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post #1 of 8 Old Aug 30th, 2011, 9:40 pm Thread Starter
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Best direction to go?

Looking to buy a RT this weekend. Problem is I am in SE Washington. Nearest dealerships are in Spokane, Seattle or Portland. Which way should I go? Which is the best dealership in the area? Looks like Portland area has the most dealerships, but I need your input on the dealership to hit.

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Re: Best direction to go?

I am even interested in later models with low miles. If anybody knows of a used RT in the tri-state area, WA, OR, ID, heck even Western MT.
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I have found Ride West in Seattle to be excellent in every regard!

Have gotten to know everyone there. Great, hel[ful bunch of folks.

Roman prounced (Row-mon) is the guy you want to deal with. Very knowledgable, excellent salesperson and very customer service oriented which goes for the entire operation.

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Re: Best direction to go?

Have you checked Mac's in Clarkston? Have also been hearing good things from the new Spokane dealer.

My dealer of choice has been South Sound BMW in Fife - always treated me right - followed by Ride West - but further away from me. And lastly - The dealer in Tigard Oregon (Also Eugene) has been getting good reviews.

Most have used inventory online - Hope that helps

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I picked up a demo at the guys in Salt Lake City about a month ago. 600 miles from here. Three weeks and 3500 miles later I had the 6k service done at Ride West. As others have said, great people.

I've also been to South Sound BMW a couple of times when friends needed work on their bikes. Impressed with them as well.

In the past three years I've tried to buy two bikes from Mac's and for some reason they didn't want to talk to me. Both times I had a bike from someone else in two days or less.

I will be riding back from the Seattle area to Walla Walla this Monday morning. If you end up with a a bike perhaps we can hook up and ride a ways.

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post #6 of 8 Old Aug 31st, 2011, 9:06 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reviews. I think I am going to call around and see what they have for both new and pre-owned inventory. I dont want to drive 2 hours to find out they dont have any RT's in inventory.

Bob, wave as you go by Prosser. Be sure to check out our new water tower. It looks like a huge monolith on the horizon.

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Well, it doesn't look like it is going to happen this weekend. Was planning on heading over Sunday night and shop Monday. All dealers in Seattle, Portland and Spokane are closed Sunday and Monday. That kind of pisses me off. So much that I may just keep looking for a used one and stay away from the dealers all together. I would save a ton of money.
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Re: Best direction to go?

Most bike dealers are closed on Sunday and Mondays. I also recommend Ride West in Seattle, great dealer. Good luck,

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