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Hello, I am new to the forum! I am on the process of getting a new street 750, i have a basic question, my dealer wants to charge me $941.00 for prep and plates fee, separate from taxes $506.00 and dealer Doc fees $210.00... i have never been charge so many fees before (coming from BMW motorcycles). Can any one tell me why the prep fee is so much?

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As I understand it, that is the assembly charge for the new bike. Around here, the labor rate is around $110/hr. I cannot imagine 9 hr to assemble the bike from the crate.

Ask the dealer to justify the charge...

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It seems like the dealer doesn't want to sell the bike to you.
Prep fee can be waived depends on the dealership. I went to two different dealership here in Texas, one was trying to charge me the full price, but the second dealer waived the thing and made the deal.
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Harley dealer will get all they can for each bike they sell
It is up to you to shop around to get the best deal
I just bought my wife 2016 Xg750 (street) out the door was 7850.00
Thats a decent deal in this area
This time of year the dealers in the north start to slow down on selling bikes
So you should be able to get your best deal now
As far as getting the bike ready to go it should take an hour tops
And that is in their price already with out adding it
One other thing you can get dealer cost by doing a Google search I believe on the bike your looking at they are already making around 1500.00
But Harley dealers are greedy
They have been making hugh profit on bikes for a long time
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Ah the prep fee is also the plain ole dealer fee, our dealer pays the techs 2.1 hours to go over the bikes and make sure everything is tight and fluids are good mirrors installed, the bikes come already assembled from the factory. Its like a car dealer's bring a book and be ready to haggle and always try to have your own financing as they will always hit you on % unless you have a 780 or better score.
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Streets have $100-200 markup at 7500 for the 750 base price.
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Streets have $100-200 markup at 7500 for the 750 base price.
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You need to look up dealer cost
Much more mark up then 100-200
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the price on my bike back in may this year was $5995 as a memorial day sale.


then they added $1000 freight charge and another $900 assembly.


I was going to walk away, but my wife said that I should go ahead and get it .(she wanted me off of my ST1300, too heavy and too fast)


....so I did


anyway, I paid $7995 plus TT&L
all in all I'm still very happy with my street 750
I still have the ST....
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the price on my bike back in may this year was $5995 as a memorial day sale.


then they added $1000 freight charge and another $900 assembly.


I was going to walk away, but my wife said that I should go ahead and get it .(she wanted me off of my ST1300, too heavy and too fast)


....so I did


anyway, I paid $7995 plus TT&L
all in all I'm still very happy with my street 750
I still have the ST....


If your happy thats cool
In the end thats what it is about….
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