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« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2021, 03:37:50 pm »

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Vey nice ride with good weather. I'm pushing 300 miles.


So, how much are you gonna be wanting for it? Asking for a friend.   Smile
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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2021, 08:30:05 pm »

I see chicken strips  Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2021, 04:08:22 pm »

When I checked the bike out when it was in my garage I didn't see that the dealership did not wipe the tires down. A LOT of mold release on the tires. When I left the neighborhood the engine revved and the bike went out about a foot going left.  That ain't right.   Headscratch    One mile later it went WAY left as I turned right.     EEK!     I went home with three miles total on it. I put it on the rear stand and the back tire was really covered with "stuff".  That is why I took it easy on my lunch run with the buddies.
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2021, 09:42:16 pm »

In that case just do this and tire should be ready  Lol

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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2021, 12:05:24 pm »


When I checked the bike out when it was in my garage I didn't see that the dealership did not wipe the tires down. A LOT of mold release on the tires. When I left the neighborhood the engine revved and the bike went out about a foot going left.  That ain't right.   Headscratch    One mile later it went WAY left as I turned right.     EEK!     I went home with three miles total on it. I put it on the rear stand and the back tire was really covered with "stuff".  That is why I took it easy on my lunch run with the buddies.


I dropped a brand new FZ-09 about 1000 ft from the dealer because of slippery tires.
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« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2021, 01:48:41 pm »




I dropped a brand new FZ-09 about 1000 ft from the dealer because of slippery tires.


I would have thought it would be standard procedure for dealerships to check the tires.     Headscratch      I guess not anymore.
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« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2021, 07:12:47 pm »




I would have thought it would be standard procedure for dealerships to check the tires.     Headscratch      I guess not anymore.


Yep. Pretty sad isn't it?

I have this feeling that almost all things are treated like a commodity item by sellers anymore. Including buyers.
It's all about throughput/quantity instead of "quality of the experience." So much of the product itself is outstanding quality compared to a few decades ago I guess the "schmoozing" the customer isn't as necessary.

Plus, the pride of doing good work isn't as common. That's a leadership issue in a lot of organizations.

I flack at my job (and not just from younger people) all the time from trying to do a great job ALL the time.
I commonly hear "that's good enough" from co-workers when I know it's not as good as I'd want it if I was the customer so I just do it to the highest level I'm capable regardless. Oddly enough my Director loves my work and has never made a peep about me doing "too good of a job."

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« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2021, 09:01:56 am »




Yep. Pretty sad isn't it?

I have this feeling that almost all things are treated like a commodity item by sellers anymore. Including buyers.
It's all about throughput/quantity instead of "quality of the experience." So much of the product itself is outstanding quality compared to a few decades ago I guess the "schmoozing" the customer isn't as necessary.

Plus, the pride of doing good work isn't as common. That's a leadership issue in a lot of organizations.

I flack at my job (and not just from younger people) all the time from trying to do a great job ALL the time.
I commonly hear "that's good enough" from co-workers when I know it's not as good as I'd want it if I was the customer so I just do it to the highest level I'm capable regardless. Oddly enough my Director loves my work and has never made a peep about me doing "too good of a job."

OOPS - rant mode OFF Smile





Yes, Sir.

Somewhere here from several years ago is a thread started by me about lousy customer service. We are seeing more and more of it.
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« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2021, 10:58:26 pm »

Congratulations. I bet you get more trouble free smiles out of the Suzuki.
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« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2021, 08:43:25 am »


Congratulations. I bet you get more trouble free smiles out of the Suzuki.


Thanks! I have no complaints at all. I ended up with a lightweight, very fast rocket ship that gets 50 mpg and will probably be as dependable as an anvil.
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« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2021, 10:01:09 am »


When I checked the bike out when it was in my garage I didn't see that the dealership did not wipe the tires down. A LOT of mold release on the tires. When I left the neighborhood the engine revved and the bike went out about a foot going left.  That ain't right.   Headscratch    One mile later it went WAY left as I turned right.     EEK!     I went home with three miles total on it. I put it on the rear stand and the back tire was really covered with "stuff".  That is why I took it easy on my lunch run with the buddies.


I always put a ton of full strength liquid dish detergent on my new tires and let it dry.  Then ride to a nearby park that has a dusty gravel road and get my tires covered in dust and ride it back home.   At that point I use a nylon scrub pad and hot water and scrub the tires clean.   It's probably anal and way overkill  --  but I had one near "pants washing" experience after getting a new tire years ago -- and haven't since.  
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« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2021, 08:52:03 pm »


Thanks! I have no complaints at all. I ended up with a lightweight, very fast rocket ship that gets 50 mpg and will probably be as dependable as an anvil.


We're waitning for this thread to become *EPIC* like Gene and Neda's ....   are you up to 400 miles yet???  I mean 300 miles over 2 weeks -- you're averaging < 30 miles a day -- I used to ride my bicycle that much...  Smile

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« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2021, 08:56:06 pm »

Ha! It has 569 miles on it!!
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« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2021, 08:36:07 am »


Ha! It has 569 miles on it!!


My Tenere has over 700 now.   Razz
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« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2021, 04:52:26 pm »


Ha! It has 569 miles on it!!


BS beats Blue...   better put some Miles on with Elver....  
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