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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Main Motorcycle: T100
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Greetings from Massachusetts

Shopping for a new Bonnie and thought this would be a good place to start!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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Main Motorcycle: StripleR
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Location: Portland, OR, USA
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Welcome and hope you find your perfect bike. I'm hunting now too!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 12:14 AM
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Riverside Motorsports

I hear a lot of good things about riverside motorsports. If your looking for a new bike I would go check them out...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
Main Motorcycle: T100
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Thanks. I'm up on the north shore so I will likely check out Great Bay in NH.

I used to have my ZRX serviced at Riverside. Good guys.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 09:00 AM
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Main Motorcycle: 2010 Black Speed Triple
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Location: Memphis, TN
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Which Bonnie are you looking to get?

2010 Matte Black Speed Triple
2012 Matte Black Thunderbird Storm
2009 Red Daytona 675
Memphis, TN
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
Main Motorcycle: T100
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I was thinking T100 but after reading the hellforleather review (Google for it), they make a lot of good points for sticking with the SE.

Difficult to find any late model EFI's on the used market so it looks like I may have to purchase new.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 08:18 AM
Main Motorcycle: 2011 Tiger 800 ABS
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Greetings from Massachusetts back at you!

I've not bought from Don @ Great Bay, but do know several people who have and they've been happy with the sale. The service? Not so much.

I had one friend who had a routine service of new chain & sprockets. When we got to a stop some 70 miles out west, she mentioned that something didn't "feel right". When I looked, I saw they had completely botched the job and the adjuster blocks were 90º out-of-position in the swing arm of the bike. That's just one, there have been others.

You also have North River Cycles in Salem, and highly-rated Performance Cycles in Shrewsbury MA. That one's a little ride, but worth it. I've bought one bike from Riverside and did well, but the son of one of the owner partners was pocketing the money and things have changed there. The fact that they're in the middle of a busy city and space is tight there worries me.

If Great Bay is closest and has the right deal for you, I wouldn't worry too much. You'll get a good bargain and as long as you do a quality check on service you're fine.

2011 Tiger 800 ABS. Crystal White

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Main Motorcycle: triumph bonneville
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Smile performance cycles is a good place

I live in grafton and have been taking it to performance cycles. Service is precise, necessary and pedantic. I love it.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 07:48 AM
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Hey neighbor! In Salisbury here.
I've bought some "things" from Great Bay. They might even remember my name. It's December now but next season let's do some riding!

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