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About Moto Shops / Re: D&H is now RPM
« Last post by klaviator on January 22, 2022, 08:05:15 PM »
I tried to buy a KLX250 from them about a year and a half ago.  When I mentioned I was eligible for Kawasaki's $250 military discount, which comes from Kawasaki, he no longer wanted to do business with me.  Good riddance.  I hope the new owner is better.

If I want a Kawasaki or Yamaha my first choice will be Allsport.
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Dual Sport / Re: T-7 Tenere
« Last post by norton73 on January 22, 2022, 08:59:04 AM »
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About Moto Shops / Re: D&H is now RPM
« Last post by norton73 on January 22, 2022, 08:58:24 AM »
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Dual Sport / Re: T-7 Tenere
« Last post by norton73 on January 22, 2022, 08:28:55 AM »
Tenere available at Pinnacle motorsports;

https://www.tenere700.net/topic/4342-2021-t700-available-birmingham-al/
  "I've had a deposit at Pinnacle Motorsports in Bessemer for 9 months.  Dealer just called and said they have a 2021 on the way.  It will be there in a week and I'm next in line.  I have a $500 deposit on the bike, and I'm happy to buy it and resell it, but then the new owner ends up paying Alabama sales tax twice.  Would rather transfer the deposit to someone, since I picked up a used T700 back in October.

 

So, if you are in the market, hit me up.  I'll go with you to the dealer and transfer my spot and deposit to you.  All I ask my deposit back ($500).  The color is the blue 2021 version"
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About Moto Shops / Re: D&H is now RPM
« Last post by norton73 on January 22, 2022, 08:26:50 AM »
Reading any of the other forums about the Tenere, no one seems to know the availability. Some people are still waiting on bikes they ordered last summer and the 22s have just been announced.
Dealers are telling people with deposits maybe late winter.
If you want one now, there's guy that has a deposit on one at Pinnacle.
"

I've had a deposit at Pinnacle Motorsports in Bessemer for 9 months.  Dealer just called and said they have a 2021 on the way.  It will be there in a week and I'm next in line.  I have a $500 deposit on the bike, and I'm happy to buy it and resell it, but then the new owner ends up paying Alabama sales tax twice.  Would rather transfer the deposit to someone, since I picked up a used T700 back in October.

 

So, if you are in the market, hit me up.  I'll go with you to the dealer and transfer my spot and deposit to you.  All I ask my deposit back ($500).  The color is the blue 2021 version"

https://www.tenere700.net/topic/4342-2021-t700-available-birmingham-al/
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About Moto Shops / Re: D&H is now RPM
« Last post by Nice Goat on January 22, 2022, 07:54:44 AM »
I'm glad that the D&H owners have retired. 

Years ago, shortly after moving to Cullman, I stopped into D&H to buy some oil and filters.  The lady behind the counter wasn't very friendly, but she found and produced my filters in a reasonable amount of time.  Meanwhile, I had to listen to Gerald's hard sell about how Kawasaki's is the best oil available, and I should not get the YamaLube bottles which I had selected.  He got pissy when I said that I was going to stick with the YamaLube.  Then, when it came time to pay, I tried to pay by debit card, and they said that they don't take credit cards.  I just stared at them for a moment and then said, "This is the 21st century.  You don't take debit cards?"  Needless to say, I did not go back for a long time.

However, I drive right past them every time I go to/from work, so eventually, I did visit again, just to browse the motos.  I noticed that they had a credit/debit card reader next to the register this time.

My impression of D&H was that they were probably okay to deal with as long as you could handle Gerald's quirkiness.  But the shop is very small, and if they are going to carry motos, SxS, and watercraft, they desperately need a larger building.

Fast forward to yesterday....

I stopped in to ask about the Yamaha Tenere 700.  There was a young kid watching the floor.  He was pleasant and tried to answer my questions, but every answer sounded like a guess.  He was not sure when they were getting anything, what they were getting, how to find out, or anything else. 

They had more dirt bikes on the display floor than anything else, but they did have a couple of sport bikes, a naked, Kawi's retro 900, and a couple of KLRs.  All of the motos had big yellow "No Haggle Price" signs on them showing prices above MSRP, but not ridiculously so.

My impression of them today is that you probably would not get raped on a purchase, but they have a limited selection because the floor space is still very small.  I hope that they do move into a larger facility, even if they wind up on the other side of town.
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About Moto Shops / Re: Which Honda dealership
« Last post by Nice Goat on January 22, 2022, 07:34:06 AM »
I purchased my DR650 from Mountain Motorsports in Lithia Springs with no hassle and no additional fees.  They were pleasant to deal with.  But that was several years ago also.  YMMV
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About Moto Shops / Re: Which Honda dealership
« Last post by klaviator on January 21, 2022, 07:31:26 PM »
Unfortunately many smaller dealerships have been bought out by bigger companies and they tend to be focused on making as much money as they can by charging all the fees they can get away with.  I would be very careful about doing business with any dealer that is part of a chain.

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About Moto Shops / Re: Which Honda dealership
« Last post by Mulley on January 21, 2022, 05:12:20 PM »
I was told last weekend by a salesman in Oxford, that SPEEDZONE will officially be changing their names to Mountain Motorsports.
Both the Oxford and Gadsden stores are now owned by this huge conglomerate.
I have never purchased a new (or used) bike from either dealerships, but have spent money on parts and accessories from them.
At the Oxford store, the salespeople don't seem to mind that I come in often to look at bikes. He also said that if I were to find a bike at one of their other dealerships in Georgia, It could be trucked to the Oxford store.....For Free!!Lol..

I tried to buy a bike from the Oxford location last June. I laughed in the salesman's face and walked out. It was ridiculous how bad they were taking advantage of people. I have no use for shady bull crap.

I had my daughter with me, trying to buy a TTR110 and a full set of gear, head to toe. Hopefully it was a learning experience for her.
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Photo & Video / Re: Show us your bike related pics..One pic per day!
« Last post by norton73 on January 21, 2022, 08:40:32 AM »
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