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Title: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Nice Goat on June 11, 2016, 04:31:30 PM

Nice group of folks.  Steve, Dean, Dawn, and the rest of the gang are always friendly, helpful, and willing to just stand around and chat for as long as you want.  The occasional open house cookouts are nice also.

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Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Nice Goat on June 11, 2016, 04:35:12 PM
So, I went by there again today.  I've been back a couple of times since the last cookout, checking out a leftover 2015 KLR650.  I've been on the fence about buying it, but this time, Dean and Steve made me an offer that I could not refuse.

Meet my new handyman, Mr. Greenjeans.

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Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: klaviator on June 11, 2016, 05:24:54 PM
Congrats!  Now be careful.  Those KLRs are beasts that will wheelie at the twitch of your wrist.......just ask kdtrull ;)
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Chitza on June 11, 2016, 06:24:56 PM
Woohoo, Mr. Goat!! Excited for you! And that looks very nice!
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Jwwr on June 11, 2016, 08:28:12 PM
Nice! Good to see you back on a dual sport!
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: kdtrull on June 11, 2016, 08:31:08 PM
Yahoooo!  I was all around your back yard today...thought about you and how long until you get another one.
So...where we going tomorrow?  ;D

That is a great color combo, BTW.  I like it better than the green 2008's.  The green/silver just didn't look as good.
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Chuck A. on June 11, 2016, 11:35:53 PM
Kool! I sat on that bike a week ago last Thursday. My legs are to short for it but dang did that Kaw 1700 dresser feel good.

Looks great! Enjoy it and remember, only you can prevent those wheelies! :o
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: kdtrull on June 12, 2016, 08:33:49 PM
OK, knucklehead....are we gonna' have to wait until every available option is installed and calibrated or can you just give us a sneak peak or two of the bike in action.  It's been a WHOLE day already.....what gives?  You should have a 4-page ride report posted by now....WTF...over?
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Shepcam on June 12, 2016, 09:08:47 PM
Mr.Greenjeans is a tainted name!!!!!!!! Foe those of you who know the know :-X
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Shepcam on June 12, 2016, 09:11:16 PM
oh, and nice ride and color! :D
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Nice Goat on June 12, 2016, 09:40:13 PM
OK, knucklehead....are we gonna' have to wait until every available option is installed and calibrated or can you just give us a sneak peak or two of the bike in action.  It's been a WHOLE day already.....what gives?  You should have a 4-page ride report posted by now....WTF...over?


Ha ha!  Mrs. Goat and I did 160 miles today ... on the Versys.   Went all over Sand Mtn, Chandler Mtn, Tumlin Gap, then over to Guntersville for late lunch at Wintzell's.  I tried to talk her into riding the KLR with me, but she wanted comfort today.  I'll get her on the KLR soon though, maybe next weekend.
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: lazeebum on June 13, 2016, 07:23:58 PM
Nice bike! But I don't blame you for hauling your bride on the comfortable bike. I have talked my wife into riding on the KLR a couple of times, but she ain't sold on the idea of taking a long trip yet.
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: mojo1 on June 13, 2016, 09:17:58 PM
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Ha ha!  Mrs. Goat and I did 160 miles today ... on the Versys.   Went all over Sand Mtn, Chandler Mtn, Tumlin Gap, then over to Guntersville for late lunch at Wintzell's.  I tried to talk her into riding the KLR with me, but she wanted comfort today.  I'll get her on the KLR soon though, maybe next weekend.

At least she will ride with you. Doesn't matter what kind of bike I have my wife will not get on the back of it. She says one of us (her) has to take care of the other if something happens. It has happened in the past and she took good care of me.
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: merc16 on June 25, 2016, 11:01:37 AM
Congratulations on the KLR ! That is a good dealership. I bought my FZ-07 from there.
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: klaviator on January 20, 2017, 04:00:43 PM
I stopped by Allsport today and talked to Steve, Dean and some of the other guys.  Steve asked about a good time to have another Bamarides appreciation day with some free food.  I told him probably March would be good.  Anyone know of any conflicts in March or have any suggestions?

I also got to take their Smax for a short spin.  This is a scooter I'm considering so I really appreciated being able to take it for a spin.  How many dealers out there still allow test rides?   

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I'll do a separate thread on my impressions of this scooter.

Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Al Goodwin on January 21, 2017, 01:23:43 PM
.  Anyone know of any conflicts in March or have any suggestions?



March Moto Madness March 30-April 2.....
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Nice Goat on February 04, 2017, 06:43:29 PM
My Versys 1000 is due for checking the valve clearances and replacing all the brake fluid.  It's easier to get the valve cover off if you remove some coolant hoses, so it'll get a coolant flush also.

I normally like to do my own maintenance, but with all the stuff I have going on right now, I'm going to let Allsport's service department take care of it for me.  I'll take V1Kky to them early this week.  I'm sure they'll take care of her.

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Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: klaviator on February 04, 2017, 06:54:20 PM
I took my V650 there a week or so ago.  They checked the valves, all in spec, changed the plugs and synced the throttle bodies.  This is a good time of year to get stuff done since they aren't real busy like most of the year. 
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Nice Goat on February 04, 2017, 07:15:38 PM
Thanks for reminding me.  I'll go ahead and have them replace plugs, sync throttle bodies, and check my idle speed as well.
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Nice Goat on February 12, 2017, 11:58:01 AM
Got the bike back from Allsport on Friday.  All the valves were in spec, and they gave me a report of all the clearances.  They said that the throttle bodies were just a tad out of sync, but not too bad.  New spark plugs and new brake fluid also.  I thought that the price was very reasonable for the amount of work that they did.

Took it for a nice little 80 mile loop on the way home.  My "butt dyno" noticed a slightly more responsive character from the bike.  No issues with the work they did.  Ashley, the service manager, said that he rarely sees new bikes needing valve adjustments before 50k miles, so the Versys should be good to go for another 2-3 years. 
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: klaviator on February 12, 2017, 12:46:27 PM
If the valves didn't move in the first 15K miles they should be good for a long time.  I'm not going to get my valves checked at 30K.  Maybe 40 or 50K.  I feel confident in their service department as well.  I think Steve is pretty picky about who he hires.
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: yamahamer on February 12, 2017, 08:45:59 PM
They have a 2016 Yamaha Super Tenere That's calling my name. Just need to sell a few first and see if they can mark it down some.  ;D

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Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Campbell92 on February 15, 2017, 11:04:41 AM
I work at Allsport. The Tenere is quite possibly my favorite bike. It is a tad bit large for me, but that's why I have the ol' xt 600. I really hope they bring in that 700 model to the US. Yamaha seems to be missing a major mark when it comes to competing against the KLR, the Versys, and numerous other 500-700 cc bikes out on the market. I REALLY hope they bring that bike here.
As it goes for the Tenere come on by and I can help you out or give me a call Id love to see it be ridden and written about here on bama rides. The bike is incredible. Steve as well as one of our mechanics have/had one. They love the handling and the power as well as the classic Yamaha look.
I myself hope to start writing about different bikes I ride that come through the shop. Once it gets warmer of course. BRING ON BIKE SEASON!!

They have a 2016 Yamaha Super Tenere That's calling my name. Just need to sell a few first and see if they can mark it down some.  ;D

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Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: yamahamer on March 03, 2017, 07:39:17 PM
Can't say enough about these guys. I went in with a number that I was willing to pay and they were within $200.00 on the first hit, so I bought it. Easy to work with, fair pricing, and just down right great people.

Thanks Allsport.

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Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: klaviator on March 03, 2017, 07:50:56 PM
Congrats on the new bike!
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: merc16 on March 04, 2017, 07:27:55 AM
Congratulations !
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Campbell92 on March 04, 2017, 09:01:23 AM
Can't say enough about these guys. I went in with a number that I was willing to pay and they were within $200.00 on the first hit, so I bought it. Easy to work with, fair pricing, and just down right great people.

Thanks Allsport.

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So glad we were able to hook you up. Love the FZ-09s you traded in. Our tech Bobby is possibly going to buy the gray one. You came in with the fever and now its spreading haha. Let me know if you need anything, I'll be happy to do all I can for ya!
Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Nice Goat on July 15, 2017, 12:35:05 PM
Going on vacation with the family this week, so I dropped off the GoldWing this morning for some overdue fluids changes (brake, clutch lever, coolant) and a new air filter.  Always enjoy chatting with the team and checking out the floor stock.  They've got some good deals right now on new leftovers...

Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: merc16 on August 05, 2017, 06:54:18 AM
Another Allsport sell ! I'd like to thank everyone there from sales, parts/service to financing. Allsport could teach classes to other dealerships on how to run a motorcycle business. Thanks !!!
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Title: Re: Allsport Powersports, Decatur
Post by: Campbell92 on August 10, 2017, 01:11:23 PM
Another Allsport sell ! I'd like to thank everyone there from sales, parts/service to financing. Allsport could teach classes to other dealerships on how to run a motorcycle business. Thanks !!!
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Glad you like it! We love the Z125s, that new color is slick! Spread the word and send some folks our way!