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I was with a friend for lunch and he wanted to stop at a auto paint store to get some color coded paint for the engine compartment of his truck. We pulled up and I immediately noticed the name above the door.... "King Cobra Boss Hoss Cycles". I almost had a cow! Knowing that there was no Boss Hoss dealer here in Tallahassee, I walked in with much anticipation and learned that Tallahassee USED to have a dealer here. The owner was a friend of Monty, owner of Boss Hoss and that's how this one came to be. Had something to do with a trade, a bike for a Cessna 172...I don't know much more than that. The dealership is no more and the sign was just an old sign still hanging above the overhead door.

But here is the interesting thing about this chance encounter. The owner, who is old and retired, still has two bikes that he never sold! He has a 2000 model corvette trike, 355 h.p. and a '97 or '98 bike (the son of the owner didn't know which year it was) and both have around 1000 miles on them. The bike is a one speed auto 355 h.p. and he said that he wanted $15,000 for it. He said he wanted $22,000 for the trike. His son who was on the phone with his dad (who is the retired guy and owner) said, "I bet that he would take less for either". Both the bike and the trike are in brand new condition with the exception of the dead batteries.

I hated to see these bikes just sitting there in what is left of the old showroom. If you had been there I'm sure you would have felt like I did....like I had found some forgotten pirates treasure. I have the guy's contact info if anyone is interested.
 

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NOW YA POST THIS RICKY!!!

man, thats is quite a deal for either.... sure wish I woulda had that info BEFORE Daytona... ( but am VERY satisfied wiht the bike I ended up with anyway)...

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Ricky, I am very interested in the bike. My wife has a 05 57 tike and I have an 02 H-D Ultra, but I have had Boss Hoss fever ever since she got hers. What other info do you have on the bike? When was the last time it was started? What condition is the paint and chrome in? Has it ever been titled? Any pics? I live just south of Daytona so I would not any problem getting up to see it, but want more info before making the trip. My e-mail is [email protected]
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Ok...here's the latest scoop. The guy I had lunch with yesterday says that he may want the trike. He has expressed interest in a B.H. in the past but didn't want to put that much money in a bike. He sold his Yamaha Venture about 4 months ago and has not replaced it with another bike yet. I spoke to him this morning and he's been talking it over with his wife about this trike. He asked me to please wait and give him a day or so to decide if he is interested before giving out the info for the trike. The bike is available and I'll reply again as soon as he makes his decision on the trike.
 

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WOW :shock: what a find Ricky! Looks like both will find a good home thanks to your posting here - way to go
 

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Hey guys!

I'm the friend who was interested in the trike Redtro found. I can't tell you how disappointed I was when I took my wife to go look at it yesterday. The guy said someone from California just bought it.

Man that just stinks. No one knew about that thing for years, then I find it and Redtro posted about it....he even said he was waiting for me to decide before he gave out the info... somehow, someone found it... two days later it gets snatched up from under me. What a sad day it was. :(

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arpee said:
Hey guys!

I'm the friend who was interested in the trike Redtro found. I can't tell you how disappointed I was when I took my wife to go look at it yesterday. The guy said someone from California just bought it.

Man that just stinks. No one knew about that thing for years, then I find it and Redtro posted about it....he even said he was waiting for me to decide before he gave out the info... somehow, someone found it... two days later it gets snatched up from under me. What a sad day it was. :(

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Arpee

I don't know if this is a coincidence or not but I have been looking for a Corvette Trike for 2 years but never found one. The only one I found was from a gal at the 04 Rally and she decided to not sell it at the last minute. A friend called me that knew I was looking for a vette trike and he knew the owner. I called the owner and no one had even talked to him, ask how much, he told me so the deal was done and the money was there the next day. This did not come from Ricky nor was it fault so don't be mad at him.
I bought a 32 Trike after my accident but my wife took it away so now we are a 2 trike Family.

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Adrian,
Congrats on the new ride!!!! Can`t wait to see it. :lol:
 

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Thanks Tom.
I called Reilly because he is looking for a Gold Wing. He wanted it so I have it sold, plus I might have my Rune sold so we can have more room.
The Gold Wing is one fine bike and will be missed.

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Good deal!! Any idea when your trike will be here? Keyboard Carriage is the name of the shipper the factory is using. They are reasonable. I was told 500.00 anywhere in the country.
 

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I'm using Keyboard, placed the order Tuesday and said will pick up early next week. The cost is $900 for the Trikes because of the size and weight.
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Adrian,

I'm glad you found your trike. But, to be honest, it all sounds a little too coincidental. Arpee and I found this trike and I posted the same afternoon not aware that Arpee was really interested in buying it. I found out the next morning that he had been talking to his wife about the trike. You then contacted me trying to get the info on the trike. I told you that I would like to give Arpee a chance to decide whether or not to purchase the trike since I jumped the gun and blabbed about something he was interested in. I also told you that he was taking his wife to look at the trike on Friday, which was her only day off work. Imagine our surprise when we got there to learn that someone from California has purchased the trike. The same trike that had sat for 5 years without any interest. The same trike that you knew I was talking about here in Tallahassee.

You knew Arpee and his wife were going to look at the trike on Friday from a email I sent you and you made sure that the deal was complete before then. You said that the owner had not been contacted about the trike. Not so! If you look at my original post you will see the price that the owner wanted for the trike. Arpee had not contacted him again because he needed time to convince his wife about the purchase before negotiating with the owner.

Congrats, I hope you enjoy it. You said in your email that you understand that I may be upset....no just very disappointed that someone on this board could do such a thing.
 

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Corvette trikes

There are 2 corvette trikes sitting at Summit Boss Hoss on Marco Island FL
239.642.0555
 

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I would like to think the BH folks were a bit more upstanding than to do something dirty like that.

Tell me this isn't so Adrian.

RP
 

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Re: Corvette trikes

X-Ray said:
There are 2 corvette trikes sitting at Summit Boss Hoss on Marco Island FL
239.642.0555
Those both have been sold.

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That is a hell of a deal on a practically new trike..... No room for hesitation if you are a serious buyer.
 

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arpee said:
I would like to think the BH folks were a bit more upstanding than to do something dirty like that.

Tell me this isn't so Adrian.

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RP

I'm sorry that you feel that way but the folks on this board are upright and if I had not found the bike the way I did I would not own it. When I talked to L J (the owner) and former dealer stated that "He had not had anyone showing interest in the trike nor had he had a single call on". He did say that he had 2 calls on the 2 wheeler but none for the trike. I ask him how much, he told me so I told him the cashier check would be at his door the next day and it was. If you feel that the folks on this board not good people you are wrong. You need to take your mad on out on me but in this case you are wrong.


Adrian

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