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Old 10-08-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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Question Who is a good dealer in Phoenix?

I am new to the Phoenix area and am ready to take the plunge on a new ktm 950 adventure. I have spent hours reading the many informative threads on the bike and saw how important a good informed and helpful dealer is. Can anyone recommend a dealer. I live in the east valley and Bernies Cycle Service is closest with Phoenix International Ktm and Premier Motorsports further away. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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I am new to the Phoenix area and am ready to take the plunge on a new ktm 950 adventure. I have spent hours reading the many informative threads on the bike and saw how important a good informed and helpful dealer is. Can anyone recommend a dealer. I live in the east valley and Bernies Cycle Service is closest with Phoenix International Ktm and Premier Motorsports further away. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I haven't bought any bikes from Phoenix International, but I've had minor service done there, and I've purchased some gear there as well. I like 'em. Their service bays are right out in the open, so you can watch whats going on. I'd have no qualms buying a bike there if they had what I was after.

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Old 10-08-2004, 11:00 AM   #3
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1st, welcome N00b.
2nd., fill out your profile,
3rd. I was in Chandler 2001-2002 and Bernies always did welll by me on Airhead service. I'd give them
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Old 10-08-2004, 12:39 PM   #4
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None of them....maybe. Until recentil recently, the only game in town was Phoenix International Motorsports and Victory in Chandler, AZ. Just recently a new dealer opened in Scottsdale, but it is too early tell in my book how good they are. I have done all my business at Ironhorse Motorcycles in Tucson, well worth the 130 mile trip for me and will continue to do. They are a world class dealer, great service by techs who not only truly know their stuff but are thorough. Their customer service is top drawer and really nice people to know and deal with. As an added benefit they are the only dealer in Arizona to offer an AMA or MOA discount on parts and accessories and their service rate is in the $8.00 - $10.00 range less expensive than the Phoenix area dealers. It is too bad about P.I.M. as they are only 5 minutes from where I work. Besides the fact that they are no longer a BMW dealer, I have found their customer service to be wanting, the parts guy rarely seems to know parts and accessories and their service, I simply do not trust. Victory is owned by a big conglomerate and so a lot of the typical lack of caring is prevalent. They quite often offer great prices on motorcycles but after the sale forget about good service. I also know of a couple of folks who have had real horror stories with servicing on their motorcycles.
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Uh, Gizmo, he's after a KTM.
I am new to the Phoenix area and am ready to take the plunge on a new ktm 950 adventure.
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Old 10-08-2004, 01:20 PM   #6
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I am new to the Phoenix area and am ready to take the plunge on a new ktm 950 adventure. I have spent hours reading the many informative threads on the bike and saw how important a good informed and helpful dealer is. Can anyone recommend a dealer. I live in the east valley and Bernies Cycle Service is closest with Phoenix International Ktm and Premier Motorsports further away. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Stay FARRRR away from Premier. P.I. and Bernies are boto good shops in my opinion. If Bernies is closer then...There you go fro service. If you're buying
a new one....Check all three and see what kind of deal you get at each. I bought mine out of state but have it serviced at P.I. and have nothing but good things to say about them.
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Old 10-08-2004, 01:58 PM   #7
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Uh, Gizmo, he's after a KTM.
I am new to the Phoenix area and am ready to take the plunge on a new ktm 950 adventure.
Yes true but Phoenix Int'l Motorsports sells KTM. Sorry got off on a bit of a tangent otherwise.
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info guys. It sounds like Phoenix International Ktm or Bernies Cycle Service. I just don't get why Bernies is not a listed dealer on KTM'm web site.
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Changing out tires in Phoenix

Any update to this thread? I am heading down through Phoenix on the way to Baja the end of May and will need to purchase and change out a set of tires on my R1200GS.
At home I would do my own work but considering the possible temperature I will likely get a shop to do the change over and I will sit having a cool beer rather sweating in the parking lot removing the wheels?

Recommendations on a dealer?
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tires for MARDAF

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Would recommend that you consider ZEN MOTO in N. Scottsdale, Owner Dillon Dugan is a adv member, rides, & owns both KTM & BMW can accommodate any need you might have.

Contact: Zen Moto Store (480) 600-2978----www.zenmotostore.com---

You can deal with the rest but why not have the best.
Tell him Belstaff---Jeff sent ya.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:46 PM   #11
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Awesome, Thanks for the help. I will mention you directed me in his direction.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:59 PM   #12
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MARDAF:
Would recommend that you consider ZEN MOTO in N. Scottsdale, Owner Dillon Dugan is a adv member, rides, & owns both KTM & BMW can accommodate any need you might have.

Contact: Zen Moto Store (480) 600-2978----www.zenmotostore.com---

You can deal with the rest but why not have the best.
Tell him Belstaff---Jeff sent ya.

Plus one, Dillon is a rider & one of the very few people I'd allow near my bike with tools...
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:44 PM   #13
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Plus one, Dillon is a rider & one of the very few people I'd allow near my bike with tools...
Plus 2! Dillon is a great guy and runs an independent shop relying on excellent service. He rides both Adventures and GS's. He'll take good care of you.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:59 PM   #14
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Awesome, I have an email into him today. I'll be sure to mention the support he is getting from the inmates.

Thanks guys, it always makes you feel better when you get some "on the ground" intel :o)
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #15
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MARDAF:
Would recommend that you consider ZEN MOTO in N. Scottsdale, Owner Dillon Dugan is a adv member, rides, & owns both KTM & BMW can accommodate any need you might have.

Contact: Zen Moto Store (480) 600-2978----www.zenmotostore.com---

You can deal with the rest but why not have the best.
Tell him Belstaff---Jeff sent ya.
definitely the place to take a motorcycle for any service etc.
You get the guys who kind of know at the dealers and then you get the guys that really do know at Zen Moto.
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