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Cost For Volusia

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I am getting close in my decision to buy a Volusia 800. Yesterday at the dealer I got some initial numbers for its cost; $6,499.00 cost for the bike, $149.00 shipping fee and $249.00 assembly fee. Never buying/owning a bike before I have several questions for the forum;
1) What could be "normal" expected additional fees associated with its purchase?
2) What are the usual percentage markups?
3) Is negotiation for the final price similar to buying a car?
4) Is there a website where I could go to find out what the dealer invoice would be on that bike?
My desire is for both me and the dealer to have a positive outcome from the sale of the bike. I certainly do not want to offend any dealers that are part of this forum but want to become a bit more educated to make sure I'm getting a fair deal.
Thanks for any advice you can provide.
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An extra oil change can't hurt but I doubt it's really necessary.

As for service plans, well I would be sceptical unless you know the history of the dealer as far as customer satisfaction goes. Until you have built a relationship with the service dept and feel you are well taken care of at reasonable prices I would shy away from just giving somebody money in case you need service in the futur.

You say this will give you a discoount but are his prices in line with other dealers or is he raising his base prices to then pretend you're getting 50% off ?.

On Volusia forum the prices dealers charge for first service go from about $75us to over $300us all for basically the service.. I would avoid the $75 service because at that price I doubt they really take the time to check valve clearances as they should and $300 is highway robbery. Something in the $100 to $150 range would be about right.
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