rotted.
 
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