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Old 01-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Free showers?

Just got the latest email from Ride West BMW. They list of all the free stuff they provide:

Free Coffee!
Free Doughnuts - Every Saturday!
Free Earplugs!
Free Wireless!
Free Insurance Quotes - For your motorcycle, auto, RV, ATV, & home!
Free Demo Rides - Extended
Free Used Bike Inspection
Free Service Loaners!
Free 30 Point Inspection
Free Seminars & Clinics
Free "Club Room" for your events!
Free Shower facilities for travelers!
Free membership in Team Ride West!

Just wondering how common it is for dealers to do this...
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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Just got the latest email from Ride West BMW. They list of all the free stuff they provide:

Free Coffee!
Free Doughnuts - Every Saturday!
Free Earplugs!
Free Wireless!
Free Insurance Quotes - For your motorcycle, auto, RV, ATV, & home!
Free Demo Rides - Extended
Free Used Bike Inspection
Free Service Loaners!
Free 30 Point Inspection
Free Seminars & Clinics
Free "Club Room" for your events!
Free Shower facilities for travelers!
Free membership in Team Ride West!

Just wondering how common it is for dealers to do this...
IDK. I haven't been in my BMW dealership a long while now. I stopped in a year or so ago to pick up some service parts but wasn't there long. Most of that sounds reasonable though. I know they gave me a loaner bike to run around and go eat on when my bike was in for service a long time ago. Always do my own work now though so don't know if they still do that or not. Not sure about the showers though.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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So where the hell is west
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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No free umbrella girls?

What a jip!
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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Just got the latest email from Ride West BMW. They list of all the free stuff they provide:

Free Coffee!
Free Doughnuts - Every Saturday!
Free Earplugs!
Free Wireless!
Free Insurance Quotes - For your motorcycle, auto, RV, ATV, & home!
Free Demo Rides - Extended
Free Used Bike Inspection
Free Service Loaners!
Free 30 Point Inspection
Free Seminars & Clinics
Free "Club Room" for your events!
Free Shower facilities for travelers!
Free membership in Team Ride West!

Just wondering how common it is for dealers to do this...
In OZ generally speaking you might get a coffee as you sign up for finance...
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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In OZ generally speaking you might get a coffee as you sign up for finance...
Some outback roadhouses (gas stations) do free showers. BMW dealers... nup... first you have to find one, then get the parts ... free? Shade over your head, may be air conditioned in the shop. And maybe a drink of cool water if your lucky.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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Yup,I know those truck stop showers well,from a former life...
Dealers: avoid them and their pricey parts,if you can find one.
many have closed that side of their business
I now DIY mostly...online parts..
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:27 PM   #8
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Ride West has always treated me well. Staying open late so I could get a part. Letting me take bikes to try while mine were serviced.

They even protected me from myself and refused to sell me a K1200R... Said they liked riding with me too much and that if I got one I would lose my license or kill myself on it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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The Harley dealer in Anchorage has showers and a campground. All free if you're traveling on a bike. Doesn't have to be a Harley.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #10
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Either of those places are a long ride to get a shower.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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Either of those places are a long ride to get a shower.
But if you ride that far, you probably need a shower. See? It all works out.
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