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post #1 of 9 Old 01-12-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need a new Honda dealer, mine just closed

I live in Renton WA and have bought several bikes from Renton Motorsports and have used them for service without any complaint. They have since closed, I still have a bike under warranty and wanted to know if anyone knew of a reputable Honda dealer in the Seattle area. I do not need any work done, but it would be nice to find a good dealer for parts, etc.

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-13-2012, 01:42 AM
 
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I live in Renton WA and have bought several bikes from Renton Motorsports and have used them for service without any complaint. They have since closed, I still have a bike under warranty and wanted to know if anyone knew of a reputable Honda dealer in the Seattle area. I do not need any work done, but it would be nice to find a good dealer for parts, etc.
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Fridgitator, Thanks. I checked that. One of the shops on there I have been to and they were a solid shop. It is a good ride, perhaps 45 minutes away on the freeway. What the heck, I like a good ride.

Looks like there might be one even closer to me. I will have to stop by one day to have a look around.

I hate loosing a place I bought three bikes from, didn't feel cheated and had a great service dept.

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Fridgitator, Thanks. I checked that. One of the shops on there I have been to and they were a solid shop. It is a good ride, perhaps 45 minutes away on the freeway. What the heck, I like a good ride.

Looks like there might be one even closer to me. I will have to stop by one day to have a look around.

I hate loosing a place I bought three bikes from, didn't feel cheated and had a great service dept.
Seems like dealerships with good reps are hard to find. Sorry to hear that another one bit the dust. I hope someone honorable fills the void.

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Seems like dealerships with good reps are hard to find. Sorry to hear that another one bit the dust. I hope someone honorable fills the void.

Yeah.

I almost fell on the floor laughing. you said "I hope someone honorable fills the void."

My eye caught it at first as "I hope someone horrible fills the void."

That is what we all usually find unless we are lucky.

I apologize for the reading error.

Thanks.

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If you ever find yourself on the 'proper' side of the hills, Wenatchee Honda (aka Doghouse Motorsports) is a decent shop. Bought a couple bikes from them before the new owners took over, but the the new owners seem to be doing a pretty good job, too. Same 'beyond helpful' guys behind the counter.

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I love Wenatchee. I have been there a couple of times for work (past career).

That would make for one heck of a road trip for parts or service, BUT is it a great idea for a nice long ride on the rebel. A weekend trip. I might just do that this summer. I'll keep a parts list going and visit that shop.

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Yeah.

I almost fell on the floor laughing. you said "I hope someone honorable fills the void."

My eye caught it at first as "I hope someone horrible fills the void."

That is what we all usually find unless we are lucky.

I apologize for the reading error.

Thanks.
Most of what I hear about dealerships is bad. My experience with mine is mixed; I bought my bike in '08 when gas prices were spiking and people who had never thought about riding were lined up to buy one. It was really a seller's market, and this was not lost on the salesmen at the dealership. Each one approached me at one time or another, and as soon as I made it clear that I was going to buy a Rebel, and would not be upsold to something with a profit margin, each excused himself and never came back. I ended up buying from the sales manager. He treated me well, and even delivered it for me. Very nice guy. Then I went in for the "initial tune up" or whatever they call it. I was given the impression that it was required for the warranty, and no mention was made of it costing me anything. An oil change and valve lash adjustment for over two hundred fifty bucks!
The parts guys, on the other hand, have always been helpful. No surprises, and they don't mind spending time finding what I need. If I say I want the least expensive item that will work, they don't try to steer me into something else. The mechanics have also been helpful about answering questions rather than just telling me to "bring it in and let me have a look".

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-07-2012, 04:11 PM
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I know this is a month later, but thought I'd chime in.

I have a regular guy over here in Port Townsend (Jim, he's great if you want to ride all the way over), but while I was at UW I needed to find someone over there and went with Lake City Powersports. They had generally good reviews and in my initial conversations with them I found they were very friendly, honest and well informed. I used them a couple times and found they did good work , were efficient, and had excellent customer service.

Good luck finding a dealer you like!
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