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post #1 of 14 Old 08-30-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Aussie Stromer on US tour - trusted dealer in New Jersey?

I'm 18,000 miles into my 2014 US tour about to leave Nova Scotia heading for New Jersey. I need to replace both sprockets and chain. I'm wondering if there are any Stromtroopers in the New Jersey area that could give me some assistance, ie tools and a bit of space. Or, failing that, give me a tip for a trusted Suzuki or other dealer in this area. I have the parts, I carry them with me as you never know when you're going to need them, but some stores don't seem to be happy to do the work if you haven't bought the parts off them.
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-31-2014, 07:31 AM
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I am in eastern Connecticut 100 miles closer then NJ

doubtful any dealers have what you need in stock though I could check

USA Monday is holiday plus traffic along coast will be frightening and concentrated policing

pm me if you think I can help
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I am in eastern Connecticut 100 miles closer then NJ

doubtful any dealers have what you need in stock though I could check

USA Monday is holiday plus traffic along coast will be frightening and concentrated policing

pm me if you think I can help
Yeah, it's American Labor Day, and is a large travel holiday. The northeastern US will be jam packed with travelers as well as police. I would offer up a hand in northeastern PA near the border, but my tools and everything are in western PA.

If you find that you need assistance when you're close to Pittsburgh, just holler and I'll see what I can do.
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Yeah, it's amazing how the dealers in America don't seem to carry much stock. I guess it's that on-line sales thing, which is fine if you have a fixed address and a garage full of tools but when you're touring it really makes things tough. I've been trying to chase up a front sprocket across four states and have finally ordered one on-line to be delivered to New Jersey. And as for tyres you would think that the V-Strom was the rarest bike on the planet. For instance, in Whitecourt, Yukon we were quoted $480 for a rear Pilot Road 3. We limped to Calgary instead on a wing and a prayer. Thanks for your replies guys, and you're right - why is it always a long weekend?
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-31-2014, 02:18 PM
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as for trusted dealers in NJ the one I go to and the one I trust 100% is Rizzon Cycle in Middlesex NJ.Suzuki, Kawasaki, E-Ton, Scooter, ATV, Motorcycle, Dealer, Middlesex, NJ,Used, Parts, Accessories, Apparel, Service, Financing, Insurance

if you need just shop space I can probably accommodate you up at my work in Paterson, NJ. if we do things off hours it will be fine.

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rizzon's is closed until tues. FYI.

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post #7 of 14 Old 08-31-2014, 10:48 PM
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Second on Rizzons, they have an excellent reputation


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post #8 of 14 Old 08-31-2014, 11:17 PM
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Sprocket & chain

Sense you will have your parts already you might check with a local chain auto parts store they might be able to loan you and electric impact gun for the nut on your front sprocket than you might borrow or buy a cheap set of sockets to do the rear sprocket.Also might ask a local tire store to loosen the primary nut with one of their air impacts worth a shot. Cut the chain with hack saw hopefully you have a master link with spring clip. Best of luck.

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post #9 of 14 Old 09-01-2014, 08:24 PM
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I agree with the above , Rizzon is solid. Owner is Rick, a very good guy.
Phone 1-732-271-1616
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Decided to stay a few extra days in Upper Maine; too scared to tackle the Labor Day holiday traffic. Rizzon Cycle could work for us. Thanks for the tips guys.
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