Purchased a new 2008 Goldwing with lots of accessories in October 2007... salesman was very congenial and helpful. Sales manager (Tom) was a bear. All questions asked were answered promptly by sales person.They called and said the bike was ready, so I got someone to go with me to get it... got there and there was about $1,000 in accessories purchased that were not installed... some fast talk came about, at the end of which the bike was taken back into the shop, and four hours later we left with it.\r
Got it home and found there was no owner's manual with it... or any other manuals for the accessories purchased. Called back, and though miffed, they did send out the manuals... Then the real problems started... \r
I had told the salesman I weighed 270 pounds, my wife weighted 150... and we liked to tour... was weight going to be a problem... I was assured the machine could handle us comfortably... yet the owner's manual states the maximum weight, including riders and luggage, that the bike can handle is 410#... We go over that without packing a shaving kit.\r
Next thing was the service intervals... told valve adjustment was 100,000 miles... wrong again... try 36,000 miles... told it was easy to replace the air filter... according to the tech manual, it is a major undertaking.\r
The bike is uncomfortable for my height and build... 6'3"" tall, 270 pounds... \r
It is three months old and has 124 miles on it... because we can't use it for what it was purchased for... $28,000 cash down the tubes until I can figure out some way to trade it for something that will handle our requirements.\r
I wouldn't recommend this dealer to anybody I know, and probably not to any enemies I have either. \r
My mistake for this decade.
Pros: They will answer any question you ask about a specific motorcycle...
Cons: The answers they give may not be anywhere near factual regarding the specific bike you are asking about...