Dude, my dealer rocks and I know the personally. My dealer did not mark the bikes up $15k. They may have made a little off the top, but nothing like that. I did see them drop a Wolf towards the end about $5k, but they told me that's the lowest they could go and it was near cost.
Not all dealers do bad work...and I really doubt BDM would pay more than "book time" for any mechanical or warranty work. Any mechanic can tell you that "book time" is total bull. You may get paid an hour to do an oil change that takes you 10 minutes, or you could spend 4 hours changing a exhaust header on a car that calls for 30 minutes. Dealers/Mechanics take the good with the bad.
Big Dog is a premium product and brings a premium price. That's what sets me apart from the rest of the Harley monotony. There is NOTHING HD makes that even compares to a Big Dog...NOTHING. I would be more prone to buy a Fury or a Raider (yes a metric) before I bought a Harley and try to make it feel/handle like a Big Dog. I wish everyone would stop comparing the two because you have to have something comparable to make a comparison.
I didn't build my chopper b/c I wanted dealer support. Big Dog in business or not I have some local Big Dog experts now that I know can do anything I need to get done and know these bikes inside and out. To build my bike custom it would have cost the same price.
Get out and enjoy the ride.
I understand negativity is part of a forum, but it doesn't take long to read between the lines here.
A big shout out to the Big Dog Biker forum.
Thanks for your time and patience.
2006 Yellow K-9