Posted February 03, 2001 - 07:30 AM
Posted February 03, 2001 - 08:35 AM
Posted February 03, 2001 - 03:26 PM
Posted February 03, 2001 - 09:09 PM
Prices are good, never had the bike serviced here but another friend had great luck with his Ducati here. Everyone in the shop seems to be helpful, thumbs up for them.
ASK powersports was a different story. They lied to me about price, lied about availability, and lied about final prep items. I told them to FO in short order after I was promised a bike for months. Of course when I said I found the WR elsewhere, "they had it in a crate out back". Another friend was looking for a YZ, called ASK the day after I was told they had one, the same salesperson fumbled and said it was already sold (they knew we knew each other). Yeah, right, they never had it. They were happy to refund my deposit after about 4 nagging phone calls
NEVER will buy even chain lube from them again.
Posted February 04, 2001 - 02:42 AM
My inpression of Freedom Cycle in Concord, NH: They cover ALL territory between SUCK & BLOW. Unless you are a chick who gives the impression of putting out for a deal, FORGET IT.
I talked to their Head Mechanic about having to re-jet due to cam rolling and airbox cover removal. He said I wouldn't have to, and then after a very long pause, admitted he really didn't know.
Posted February 04, 2001 - 03:31 PM
The experience buying from them was a good one, the price was OK, inventory was OK, they don't have an overwhelming inventory of aftermarket stuff but all the basics are covered.
The thing I have liked about them ever since I started visiting there as a dreaming kid is the fact that their staff knows what they are talking about, they ride and understand the bikes and just treat you like a person. They don't pull the smooth talking dealer BS on you like some of the other shops. Don't forget that the people who work there today are the same ones who worked there last year.
In summary, I only bought my bike recently so I haven't really pushed them too hard yet but the impression is quite good so far.
(This is more than I can say for their nearby competitor located further west on Route2 in MA who I found pulled some of the same crap described by MCARP at ASK Powersports. Pricing and availability changes minute by minute 'oh, that was a special price, I can't offer it to you now', the sales people don't know what they are talking about 'oh yeah, the KDX 220 and the WR400 have basically the same performance and handling' followed by 'oh, no, Ive never ridden either one'. Don't forget the counter staff that will gladly engage in a 15 minute casual conversation with a customer or on the telephone while several other customers stand by waiting for help.
Wow. I thought I was going to share a couple of quick thoughts about the dealer I bought from. Instead, it ended up being a tirade against the other dealer. Oh well.
Has anyone else here dealt with SKY Cycle?
Posted February 04, 2001 - 04:26 PM
2000 Yz 426
Don't F*ckin ASk................
Posted February 05, 2001 - 05:01 AM
Posted February 05, 2001 - 08:13 AM
Posted February 05, 2001 - 10:02 PM
Originally posted by npuza:
When I was taking it out of the truck the mechanic asked if it was a 125 or a 250 (its a yz400)?
I can trump that. At the parts counter I said, “YZ 426” and the guy said, “Is that a Honda?”
There’s not enough available bandwidth on this planet for me to properly describe just how bad the only local shop around here is. I try very hard to refrain from ever giving them any money, but sometimes I need something basic for the weekend like a chain or plug.
I have to keep it basic, they barely understand chains and spark plugs. The time I bought the plug the parts guy did not know what “NGK” was. The time I bought the chain a different guy thought the size denoted displacement, and was very sorry they did not have a 426 chain but thought a 520 might work in a pinch, even on my Honda YZ
Then, for entertainment purposes only, I called up and asked the service manager how to install a crank in my 426 provided I did not use the tool the manual called for. He suggested, with perfect sincerity, that I use a large hammer.
I’m not making any of this stuff up.
Formerly Team Mr.
Currently Mr. Motorcycle in El Paso (915-545-2453), give ‘em a call if you need a laugh. You should have seen the look on my buddy’s face when I repeated, “Just use a big hammer, huh?” back over the phone. Priceless.
Posted February 05, 2001 - 12:16 PM
We can't show you how to start this bike because we don't know how and we gave up last year.
I went home, read the owners manual, kicked it over and it started 1st time!
THIS IS WHY I CREATED THIS WEBSITE!
Posted February 05, 2001 - 12:48 PM
Give me their number so I can call them up and thank them personally. I shudder to think where I’d be without their incompetence.
Posted February 05, 2001 - 03:46 PM
01 Yamaha Raptor
99 Kawasaki ZRX1100
99 Yamaha Warrior
Posted February 05, 2001 - 04:12 PM
Posted February 05, 2001 - 04:15 PM
I got my WR426 from a place called Town & Country Sports Center in Cement City Michigan. Took delivery about three weeks ago. This dealership is fanatstic! They really worked with me with any questions I had. The price was real sweet too, under $6000 for the bike. If your in Southern Michigan and looking for a Bike give Darin a call there. His number is (517) 547-3333. Tell him that Dennis said to call him. You may need to remind him that I bought the 2001 WR426 from him. These people go threw alot of inventory, and they have a great parts and accessories department.
Posted February 05, 2001 - 05:27 PM
Hey SMRMX, if you want to ride sometime, drop me a line. I ride Honda Hills, Wayne, and Perry amoing other spots. The weather will be clearing up soon enough I hope! I'll be taking the WR to them should I need any work I can't handle-didn't know their tech races them!
Posted February 05, 2001 - 07:38 PM
If I were speaking to a group of bike shop owners, I'd tell them that one way to level the service playing field is with longer hours and more convenient days. Make Mondays the day you're closed instead of Sunday. Stay open till at least 7 pm on weeknights. Don't close early on Saturdays. Make it EASIER for the customer to patronize your business. That way, you'll be rewarded for good service by people going out of their way to get to your shop. Instead of just picking the closest one because they can get there before they close. Of course, if your shop gives crappy service, you'd probably go out of business...wake up, Rich, you're dreaming...
Posted February 06, 2001 - 06:39 AM
Bryan, I would like to call the shop and thank them as well
Posted February 06, 2001 - 08:07 AM
It is my belief bike shops are closed on Monday is due to the Sunday races. If those guys are as beat up as I was Monday morning...Screw Work!
Also, some shops bring their delerships to the races. This means getting home late on Sunday night and having to restore the stuff from the truck, onto the shelves.If/when I ever get my shop, this is what I would do.