So long Twin City Bmw

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by jason1970, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. jason1970

    jason1970 n00b

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    Well Its been open since 1998 and today it closed its doors for the last time.I have worked for Twin City Bmw for the last 5 years as a master tech and I'am thankfull for the freinds and customers who stuck with us.i wish they would have givin all of our customers notice but the decision was made and they shut the doors.Thanks again and I will think about opeing my own shop.Jason
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  2. William42

    William42 Long timer

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    Jason,

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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  3. fung

    fung Been here awhile

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    best of luck. Always sorry to hear about a closing.
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  4. rxcoop

    rxcoop persnickety curmedgeon

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    seems to be more than normal this year....christmas season didnt allow many to make it thru til sping. best of luck.....a master tech is always valuable to someone. unfortunately, not always paid commensurate with value, but that is another story.
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  5. Buzzez

    Buzzez Wind Powered

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    Bummer. Sorry Jason1970... Did they give any specific reason?
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  6. jason1970

    jason1970 n00b

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    Well sales has been down and service went slow but the say they have a better deal in the works with honda and need the space.All I know is what they told me 10 min to 3 on sat before they shut the doors.
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  7. rebake

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    Heard this morning that our local BMW shop-Twin City Cycles in Savoy,il. has closed as of Saturday.Anyone know for sure?cjack?
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  8. rebake

    rebake Long timer

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    Jason-talked to Tom Dowell this morning and heard the news.Guess i'll have to go to St. Louis for stuff now.Hope you find something soon. Ed
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  9. KansasKawboy

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  10. rebake

    rebake Long timer

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    Sorry-did not know Jason had already posted. mods can nuke this if they want. Ed
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  11. geothepencil

    geothepencil Adventurer

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    Please let us know if you do open up shop Jason. We will miss the dealership and our thanks for all of the courtesies that you and everyone else extended to us over the years.

    George/Mary
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  12. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

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    Bought my R12R from those guys in '07 and they treated me well, bummer. Good luck Jason
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  13. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    If the shop thing doesn't work out - any interest in moving to central Ohio? Any Harley experience?

    PM me if you want to talk.
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  14. Jetpilot5

    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    I can't say it any better.
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  15. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    That sucks. And unfortunately it is the norm for more than a couple dealerships this past year.

    May be a good time to fire up the network of satisfied customers and do some work on your own? A good BMW mechanic can be hard to find.
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  16. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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    I wondered why it looked shut down when I went by the other day, I thought maybe they were closed for inventory of something. :cry

    Jason, let me know if you open your own shop please...still need some work done on the SO's Guzzi (the one you put the low shocks on).
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  17. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    I've got a Ducati MTS 620 that will need a servicing and a V-strom that will need some work after I ride it from Boston to Mpls. I'll be in the Twin Cities in the first week of June. You can do the servicing on my 12GS but you gotta come to Alaska to do that!
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  18. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    This isn't Minneapolis-Saint Paul, it's Champaign-Urbana, IL.
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  19. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    No kidding. I didn't realize there was another Twin Cities. No wonder they went out of business - long way from their customer base.
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  20. z987k

    z987k Long timer

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    We're not really big enough to be known.... and no one here really refers to it as twin cities. That was just the name of the dealership. There is also Bloomington-Normal just about 45mins from here. The Quad Cities about 3hrs aways which consists of like 9 cities now.
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