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Old 12-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Favorite dealers (motorcycle) around Boulder

Any motorcycle dealer recommendations around the Boulder area? I would like to find a place that specializes in dual sport riding.

I may be going to Sun Enterprises to have some new sneakers installed on my XR400 unless you have recommend somewhere different.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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Here's a shop in Boulder. Haven't used them personally but have heard good things.
http://www.mikesmotorcycle.com/

If you want to take a quick ride down HWY 93, check out TFOG in Golden. Great prices, great service and bad jokes. Ask for Jim.
http://www.tfogracing.com/
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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If you are willing to drive north to MotoAdventure in Loveland, you will not be disappointed. Everyone that works there will treat you great. Good competitive prices and unparallelled customer service. I have a friend who is preparing for an around the world trip and MotoAdventure has been his goto source for parts and knowledge.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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Don't waste your time going to Mikes. He doesn't stock anything Dual Sport and will only give you attitude if you ask him about it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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If you are willing to drive north to MotoAdventure in Loveland, you will not be disappointed. Everyone that works there will treat you great. Good competitive prices and unparallelled customer service. I have a friend who is preparing for an around the world trip and MotoAdventure has been his goto source for parts and knowledge.
+10 Bruce and his crew are very helpful and parts ordering is prompt.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #7
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Don't waste your time going to Mikes. He doesn't stock anything Dual Sport and will only give you attitude if you ask him about it.
+1.

I've made two attempts to do business with Mikes. Neither went well and I felt I was treated rudely. I didn't need a third strike. The first attempt was to get a service history on my bike as they were the ones that supposedly did a lot of work on it from the prior owners. I was told to take a hike and they missed a huge opportunity to earn a customer. I spent several hundred with Pete Homan instead. Second attempt was a walk in to check out their gear for sale. It was like I didn't exist. Very negative experiences.

Colorado Powersports on 55th OK. Their mechanics were very accommodating when I needed to swap out shims on my K75. Sales staff is friendly enough though not particularly knowledgeable. Best to treat as order takers, only. I've bought parts and gear from them several times - probably close to $1,300 worth. I also bought my KLR from them. Mildly positive opinion.

Beemers and More. I checked out a F650GS there a few years ago. They were OK but didn't go beyond in any meaningful fashion. Neutral opinion. I'd give them another try.

BMW of Denver have always been very responsive at the parts counter. The sales staff were always friendly and never pushy. I haven't used their service department. I would gladly go there again for parts or to buy a bike - positive opinion.

Bavarian West - Pete Homan. I had him do a few things on my K75, mostly just routine maintenance work. He forgot to tighten a few non critical bolts, but his lack of attention to detail didn't impress me. I'm not crazy about my exhaust popping loose a couple days after the bike was in his shop, as I'm cruising down I-25. I called him to let him know. That experience is why I strongly prefer to do my work. At least if I screw it up, I'm fully accountable for the mistake, unlike Pete. Negative opinion.

Woody's. I've bought a few sets of tires from Woody and had them install front wheel bearings on my K. The tire experiences were OK but they screwed up the wheel bearings. HOWEVER, they followed up and made it right. I was actually very impressed with their willingness to make it right, unlike others who are reluctant to even admit to a mistake much less make the effort to correct it. Positive experience.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #8
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and here I thought that Mike was just rude to me because I wasn't riding a beemer....
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:23 PM   #9
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+10 Bruce and his crew are very helpful and parts ordering is prompt.
Yes, and MotoAdventure has jets and other carb parts, as well as some valve shims, in stock.

Sisneros Speed Works in Dacono might be worth a try. Eddie is the DRZ guru, but his shop will work on any bike. He rebuilt the rear shock for my green DRZ, recharged it, and sold me a new spring for a very reasonable price. I'm happy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone. Have any of you done business with Sun Enterprises?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:50 PM   #11
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Thank you everyone. Have any of you done business with Sun Enterprises?
I bought a new XR70 for my daugher in 2003. It was one of their advertised specials, but I was able to get it at the newspaper price, with no hassles, and without dealer prep or other ripoffs that some dealers tend to add. It was a good deal, since I sold it for $200 less than I paid for it (including tax) 3 years later.

I have bought some other low dollar parts from them, but have never used their service department.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #12
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and here I thought that Mike was just rude to me because I wasn't riding a beemer....
The attitude was like I was somehow interrupting their real work by talking to them. It's almost like they didn't realize I was there to spend money. I don't know how they stay in business, frankly. I guess there just aren't many options in Boulder.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:18 AM   #13
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Thank you everyone. Have any of you done business with Sun Enterprises?
I've had pretty good luck at Sun in every dept. Service dept was great as well, they don't seem to want to sell you something you don't need.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:31 AM   #14
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My experiences with shops since being out in CO have been the following:

RM Kawi - Longmont - Ordered new Jets for my suzuki GS500 to tune for alititude. Ordered the jets, waited a week, installed bike didnt run. Took to Eddie for tuning and was told the jets were the wrong style and there would be no way for it to run right with the jets RMK provided.

Eddie / Epic Motosports / Sienseros Speedworks - Awesome experiences, took my GS500 there for tuning, he found a bunch of other issues and fixed them even using junkyard parts (the bike was an 89). Also took my DRZ400 there for tuning, never run better! Not cheap, but good experiences and timely considering the volume of internet business that also leaves the door.

Colorado Powersports - Went in there once for a DRZ airfilter, which was not in stock. No other dealings with them.

I have had great experiences with HDB & Wolfman but they arent really dealers / shops.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:19 AM   #15
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Bummer to hear about Mikes in Boulder. Hate to hear about local business' being that way. Thanks for setting me straight.
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