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post #1 of 7 Old 06-09-2014, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Apologies if this has been done in the past few years, but I wasn't able to find a recent related post. I've just sold my former bike and am looking to pull the trigger on a new 2012+ Glee in the the Puget Sound area.

I've heard mostly good things about Aurora Suzuki, and also possibly Lynnwood Cycle Barn. Does anyone have recent experience with either of them, or good feelings about another local dealer?

Also, I've seen listed prices ranging anywhere from 7K(in Tri-Cities, not sure if it is worth the bus fare...) to >MSRP. What would be a fair price goal to strive for on a leftover 2012/2013 vs 2014?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-09-2014, 12:56 PM
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A little south of Seattle... but that makes for a longer ride home. This is where I got DL1000 a couple years ago.

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Ymmv, but I didn't like Aurora Suzuki's sales pitch shenanigans the times I went there so bought mine from the one in Everwett. They loaned me a 250 so I could practice riding around their parking lot before I took the 650 home... it had been 20 years since I last owned a bike.

There's a price thread floating around in the 2012 forum, I think.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 11:53 AM
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North of Seattle, I have had good experiences with Ride Motorsports in Woodinville and Everett Powersports in Everett.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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From elsewhere on the forum it sounds like Everett has a pretty stand-up service department as well.

Sweet. It looks like I have a full afternoon ahead of me sitting on stroms, hopefully I'll have a good report tonight.

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-12-2014, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Picked up the new Strom today.

Aurora was as advertised, friendly, but not budging on MSRP. Had a good interaction with their parts counter, but ended up not buying any farkles.

Everett Powersports, the rep I spoke with wasn't very familiar with the beakstrom but was enthusiastic and a fan of the glee. More willing to deal, minimum of the stereotypical dealership theater. Ultimately wound up not going with them.

Adventure Motorsports in Monroe, however, amaziballs in every respect. Parts, Sales, Finance were all friendly stand up human beings, made eye contact, shook hands, remembered my name(strangely a rare feat these days in my experience). I wound up getting some farkles with the 0% financing, and they were willing to work with me to track down some altrider parts that weren't in their normal catalog.

I plan on riding the heck out of my new bike, but will definitely recommend them to anyone who asks, and will go back if I end up needing a second ride.

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