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I've been going down to Daytona for the last 5 years, twice a year and there are a few dealers that should just save their money and stay home. The first few years I thought it was because I was on a Valkyrie and that's why they didn't want to talk to me but the last few times I was on my Boss and they still pretty much snubbed me. Maybe it was because I was on a 99 and that didn't rate with them. :roll: You would think that a dealer would try and get me to trade up or at least acknowledge I was there and talk to me a bit. :roll: I think Glen remembers one of the dealers I'm talking about.

I know that not all Boss Hoss dealers are like that but there are a few. The good ones I have ran into are Mountain Boss Hoss, Atlanta Boss Hoss and Stanford Boss Hoss. They all treat you with respect and as if you are ready to buy a new bike.

I have had Boss Hoss riders snub me too at gas stations. :roll: I guess it takes all kinds to make the world go around but you would think as rare as our bikes are that folks that sell or ride them would be a little more friendly to there kind. ;)
 

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You are very much right on that about the Dealers and several Boss Hoss owners. I'm sure they would snub you if you were even on a Harley. I have been snub at different places including at the Factory, and their trailer so I guess the world is like that. I know the ones that count to me have never snub us.
Another thing is the club you guys started, VRCC, has been so great to everyone it has gotten you and folks like me spoiled.
I have been to 4 Boss Hoss Rally's and most of the folks were decent but several, with their "big buck clicks", were jerks.

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The one dealer I'm thinking about wouldn't even come up to me and there was nobody else there! I was all over this one bike but I wasn't about to beg for information about it. I had the Valkyrie then and I was ready to trade up and I saw one that really grabbed me. Now I had over 40K into my Valkyrie so it's not like I looked like I couldn't afford a Boss. :roll:

I've been back to that same dealer time after time and nothing has changed. You step into Mountains area and someones going to greet you and treat you with respect. That's the way it should be. Maybe that's why they sell more bikes than any other Boss Hoss dealer.

It's really not a big deal but when your ready to lay down that kind of money you would expect folks to work a little harder to be nice. The Harley dealers use to be like that too but I'm seeing a change in the "if you want it here it is" attitude.
 

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I can attest to Mountain. I was in Daytona in 2000. I had a tranny pan gasket leak. It was raining like hell. They had a bike in there trailer. They pushed it out and took my bike in to service the tranny. While there, they discovered my reserve fuel switch had shorted. They took the time, not only to relocate the switch and add another for my running lights, but to tidy up the wiring. I have nothing but good to say about Tom, Dave, and the guys. They are first class in my book. I probably will never buy another BossHoss, due to health reasons, but if I do, I will definitely look at them first.
 

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I had the pleasure of meeting our new dealer here in California yesterday. His name is Victor and his shop is California boss hoss in Torrance. He knew I was coming and Waited around for me even though he had a prior engagement. He was there when I got there and took the tome to show me around his shop and a few of his bikes. Introduced me to his crew and really seemed interested in making sure I was pleased with his service. As far as I am concerned he runs a first class operation. Said he took orders for three bikes last week.... Maybe we will finally see an increase in the boss hoss following here on the west coast.
OH... and by the way... The #7 converter is awesome!!!! REALLY gave my bike some kick!
 

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Mountain and Chopper City

Bought mine from MBH and they have exceeded my expectations in warranty (and beyond) work. While at Daytona Bike Week last year I developed a mechanical problem while on Ridgewood and was able to limp the Boss into the Highlander. I called MBH at their set up behind the Harley dealership and they sent a mechanic to me to get me going enough to get to their set up for a permenant repair. While waiting, Marv from Chopper City came over from his booth at the Highlander and helped as well in getting me going. Prior to that I had never met or bought anything from Marv. The guys I was riding with when the bike crapped out were on Harleys and couldn't believe the the way I was helped as compared to the Harley dealerships they had experiences with. Hats off to both of the above dealerships. I would highly recommend either. While I have only met a few other dealers, I can't say that I have ever been treated poorly (or snobbish as you put it) by any of them.
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Mountain runs their shop as a business.......not a sideline so that they can ride a Boss. That's the difference between several dealers I've met in the past 2 1/2 years.

Marv is the same way, I bought my BH from a other dealer, but when I talked to Marv about warranty & service work, he was more than happy to do it. His attitude has gotten him several thousand dollars in parts and labor from me, and I will continue to buy my stuff from him. Wag & I have both sent a number of propective BH buyers to him, so it's paying off for him.

At both rallies and at Sturgis, I had Mtn. BH do work on mine adding a couple of goodies, and they are great. Get you in fast, work is first class and they don't rape you 'cause you're away from the house.

As for the riders, I think there are as many a__holes on Bosses as there are on Harleys :lol: A lot of these guys are RUBs that own them just 'cause they can 8) .......they're okay though......just think about how much fun they missed at the Cricket, Soo Line & Legion to name but a few of our favorite "holes"........I'll stick to my small circle of friends, I know they are capable of a good time :wink: 8) :eek: (Well, except maybe for Steve, he's kind of a puss when it comes to partying)

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Lamont...that experience really pisses me off! Maybe you should post the name of the jerk. I've had excellent service from Debbie and Bruce at Stamford Boss. There have been times when they've actually gone out two states away to pick up a stranded bike. Doing your own work and get into a snag, just call them and they'll spend all the time in the world walking you through the problem.
The factory should learn about these pricks that treat us poorly and pull their franchises because they do nothing but hurt the company....Joe
PS. Another great dealer who stayed open late for me while on a trip is Tim Siron...great guy.
 

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I too would also like to say something good about Tim Siron. When I have had a problem with a tranny on my trike he came in on a Labor Day to try to get it going. I have also picked my bike up on Sunday or other off hours because of my schedule. Never too busy to talk to you.

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Not to change the subject , but doesn't Tom Siron set up at the Sly Fox Inn for bike week . If so why wouldn't that be a ggod place for us to all meet , hang out and tell lies . At least there you can have a beer or food if you want .

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When I talked to Tim he was going to Fla last week to deliver a bike. He said that they going to try to have the owner of the Sly Fox to pave his parking lot. Seems they had some people drop thier bike in the gravel. Also Milwakee Boss Hoss was going to try to set up there also because they tore down the place he parked which was just across the street.

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My favorite dealers are, Siron, Milwaukee, and Marv at Chopper City and
Mountain BH.

I can honestly say, I have never been snubbed by any BH dealer.

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GRUMPY said:
Mountain runs their shop as a business.......not a sideline so that they can ride a Boss. That's the difference between several dealers I've met in the past 2 1/2 years.

Marv is the same way, I bought my BH from a other dealer, but when I talked to Marv about warranty & service work, he was more than happy to do it. His attitude has gotten him several thousand dollars in parts and labor from me, and I will continue to buy my stuff from him. Wag & I have both sent a number of propective BH buyers to him, so it's paying off for him.

At both rallies and at Sturgis, I had Mtn. BH do work on mine adding a couple of goodies, and they are great. Get you in fast, work is first class and they don't rape you 'cause you're away from the house.

As for the riders, I think there are as many a__holes on Bosses as there are on Harleys :lol: A lot of these guys are RUBs that own them just 'cause they can 8) .......they're okay though......just think about how much fun they missed at the Cricket, Soo Line & Legion to name but a few of our favorite "holes"........I'll stick to my small circle of friends, I know they are capable of a good time :wink: 8) :eek: (Well, except maybe for Steve, he's kind of a puss when it comes to partying)

Ya right Tim!!! I'll tell ya the party animal himself is Geezer. I was with him one nite when he was partying until after 8 pm!!

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Lamont,
You are right. That dealer was having a problem giving us the time of day. I have only run into a few dealers that have been like that. I have enjoyed my dealings with Stamford Boss Hoss and have seen them grow their business from when they first started. My bike was the second one they built when they started in 1998 and they have grown because of their customer service and how they treat people. I also have had very good responses and delings with Mountain along with Tim Siron. Thats why these dealers and others like them continue to grow their business and clientel. I guess you will always get a "few" in any business or group that are sticks in the mud.
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