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Hey all, I am new to this area and was hoping to get some advice on a local shop for regular services...12k mile service is in need. I'm in the Loudon County VA area and don't mind a little bit of a ride if its a trustworthy shop. Thanks!

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I use WInchester Motorsports for my services. I am going to learn and start doing them myself. THey are a little slow on parts.

Motoeuropa is really a good shop and has a large parts inventory too. But they are in Richmond. Coleman, bad Juju, Battley's, never tried, but am going to give them a shot for my BMW business.

Speed's in Jessup, MD is supposed to be growing and opened a new building.

Good luck.

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I've had good luck with Batley in Maryland. They've got a good rep. I tried them out & I've been happy thus far.
 

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Thanks guys, good to get some opinions rather than blindly try a shop! Much appreciated.

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This is my first posting to the list and defiantly wanted to add that Battley Cycles in Gaithersburg MD was great to me when I bought my 02 620 and their service also seems up to par.

I had a horrible experience at Colman Power Sport in Springfield VA (sorry if anyone on this lists works there or has a special affinity for the place)
 
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Colemans Power in Falls Church is now fully Ducati friendly. And I have had good experience with the shop in Woodbridge for small items. I am about to go in for a 6k service.
Can anyone give me an estimated cost for basic service?
 

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I bought my bike from them & I had my 1st service done by them. I am just so unimpressed by them. Whether it is the level of customer service, knowledge of sevice, parts & accessories, quality of work. I just don't have confidence in them. I hate saying that but it is true.
 

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Hey guys, just wanted to ask you all about the selection of gear at Coleman. I am planning on going to the one off 7 since it is closer, and just wanted to know if all the stuff they have on their website is available in the store? I want to try on helmets, jackets, and boots, and was also wondering if they will be hassling me, trying to push products on me or whatever while I am there (I just want to fit the products so I can buy the right size online). Specifically, I will be looking at HJC and KBC helmets, Tourmaster Cortech jackets, and Alpinestar boots. Please let me know if you have info, thanks. :)
 

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Hey guys,
This is my first post. I don't even know that anyone is still reading this thread but I purchased both my bikes ('99 F650 & 2001 M900Sie) from Battley and they have done all the service as well. They have been friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Their selection of gear is a bit limited if you are not a Harley rider, but that is their big line. I shopped around and liked their vibe the best.

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You do have to talk to the right people at Battley. Most of the guys ar HD people and don't know anything about Ducati. Ask for the Ducati people when you go and they will be able to help you.
 

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DMNDUC said:
Coleman, bad Juju, Battley's, never tried, but am going to give them a shot for my BMW business.



Good luck.

Steve
Just curious why you wouldn't go to Bob's BMW in MD?
 

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DucPond Racing. Donnie Unger is the man.

Three of us brought our bikes out there for service and we were asking him about doing specific things, and some of his answers were "You could pay me to do that, but it would be a waste of money". Alot of other shops would just say "Sure, we'll do that for you". Streight shooter all the way.

Downsides:
Week turnaround minimum on most stuff. He's got another job, and runs DucPond in his spare time.
Shop is in Winchester, so its a bit of a hike.
 

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DucPond Racing. Donnie Unger is the man.

Three of us brought our bikes out there for service and we were asking him about doing specific things, and some of his answers were "You could pay me to do that, but it would be a waste of money". Alot of other shops would just say "Sure, we'll do that for you". Streight shooter all the way.

Downsides:
Week turnaround minimum on most stuff. He's got another job, and runs DucPond in his spare time.
Shop is in Winchester, so its a bit of a hike.
I'm twitching from withdrawls...
 

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Me too... I miss my bike.
 

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it's taking everything in my power not to call him. It's a good thing I work nights and sleep all day. You're lucky. You don't have the constant reminder.
 

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Well, Charlie's out of the area. So, he wouldn't have it anyway. I spent the past week in VA Beach and am working through tomorrow night. So, my withdrawl is subsided.

Eric called and was told his was just going up. That was a couple days ago, I think. Plus, Eric has another bike.
 
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