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Passing through Iowa on a long trip and a buddy calls and said I should stop by this shop. Okay only 3 miles of Interstate 80, I'm running on time so why not.

Pull off the Interstate and nothing but cornfields then I am coming into town of 120 people....now I am wondering why I wasted my time. As I walk into this smallish shop..bang there it was -wow! They have tons of vintage Triumph, BSA, and Norton's plus a ton of parts for them too.

Very nice show room with new Triumphs and Royal Enfield's and accessories, clothing. They are building a new Triumph only building that will be online before Thanksgiving. Nice folks, I went in for a tee shirt and spent over $300 and would have spent more if my wife and closing time wasn't coming.

These guys are just off of exit 51 of Interstate 80 in Iowa, you won't be sorry!
 

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And, the T595 with the Corbin seat. Just like mine. Only cleaner. Nice shots. That type of dealership is rare and antique, just like some Cognac.
 

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Passing through Iowa on a long trip and a buddy calls and said I should stop by this shop. Okay only 3 miles of Interstate 80, I'm running on time so why not.

Pull off the Interstate and nothing but cornfields then I am coming into town of 120 people....now I am wondering why I wasted my time. As I walk into this smallish shop..bang there it was -wow! They have tons of vintage Triumph, BSA, and Norton's plus a ton of parts for them too.

Very nice show room with new Triumphs and Royal Enfield's and accessories, clothing. They are building a new Triumph only building that will be online before Thanksgiving. Nice folks, I went in for a tee shirt and spent over $300 and would have spent more if my wife and closing time wasn't coming.

These guys are just off of exit 51 of Interstate 80 in Iowa, you won't be sorry!
Appears they have the new stuff as well. I need to take a day trip up there and check them out.
 

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I didn't see you mention the shop by name in your post, but I can only assume you checked out Baxter Cycles in Marne, Iowa which has been around for years. Probably one of, it not the best, Triumph dealerships in the USA. They are well known for their inventory of classic/vintage British motorcycles.

I have had limited experiences with Baxter Cycles myself over the years, however I know others that have dealt with them on numerous occasions and they all have had excellent experiences. A family run Triumph dealer as well.

Bob
 

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My only regret is that I didn't have all day to poke around. For a old motorcyclist the place felt and smelled great! It's about 1300 miles from my house but the next time through I will bring more money and have more time!
 

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And, the T595 with the Corbin seat. Just like mine. Only cleaner. Nice shots. That type of dealership is rare and antique, just like some Cognac.
The 595 had the original frame too. They some nice Norton's and BSAs too including a military Triumph from WWII.
 

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Randy Baxter is a great guy to deal with, and a lot of my old vintage bikes wound up there. I have been attending their August campout, auction and hot dog event for many years when I lived just a short distance in KC.,200 miles. This year it was August 19th and my son and I attended after I rode up from Arkansas. Randy is also the mayor of Marne and has started a homestead project for those willing to build there--so he is much more than just a motorcycle dealer. Check your calendars for next year--those of us who started out on British bikes will salivate over the contents of Baxter's warehouse, but will be surprised at the going prices of the old bikes. I took several photos, however I guess I have not posted enough here to be allowed to add them. Just go to their website and look.:wink2:
 

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Randy Baxter is a great guy to deal with, and a lot of my old vintage bikes wound up there. I have been attending their August campout, auction and hot dog event for many years when I lived just a short distance in KC.,200 miles. This year it was August 19th and my son and I attended after I rode up from Arkansas. Randy is also the mayor of Marne and has started a homestead project for those willing to build there--so he is much more than just a motorcycle dealer. Check your calendars for next year--those of us who started out on British bikes will salivate over the contents of Baxter's warehouse, but will be surprised at the going prices of the old bikes. I took several photos, however I guess I have not posted enough here to be allowed to add them. Just go to their website and look.<img src="http://www.triumphrat.net/images/TriumphRat_2015/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
I will go to their website. I feel like I found a pot of gold, I realize many people already knew about them but I wanted to share for those who had not.
 

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Baxter Cycle is the Best of the Best.
Every single time I walk through the door I feel like I just showed up at a good friends garage. They are a true Triumph shop and actually stock(gasp!) many parts the competitors make you wait for. Damn great people too.

If you are passing through western Iowa on I80(exit 51) this is a must stop place.

Did they still have McQueen’s ‘38 Speed Twin in the “back room”?
 

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Stopped by Baxter's on my way back to Idaho, they had their new Triumph shop done...fabulous. Thank goodness they still have their old shop filled with old Triumphs and new Royal Enfields. Here is a few photos of the new shop and one of old shop.
 

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