Eric's Motorcycles in Pasadena Closing

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by richardnixon, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. richardnixon

    richardnixon Adventurer

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    My Facebook page had this post from Eric's Motorcycles this morning.

    "As it stands right now, our last day of regular business is Jan 31, and our "liquidation/retirement/get out of town" sale will take place that Friday and Saturday. Parts, accessories, tools, fixtures, helmets, riding gear, oils, displays, banners, hardware, shelving, motorcycle stands.....everything goes! Thank you for your patronage."
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  2. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Truely a milestone. Eric Jensen raced Hodaka Trail bikes back in the day.
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  3. Bigbugberg

    Bigbugberg Meatbucket Supreme

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    I bought my first dirt bike from him. 1986 Husky XC500.
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  4. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    owner retiring/health problems or lack of business?:cry
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  5. Salsa

    Salsa Been here awhile

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    I wonder if he has one of those super aluminum barrels and heads for Hodaka on the shelf?

    Anybody remember these?

    Don
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  6. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    bummer
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  7. PenguinScotty

    PenguinScotty The Austrian

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    Apparently it's due to Eric retiring.

    I've moved to LA not too long ago and Eric was the shop i went to for everything i needed or didn't have time to work on my bike. He's nothing but helpful and a really nice guy, so when i went back to pick up my forks and shock for my TM and he told me that he's closing shop, i really was dumbstruck for a second.

    I'll be sad to see him go and finding a new shop that will be as awesome as his will be really hard.

    Hopefully i'll have enough cash to grab some of his awesome stuff that he has around the shop, though!
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  8. klatelm

    klatelm Been here awhile

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    3 Bros in Costa Mesa 50-60 mi. south. Get Bret;s (mechanic) number. i heard he was offered a job in OC but wanted to stay local.
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  9. DirkEXC

    DirkEXC Adventurer

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    Has anyone heard where Bret went. I would sure like to be able to take
    my bike to him. Any information on where he is at would be apprecaited.
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  10. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    Me too!!!!!
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  11. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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  12. speedygee68

    speedygee68 dirt eater

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    I use to stop by during my lunch break. When they closed up...they CLOSED UP!! The only one who might know where Bret went might be Flanders. I saw him in there a few times. Bret tuned up my 990. Yeah, I'd like to stay with the same mech, but I don't know where he went.
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  13. LKN4DRT

    LKN4DRT Mended

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    This was long overdue.
    There have been many threads on how Eric treated his customers.
    The shop has been for sale for the last two years that I have known.
    Did someone buy it? I think not.
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  14. mr. thumbs

    mr. thumbs Long timer

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    I'm sorry to hear he went out of business but he was a complete dick.
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  15. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

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    Dont hold back Tony!
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  16. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I think he was...
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  17. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    not sorry for the out of business part +1 on the rest
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