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Old 05-05-2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question Recommended Kawasaki shop near 101?

I will be riding up 101 next month from just north of Santa Rosa on my way home to Anchorage, AK.
This is a fly & ride on a '99 Kawasaki Drifter 1500 that I bought but have never seen.
It is at my brother's house and he rode it the 1 mile up his dirt road when the truck delivered it after transport from Florida.

He tells me it runs good but even with a new battery it has to be jump started and it will not idle without dying.
The seller recommended a new battery, which I had shipped and my brother installed.

I have new tires and tubes to install, new plugs, oil filter & oil and other general maintenance items to do before I leave.
I have the tools and knowledge for basic work and will do it myself.

However, I would like to have a list of recommended Kaw dealers and/or shops along the coast in case I have to get professional help.

Can you help? Recommended shop names, locations, phone #'s?

My route is along the Avenue of the Giants and all the way up 101 to Port Angeles where I will take the ferry to Victoria, then up the island to Nanaimo where I catch the ferry to north Vancouver.
Up the Sea to Sky highway past Whistler and then up to the Cassiar Hwy.
Finally catching the Alaska Hwy for a bit then down to Skagway, ferry to Haines, then back up to the Alaska Hwy for the final trip home.

I do have roadside assistance in case of unrepairable breakdown...

Unknown old bike? Unknown roads? Sounds like an adventure to me!
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:16 PM   #2
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Good luck in Washngton. As far as I know there is nothing on the coast. Cliff's Cycle Center in Bremerton (I know nothing about them) and Paulson's in Lacey are about as close as it gets. At least Paulson's carries a ton of bikes so maybe they'll have a part on a bike that's on the floor or something. I had minor maintenance done there one time something like six-seven years ago and I had to redo it so ymmv.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:53 AM   #3
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Sadly, that has been my experience with having work done by dealers too.

Any suggestions and recommendations will help though...

Just in case
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:24 AM   #4
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Not a Kawi dealer, but in Warren, Oregon (think Astoria) there is a KTM/Husky dealer. Of course going inland a bit is Portland and all kinds of shops. Hopefully you won't need anything except fuel!
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Not a Kawi dealer, but in Warren, Oregon (think Astoria) there is a KTM/Husky dealer. Of course going inland a bit is Portland and all kinds of shops. Hopefully you won't need anything except fuel!
Thanks!

I have been searching online for Kawi dealers and have found several inland that are not far.
I certainly hope I don't need to find one for any reason!

Once I get north of Vancouver there is nothing for a couple thousand miles.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:36 AM   #6
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There is a motorcycle service shop in Whistler, BC at the Function Junction area which is the first traffic light you come to at Whistler.

http://www.revolutionpowersports.ca/

There is also a Kawasaki motorcycle shop in Squamish, BC:

http://nolimitsmotorsports.com/
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:29 AM   #7
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Great!
I will be passing right through both places so I will probably stop in just to say hello and see what I can buy.

Hopefully just a t-shirt and not needed repair parts!

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Old 05-15-2015, 10:43 AM   #8
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101 shops.

I live near Port Angeles, Washington. I bought my VStrom from and get advanced service from Port Angeles Power and Equipment. Papowerequipment.com (360) 452-9652. There's another place in town called Olympic Powersports (360) 417-9554, all my friends with Harleys go there, but the shop deals with all bikes, I've never used them.

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Jag,

If you travel with a smart phone or tablet: search "kawasaki drifter 1500 wiring diagram" and similar for wiring diagrams and parts diagrams. Save the links or download/screengrab some of this stuff so you can access it when you need it off line (like on the Cassiar Hwy!) Weighs nothing!

Have a beer & whiskey chaser at the Red Dog Saloon in Skagway for me!
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