Free showers?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by duck, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. duck

    duck Banned

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    Just got the latest email from Ride West BMW. They list of all the free stuff they provide:

    Free Coffee!
    Free Doughnuts - Every Saturday!
    Free Earplugs!
    Free Wireless!
    Free Insurance Quotes - For your motorcycle, auto, RV, ATV, & home!
    Free Demo Rides - Extended
    Free Used Bike Inspection
    Free Service Loaners!
    Free 30 Point Inspection
    Free Seminars & Clinics
    Free "Club Room" for your events!
    Free Shower facilities for travelers!
    Free membership in Team Ride West!

    Just wondering how common it is for dealers to do this...
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  2. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    IDK. I haven't been in my BMW dealership a long while now. I stopped in a year or so ago to pick up some service parts but wasn't there long. Most of that sounds reasonable though. I know they gave me a loaner bike to run around and go eat on when my bike was in for service a long time ago. Always do my own work now though so don't know if they still do that or not. Not sure about the showers though.
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  3. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    So where the hell is west
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  4. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    No free umbrella girls? :huh

    What a jip!
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  5. JohnG.

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    In OZ generally speaking you might get a coffee as you sign up for finance...:deal
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  6. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Some outback roadhouses (gas stations) do free showers. BMW dealers... nup... first you have to find one, then get the parts ... free? Shade over your head, may be air conditioned in the shop. And maybe a drink of cool water if your lucky.
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  7. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Yup,I know those truck stop showers well,from a former life...
    Dealers: avoid them and their pricey parts,if you can find one.
    many have closed that side of their business
    I now DIY mostly...online parts..
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  8. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Ride West has always treated me well. Staying open late so I could get a part. Letting me take bikes to try while mine were serviced.

    They even protected me from myself and refused to sell me a K1200R... Said they liked riding with me too much and that if I got one I would lose my license or kill myself on it. :lol3
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  9. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    The Harley dealer in Anchorage has showers and a campground. All free if you're traveling on a bike. Doesn't have to be a Harley.
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  10. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Either of those places are a long ride to get a shower.
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  11. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Mad Bad Viking Berserker

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    But if you ride that far, you probably need a shower. See? It all works out. :D
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