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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 26th, 2007, 2:35 pm Thread Starter
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Whence service?

Okay, I live in the eastside suburbs of Seattle. My bike was originally sold by South Sound, and the prev owner said they said they have done all the service on the bike since new.

But South Sound is anything but convenient.

Can anyone recommend (or not) either Ride West or Mick Vallantine for routine service? Or anyone else in the Seattle area?
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post #2 of 6 Old Jan 26th, 2007, 3:33 pm
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Thumbs up Renton Cycle Works

I have been going to Renton Cycle Works for my LT and my Harley. The service manager there worked his way up to service manager at Cascade BMW before it went belly up. He does a great job and they are a little cheaper than BMW. He prepared my LT for my 8900 mile CCR trip last summer and I had zero problems. Of course that is probably just as much the bike as his work but at least he didn't create any problems. They also have an excellent Harley trained mechanic that I have always had great results from.


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Hmmmm... I work very near there... where the Black River would cross under 405... if the Black River was still there. And I can walk over to the P&R and hop a bus home.

Hmmmmm......
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post #4 of 6 Old Jan 26th, 2007, 7:10 pm
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If Jim recommends Renton cycle they must be okay and it sounds like a good fit for you. Just so you know Ride west is excellent also. Haven't heard anything about the other guy. You could always attend one of our tech sessions also.

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Let me paraphrase a little joke from the aviation industry for you.

What are the three most dangerous things in motorcycling?
1. Making a left turn in front of a cager.
2. A cager making a left turn in front of you.
3. Juggler with tools in his hand.
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Juggler, we didn't mean you had to work ion your bike at the tech session. After all, we usually need someone to go chase parts and/or lunch.

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