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    Inspect bike for me at Kissell Motorsports in (Tyrone) Altoona, PA

    Folks, I've put a deposit down on a bike at Kissell Motorsports in Tyrone, PA. and was hoping a member close by might volunteer to stop by the dealership and do an in person inspection for me. I'm hoping to do a drive and ride this Saturday, so some time this week would be helpful, sorry for such short notice, if you can help please PM and we can work out the details.

    Also, if anyone has experience with Kissell Motorsports, that input would be greatly appreciated. The folks I've been dealing with have been very good, but others experiences help round out a picture.

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    J
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Folks, I've put a deposit down on a bike at Kissell Motorsports in Tyrone, PA. and was hoping a member close by might volunteer to stop by the dealership and do an in person inspection for me. I'm hoping to do a drive and ride this Saturday, so some time this week would be helpful, sorry for such short notice, if you can help please PM and we can work out the details.

    Also, if anyone has experience with Kissell Motorsports, that input would be greatly appreciated. The folks I've been dealing with have been very good, but others experiences help round out a picture.

    Thanks
    J
    I live 30 min from Kissell and would be happy to assist, which bike?
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    I have had service done by Kissell and am very happy with them.
    This is a 250 mile journey for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 174713 View Post
    I live 30 min from Kissell and would be happy to assist, which bike?
    Charlie
    Thanks Charlie. Its a 2018 BMW R 1200 RT Carbon Black Metallic Premium, the Stock Number is U466769. Really low mileage, 450 or so, they had a video on cycle trader that looked pretty good and identified a couple small scuffs, but nothing like someone really laying an eye on it. Ill drop them a note and let them know you'll be stopping by to have a look for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmdualexhaust View Post
    I have had service done by Kissell and am very happy with them.
    This is a 250 mile journey for me.
    Thanks for posting, I had a good vibe talking to them on the phone, nice to hear positive feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Thanks Charlie. Its a 2018 BMW R 1200 RT Carbon Black Metallic Premium, the Stock Number is U466769. Really low mileage, 450 or so, they had a video on cycle trader that looked pretty good and identified a couple small scuffs, but nothing like someone really laying an eye on it. Ill drop them a note and let them know you'll be stopping by to have a look for me.
    It will probably be Wednesday or Thursday this week. Let me know if you you'd like more photos of specific areas. Iíve known Josh for over 5 years and used their service, honest and good people. I have my 1992 R100R on consignment with them and have had nothing but a favorable experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 174713 View Post
    It will probably be Wednesday or Thursday this week. Let me know if you you'd like more photos of specific areas. Iíve known Josh for over 5 years and used their service, honest and good people. I have my 1992 R100R on consignment with them and have had nothing but a favorable experience.
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    Thanks Charlie,

    Funny I met up and rode from North Carolina over to the rally with a bloke on an 1992 R100R. So are you planning on replacing yours with something newer?

    Nothing beats a good visual inspection. If you see something you think warrants a photo, it would be much appreciated.

    I've done my internet research and the dealership rates very favorable, and I got a good feeling from Evan when I spoke with him on the phone. That said, being almost 700 miles away I'm trying to use all available resources to be as prepared as possible. This is a major purchase for us, as it is most people, so the more info we can get the better.

    Thanks again,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Thanks Charlie,

    Funny I met up and rode from North Carolina over to the rally with a bloke on an 1992 R100R. So are you planning on replacing yours with something newer?

    Nothing beats a good visual inspection. If you see something you think warrants a photo, it would be much appreciated.

    I've done my internet research and the dealership rates very favorable, and I got a good feeling from Evan when I spoke with him on the phone. That said, being almost 700 miles away I'm trying to use all available resources to be as prepared as possible. This is a major purchase for us, as it is most people, so the more info we can get the better.

    Thanks again,
    Jerry
    Iíve replaced it with a 1996 R1100GS I found locally, 23k miles and a good service history. I want to do light off-road riding and donít have room (or funds) for 2 bikes. Those airheads are great bikes, the GS versions were priced out of my budget.

    Iíll be in touch after my visit this week, let me know if you think of anything else you need in the meantime!
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    I bought my 2018 RT from them

    It was a very good experience. The people there are top notch. I bought a demo from them that had 52 miles on it. It needed to have 250 on it for them to sell it. They put the 250 miles on it plus rode it to 600 miles and did the 600 mile service before delivering it to me. That saved me a lot of headaches because I am 3.5 hours from them.
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    Thanks for the feedback Ragman.
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    I've been dealing with them for quite a while now and have had nothing but positive experiences.

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    Thanks MT, good to hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 174713 View Post
    Iíve replaced it with a 1996 R1100GS I found locally, 23k miles and a good service history. I want to do light off-road riding and donít have room (or funds) for 2 bikes. Those airheads are great bikes, the GS versions were priced out of my budget.

    Iíll be in touch after my visit this week, let me know if you think of anything else you need in the meantime!
    Charlie
    Saw the bike today, I would rate it a 9.9 out of 10 cosmetically (10=new). The only items Josh the owner pointed out was a minuscule scratch on under the left valve cover (couldnít see it, only felt it) and a rough surface under the right valve cover (again couldn't see it, only felt it. Otherwise a beautiful bike, the color is beautiful and the rims were perfect. Let me know if you have any questions, Josh is very reasonable to deal with.
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    Iíll be coming in Saturday to pick up a bike as well. My first purchase from them, but theyíve been doing service for me since my local dealer closed. Itís 260 miles for me, but worth going a little bit farther than my other options because they have been great people and work hard to take care of you. I schedule service with them right before rally that I planned out as part of trip from DC back home. Plan was to be there couple of hours and then head rest of way home. Unfortunately, I got lucky that my water pump had started to go just as I got there. They knew I needed to get home and then head out to rally few days later. I could have rented car to get home, but they hooked me up with RT. Then they expedited repairs so my bike would be ready for the week long trip I had planned for 6 months and then they stayed open late to greet me and swap bikes so that I didnít have to lose another day when my bike was ready.

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    Charlie, thank you for taking the time, its appreciated. I like to buy you lunch some time and check out that GS you've got.

    Bhackleman, that's a refreshing story of a great dealer. Thanks for posting.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback, it's much appreciated and has gone a long way in easing concerns about such a long distance purchase. I'll be heading south late this afternoon, getting to Altoona to return the rental car at 9 or 10, Evan the sales manager, has agreed to pick me up at the car return. Then it's off to sign on the dotted line.
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