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No no, I haven't proposed (again), I finally convinced the Mrs to let me have the CB1000R, after months of trying!

She kept saying "we can't afford it", so I called the finance company to get a balance on my Hornet's credit, and to see if I can get more cash without paying more a month. It actually turns out that I can get the extra cash I need and pay £18 less a month than I already am, so that argument went out the window. So, she relented and agreed. Finally!

In the morning I shall be phoning around to see where I can get a bike from on launch, including those wonderful people at Doble Honda. I want a few accessories at the same time so I'd might as well make the most of my 40% discount that they offer to HondaCB1000R.com members when purchasing a new bike :thumbup

How excited am I? :D
 

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awesome ant !! :)

nice work with the missus aswell, hehe. Need to get my house sold before i can get mine but that shouldnt be a prob.
 

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Luck, lucky man... :thumbup

My ex' used to side track any conversation which involved (even talking vaguely) about new cars. (Bikes were out of the question as they were far to dangerous.) :taunt

Being a 'free man' does have it's benefits. :evil
 

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Being free has advantages, but so does being able to talk the wife into agreeing to stuff like it's her idea :thumbup

Now to make a few phone calls now I'm up... lets see what happens!
 

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As a follow up, I've just spoken to Mike at Doble who has done me a deal I'm more than happy with. Good part-ex price on the Hornet, possibly delivering up here in Mansfield, haven't decided yet whether I want to come down and pick it up myself. Paid a £200 deposit now and ordered a carbon hugger, heated grips and black seat cowl.

Now I understand why people who've had their money down since last year are getting frustrated. I want my bike now! :lol
 

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Buy your missus a nice big bunch of flowers to show her how much you appreciate her support. :kiss

Did you get a delivery date?
 

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Just make sure you get fully comp before you sling it down the road or play chicken with an uninsured nigerian minicab.
 

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Antnee said:
but so does being able to talk the wife into agreeing to stuff like it's her idea :thumbup
Been there and done that but it can backfire...

Also they never forget such "favours"... when you are having a row or she wants something suddenly she'll remember that new bike she so happily agreed to :lol

Every bike I have bought has been as a result of some nifty negotiation :lol the latest thing being my new super-sexy-large LCD TV :lol

But as I say I will be reminded about all these things and how good she is to me :rolleyes
 

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just a quick question really Ant.

You said you added extra bits in when you ordered from Dobles. I was considering getting some similair bits myself when i come to order mine, was just wondering what kinda prices the rear seat cover etc were coming in at ?

Also was considering getting some riding gear as in leathers etc when i order from Dobles but there online shopping range for stuff seems very limited :(


cheers
Bez
 

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We have no prices at present Bez, and although we, as HondaCB1000R.com members are able to claim a 40% discount on these parts (Thanks Doble :thumbup ) I really had the choice between a 40% discount and the book price for my Hornet, or a couple of extra £100s on top of my Hornet's value and a 25% discount on parts. I took the latter.

It's expected that the seat cowl will be £150+, likewise the hugger, although it's small so we may get away with a little less. The grips will cost £160, but I suspect that they appeal to very few of you guys
 

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ahh ok :)

Just thought you might have had some hard figures for the accessories. Cant see me getting mine near the actual release date tho so its not a big deal right now for me. Afew things need to happen before i can go in and pay cash for a lovely new CB1000R !! :)

p.s its still a daily battle between the white or black, hehe :)
 

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I'm happy to say that I put that argument to bed when I ordered it in black. No messing now :lol
 
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