So I have been reading all these "F*&k ____" posts and have never posted up the wonderful experiences I have had with the shop I have dealt with almost exclusively since I began riding a year ago.
Honda Center - Frankie Juhan owns and runs the small shop on 1st Ave and Boundary Road.
I got the bike for a nice deal, they were very helpful and upfront about everything. They don't work on commission so it's a laid back atmosphere.
I was hit by a car later on in the year. Frankie sent a shop guy to come get me and help me get my bike back to the shop. He dealt with ICBC PERFECTly and got me everything replaced.
GET THIS - Alex at the counter LOANED me his bike for the week that mine was getting repaired... he loaned me his RC51 (*bling bling).
When I had a problem associated with the accident (brakes) he got ICBC to repair it and when they refused to foot the labour bill he covered it for me.
I was JUST out cruising around white rock and the bike wouldn't start. I figured it was something more than just a dead battery but called up Frankie on his cell phone and he helped me get it working again.
Anyways... props to Honda Center, not many of you deal with them (and frankly they can't handle that many people anyways) but they have given me good reason to keep going back!