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post #1 of 20 Old 08-23-2014, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Aurora Suzuki closing. !!.

I just got the email that a Randy is retiring and closing the shop on Sept. 30th!!.
It will be missed...

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-23-2014, 04:10 PM
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Not familiar with that dealership, but that's nothing new down here in the South East. Dealerships come and go all the time.
8 years ago there were about 5 Suzuki dealerships within a 50 mile radius from Knoxville, TN. Today there are 2 left.
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Aurora Suzuki closing. !!.

Aurora is one of our last single line dealers,it also has the rep of being a honest and fair dealer.ALOT of us have bought multiple bikes from Randy.

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Aurora is one of our last single line dealers,it also has the rep of being a honest and fair dealer.ALOT of us have bought multiple bikes from Randy.
my dad and i have been going to randy for years, been a great dealer for us.
from what randy said, lynnwood is the new seattle extension so big brands that are signed up at lynnwood shops wont get on board with aurora since theyre too close together, and that that limitation with so many of the companies was a part of why they are closing up. the shop itself looks like itll be bought and opened under new management at teh very least.

but if you can swing it, duck in and get some good deals and talk to randy while he's in there. everything not a bike is 30-60% off and the bikes have decent discounts on them too
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Yeah, this was a surprise to me last night. I was happy to have such a great dealer near by. Any suggestions on the best alternative to get work done? Always have appreciated Darrell in the shop.


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That's too bad.

Another local Suzuki dealer who gave it up said "You can't make a living flooring $12,000 motorcycles and making $250 off of each one."

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I have a friend who retired last year and sold his mega dealership in Texas.He has a garage full of new bikes that date back to 1990 that he never sold. !!.

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Apparently I was late to the news of their closing. Stopped in yesterday to see what parts I could get for our three Suzuki bikes. All I could leave with was a sprocket set for the DR200 and an oil filter for the DR350. They do have a TKC80 front tire that will fit a V-Strom 650 if anyone is interested. That's too much meat for mine.

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Yeah, I called to see about a center stand. No dice.

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post #10 of 20 Old 09-14-2014, 04:18 PM
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That town is so small.. I'm surprised to even learn about this to begin with. I go to Salem and use Cycle Country.. I've been to the Eugene\Springfield location once before too.

Bummer on it's closing. Damned obama admin and the failing economy.
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