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Introductions - Tell us a bit about yourself => Introductions => Topic started by: DING12 on April 16, 2014, 11:44:45 am

Title: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: DING12 on April 16, 2014, 11:44:45 am
Thought I would drop a note and say hello to everyone since I've been lurking around for a week.

I've been riding for many years on mostly HDs and Triumphs, but I decided this time I would listen to a couple friends and check out the Concours 14.  Sure glad I did...  Just picked up my new to me 2012 c14 a week ago and could not be happier with the decision. 

Now it's time to farkle it out!

Look forward to hanging out on the site.

D

P.S.  Does anyone have an opinion on good Kawasaki service in Minneapolis/St Paul area?
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: JoeRau on April 16, 2014, 12:08:30 pm
Hi.  I'm in SE MN, so no suggestion on dealer up there.  I used Plainview Powersports this week for some warranty work.  Great guys, work done in less than a day. 

What color did you buy? 
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: DING12 on April 16, 2014, 12:36:29 pm
The fastest of course - Black    ;)

I'm down in SE Mn area once in a while to see my daughter in Kasson.  If I cannot find a dealer with a good reputation I may just run down there and give them a try.
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: JoeRau on April 16, 2014, 12:41:13 pm
The fastest of course - Black    ;)

I'm down in SE Mn area once in a while to see my daughter in Kasson.  If I cannot find a dealer with a good reputation I may just run down there and give them a try.

I'm in Mantorville at work right now.....
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: DING12 on April 16, 2014, 01:09:25 pm
Nice little town Mantorville.  Good brewery there across from Hubble house I believe. 
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: VirginiaJim on April 16, 2014, 01:32:06 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: ZG on April 16, 2014, 01:41:06 pm
Grats & welcome D!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: BackInTheSaddle on April 16, 2014, 02:23:37 pm
Welcome to the group.  The MN-WI guys are great and get together several times a year either to ride or wrench.  I have not had much experience with dealers, other than warranty or recalls, but both Leo's South and Cities Edge have been good.  I have also used Simply Street Bikes for routine service while I wait.  Most of the events are posted on the "official site" at http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/Calendar.cfm?clubID=1328 (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/Calendar.cfm?clubID=1328)

Hope to meet you soon.
Don
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: Rhino on April 16, 2014, 02:31:43 pm
Congrats on the new bike and welcome  to the zoo!
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: omcrider on April 23, 2014, 11:53:58 am
Welcome to the site Ding.
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: jirod on April 23, 2014, 03:43:08 pm
Congratulations and welcome! 
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: 2fast on April 23, 2014, 07:43:24 pm
I've heard good things about Cities Edge, but never used them personally.  Follow Back in the Saddles link and I hope to see you at a local get together!!
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: tweeter55 on April 23, 2014, 08:08:41 pm
Welcome & CHEERS  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: billhane on May 02, 2014, 05:22:49 pm
rest assured all dealers are steallers from customers from workers and anyone esle they can find  thats why we call them stealerships

tese guys seem a little better than most


http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/3687/Motorcycle-Dealer-Contact/Gardys-Kawasaki-Sports-Center.aspx (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/3687/Motorcycle-Dealer-Contact/Gardys-Kawasaki-Sports-Center.aspx)
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: jirod on May 02, 2014, 07:33:53 pm
Welcome and congratulations on the new Concours.
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: micgla1959 on May 08, 2014, 06:20:12 pm
welcome and have fun
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: Cold Streak on May 09, 2014, 08:07:05 am
Welcome.  I'm from the Twin Cities also.  I can say the group here is very active but they always schedule their activities when I am busy.  Maybe I'm too busy?  Anyway, I used Simply Sport Bikes last winter for storage and some work since I was possibly moving and didn't want to ride the bike in January.  The conclusion is they did a fine job with the tasks I asked them to perform and the storage also worked out great.  Normally I'm not to keen on having others touch my bike so I can't offer any other suggestions.  I did have the Hitching Post in Hopkins do the recall stuff, but it was pretty simple so I can't say how they are on the more technical repairs.  They were pleasant to work with though.
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: billhane on May 22, 2014, 07:17:55 pm
every shop treats a couple of people good i must have been in that handful ,so the hell with them
Title: Re: Hello from the Twin Cities
Post by: ARS on May 26, 2014, 07:19:57 am
I posted the same question in the local MN-MSTA forum and received a wide variety of replies.  Here's one of the replies. . .

"If you need maintenance call Midnight Motorcycle in Hastings. Adam(owner) and Glen(suspension guru) are both real nice, knowledgable and will take care of you."

http://midnightmotorcycle.com/ (http://midnightmotorcycle.com/)

Good Luck & Welcome