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reddog1100f
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

was looking thru some old papers and found the bill of sale for my 1100f. $3698.00 UNIT PRICE
$1595.00 trade allowance for my 1980 cb 750F $ $2103.00 BALANCE
$2250.21 TOTAL CASH DELIVERY PRICE
 
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ZGrand
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

Those were the days...........

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smurdoch
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

Do you still own it?
 
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Hondo57
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

3700.00 was pretty expensive in 1983.

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Walter
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

I don't know if I have any paperwork from the 900F I bought in 1981, but I have a sense that I do have something somewhere.


What I know I have is this remembrance of buying it- part of a longer 900F: part of a 900F-Ducati Darmah comparison I wrote for CCMN in 1999 after they were almost 20 years past being new. Bottom line- both were still fine and fun bikes. Still true after another 20 years have passed!

So, once upon a time....

Anyway, one day I was driving to a customer along Rt. 1 in NJ. As I passed by a Honda car/bike dealership, I noticed a bike in the window that looked like a 750, but it's black with a red stripe. I liked the color combo and turned around for a closer look. Gads! It's a 900F! Here in New Jersey! It's beautiful! Yo, dealer man, let's talk. I'm obviously very interested, and grill the poor guy unmercifully. He is beyond his depth and pleads ignorance on everything. It turns out he's a car salesman and he tells me that the dealership is getting out of the bike business once the several bikes on the floor are sold. I ask if I can take it for a ride and he says sure (gotta love the car dealer mindset that considers a test ride a mandatory part of buying) and gets a temp plate and a loaner helmet. I return a half hour later with mixed emotions: the 900F seemed like everything I'd hoped it would be, but I was sad because I knew I wouldn't be getting the Darmah.

Totally blowing Negotiation 101, I tell him "I'll buy it, how much is it?". As soon as I utter the sentence, I realize I have no idea how much it costs and probably should hand the guy some KY right now; but that doesn't seem to be so important (you know what it's like when in the throes). The other open classers are all about four thousand as is the Darmah, so I figure it's around there or maybe a little more then that. The salesman checks his invoice for a minute and says "if you buy it today you can have it for $2,850, which is $100 over our invoice". Blinking and making mouth noises like a fish out of water, I can't bring myself to say "deal" because I'm flabbergasted. The salesman misinterprets my condition for the normal kind of sticker shock and says something like "look, I really can't do any better then that". I compose myself and agree to buy the bike. I ask to use his telephone, call my wife and ask her to go to the bank, get a certified check, and bring it over; along with a license plate and her brother to drive my car home. I call the insurance company and get coverage, and then call the customer I was going to see and tell him I'll be there tomorrow, or maybe next week. I then wait around until my wife arrives and take the bike home.


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Iirc, the MSRP of the 900F was $3,400 in 1981.

And the dealer was Open Road Honda- a huge very successful dealer in NJ that has something like 10 brands/dealerships under theOpen Road name now. But back then, they had recently moved to their new location selling cars, after literally starting out as a mc only dealer literally in the back part of an AMC dealership in South River NJ.

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reddog1100f
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

yea still have it .have not rode it much.has under 10,000 miles on it.
 
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charliemarley
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Still got my invoice and also still have the bike

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swiftnick
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

charliemarley wrote:
Still got my invoice and also still have the bike

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Yup, I remember paying around 2200 uk pounds for my 900F back in 1982. And I still have her today. 1100R's were selling at 5000 uk pounds then. Way too rich for my blood. But I sooooo wanted one.

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Hondo57
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

2850.00 sounds like the price I paid for mine. I traded my 79 750f and never looked back. Two very different motorcycles

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hondo57 wrote:
3700.00 was pretty expensive in 1983.


Sure was, but Honda always charged more than other manufacturers. I paid about $2000 for a 1980 CB750K.
 
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