This is my first post here, after lurking for a few days, so please be patient.
I've been wanting to move over from my Fat Boy to a more touring-centered bike for awhile, and limited my choices to the following:
1) Electra Flavor of the Year
2) Gold Wing
My girlfriend hates the Harley FLTs, and I really don't like the looks of the Wing, so that limited me pretty well
. I lurked around several websites, and this forum, for awhile gleaning and making notes, and went by the Daytona BMW dealership this afternoon to get some actual demo rides and hands-on experience. I really liked a lot of the bike, still not a big fan of the clean touring look, but was very impressed by bang for the buck of the used models.
The used ones Daytona had were nice, but I thought were priced a bit high (two 2005s for 179 and 189 with varying mileages and limited add-ons). I was figuring KBB values at around 165 give or take. The new barebones was about 23 IIRC. The only thing I liked about the 2007 model was the aux input for the stereo. I love my ipod, but not that much. The salesperson and I talked and ran through several different scenarios, but none matched the financial position that I wanted to put myself in. I've been burned by dealers before, and I do get aggressive around them. Not to BMW specifically, but in general...well, I can get going about that and just keep on for a long time.
Then Duke (my salesman) calls up the Orlando shop (they are sister-dealerships) and finds a 2006 LT with 9000 miles on it for 165. Definately more my price. Even better, its warrantied out till April 2009. The gentleman who owned it was a longtime BMW rider, and traded it in on a GT. Surprise, surprise
Barring something unforeseen, I plan on spinning by tomorrow and trading up.
So I guess what I'm asking is:
1) Good deal?
2) How much of a headache is hooking an ipod up? I hate FM modulators with a passion, but if someone could direct me to a good thread or business, most appreciated.