YAY!!!!!!!!!! New bike day!!
My wife is tired of sitting on the sidelines and riding the back of the mighty DR. With both boys off the training wheels and riding like general hoodlums, she thought a chase bike was in order. These kids will keep you strung out, different speeds and crashes...... So she began shopping. She has already ridden a klx110 I bought and destroyed 6 years ago. Easy seat height and power, good ground clearance, lots of aftermarket support. All signs pointed to a 110cc play bike. She built her spreadsheet of seat height, clearances, weight, blah blah blah. Off we went to Craigslist, only to find people are fuckin crazy! Twelve yr old bike for $1500, I think not! We played that game for about a week and a half and then we did the unthinkable, we went shopping for NEW. We checked two dealers out and thought we were happy with the out the door tag of $2850 for a 2016
. We told the dealer we would return with a truck and do paper work in the morning. On the way home I remembered a little shop close to home. I always forget they deal Kawasaki because they do so much Polaris slinging. We stopped in at closing time. Talked to the sales manager and found out they don't dick around with set up fees and doc fees. Ohhhh........ What does that mean? We snapped up a 2017 klx110 for an out the door price of $2346
! $500 on this is a big deal! SHOP AROUND!!
The oldest boy can tippy toe the KLX110 right now, so he will take the reigns next summer, and if the wifeypoo likes to ride, we upgrade to a klx140, or similar. 20160819_174244
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