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Old 12-06-2012, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This completely sucks bad. My bike is not even a year old, and the next nearest Triumph dealer is over 150 miles away. I don't want to sound selfish, but as far as I am concerned any warranty work is going to be way too much of a hassle. DAMMIT!!!
Well I'm off to rip the AI and O2 sensors out since it doesn't matter now.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been expecting this. It looked to me like they might be going out at about this time last year too. I tried to buy a BMW K1600GT from them in October 2011 and I could not even get Perry to return my calls. Repeated attempts to even discuss getting that bike were just flat ignored. They've been very short on inventory lately, so it makes sense if they've closed.

The Triumph part of their dealership was the reincarnation of Destination which had been a few miles to the west of the Ultimate location. The ownership there struck me as incompetent too.

I ended up buying my K1600GT at MAX in NH, and then when the GT was delayed in customs, I switched to a GTL. I was a cash buyer, and MAX was only too happy to get my business.

Ultimate was only too happy to give me the business.

The service manager at Ultimate was the only competent guy on their staff. He was the only competent guy from Destination too. I will miss him.

Lucky for me that I am not too far from Castle Powersports in Hendersonville. I like them quite well. There's supposed to be a Triumph dealer down in Ringold, Georgia too.
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Yeah it looks like the north Ga. location will be my closet bet, but is still 85 miles away. Frankly I can already tell that any problems I now have with my bike will come down to me weighing the situation and most likely fixing it myself at a cost.
I agree the service manager there was great. Good thing I just had my oil leak fixed there a week ago.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Come on... that's a nice hour ride... ;-)
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Come on... that's a nice hour ride... ;-)
More like an hour and a half, and that's if the bike is ride-able....looks like I might be investing in a trailer. This stinks.
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I bought a Triumph last April from my nearest dealership, 80 miles away. It's doable. I feel your pain though. Good luck!
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More like an hour and a half, and that's if the bike is ride-able....looks like I might be investing in a trailer. This stinks.
Their web site was still functional last night. Maybe they're just taking a break .

I'm about 85 miles away from all of these dealerships. We've got nothing here. Even the Honda dealerships have closed. We have the Pirates, and we have a UJM stealer, but that's it.

The trailer is a good option. I've had to use one for years. If I were only going to use the trailer to take the bike in for repair oriented service, I'd probably get a modestly priced open trailer, 5x8 or maybe 6x10 so that it could be used for moving my commercial lawnmower too.

As it is, I have an enclosed two bike trailer from Wells Cargo. Its a great trailer, and it holds up even when used in states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey where the interstate system beats other trailers to death.
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Castle in Hendersonville is a strong dealership with excellent and very accomodating service shop. I have a Thrux and StripleR and they have worked on both.
But I have also reverted to the closer BMW shop 'cause the trek to Castle is sometimes a hassle, so I get the PITA factor.
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As it is, I have an enclosed two bike trailer from Wells Cargo. Its a great trailer, and it holds up even when used in states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey where the interstate system beats other trailers to death.
The roads here best everything to death, including my kidneys!
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Damn, Triumph needs to expanding their dealer network, not shrinking!


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