8 hours ago, hawaiidirtrider said: That's a bummer.. I think it's a delicate balance to get a dealer and a good one. It seems that it's not THAT hard to get a dealership.;. but to be a good dealer is another story. I think..and for Beta or any brand it's hard to get a good dealer too. Dealers don't make very much from what I can tell .. I think more of the money comes from come back.. buying a bike that is expensive already has guys on the verge of not buying anyway.. All brands of dirt bikes are expensive.. I'd say it's worse if you have kids that ride too.. lots of bikes to buy... Beta is a good addition I think to small motor shops that don't have a brand and would get a great one through Beta. It's a win win I think.. The shop still does motor work of all brands and now it does some work for Beta's that it sells..more traffic more customers and come back customers ought to be more... For the bigger exotic dealerships getting Beta is easy I think.. but how much attention does Beta get compared to other brands being sold.. I'm not sure.. it just depends on a lot of factors. The great thing I think is if the dealer actually rides and races..and rides Beta. I think that's where I lucked out. My dealer is an A rider..although aging a bit..not as old as me but he's strong as an ox and he's an excellent mechanic to boot. So he rides what I ride in terrain and bike..He's a big guy.. bigger than me so I score with size and bike setup. I've ended up riding with his setups. I'd like mine.. then ride his Beta and go shit I want this!! even though his spring rate is higher than what I'd normally choose. .. maybe I'm an ex mx guy so the stiffer is better? idk.. but I've lucked out. .. but just hanging out at the shop sometimes I can't believe the dummies that come in.. what they say.. what they want.. I can see where dealers get pissed.. talk about dummies.. just plain dummies come in.. but I guess that's just part of business these days. Good points. Being self employed is not easy. I have tried 5 dealers in the last few years. All of them are backed up on repairs. They cant find a good mechanic and don't want to risk hiring a bad one. All 5 are owned by, seems to me , decent people, trying to give good service. By the way, I also have a 01 CR 250. One of the best bikes I have ever owned. It just wont quit running.