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    I'm looking for info on G&L Choppers.

    If you haven't heard already…
    Richard Ford of "G&L Choppers" operates out of Colorado Springs.

    He's had my bike and my $4,000 for well over (2) years now and refuses to answer any calls or emails.

    I've been pretty patient so far but I need to know what's going on.

    If anybody's in the area and can just ride by the shop, or if anyone has any info at all on G&L, I'd definitely appreciate it.

    Really, I'd just like to know if the shop is even still around!?

    Please shoot me a message on here or email me.

    Thanks.
    Don M.
    donmillerx@gmail.com

    G&L Choppers:
    3425 Van Teylingen Dr.
    Suite J
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80917

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    Anyone?...
    Hope you get some answers soon Don.

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    I tried contacting them multiple times about getting a hardtail. Of about 8 emails I sent I
    Got one returned saying they couldn't hardtail a kz.

    A friend of mine also contacted them multiple times about purchasing one of their rollers and got no response.

    I was referenced to them by a Craigslist add I posted looking for a metric shop. I
    Asked the person if they were still open after my attempts to contact them and he told me they were, and that they were just extremely busy.

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    if it were my bike and my money id be up their beating their door down. their web sight looks like it hasent been updated since 09 might want to go up their.

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    Ive called them in the past as well as emailed them about a price on their mids. never any returned correspondence so I said fuck em and moved on. Sorry man. hope you get things worked out.

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    Thanks everybody, I really do appreciate it.

    I've tried to be patient but I'd probably be a lot more understanding if he'd just answer the phone and let me know what's going on.

    I've read a bunch of posts on different forums concerning G&L and I'm wondering just how many guys are out there waiting on parts or complete builds.

    I understand that building a bike takes time but after two + years with almost no communication… I'm really starting to regret ever shipping my bike out there.



    Please keep me posted if you guys hear anything.

    Thanks again.

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    youve waited 2 years ?? ive had dudes want to wait in the drive way while i built theyre bikes..lol

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    Haha, HWC!

    I'm definitely considering flying out there, I just don't want to confront an abandoned shop.

    Please let me know if anybody hears anything at all.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donmillerx View Post
    Haha, HWC!

    I'm definitely considering flying out there, I just don't want to confront an abandoned shop.

    Please let me know if anybody hears anything at all.

    Thanks again.
    Ive gotta go out that way in a month or so. I can swing by the shop and see if the damn place is still open.

    Just pulled up the address on street view and it has a big sign for lease. Looks like its not even being used. I can almost guarantee that the photo has been updated with the 2 years. The number to lease is 719-471-9049. Maybe you can contact the leasing company and get some info??

    Not sure if either of these are the right guy but its worth a try.

    Richard M Ford
    (719) 375-0687
    1009 W Cheyenne Rd
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906-2457
    Age: 40-44
    Associated: Melissa Ford

    Richard A Ford
    (719) 632-4719
    625 Prairie Rd
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909-4826
    Age: 45-49
    Associated: Brenda A Ford, Emily A Ford

    Maybe this page can help? http://www.650motorcycles.com/RichGL.html

    Sounds like you might be screwed and have to go the legal avenune. BBB tried to contact them in May and couldnt.

    http://www.bbb.org/southern-colorado...ints#breakdown
    Last edited by luniz7; 07-25-2012 at 5:08 PM.

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    Thanks man!
    That was definitely a huge help.

    I checked out that street view too but never thought of calling the leasing company… might be worth a try. Good idea. I think I'll try all of those numbers tomorrow as well!

    Please keep me posted man if you do end up heading out that way, I'd really appreciate it.
    My patience is running out...

    Seriously, thanks again.

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    I'll be in that area next week. If you find any info and still need someone to roll by and check out the shop just let me know on here or through a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donmillerx View Post
    Thanks man!
    That was definitely a huge help.

    I checked out that street view too but never thought of calling the leasing company… might be worth a try. Good idea. I think I'll try all of those numbers tomorrow as well!

    Please keep me posted man if you do end up heading out that way, I'd really appreciate it.
    My patience is running out...

    Seriously, thanks again.
    I have a buddy that goes to lots of bike events. I can see if he can ask around and find a way to get ahold of this guy.

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    I posted this at Chopper Underground.

    Well I've got bad news. G&L isn't at that address anymore. Suite J is now Rocky Mountain Rehabilitation which looked to me like a medical marijuana shop. Next door is an Aikido dojo.

    If I were you and you can document the money you sent him, call the Colorado Springs Police and ask to talk to a detective and report what has happened. It opens a fraud case against him and they will investigate it. I had to do this once. IT took about 9 months but I got a check in the mail for what was "stolen". Even better if you sent the payment or parts to be modded in the mail, cause now its mail fraud.

    Good luck.

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    This is un-f*cking-believable.

    Thanks mad750, luniz7 & definitely Junkman!
    I seriously appreciate your efforts & any more info you guys can find out would be great.
    I can't believe it's been well over 2 years now and he still refuses to return my calls.
    I think I've finally reached a boiling point.

    Please keep me posted if you hear ANYTHING at all.
    Thanks again!

    Don M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donmillerx View Post
    This is un-f*cking-believable.

    Thanks mad750, luniz7 & definitely Junkman!
    I seriously appreciate your efforts & any more info you guys can find out would be great.
    I can't believe it's been well over 2 years now and he still refuses to return my calls.
    I think I've finally reached a boiling point.

    Please keep me posted if you hear ANYTHING at all.
    Thanks again!

    Don M.
    I would definitely file a complaint here, http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx along with anyone else who has had an issue with G&L Choppers. That site needs to be removed from the internet along with any site affiliated with Richard Ford.

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    I'll be Colorado the whole month of August. Let me know if there is any place you want me check out and, if need be, heavy hand it.

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    You should contact CaliCruiser here on the CC. I'm almost positive that's where he used to work. Maybe he still has contact with them.

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    Thanks again Mad750, I definitely appreciate the support! Any chance you'll be in the Colorado Springs area?
    And Luniz7, thanks for that link man. I'll look into it for sure. Did you have a bad experience with G&L too or have you just heard enough from other guys around the web?

    Thanks SlickStripes… I actually did contact Calicruiser (Josh Scott.) Really nice guy, that did work over there for about 3 years but has since moved out of state and started OldSchoolHelmets.
    He said he'd definitely pass on my concerns if he got a hold of Rich but said it's been 6 or 8 months since he's heard anything from him.

    I've heard recently from (5) different local, Colorado guys, that the G&L shop isn't even around anymore but actually just got another new message today from somebody else, that claims it's definitely still there, up & running.

    I'm not sure what to believe but… after 2+ years of waiting and still no response from Rich… I reluctantly filed a complaint today with the BBB.

    Hopefully, now maybe I'll at least get a phone call from him and we can figure this all out.
    It sucks that it had to come to this.

    And the wait continues…

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    Time to bring in Johnny Law I'd say.

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    Yes, I'll be in Colorado Springs.

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