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Have a shop you want to tell us about? Was the service good? Did you get what you expected? How about the price?

Please feel free to tell us about shops you have delt with good or bad so we all know what to watch out for or just where to go.
 

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Millennium Cycle in Beaver Falls

Pretty good shop not much sport bike related stuff but they do carry some. The prices are pretty decent there also. The staff is more than willing to let you bug them and are always friendly. They are pretty good with stuff you order there to. They are pretty much spot on with the date they give you for stuff to arive ect.
 

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Bob Tracey's World of Cycles in Moon Township. [www.worldofcycles.com]

Friendly, knowledgeable people, always willing to give you a hand, advice, etc. And there's this blonde that works there... *drool* (I must admit, I was unduly brought into the purchase of my bike based on the neckline of her shirt. ;))

But I digress. It's a great shop, they have everything from Yamaha sport bikes to cruisers to off-road vehicles (ATV/off-road bikes), Ninjas galore, gear, accessories, merchandise...

And their service department is real good to deal with, on top of that.
 

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Stroud Motorsports in Stroudsburg, PA....
they suck, take your business elsewhere. RIDICULOUSLY overpriced items, non friendly service, elitest attitudes. Worked on my bike once and kept it for an extra two days for absolutely no reason other than laziness.


North American Warhorse...www.nawarhorse.com scranton, PA
these people are awesome and they have a HUGE facility. Every kind of bike, gear, accessories. Super friendly and fair prices. I actually went there to try on boots and they didnt have my size, so the lady (very cute, btw) looked them up for me and found them at a sick price from a closeout manufacturer they do business with. HIGHLY recommended.
 

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Zechmans Yamaha in Pine Grove

Sucks!!!! I purchased my 05 FZ6 there in April. My only other choice for a close Yamaha dealer was Reading. I was trying to get a deal from All Seasons on the Fifth Street in Reading but they only had one in stock and some guy got approved for credit but never picked it up. The lady told me she couldn't budge on price but if I got there before him it was mine. Zechmans price was a little higher but they waived freight and setup. Out the door, I was around $7000 which I found out was a bit high afterwards. Anywho, what I didn't have when I left was an inspection sticker and the owners manual. They ran out of stickers and couldn't find the manual anywhere. The service tech ran out with a $20 so I could get it inspected on my own. I didn't really care...I walked in the shop and about 1/2 hour I was riding home. I rode the bike to work the next day in Palmyra and stopped at Pat & Sons Kawie dealer in Annville to get it inspected. I didn't have my insurance binder yet and they wouldn't inspect it without it. Zechmans told me the bike was somehow covered under my auto insurance. Again, didn't care...I was getting a bike. I had to wait about an hour for my insurance company to fax a copy of the binder to Pat & Sons.

I had to make a second trip to Zechmans to pick up the manual once they found it in their filing cabinet. But the final straw was a phone call that I got. Turns out all my paperwork was wrong!! They put the wrong VIN on my paperwork and they didn't catch it until they transferred the other FZ they had to Lebanon Valley Cycle. So on my third trip, I walked in and said that I was there to pick up my new bike...You see I have this paperwork that says I own a different bike! I guess they didn't find it funny. I asked the guy if there was anything that they could do seeing as this was my 3rd special trip for their incompetance. He asked what I wanted and I said some gear would be nice...helmet, gloves, jacket...SOMETHING FOR MY TROUBLE. Unfortunately, they deal mostly in motorcross and off-road gear so they didn't have anything in stock to give me.

So I am here to spread the word. Steer clear of Pine Grove. Take the trip to Lebanon Valley Cycle if you are in the western part of Schuylkill County. There aren't many options where I live as far as where to go for Yamahas. I live near Orwigsburg so it was either a 1/2 hour to Pine Grove or a 1/2 hour to Reading. 2 days after I bought it, the manager from All Seasons in Reading called and asked if I was still interested. I told him that the lady couldn't deal cuz they only had one in stock that was spoken for. He said that he could have done something. Hindsight is always 20/20. I will definitely take the longer trip next time.

So..... :upyours Zechmans! :pisson
 

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Karns Performance in Camp Hill PA. A guy named jason runs it. good guy price is fair. For you people over near philly. There is a place called Speedwerks in Dover PA. They Rock!
 

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maxxed cycle in lansdale, pa. They are very honest and does awesome work.
 

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Ray Wilt In Hanover PA. Service Shop needs customer service training. Long story short. I needed my fork seals replaced. They didnt have them in stock when I dropped the forks off. Told me one or two days to get them in and "we'll take care of ya" Called them 2 days later, "oh yeah the seals are here, but you have to wait a week for a service spot to be open" when I picked them up talked to service manager. Basicly, that shouldnt of happened and sorry. I work in a shop, when a part is on order and comes in we focus on that car to knock it out to make the customer happy. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
 

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Bob Tracey's (Sewickly) - good place, but my buddy was going to get his bike after a tire change and was passed at about 90 by his own bike. A test drive is one thing, but rippin on someone elses ride is wrong.

Crossroads (Cranberry) - got ripped on a Dunflop qualifier, $188.98, only after they had it mounted did they let me know the price.
 

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B&B Yamaha in Lancaster, Pa.

Good shop, great service. best place for inspection, Will pass a highly modded bike.

Good prices on gear & every body get 10% off all parts. If there is a part on the market, they will get it for you.

http://www.bblancasterpa.com/

 

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Old Glory Cycle shop. Lancaster, PA

These guys are flat out the best. They're expensive as far as repair shops go $65/hr. But you get the best when you pay for the best. Stan, the head mechanic, holds the national record on a nitro bike he built. So when I had to have my motor rebuilt they put everything they had into getting it done. They make sure they take care of you and don't try to sell you anything you don't need. Highly recommend these guys.
 

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theorginalronin said:
Ray Wilt In Hanover PA. Service Shop needs customer service training. Long story short. I needed my fork seals replaced. They didnt have them in stock when I dropped the forks off. Told me one or two days to get them in and "we'll take care of ya" Called them 2 days later, "oh yeah the seals are here, but you have to wait a week for a service spot to be open" when I picked them up talked to service manager. Basicly, that shouldnt of happened and sorry. I work in a shop, when a part is on order and comes in we focus on that car to knock it out to make the customer happy. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
I was also going to comment on Ray Wilt which is now Hanover Powersports or something like that.

When these guys were owned by Ray, they were a great shop. Their sales and service were both top notch. About 3 years ago they were bought out by some big company and now they suck. Their staff turnover is through the roof, they just find the cheapest 17 year old that knows nothing to throw on the floor. They have a big selection available but their prices are outrageous IMO.

I would avoid at all costs which I hate to say because I use to be a big proponent for this place, not any more.
 

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been there done that

I've been there many times for standard stuff. Never a problem. I moved last year and need to take my bike to Crossroad powersports, any info on this place?

Check out this new site: www.sportbikes.net - brand new forum start it off today!
Later everyone!
 

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Trans AM Cycle in Lancaster is top notch. Very good service, the people there are knowledgeable and polite. Great prices and they will find a way to get you the lowest prices possible.

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Andretti's Motorsports in Leesport is a sh*thole. Not a good selection of sportbikes and their sales manager sucks. I will say that their service department and parts department are very nice and know what they are talking about. However, there is a gentleman there who's name is Eric, if he tries to help you out, tell him you want to deal with someone else. He comes off being nice but he is a real a$$. He goes back on everything he tells you, I would not recommend going to their bikeshop unless you want to get ripped off.
 

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Bohn Yamaha and Suzuki in Pittsburgh (on 51) is terrific!
+1...they are a block form my house. I got my tires mounted and balanced there for $40 and the threw away my old rear for free. I stopped in there one day to get a turn signal bulb for my FZ and they didn't have any in stock. :rolleyes They did offer to order it but why wait for a light. Honestly for a turn bulb, I would take it off a new bike in the showroom and replace it when it comes in. Just my opinion. I drove down to the Honda House further north on 51 for shits and giggles, maybe thay have something. Here they looked at all of their bulbs and found an exact match that was a Honda tail light. I was so impressed that I bought some other things while I was there.
 

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Beware, when you go to a custom shop, you want something you like. This shop wants to pick out what they want to sell you. They dont really want to listen to what you want. They know exactly what you should get even if its not what you really want. When you go to a custom shop, you have something in mind, that looks good, but they barely listen to what you want, they just want to sell, something they order and cant get rid of. Also they thrive on people who rather be cool and be liked then spend money on what they want. If you want to be cool and have them wave at you infront of your gf, or friend, and that more important then getting the look of your bike right, then MOM is the place to go. I was not happy with what they orderd wasnt even the picture they gave me, when I orderd it. Imagine that ording something that wasnt what you orderd in the picture. Then wouldnt give me my money back. Most people just put it on their bikes, sort of stuck with what they got I noticed. What they orderd had to be pure profit. I found lights that looked better then the ones they had in stock, and were 1/10 the cost. oh well, thousands will go to somone else. They are the only custom shop i know of though.
 

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+1...they are a block form my house. I got my tires mounted and balanced there for $40 and the threw away my old rear for free. I stopped in there one day to get a turn signal bulb for my FZ and they didn't have any in stock. :rolleyes They did offer to order it but why wait for a light. Honestly for a turn bulb, I would take it off a new bike in the showroom and replace it when it comes in. Just my opinion. I drove down to the Honda House further north on 51 for shits and giggles, maybe thay have something. Here they looked at all of their bulbs and found an exact match that was a Honda tail light. I was so impressed that I bought some other things while I was there.
I kind of get special treatment at Bohn because I race for them....but....they are usually a good shop. They can be kind of short with customers that come in and don't know what they want or need. Also, they give a lot more time and energy to a true enthusiast than they do some kid trying to get his swing arm chromed! Bohn is also more dirt oriented because the owner races KTM's and the boys there are all dirt and cruiser riders.

Honda House is a pretty cool place. If I'm going to the other side of town to goto Bohn I usually swing by Honda house on the way. They have a nice accessories selection and usually I can get in and out of there without getting raped by salespeople!
 

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Blackmans Cycle; Macunjie PA - These guys are great. My uncle actually owned a business together with the current owner, so i sort of know him from my childhood, but the guy is great. He walks around and talks to everyone, and is just overall excited to talk real business about motorcycles, or even just to shoot the shit. The parts guys are younger, and might seem like they are ignoring you at times, but they aren't. They just are always putting orders and items together for customers, and when you gett heir attention they are nice too. As far as prices, the only things I've bought from them were oil, gaskets, filters, and tire change service. They were only 30$ a tire change if you brought the tire and rim in, versus Cyclegear which screwed me 54$ before all was said and done.

Overall, the place is great. I took my MSF there, and the staff for that was excellent (you have to get steve with the FZ1, he kicks ass) and the staff in the dealership is excellent. Everyone who works there loves bikes and I haven't ever heard them push an SS on a newbie, but I don't hang out there too terribly much.

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