Fairly rare bike; I'm not surprised the dealer has never seen one. On the other hand their reaction makes me think I'd be quite happy never spending a dime with them in the future either. Nice guys.
I can't help you with anybody in the Detroit area, but I would expect your best bet would be an independent shop. It's just a motorcycle - it's not rocket science.
Any idea how long it's been sitting? Are you at all mechanically inclined? If you know a little about bikes or just engines in general, I'd certainly give it a try yourself. Drain the old gas if it's been sitting very long (likely from your description), charge or replace the battery, check the oil, etc. While you've got the tank off to drain the gas, pull the plugs, put it in second or third and try to roll it a bit to see if it turns over. If so, put it back together and see if it will crank. You've got little to lose and you might even get lucky.
Report back in the sub forums for the super III and let us know how it goes.
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Last edited by zelatore; 12-12-2012 at 11:58 AM.