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SlimJim Feb 15th 2021 06:13 PM

Olympia dealership is selling 2020 new R3 ABS for $5755 otd. It is kind of far for me.
I am hoping a dealership down here will come close to that deal.

StealthUnion Feb 15th 2021 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by SlimJim (Post 64286)
Olympia dealership is selling 2020 new R3 ABS for $5755 otd. It is kind of far for me.
I am hoping a dealership down here will come close to that deal.


What’s the dealership name? You might be able to ge them to deliver it to you for a small price. You can also rent a u-haul and pick it up yourself. If not, then I can ask people within my riding group if there’s someone willing to help deliver it to you. You are in Vancouver, WA. Correct?


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SlimJim Feb 15th 2021 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by StealthUnion (Post 64287)
What’s the dealership name? You might be able to ge them to deliver it to you for a small price. You can also rent a u-haul and pick it up yourself. If not, then I can ask people within my riding group if there’s someone willing to help deliver it to you. You are in Vancouver, WA. Correct?


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What u haul truck would be best to carry a bike?

Flyboymedic Feb 15th 2021 09:31 PM

A U-Haul trailer is only $15 to rent. It's awesome. I brought my last bike down from Seattle on one.

StealthUnion Feb 15th 2021 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SlimJim (Post 64288)
What u haul truck would be best to carry a bike?


U-Haul has a motorcycle specific trailer. Costs $15 approx. Look it up on their website.

lagwagonlead Feb 16th 2021 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by StealthUnion (Post 64291)
U-Haul has a motorcycle specific trailer. Costs $15 approx. Look it up on their website.

To add to this, Uhaul trucks kind of suck for hauling a bike. The wooden rails along the walls are more for keeping items off the shell of the truck and not built for strapping things down. If you strap a bike to them they may break. I've made custom wheel chock setups when using a UHaul truck when I have to (like when also pulling a car), but the trailer is definitely the way to go.

Transported Feb 16th 2021 11:26 AM

I hauled my bike from Southern Oregon with a Uhaul trailer. I agree it worked well, with a good design and the proper straps and a steal of a price. You need a hitch though, if I remember correctly.

SlimJim Feb 16th 2021 03:19 PM

I got an agreeable deal on a new 2020 R3 at the local dealership and purchased it today.
They will deliver for free.
I cannot wait to hit the parking lot and start practicing!!

I do not have a vehicle with a tow hitch.
Thanks everyone for offering help and ideas.
Portland dealers never replied back with a concrete number.

mjh937 Feb 16th 2021 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by SlimJim (Post 64295)
I got an agreeable deal on a new 2020 R3 at the local dealership and purchased it today.
They will deliver for free.
I cannot wait to hit the parking lot and start practicing!!

I do not have a vehicle with a tow hitch.
Thanks everyone for offering help and ideas.
Portland dealers never replied back with a concrete number.

Congrats, I love my Yamaha. Please post some pictures when you get yours!

StealthUnion Feb 16th 2021 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by SlimJim (Post 64295)
I got an agreeable deal on a new 2020 R3 at the local dealership and purchased it today.
They will deliver for free.
I cannot wait to hit the parking lot and start practicing!!

I do not have a vehicle with a tow hitch.
Thanks everyone for offering help and ideas.
Portland dealers never replied back with a concrete number.


Congratulations! Ride safe.


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DGA Feb 17th 2021 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlimJim (Post 64295)
I got an agreeable deal on a new 2020 R3 at the local dealership and purchased it today.
They will deliver for free.
I cannot wait to hit the parking lot and start practicing!!

I do not have a vehicle with a tow hitch.
Thanks everyone for offering help and ideas.
Portland dealers never replied back with a concrete number.

Congrats. First bikes are always exciting.

SlimJim Feb 18th 2021 08:12 PM

I finally have a bike in my garage!

Is this battery tender the right one to get for my bike?

Thank you!


https://mystuff.bublup.com/ui/landin...b-b7eebb47c321
https://mystuff.bublup.com/ui/landin...b-b7eebb47c321

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zUsqQWFdH9vnbyfx7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pw5RV2GcCm426SJy6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pw5RV2GcCm426SJy6

Flyboymedic Feb 18th 2021 10:51 PM

I was hoping you wouldn't get the ugly teal/orange version. I've always loved Yamaha Blue.

FeralRdr Feb 19th 2021 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by SlimJim (Post 64324)
I finally have a bike in my garage!

Is this battery tender the right one to get for my bike?

Thank you!


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That should work just fine if all you wanna use it for is your motorcycle. If you wanted to also use it on a car/suv/pickup, then you might want to take look at a charger with a higher Amp rating.

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Originally Posted by Flyboymedic (Post 64325)
I was hoping you wouldn't get the ugly teal/orange version. I've always loved Yamaha Blue.

I knew that I shouldn't have looked.... But I did, and am now scared for life. :cold:

My God! What was Yamaha thinking of putting those colors together. As well as, putting it on the street.

WarpShatner7 Feb 19th 2021 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by SlimJim (Post 64324)

There's a weatherproof one which is unfortunately quite a bit more expensive. search for battery tender weatherproof 800.

I have one of each, I keep one on my bike in the garage where it's nice and dry and I use the other once a week or so on cars that aren't being driven enough these days: modern cars have a lot of parasitic draw from all the electronics, and only being driven for short hops every couple of weeks is not enough to keep them from running down and potentially shortening battery life or giving you a surprise when you go to start it.

Note that you still don't want to leave it in the rain or let the plug lie in a puddle, but under an eave or perched on the tire under a fender is fine.


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