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Southland Suzuki Closing
« on: 10/08/17 08:42PM »
Southland Suzuki will be closing at the end of this month.  :(

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8141 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92844

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http://southlandcyclesuzuki.com/

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #1 on: 10/09/17 07:24AM »
What happened? slow sales? bad economy? ppl not buying motorcycles?

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #2 on: 10/09/17 11:33AM »
What a shame.   I wonder if the new-ish Suzuki dealer in Brea hurt them.

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #3 on: 10/09/17 11:59AM »
Need some oil and chain lube!
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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #4 on: 10/09/17 12:20PM »
Single make dealership probably. 

Suzuki doesn't exactly make a lot of mainstream bikes except for the GSXR and Dual sports.  Not since the long reign of the Suzuki Hayabusa has Suzuki had a consistent hot seller.  If I remember correctly, Suzuki at one time sold around 10k Hayabusa's from 1999 - 2005 year after year.  Then their cruisers don't have the kind of following that Yamaha's Star does, nor the Honda's. 

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #5 on: 10/09/17 02:17PM »
Eddie, sounds like it's a good time to stock up on NOS maintenance parts for the SV   ;)

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #6 on: 10/09/17 07:59PM »
^^^ Yes, I am going there tomorrow!

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #7 on: 10/10/17 09:22PM »
Another victim of Amazon and the internet.  Little dealers just can't compete on parts and service, which is where most of their profit comes from.

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #8 on: 10/10/17 10:23PM »
Pops bought his TM400 there in the 70s Lotsa good memories on Beach blvd between Premier Yamaha Cycle parts west Suzuki n that cool old bike junkyard in Stanton we could get anything no internet needed.....SUCKS!
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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #9 on: 10/10/17 10:54PM »
Man those old bike junk yards were fun to walk through when I was a kid....in my head I wanted to adopt and restore all of them LOL
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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #10 on: 10/11/17 11:40AM »
I worked around the corner from them not too long ago, drove by that area at least a couple of times a month, and never realized they existed.  Lack of signage, advertising, other dealers offering more makes all made an impact.

What a shame.   I wonder if the new-ish Suzuki dealer in Brea hurt them.

I doubt they had as much an affect as the 1-2 punch of Del Amo in Santa Ana and Long Beach. 

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #11 on: 10/11/17 12:06PM »

Suzuki doesn't seem all that popular these days.  I can't imagine having it as my only brand.

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #12 on: 10/11/17 12:22PM »
Suzuki hasn't released a halo bike since the Hayabusa and the GSXR1000.  Now the Hayabusa is no longer the king and the GSXR1000 has been de-throwned.

I do applaud Suzuki for releasing the GSX-S1000/750 and pricing them aggressively.  I like that the GSX-S1000 got some balls instead of being neutered (140 rwhp).  Compare that to Honda's CB1000R with just 115 rwhp (c'mon Honda WTF that motor was capable of 145 rwhp!).  The GSX-S750 has the same horsepower as the CB1000R!  Anyway, I think these two Suzuki's are great alternative nakeds and they look great. 

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #13 on: 10/11/17 01:50PM »
They seemed to do something right for almost 50 years something changed. Service dept not as good anymore ?
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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #14 on: 10/12/17 11:44PM »
I love all the speculation, some really good points, but I think someone should go down there and ask. I have only been there once for a couple dirtbikes i owned. Seemed like a cool Mom and Pops kind of store. Sorry to see them go.
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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #15 on: 10/13/17 09:36AM »
It was a cool dealership.  It had a great small shop feel to it.  I imagine that online parts sales have hastened it's end.

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Re: Southland Suzuki Closing
« Reply #16 on: 10/14/17 03:25PM »
They have some great prices, Bought tires, Lithium Battery, chain, sprocket and other misc stuff.
If I had the cash I'd get a new GSXR 1K @ Cost!

Owner is retiring, Parts Guy going to Brea. 50 years wow..

 

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