Cleartoy, That is way too much. Up here in Wa. set up is only $250. I refused to pay it and pitted two dealers against each other. I did not pay set up or freight, and got a free helmet, for less than msrp. I found a website lastnight, charges $10 for dealer invoice on atvs at: http://www.atvprice.com/yamaha.htm I havent used it but it is a shot.
Good luck, and don't let the salesman tell you he ain't making any money.
When I bought my Raptor I was suposed to pay a $4oo.oo set up fee the dealer ate half then when I actualy picked it up, he ate the other ,When I bought my Banshee and Blaster (as a package ) they did the same (waived the fees) so dont let them screw ya!!!
Soggy, thanks a bunch for the info. The site informed me that the Dealer Invoice for an '01 Raptor is $5492. That is the base dealer cost including freight to the dealership.
It costs the dealer $40 to set the bike up(per Yamaha price sheet)without any reimbursement from Yamaha.
So their ready to sell cost is $5532. If they sold it at that price, they would make no profit. So if they sell it for the MSRP of $6499, they make a profit. My local dealer wants to charge $1500 set up fee on top of $6499 for a nice profit!!!!!!!