Old Trigger needed some work. It’s been a while since the bike has seen a shop and the list of issues was getting longer and longer. I had cheaper tires on it, after-market parts, and a list of little things that I just didn’t have time to do right now.

I called a local Harley dealer and scheduled to drop the bike off as soon as I got back into town. I got Trigger over to Harley Davidson in Gainesville, Florida. When I arrived at Harley, of course, I was greeted by some pretty cool staff. Nothing like the dealer in Ormond Beach. I was there a couple of years ago and haven’t been back. The one salesman there was a total douchebag.

Back to HD of Gainesville. I met with a Service Writer named Jason. He was very helpful I explained to Jason what I needed and wanted to be done to Trigger. He listened and didn’t to my requests and didn’t try to sell me any other parts and services such as oil changes or air filters or any other nonsense. The work order was written up, I was told he would text me with a total price and I was on my way.

On my way? Yeah, you know better than that. Are you kidding me? I’m a kid in a candy store. Because I have champagne taste on a Kool-Aid budget, you know the first new bike on the showroom floor I was attracted to was a CVO Road Glide. What a beautiful machine. As I was making my way outside to look at some of the other new 2023-2024 motorcycles, you know I got caught by a salesman. If you have been to any type of dealer, you already know the first thing he wanted me to do was trade in Trigger. Not going to happen.

The salesman started showing me some new Road Glides and a few other models. What impressed me more than the bikes is, that he knew the products he was selling so well. He knew all the specs, he knew the systems and safety features, and he pretty much knew every motorcycle on the lot. You don’t always see that. I really loved the Road Glide he showed me and the safety features it had. I just cannot justify $32,200.00 for a motorcycle. The CVO was around $45,000.00. Believe me, I’m not knocking anyone who does however, when I look at those bikes, I just don’t see that kind of money sitting there. Plus, just too many things to go wrong with the new bikes. I don’t garage my bike and ride it on the weekends. When I’m not trucking, I live on it part-time. Maybe one day they will offer me a deal I can’t refuse.

With all that being said, my experience with Harley Davidson in Gainesville, Florida was great. Trigger is running great. My repair bill was a lot cheaper than quoted. Some of the things I thought I needed, after Jason spoke to a couple of the technicians it turns out I didn’t need it after all. I appreciate their honesty and great service. I did get new tires put on, Michelin Commander II front and rear. A new stater and voltage regulator and a few other things. Trigger runs like new!

So, if you are in the Gainesville, Florida area and you are either looking for a new or used motorcycle or need repairs done, I recommend Harley Davidson in Gainesville. I will leave their contact information below.

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Gainesville Harley Davidson
Address: 4125 NW 97th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: (352) 331-6363