September 2018

Model Year change overs are coming!

First due in is a Triple Black S1000XR...right now they are coming in slowly as the new F750/850's are awaiting CARB testing as they are significantly newly designed engines. 2017/18 in VERY limited supply. We have a '17 F800 GS Adv at a ridiculous price in Racing Red.

2018 R1200RT's GS/GSA's. K1600 GT/Bagger and Grand America, S1000RR are eligible for $1500 Customer Cash OR 3.9% BMWFS financing OAC and first 3 months payments up to $500 each free (no payments until next year).

2018 R9T's - Scrambler, Racer, Urban GS's on the floor looking for new homes and as always - Test Rides!!

Recent upgrades to 1200GS and RT's have given us a few great used F800 ST's and GT's. They all have matching saddlebags and are in great condition...many we sold originally and maintained and range in price from $4000 to $7000.

We have listings posted in the “Biker Bar” from customers seeking private party purchases. Recently added is a search for a used 2016 XR (low suspension would be nice) and a K1300S for sale. Call for details or send an email with photos to be posted. Email to wstvlycycl@aol.com. Used late model 1200RT’s and GS’s always in demand.

Mark your calendars... on your phone or on the wall...the annual Long Beach Progressive Insurance/IMF Show will be November 16-18th at the Long Beach Convention Center. Discount coupons and FREE passes with test rides will be available soon. Quantities will be limited as always. BMW DEMO Truck will be there.

Apparel blowout...Seems hard to believe, our BMW Apparel Department is 3 years old this month. We have marked down almost half our inventory of boots, jackets and riding pants 40-50% off. Air Shell jackets, City pants, riding jeans, Summer pants with zip off legs, boots, even dressy leather jackets (no kangaroo) ...all marked down to clear out for new colors and designs. Subject to stock on hard, these should go fast; these are BMW brand only with 2-year limited warranties.

Prop 65 notices #@<*#@# California! Under CA’s notorious Prop 65, all bikes for sale now must be branded with WARNING hangtags identifying that the vehicles contain properties KNOWN to the STATE to cause CANCER with the hangtags only to be removed by final purchaser. Building doors and windows will soon be adorned with similar yellow triangle warnings upon entering. Fines for failure to post are $2500 per day. I thought the printed warnings on envelopes containing replacement/spare keys were bad...California knows that contact with your key will cause CANCER. Perhaps our friends at Starbucks will have some effect over warnings that coffee contains a known chemical which causes CANCER....We all know motorcycles run on gasoline.

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October has always been WVCS Anniversary month. Not sure why October as our dealer license and Cushman Franchise agreement are dated February 1951. But October is here so it's time to celebrate the beginning of our 69th year. WOW, that's some heritage. Heritage, to me, means traditional, respecting and honoring what came before while incorporating the present and looking to the future. It is always a joy to go into the archives and locate Dad/PopPop's hand written work orders, perfectly written, carefully detailing the work diagnosis and the resulting repairs. We get the opportunity a couple of times each year. Last week it was locating the records for a R69S which we sold in May 1967. Follow up maintenance visits chronicled the history of a great bike. The bike is due in next week for tires and a check over. Last year it was a 1978 R100/7. When it was finished in the shop, Jay took it out for a 60-mile ride. Today, most larger dealerships no longer welcome the "heritage" bikes and set their repair/service limit to 10 years old or newer. That means all the workhorse R1100/1150's are forced to seek independents or find their way to a HERITAGE shop who know R50's on up thru the '18RRs'. So, if you know anyone who has recently been turned away for service from another shop...let them know we are about to start our 69th year.

Thanks to you...Ride safe

Jay, Robyne, Marco, Joe, Ellen, John, Ruth, Buddy, Ben, Big Bad Bailey with a tip of the hat to Jim and Gus