I would have called them to ensure they received your request and an estimate of repairs on list with estimated time of completion. To me that's just good old business and they should be pleased to comply. The reason I asked about the inspection is it would ensure at least a minimum safety check. Our annual inspection in Texas is a joke. You pull in, they ask you to blow horn, great you passed they say, then take your money. It's supposed to be more than that but at least it's quick.
Yes, I will give them a call Friday if they have not responded to me before then.
I am putting this on the forum as an example of a real life used bike purchase experience. This dealership has great reviews so let's see if that will be the same experience for me. Every step of the process I will post here.
So to summarize to date:
Two weeks ago.
Saw the bike online and drove fours hours to see it. Just north of Toronto. I have a 2018 Kawi 650 Versys SE Sport touring bike also wanted a good used cruiser too.
2007 XVS 1100 Classic with 19000 kms. Description was mint condition, One owner etc. A few extra's included. Pics looked very good. Professionally done.
Very nice bright classy showroom. Deals only in used motorcycles. Had approx 40 bikes on the floor. I would say 90% Harley's.
Bike was like new. Not a mark on it anywhere. Really clean as per online pics and description. Very friendly no pressure sales guy. Very knowledgeable about bikes. He knew about the starter clutch on V-Stars etc. He didn't know the history of this bike. He was not the guy who took it in. He did confirm to me it had only one owner.
I thought it was a good price @ $4800.00 Cad. He said the price listed is their bottom price. Only thing I didn't like or know about was when he told me about the hassle to change the oil filter.
I asked him if we could roll it outside to start and he said he would start it right where it was inside, but only for a few seconds. Battery was dead. Barely tweaked the engine. That's when he said they will put a new battery in it.
So we made the deal which included Oil/Filter Change, Safety Inspection and bike would be completely gone over by their mechanic and street ready. You can see into the shop from the floor room and it looked very well equipped, bright and had a few guys working on bikes.
I told him I was not able to pick up the bike until Mid April because of weather and that was no problem It would be kept there.
1st red flag was when I asked if the bike came with a full tank of gas. He snickered and said "Whatever's in it".
So a week later after reading alot on this forum about V-Stars, I sent him the list above of stuff I wanted done. I indicated that this was extra stuff I would pay for except for the Oil/Filter and Battery as per the purchase agreement. He came back a couple days later and said, he has got a brand new battery for it. Last I heard from them.
I will call by Friday if I have not heard anything.
More to follow.....