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post #1 of 13 Old 01-07-2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer set-up prep fees

What is a reasonable fee for dealer prep, set up on a KLR 650?
I've heard it's all profit as the manufacturer pays the dealer to set up.
I'm willing to pay a reasonable additional fee, but what is it?
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-07-2009, 06:15 PM
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the first dealer i went to wanted to charge me 6850.00 for a 2009, i thought that was to much set up fee and was ready to change my mind about getting one but the next place i tried gave it to me for 5800.00 out the door. big differance and the second place was 20 miles closer to my house, so it pays to shop around.
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-15-2009, 12:25 AM
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One shop near me charges $250 to put the bike together. The shop I bought from didn't charge anything, infact, as I bought on the last day of the month and they didn't want to make another payment to their bank I got an '08 for $5150. Like Shadow said, shop around, it can really pay off.
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-18-2009, 08:22 PM
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It is mostly profit. Kawasaki pays about $77 to the dealer for setup. One local shop wanted to charge $150 for setup. When I mentioned that they "already" get paid to set it up, they flatly said "no we don't".

Months later, I noticed their new pricing structure was now MSRP + DMV fees. When I asked them about setup charges, they flatly stated that Kawasaki paid them to set it up and no extra charge to the customer was neccesary. I shook my head in disbelief and moved on.

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post #5 of 13 Old 01-19-2009, 10:39 AM
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What is a reasonable fee for dealer prep, set up on a KLR 650?
I've heard it's all profit as the manufacturer pays the dealer to set up.
I'm willing to pay a reasonable additional fee, but what is it?
$200 at the dealer in Eagle River AK.

I rode away on my 06 trusting that the PRO had taken care of everything, wrong!

Took it in at 500 like they say you should, big mistake, $189.00 essentially for an oil change. Hell, I never ask, I thought the 500 mile check was free!!!
I didn't buy the KLR because I wanted to see how much money I could spend!

Bought a Clymer book that day and never went back. Better to do the wrench thing yourself. The kid who left the greasy hand prints all over my bike isn't around when I need to fix something on the road so...........

People always think I'm angry, I'm not.

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post #6 of 13 Old 03-26-2009, 07:42 PM
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Dealership I bought from waived the setup and delivery fees. They may have been doing this to get my business or they may have done this regularly. Didn't matter which, cause the other nearby dealer wouldn't budge on those fees so I gave my money to the dealer who didn't charge me. They did tack on a $200 "dealer processing fee" that they said they are required to charge. No clue if this is true in Virginia, but I really wanted the bike that day so I bit. Another place I went to looking for for a Suzuki 650F wouldn't waive those fees either. I think they are lame and I vowed never to pay them if I ever bought a new bike.

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Don't be concerned with anything but the Out The Door price and don't pay more than MSRP. During these economic times the dealer should be shining your shoes.

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I haven't heard about any Set Up Fees. I bought my '08 March 21st last year for $4850 out the door, no other fee's at all. Guess I got lucky after seeing what everyone else has said in this thread.

WOW! THat's super cheap. They ust have really been desperate to sell.

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WOW! THat's super cheap. They ust have really been desperate to sell.
The first dealer I called (70 miles away) quoted me $5599 out the door. One more phone to the dealer 40 miles away got me an out the door price of $4999 for my '09. I was a blurr when counting out the long wheelbase $10's. The final invoice showed a $4900 sale price and $99 for a document fee. I still have to pay state sales tax at the DMV, but since I sold a bike in the last 90 days I can deduct that sale price from my KLR's sale price. Taxes should be ~$160.
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I haven't heard about any Set Up Fees. I bought my '08 March 21st last year for $4850 out the door, no other fee's at all. Guess I got lucky after seeing what everyone else has said in this thread.
You might want to give up the dealer name so others can benefit.
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