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post #1 of 6 Old Dec 26th, 2009, 2:23 pm Thread Starter
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In the Sacramento area an HD dealer who owns 3 stores is closing 2 of them. I'm surprised it's taken this long. These stores have been packed with inventory the last couple years. Quite a change from the late 90's when they had year long waiting lists.

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Ya, there was a post not long ago. It detailed that HD corporate "asked" its dealers with multi stores in the same region to close them to keep the market from being saturated in the nice economy we are experiencing. Elk Grove shuttered about 4-5 months ago..

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Don't worry, every wide spot on Hwy 49 in the Sierra foothills still has a Harley dealer. In any event, if you really want a piece of this driveway candy the secondary market is loaded with them. It's sure is amazing what 24 months can do. The same bike you weren't allowed to even sit on or test ride at the HD dealer is now on craigslist with 3300 miles on it for fifty cents on the dollar. If you have the dough, it is truly is a great time to get the Harley of your dreams!

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In the Sacramento area an HD dealer who owns 3 stores is closing 2 of them. I'm surprised it's taken this long. These stores have been packed with inventory the last couple years. Quite a change from the late 90's when they had year long waiting lists.
You're talking about Rocklin and Folsom? I had heard those stores were closing but thought it was just a rumor...

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Folsom is staying open, Rockin is closing.

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Changing With The Times: HD of Rocklin, Amador County, and the Guidera Family

Based on declining sales due to the economic slowdown, the Guidera family will be consolidating our 3 dealerships into one location to ensure that our customers continue to receive the best sales and ownership experience possible. Unfortunately, both Harley-Davidson of Rocklin and Harley-Davidson of Amador County are closing. Starting today, all business will be conducted out of our Folsom, CA dealership located at 115 Woodmere Road. The last day of operation in Amador County is December 24th and the last day of operation at Harley-Davidson of Rocklin will be December 30th.

The current business level and overhead cost during this economic recession does not justify having 3 local dealerships open. By moving our key resources to one location we are able to control cost, staff effectively, and concentrate on great customer service. We chose Folsom because we are confident that the facility can support all of our present and future customer needs. The Folsom store has built an outstanding service and sales reputation in 10 years of operation. Its 24 service bays are more than any other store in the area, and we are staffed with factory trained technicians qualified to handle any service job. On top of the great service, Folsom also has superior parts, accessories, and Motorclothes departments and a new motorcycle selection and sales staff, which is second to none. All collision repairs will still be handled at our collision repair facility which is located in Rocklin on 4123 Monopoly Court. As always, you can count on our experienced collision staff to help you every step of the way should you drop your bike or have a major repair claim.

We started this journey by opening our Citrus Heights location in 1976. By 1997 we had outgrown that facility and moved to Rocklin. As Harley-Davidson motorcycle demand continued to grow in the area, we added the Folsom store in 1999. In 2003, the collision repair facility was added in Rocklin, and finally, Harley-Davidson of Amador County joined the line-up in 2007. It has been an amazing ride for the Guidera family to be a part of so many of our customers lives. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of opening 3 dealerships in the Sacramento area. However, we have realized that it is time to consolidate, recover, and start a new chapter in this amazing success story. We are very sad to see some of our history fall to the wayside because both the Rocklin and Amador dealerships have meant so much to so many good people. We are fully aware that plenty of challenges lie ahead by consolidating our customer base to Folsom. But we are also excited to forge ahead aboard our Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, the greatest freedom machines on the planet, and with you, the greatest customers in the world.

Victor, Len, Matt, Melissa and Shannon Guidera would like to personally thank our wonderful staff and our amazing customers for all their help and support through the 33 years we have been a Harley-Davidson dealer. We are looking forward to still being here for you and your Harley-Davidson motorcycling needs far into the future.

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