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    Recommend a Dealer?

    Good Morning all, I've just moved to Crawley, West Sussex and looking for recommendations for a BMW dealer to buy a used GS LC.

    We all know that the dealer can be the difference between a horrific ownership and a great one. The GS tends to like a recall or a bit of attention every now and then so want to make sure I buy from the best dealer.

    I would be willing to travel but not silly distances.

    I've heard great things about Bahnstormer Alton, any thoughts on them. Vines of Guildford and Cooper Tunbridge Wells are the two dealers closest to me.

    Cheers!

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    Hey there, I would def recommend Vines of Guildford, excellent service and always willing to help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzerGSA View Post
    Hey there, I would def recommend Vines of Guildford, excellent service and always willing to help.


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    Hi Buzzer, thanks for the vote! Will check em out 👍

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    Bahnstormer, best dealership I have ever been to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomaticdanny View Post
    Bahnstormer, best dealership I have ever been to.
    Gonna pay these guys a visit, maybe this weekend , they don't have a used GS LC for sale in my budget yet unfortunately.

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    Yep, agreed... Bahnstormer and Vines are both great. Bought mine (2014 GSA) from Vines last year and have had nothing but efficient service from them.

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    Great stuff lads, Cheers. I spoke with Bahnstormer earlier, going up for a chat this Saturday. I believe they're having a BBQ too, Bonus!!!

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    Maidenhead branch is much better than the alton branch imho..

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    if its buying a bike, look over a much wider area, you might find just what you want but have to travel for it. Servicing, parts and accessories can be source at you local dealer.

    CW in Dorchester are very helpful.

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    Thanks for all the input guys, I paid Bahnstormer a visit, they seem like a great bunch and they have a great rep.

    I'm most likely going to be doing BMW Finance and would rather buy from a BMW dealer for best warranty coverage etc.

    I know its quite a bit cheaper going private, but from my previous (non-BMW) experience, when you bring a private-bought bike to a dealer for work, they do a lot less for you as there is more uncertainty about the bikes past and its easier to blame stuff on a previous owner rather than manufacture issues.

    Regardless... will hopefully have a nice new (to me) GS LC in the next couple of weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadLad View Post
    Thanks for all the input guys, I paid Bahnstormer a visit, they seem like a great bunch and they have a great rep.

    I'm most likely going to be doing BMW Finance and would rather buy from a BMW dealer for best warranty coverage etc.

    I know its quite a bit cheaper going private, but from my previous (non-BMW) experience, when you bring a private-bought bike to a dealer for work, they do a lot less for you as there is more uncertainty about the bikes past and its easier to blame stuff on a previous owner rather than manufacture issues.

    Regardless... will hopefully have a nice new (to me) GS LC in the next couple of weeks!
    Plus 1 for what you say. Also if bike bougjt at different dealer...

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    Team Roberts.....good guys all-round..

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    Bahnstormer Alton.

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