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Coolest motorcycle shop or dealer in the area

Hi everyone!

Foreign rider here. I liked the forum and I'm looking for any recommendations you have about particularly cool, interesting, or unique motorcycle shops/stores/garages/dealerships/vendors in and around the city? I thought you guys could help?

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That was extremely helpful. Thanks. Anyone else? lol
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Morrie's Place in Ringwood IL. up in McHenry county. It's not that far...It's right off of IL 31 north of the town of McHenry. It's definately the "coolest" shop in the area. It has an interesting history. Ed Zender is the current owner and he's a great guy with outstanding knowledge. The shop has a showroom full of vintage and antique Brit bikes for sale with a few other interesting old bikes from here and other parts of the world. Plus an enormous collection of memorabilia from motorcycle shops that goes back to the '50's. It's a fully functional shop that will keep your old iron running like new and they welcome browsers stopping by.

Check out his web site...just Google Morrie's Place...it will come up.

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I stopped by there last week . Whats the back story with all the bikes in the showroom ? Non are for sale and they are big coin bikes .
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Morrie's Place in Ringwood IL. up in McHenry county. It's not that far...It's right off of IL 31 north of the town of McHenry. It's definately the "coolest" shop in the area. It has an interesting history. Ed Zender is the current owner and he's a great guy with outstanding knowledge. The shop has a showroom full of vintage and antique Brit bikes for sale with a few other interesting old bikes from here and other parts of the world. Plus an enormous collection of memorabilia from motorcycle shops that goes back to the '50's. It's a fully functional shop that will keep your old iron running like new and they welcome browsers stopping by.

Check out his web site...just Google Morrie's Place...it will come up.
I want to go there one of these days . Lots of history there.
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I stopped by there last week . Whats the back story with all the bikes in the showroom ? Non are for sale and they are big coin bikes .
Those are just some of the owners bikes, they are displayed under the guise of the Wisconsin Motorcycle Museum.

He shows up at Full Moon most Sundays, mostly on a different bike every week.

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Those are just some of the owners bikes, they are displayed under the guise of the Wisconsin Motorcycle Museum.

He shows up at Full Moon most Sundays, mostly on a different bike every week.
He must be slinging crack out the back . I saw about 10-12 Bimota's , an RC30 and some rare Guzzi's , not to mention a few others . Also has a late model Tesi .
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.........but its a good topic . There are a lot of bike shops in chicagoland . You just have to know what their specialty is.
Yeah but theres an pretty much same exact post on cycleforums with a quite similar name but looking for shops in NY. Been catching a few spammers there who post simple questions, waiting past the 60 day "probation" then starting the standard spam.

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I want to go there one of these days . Lots of history there.
It is about th coolest place around - Been a few times - Chubbies are induced

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Chicago Cycle has the coolest shop. It's huge.
It got so big , they had to break it down into smaller pieces.
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They still give away free riding jackets?

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