I just want to say I had the most awesome experience with Baxter Cycle in Marne, Iowa. I just picked up a 2010 Thruxton used - See cafe racer section for my post and pics
They are a small town dealership that packs a big punch. They are one of those best kept secrets. They have a large collection of bikes - mainly BSA, Norton, Royal Enfield and Triumph. They sell a ton of Triumphs.
Randy owns the business. Jeremy and Laurie are on the sales floor. I called them about 10 times about the bike and they always patiently answered my question.
After work, by the time I could go see the bike, they would have been closed, but they stayed open late just for me.
When I went in, I was made to feel so welcome. Gave me a tour of the shop and I was impressed to see all the classics in the back. They have a TON of older bikes of all kinds.
I took the Thruxton out on a ride. During the ride, my Oakleys flew off and went into a ditch. Laurie came back after I returned the bike to help come search for it and we spent 20 minutes looking to no avial. Still nice of her to come help search for them.
So, I called back on a Saturday and said I would take the bike. But I live two hours away. They said they would deliver it to my door for free and I could get all the paperwork done at home. Wow!
Randy shows up as promised to deliver the bike personally. You could see the care he took unloading it as he was uber careful getting it out of the pick-up.
As we walk in, he smiles and says - "here is a pair of googles for you, these won't fly off". He also gave me a free t-shirt.
We chatted for a while, he was in no hurry to leave. You can tell, the relationship meant as much.
All of the above are examples of why I enjoyed this buying experience.
Baxter Cycle in Marne, Iowa. Check it out folks, you will not be disappointed. Real good folks!
Randy delivering the bike...
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