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Old 01-30-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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Recommend an Arizona Dealer

New to Phoenix and looking to purchase a water-cooled R1200GS. I'd be happy with a used (and cheaper) bike, but realize that there aren't many on the market yet.

I don't know the Phoenix-Tucson dealers. Any recommendations? Contact names for your favourite salesguy?

For that matter, anywhere within a day's ride would be fine ......New Mexico or Southern California, for example.


thanks!


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Old 01-30-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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Might want to post this in the regional forums on this site too.

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Iron Horse in Tucson is a very well respected dealer! I do no know the Phoenix dealers, but have been to Iron Horse.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
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Iron Horse in Tucson is a very well respected dealer! I do no know the Phoenix dealers, but have been to Iron Horse.
+1 on what Jim said. Iron Horse is first class. I'll let the socal guys explain why you don't want to buy a bike there. It's a tax thing.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:22 PM   #5
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Looked at Iron Horse's site - impressive. And a very cool name for a dealer!

Poor California, all that ocean and all those taxes...
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:01 PM   #6
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PHX dealers

There is GOAZ in Scottsdale. I have never used them but have friends that do and they seem to like the service they get. Again, never used them, but I have heard nothing but bad about Victory BMW in Chandler. Most of what I hear relates to their service department.

Lastly, Iron horse is a good bet. I have had friends buy used bikes from them and were treated well. Hope that helps and good luck shopping!
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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Another + for Iron Horse in Tuscon. Wish they were in Phoenix.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:04 PM   #8
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Iron Horse-- Jim in sales
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:25 PM   #9
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Lots of love for Iron Horse ...and I'll check out Go AZ. Thanks.

Anyone else have nasty experiences with Victory?
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:35 PM   #10
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I shopped at GoAz and victory before buying my GSA. Goaz is priced higher because their clientele have a disposable income. They wouldn't budge on an already inflated price. I purchased from Victory because they worked with me and were great folks and the sales manager Tom had ridden around the world on his BMW about he same time Helge Petersen was. That being said, I will never take my bike to be worked on by Victory. They are owned and operated by Ride Now and service and sales has gone to chit. I take my bike to GoAz for warranty service since they are a little more competent than the mechanics at Victory. I did test ride a K1600GT at Iron Horse and they were also great folks and I know if I were in the market to trade in my bike for another BMW, I would shop at Iron Horse first even though they're an hour and a half away. I'd still buy another bike from Victory since they have good prices, but I'd never service it there.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:58 PM   #11
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GOAZ is pretty high on themselves, they don't really want to deal, I only bought from them because they had a low mile 990R that was hard to find and it took two weeks of back and forth and walking away to get it done.
After buying a bike most dealers will do you 20% off parts and gear but them nope 10%

Cool place to look around tho.......... Oooooooooh Ducatis !!!!!!
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:59 PM   #12
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I'd still buy another bike from Victory since they have good prices, but I'd never service it there.
Thanks for sharing - a good summary.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:05 PM   #13
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. Victory well brake your bike before they fix it. When it comes to service they donot have a clue. Go to Iron Horse.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:24 PM   #14
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Yup

Iron Horse in Tucson...10 years experience with them, never unhappy.

YMMV, of course.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:28 AM   #15
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I bought my Tiger 800XC from GoAZ, and I bought a Honda Shadow from them a couple years back. They're alright... first bike they gave me a grand off MSRP and same with the Tiger.

Their parts are all MSRP, but they will price-match even with online prices. Including tires.

Riding around the country on my Honda Shadow last year, I found GoAZ's service prices to be very reasonable. Valve clearancing on the Shadow at my home dealership was far less expensive than the Honda dealer in West Palm Beach, FL, for instance. Got raped there. Or the oil change I got in East St. Louis, IL. Both of those are insanely expensive Honda dealerships... either that, or they love to charge out of state riders a lot more than locals.

ETA: The Chandler BMW store is crazy-expensive. I went in there looking for a powerlet-to-cig adapter last week, they wanted $30 for the same part at another store that was $10. They're owned by the same guys that operate Ride Now Powersports and Ride Now Euro, but I like the Ride Now Euro store much better than that BMW store.
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