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« Reply #140 on: December 31, 2020, 03:56:59 pm »

12/31/20- I called this morning because I knew my new bike would have arrived in the Oklahoma City warehouse yesterday(12/30) evening. I was hoping it would get delivered this weekend.  Sad  Nope. The trailer was packed and it left to go through Albuquerque today. My bike couldn't fit on.    Sad     The nice lady says my bike will be on the trailer for next week.    Sad
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« Reply #141 on: December 31, 2020, 04:03:20 pm »

You have much more patience than I do. I was on hold on the phone today with the bank. After 5 1/2 minutes, I hung up.
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« Reply #142 on: December 31, 2020, 04:06:38 pm »


You have much more patience than I do. I was on hold on the phone today with the bank. After 5 1/2 minutes, I hung up.


I hear ya. In some ways my friends have told me that I have the patience of Job. In this new bike situation there is really nothing I can do.     Shrug

I do hang up after a few minutes when calling businesses.                           Bigsmile
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« Reply #143 on: December 31, 2020, 04:16:33 pm »

I have checked my Visa card and the Haul Bikes people have not charged me yet!!             Bigok              I appreciate that they are taking three weeks to get me my bike and won't actually charge me it seems until they unload it at my home. Both of my friends that used them, and recommended them, say it took four to seven weeks for them to get their bikes.
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« Reply #144 on: December 31, 2020, 05:15:46 pm »

After a wait like this, would you ever use them again?
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« Reply #145 on: December 31, 2020, 06:20:19 pm »


After a wait like this, would you ever use them again?


YES! I don't expect them to pick up my bike and then hit the freeway to my house!
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« Reply #146 on: December 31, 2020, 09:16:33 pm »


After a wait like this, would you ever use them again?


They are still outperforming the USPS so it is not all bad.
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« Reply #147 on: January 01, 2021, 02:59:34 am »


They are still outperforming the USPS so it is not all bad.


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If you hire a company knowing that the timeframe can be, um, "extensive", then there's no point in being upset if they are slow. I guess I look at it as a cost/benefit thing: The price was low, justifying a slower delivery. Now if one had paid top dollar for delivery, then I'd expect much better service  Cool

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« Reply #148 on: January 01, 2021, 07:01:37 am »




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If you hire a company knowing that the timeframe can be, um, "extensive", then there's no point in being upset if they are slow. I guess I look at it as a cost/benefit thing: The price was low, justifying a slower delivery. Now if one had paid top dollar for delivery, then I'd expect much better service  Cool





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I am now getting ready to get in the car and hit the road for Las Vegas where my daughter and family are. I couldn't go last Christmas weekend so  we are celebrating this weekend. Yesterday when I phoned to settle times and such she asked me if I was driving the car? I asked what else would I do? She says with you and motorcycles I wanted to talk you out of riding your bike!!! She knows me well!!!
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« Reply #149 on: January 05, 2021, 09:07:32 am »

I got back from my Las Vegas trip and called the haul people. The bike is scheduled to arrive at my home from January 8 to 10. THREE MORE DAYS!! Pictures coming.     Bigsmile
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« Reply #150 on: January 05, 2021, 10:07:19 am »


I got back from my Las Vegas trip and called the haul people. The bike is scheduled to arrive at my home from January 8 to 10. THREE MORE DAYS!! Pictures coming.     Bigsmile


Excitement building!   Bigok
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« Reply #151 on: January 05, 2021, 03:08:35 pm »


I got back from my Las Vegas trip and called the haul people. The bike is scheduled to arrive at my home from January 8 to 10. THREE MORE DAYS!! Pictures coming.     Bigsmile


Damn Blue --  you're like a pregnant woman...  we're just waiting around for a you to give birth!!!        
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Damn Blue --  you're like a pregnant woman...  we're just waiting around for a you to give birth!!!        


I figured if I didn't update every couple of days I'd get more negative feed back than I have been!!                           Bigsmile
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« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2021, 12:50:16 pm »


Damn Blue --  you're like a pregnant woman...  we're just waiting around for a you to give birth!!!        




I figured if I didn't update every couple of days I'd get more negative feed back than I have been!!                           Bigsmile


It's been a couple of days, so?....are the contractions coming closer together...do you need an epidural?
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« Reply #154 on: January 07, 2021, 03:01:18 pm »

Just got a call from the delivery driver!!! They have added a stop in Farmington which puts him at my place at about 3:00p tomorrow(Friday!!). Tomorrow I will have another bike to join the FJR1300!!



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« Reply #155 on: January 07, 2021, 04:09:13 pm »


Just got a call from the delivery driver!!! They have added a stop in Farmington which puts him at my place at about 3:00p tomorrow(Friday!!). Tomorrow I will have another bike to join the FJR1300!!

                                                             Bigok                                            Bigsmile


CONGRATS!!!  you'll be a new mother ....  Bigsmile   Razz

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« Reply #156 on: January 07, 2021, 05:19:15 pm »

How long has it been blue ?   You ain’t gettin a bit nervous yet now are you?  Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #157 on: January 07, 2021, 06:22:01 pm »

Makes me remember when I got my Guzzi 1200 Sport. It was shipped from Moto International in Seattle. I had never ridden a Guzzi and had never even seen a 1200 Sport in person.

When it was delivered, I fired it up and rode it up and down the street before putting it in the garage. At the time I had 3 bikes, a 1994 DR350, 2001 SV650 and a 2006 CBR600RR. It was so different from anything I had ridden before, I literally thought to myself "What the hell have you done???"

Needless to say we bonded and it is one of my all time favorite bikes to ride. One of the few I wish I still had.

I bet you might have a similar experience with the KTM.
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« Reply #158 on: January 07, 2021, 06:56:07 pm »


Makes me remember when I got my Guzzi 1200 Sport. It was shipped from Moto International in Seattle. I had never ridden a Guzzi and had never even seen a 1200 Sport in person.

When it was delivered, I fired it up and rode it up and down the street before putting it in the garage. At the time I had 3 bikes, a 1994 DR350, 2001 SV650 and a 2006 CBR600RR. It was so different from anything I had ridden before, I literally thought to myself "What the hell have you done???"

Needless to say we bonded and it is one of my all time favorite bikes to ride. One of the few I wish I still had.

I bet you might have a similar experience with the KTM.


That was a nice set of bikes Thumbsup  I had an SV and a 600rr
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« Reply #159 on: January 07, 2021, 08:59:14 pm »


Tomorrow I will have another bike to join the FJR1300!!


It's been so long, I can't even remember what you bought.
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