whats the best service and value around?
Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:42 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:17 AM
removed hood decals
BACKUP SLED: 2011 'gade backcountry 600 e-tec
43-47 doo helix
rip n grip braces
doo skid plate
doo a-arm protectors
RSI 7/8" chromoly flat style bars w RSI gel wrap
doo handlebar air deflectors
Prografx Backcountry X wrap
LinQ Medium Bag
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:54 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:40 PM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:31 PM
Bakers in Kipling is excellent from my experience. Stay away from PS in Regina IMO.
Unless all you want is colored side panels and ski loops.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:23 AM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:16 PM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:48 PM
Deep Down we all Pee Yellow....
09 Summit 1200 with help
14 Summit SP 154 800 with help
Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:32 PM
2011 Ford F-150 XTR
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Sport - SOLD
2005 Summit Adrenaline 600 H.O 144"
2010 Summit X 800R 146" - SOLD
2012 Summit X 800R E-tec 146"
2009 Yamaha Grizzly 700
Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:18 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:55 AM
I previously lived in Weyburn and know Greg and his crew at Prairie Wind. They have serviced my sleds, old and new. Greg was unable to get a 2011 Backcountry and told me that other "Northern" dealers had stock. I have bought lots of gear there and had a 1995 Formula Z 583 and another sled serviced there. I have always had a great experience with any dealings there. I can get parts shipped by bus or sometimes someone I know is in Weyburn and coming to Regina. I always get what I need in short order.
I have also dealt with Baker's with very similar results to Prairie Wind. Great service, I've had good prices on gear, especially in the "Off" season. They as well weren't able to supply my new sled but gave me a list of dealers to try. Great people. Lots of experience and knowledge. I've known Benny since the 70's. Parts selection is very good but the shipping connections or courier aren't as good as the bus from Weyburn.
My riding buddy got his 2010 Backcountry at Powersports and has had good dealings there. I haven't used their service department but have ordered parts from there. I usually find that I can get what I need out of Weyburn quicker than Regina. Powersports is closed on Mondays. Orders go in on Tuesday and Thursday, I believe. The parts often don't arrive til the following Tuesday. That has been my experience. I phone ahead and if what I need is in stock, I go there.
I can't rate any dealership as "better". Pines had the sled I wanted. My 10 hr check was done at Prairie Wind. My 2001 Formula Deluxe 700 originally came from Baker's and has been serviced by both Baker's and Prairie Wind. I have about 12,000 km on that sled with no work on the motor. I get it serviced at the beginning of every season and ride. I like to keep my sleds in good shape and really only need minor repairs every so often. The season is short and I like to ride not have my sled in a shop. In the '70's, I rode for a day and fixed for three days!!
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:17 PM
His sled had an oil leak from new (only an o-ring in the chaincase area) and he took it back for warranty work. It took them almost 3 months to "fix" the problem in the summertime (it wasnt a rush but they told my father in law it would be done in two weeks) my father in law picked up the sled, brought it home (he lives north of candle lake) and the darn sled leaked again. He called the owners, who proceeded to not remember him (after spending 15k on a new sled?) then proceeded to insinuate he was lying about the problem, and this was after my father in law pursuing them just to call him back, they wouldnt give him the time of day!
Now in the meantime they (either the dealer or BRP) sent him out a survey asking him how his service was at the dealer, and my father in law filled it out honestly, and gave the dealer a well deserved poor review. Next time he went in there, they told him that he or his sled wasnt welcome there anymore, all because of the poor survey he filled out.
In the end my father in law called BRP, and they told him to check out the dealer in Nipawin, which he did. They fixed the problem (turned out the guys at Pines never replaced the o-ring either time they had the sled), as well as did a couple of recalls which THEY checked out for my father in law, and the sled is up and burning.
Just wanted to pass this story along to anyone about a family member of mine's experience at Pines. I would steer clear.
I deal with ffun in saskatoon (or whatever they are called now) and although I just deal with parts, I get decent service from them.
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