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I live in London Ontario, originally from the states and the pickings are slim for the TW's here.I have never bought a bike over the internet and I don't think I want to start now so I am looking for a bike in Michigan so I can make the trek to check the bike out. Hoping to get a decent deal since the border crossing will add $500 plus to the purchase price. Never owned a TW but they look like fun despite the knocks people put on them. Looking forward to owning one and I think its great this forum exists. I'm sure it will be a wealth of good information Hope to hear from someone. Thanks...Shawn-bob
 

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If you're considering a new TW, there's a dealer in Ohio just outside Toledo that advertises 2010 TWs at $2999. I used this as leverage with my dealer here in Lansing last month, and got one for $3300 out the door including an extended warranty.
 

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If you're considering a new TW, there's a dealer in Ohio just outside Toledo that advertises 2010 TWs at $2999. I used this as leverage with my dealer here in Lansing last month, and got one for $3300 out the door including an extended warranty.


I appreciate the info. I'm not sure that I can buy a new bike in the states and take it across the border. Something about the dealer then being considered an exporter. I would jump all over the deal you got if I thought I could. Over here they want $5200 + 13% tax + Lic + B.S. for a 2011, no thanks. Your deal though does encourage me that I will find a good used ride in Michigan for a fair price. Thanks for the info Hobopoet, please let me know if you hear of anything coming up for sale...Much obliged...Shawn-bob
 

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If you need a temporary drop off while waiting on paperwork, or any assistance, give me a shout. I'm 5 miles from the Sarnia Bridge, on the Michigan side.







I appreciate the info. I'm not sure that I can buy a new bike in the states and take it across the border. Something about the dealer then being considered an exporter. I would jump all over the deal you got if I thought I could. Over here they want $5200 + 13% tax + Lic + B.S. for a 2011, no thanks. Your deal though does encourage me that I will find a good used ride in Michigan for a fair price. Thanks for the info Hobopoet, please let me know if you hear of anything coming up for sale...Much obliged...Shawn-bob
 

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You might try Cycle Trader. There's also a web site that collects bikes for sale ads from a number of different places. I can't remember the name, but I'm certain someone on this site knows. Good luck!
 

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You might try Cycle Trader. There's also a web site that collects bikes for sale ads from a number of different places. I can't remember the name, but I'm certain someone on this site knows. Good luck!
 

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I just checked Bikefinds.com. Two TWs, one in Toledo that might be promising; another in Michigan that to me sounds very overpriced.
 

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You guy's are great. I have been keeping an eye on bikefinds and craigslist. Hoping Michigan comes through for me as Ohio is almost to far for a one day turn-around. I emailed the guy with the winter special 03 for $1850 in Ohio, said he had a guy coming to look from cleveland this weekend. He said he would call me if still available. Hey Dyno, I really appreciate your offer, that is pretty darn cool. U.S. Customs does want the new title for 72 hours before they will let the bike in which does present a real problem. I just figured I would skip the notification part with the U.S. guy's cause the Canadians don't ask which savesme a double back on the trip. Only way it comes back to haunt me is if I am riding in the states and get a ticket I guess. Going to check out the Michigan bike Hobopet referred to in his post right now. Again, really appreciate all your advice and Dyno, I'll keep youur offer in mind. thanks...Shawn-bob
 

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yikes.. That Rockford Michigan 07 with 2500 mile for $3600 is way out of my league especially after adding my border and travel costs. I like Hobopoet's Toledo dealer for $3300 out the door for the new 2010. Think I will pass on even talking with Rockford. He must have bought his TW here in Ontario.
 

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I just checked CycleTrader.com. That Ohio dealer who posted new 2010s for $2999 has now upped the price by $800! This makes my deal last month seem even better. Maybe this is a sign Spring isn't far away...



PS: There is 2003 in Illinois listed at $2299. That's the best I could find.
 

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Thanks for the update and your right, spring is on the way and i am determined to be riding a TW this summer. I've waited to long to get back into riding and promised myself I would not let another spring/summer go by without a bike. If I have to drive to IL, I will. Thanks for keeping an eye out for me...
 

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Thanks for the update and your right, spring is on the way and i am determined to be riding a TW this summer. I've waited to long to get back into riding and promised myself I would not let another spring/summer go by without a bike. If I have to drive to IL, I will. Thanks for keeping an eye out for me...


Once spring gets a little closer, there will be TW's for sale in the Michigan area. I bought my 2006 with 181 miles for 2200.00 last summer. Craig's list is a good place to look. Be sure to search the areas outside of Southeast Michigan. Be careful though, I drove 2.5 hrs one way for a wreck that was advertised and represented over the phone as mint! http://www.bikefinds.com/yamaha-tw200-for-sale usually has the craig's list postings (that's how I found mine).



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Thanks for the advice Dusty. I'm really hoping to avoid that scenario but I guess you can never know for sure which is why I won't buy sight unseen and I'm hoping to hook up with a forum member. I did contact Larrs but he sold his bike before I could get over to see it. To bad, looked like a nice bike for a fair price. Thanks Owtcast for keeping an eye out.....
 
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