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Dealership opinions....

Alright....since it is about time to put deposits down...I'd like to kindly ask for your opinions about the following three dealerships that are closest to my current area of living:

* Motor Cycle Center, Villa Park, Illionois
* Blue Moon Cycle, Norcross, Georgia
* European Motorsports, Dahlonega, Georgia

As far as distance goes, the one in Illinois wins, however, whether I drive 5 or 6 hours does not really matter at the end of the day. I am looking for people in the area that have used either dealership and can provide some information such as size of the dealership, friendliness, mechanical excellence, quality of service and so on.

As I don't have the time to visit each dealership on my own, I kind of need to rely on your opinions in order to select one...

As always, your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Still have to visit Blue Moon. They have a good rep amongst the BMW crowd. The owner got into the business restoring old Beemers and selling parts for them. Mixed reviews from the MV owners that have been there.

The guys in Dahlonega are enthusiasts...the tech has been to Ducati schools and MV schools (at Ferraci) and is very experienced on Moto Guzzis. Small shop...I like them.

Illinois...no clue...wrong side of the Mason Dixon.

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Thanks Ed...very much appreciated.

I am still hoping for some more comments especially since I know that we have more members living and riding MVs in that area....

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I bought my ape from Euro in Dahlonega, like the people. Service mgr,/tech Ian is very enthusiastic about Italian bikes.

They sell lots of bikes there, amazingly, even with that, the owner sent me a 1page handwritten letter thanking me for the business.
Combined with the great hours (they're open Wed-Sun) during the riding season which is brilliant because N. Ga is a huge biking mecca.

Went to Blue Moon, seemed ok, but wasn't wowed by them in any respects.

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I'd also like to see responses on Motor Cycle Center as they are the nearest to me. I miss Corse Superbike in Saukville WI.

Looks like a little gap between dealership location, northeastern Wisconsin to Fisherville Kentucky.
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Looks like a little gap between dealership location, northeastern Wisconsin to Fisherville Kentucky.
Tell me about it....I am trying to persuade my Ducati dealership (Indianapolis) to also take on MV...

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I bought my ape from Euro in Dahlonega, like the people. Service mgr,/tech Ian is very enthusiastic about Italian bikes.

They sell lots of bikes there, amazingly, even with that, the owner sent me a 1page handwritten letter thanking me for the business.
Combined with the great hours (they're open Wed-Sun) during the riding season which is brilliant because N. Ga is a huge biking mecca.

Went to Blue Moon, seemed ok, but wasn't wowed by them in any respects.

Chris
Chris,

Thank you very much...it seems that the one Dahlonega would be the preference when going down to Georgia....well...I actually read that Atlanta is considered the number 1 city for men due to the abundance of southern girls...so might not be the worst case heading down there to get the bike serviced...

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Andreas, the Ducati dealership here in Springfield, which I'm sure is quite a bit closer to you than the Chicago dealership, works on the pre-'10 MVs because they used to sell them. I'm going to be asking them in the near future whether they'll work on the post-'09 bikes since this will affect my decision to buy an F3. I'll let you know if their answer is affirmative.

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Andreas, the Ducati dealership here in Springfield, which I'm sure is quite a bit closer to you than the Chicago dealership, works on the pre-'10 MVs because they used to sell them. I'm going to be asking them in the near future whether they'll work on the post-'09 bikes since this will affect my decision to buy an F3. I'll let you know if their answer is affirmative.
Thanks Mike...unfortunately they only differ about 12 miles....but it is always good to have options...

God....I really need to move....

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Thanks Mike...unfortunately they only differ about 12 miles....but it is always good to have options...

God....I really need to move....
Need to get that deposit in need to be on the F3 next year.
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