Welcome from Baton Rouge. Holler if you have any questions. I'm new around LA but have had my Raider since '08 and have done a lot with it so if you want to check out mods in person holler. The only dealer I've seen around here is Friendly Yamaha and their prices were....meh.
Personally, If I were buying a bike this time of year I'd look up in Iowa or even northern MN. THe dealers up there drop prices really low this time of year. Transfer fees on new bikes are around $400 if I recall correctly.