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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat

#1981 Post by old-timer » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:01 pm

All set for the journey.
I may have overloaded my 'workhorse', but it is not a very long way. 8-)
In NL nothing is a long way...
If you want to escape the country, it is never more than a 1 1/2 hour trip to drive into Germany, Belgium or the North Sea. :)
From any point in our Kingdom...
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BTW for those who wonder, 'RECHTS' is Dutch for 'RIGHT', and 'LINKS' means 'LEFT'... I hope... :mrgreen:
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#1982 Post by Mawsley » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:54 pm

old-timer wrote:... but it is not a very long way. 8-)
In NL nothing is a long way...
Turn left, turn right. You have arrived at your destination! :lol:
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#1983 Post by rennie » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:55 am

Good Morning :D
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#1984 Post by Fred » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:01 am

Good morning...... :D

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#1985 Post by Lateralus » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:11 pm

Afternoon.

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#1986 Post by XTreme » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:09 pm

Get your orders in!
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#1987 Post by Arwen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:50 pm

Afternoon all.

I finally got to sit on the BMW g310r. No pictures as it was in their workshop still, and no test ride yet due to the handle bar issues.

Oh my it feels light! And I can get my whole left foot down when the right one is on the brake! Excellent! Pretty confident that I'll fit fine on the GS version now.

Pending having a test ride of the R version, I may end up with the GS version... Had a quick look at figures, £0 deposit PCP deal over 3 years riding 5k miles per year. £99 quid a month. With £2.6k payment at the end. Seems reasonable, would rather that end payment be lower. That is with BMW finance however, dare say i can get cheaper else where!
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#1988 Post by Joeman » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:26 pm

Arwen wrote:
Pending having a test ride of the R version, I may end up with the GS version... Had a quick look at figures, £0 deposit PCP deal over 3 years riding 5k miles per year. £99 quid a month. With £2.6k payment at the end. Seems reasonable, would rather that end payment be lower. That is with BMW finance however, dare say i can get cheaper else where!
Ask if you can make overpayments, you often can with PCP, so just pay 20quid more per month to bring the final figure down.
Over 36months a 20quid over payment per month would bring it down quite a bit.
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#1989 Post by Joeman » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:28 pm

Had a fun day out in a field with Phil today.
Crashed once on a log, and flipped it once over a jump, will be aching tomorrow!!
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#1990 Post by Arwen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:48 pm

I never thought of that Joe. I'll be sure to look into it, cheers!
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#1991 Post by Six30 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:06 pm

Arwen wrote:I never thought of that Joe. I'll be sure to look into it, cheers!

I said that a week or so back .... :roll: not make over payments but to put money by each month to cover final payment , probably still be cheaper than HP payments ... get your calculator out .... or abacus :D :thumb:
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#1992 Post by Joeman » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:08 pm

Six30 wrote:
Arwen wrote:I never thought of that Joe. I'll be sure to look into it, cheers!

I said that a week or so back .... :roll: not make over payments but to put money by each month to cover final payment , probably still be cheaper than HP payments ... get your calculator out .... or abacus :D :thumb:
Overpayments are better if they will accept them as they reduce the debt and the total interest payable should come down.
At the end you still have a balloon payment to make but it's not as scary.
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#1993 Post by Arwen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:26 pm

Yea i suck at maths :roll:
For this bike, I'm inclined to maybe give PCP a try. I'm not completely sure I'll want to keep it for more than 3 years, and the joy of not having to put a deposit down would mean i could pay the insurance for it easier. (I pay insurance yearly)
I'll need to look at the interest figures, and compare them to what my bank will give me (they tell me straight away what i can get, rather than doing credit checks!).

Rather exciting, but I'm still not sure if I want to buy an "unknown", brand new bike, rather than one that's been around for a while.
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#1994 Post by Joeman » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:31 pm

Stick in on PCP, you may get a better price than if you buy it outright with money from the bank. That often works as the dealer gets a commission from selling the finance but since it's BMW finance from a BMW dealer I'm not sure..
It's not likely to devalue very quickly so you'll almost certainly have some equity at the end to use against your next bike.
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#1995 Post by rennie » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:38 pm

Good evening :D
had a good day out on the bike!
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