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Nito
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 04:25:38 pm »

Yup, you're bang on sad to say, which is why I do all my own maintenance. It never ceases to amaze me what twats so many techs are. I spent last weekend removing locking wheel nuts off my wife's car, recommended torque 112nm, tightened to super fucking FT, not even an impact gun was going anywhere. Ended up with a long breaker bar but it should have been easy peasy.



My ZXR, asked the dealer to do 3 things before delivering it;

1.Oil change and put the oil I sent to them in. Again, sump nut tightened to FT. Twat. Crush washer completely crushed, into an ally sump. Luckily no damage but it so easily could have wrecked the sump, I was seething.


2. New brake hoses which I supplied. Again, all fitted FT, I know because I subsequently did a strip and rebuild fitting new washers. What is wrong with people?

3. New tyres which I supplied. The rear wheel was on pissed and bike would pull to one side, fortunately changing out the cush drive I rectified this and now its perfect. Again, all nuts FT, same with the front pinch bolts on fork legs!! Grrr.

My Diavel had it's first service done at the dealer as in warranty, they did the chain tension incorrectly and it came out looser, with it slapping on the swingarm!

That should read 9-11mm, not 15mm to centre of rivet, like this


It's everywhere. Sometimes I feel like these things only happen to me because I always seem to find fault with dealers, but it's probably because I just end up finding them through working on them myself. That's just a tip of the iceberg, in my car years there was so much more bad workmanship, even from the highest respected specialist tuning companies.

Can't beat the workshop manual and a good torque wrench! Experience soon comes, there's so much info and tutorials out there.  happy88



 

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2019, 04:37:05 pm »

Totally agree Nito min....then when it all goes wrong nae bugger tae blame but yersel!

Ive the same opinion of most so called "service techs"  outfits, some of them big names in their field. Aberdoom has them.  Time is money to their bosses and if they can cram 2 hours schedule into 1 hour they will then be billing the time twice effectively.

They play on the ignorance of some folk as well. Its easy tae say a new filter has been fitted but who taks their bike hame and checks? Cars are as bad, particularly as they all sook the oil out these days rather drop it oot the sump. The average joe widnae hae a clue if it was done or not.

Saying that when you find someone that is top notch trust worthy and just does the job right as you would like it done nuture the relationship well.

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Nito
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2019, 04:46:11 pm »

Yes there are some good ones out there for sure. Most of them end up going it alone and work finds them through word of mouth, good on them.

A friend of a friend worked at a main dealer once upon a time, apparently they never used to actually change cambelts when required, just charged for the work and sent car out with the same belt and a new sticker on the cover! Crazy.

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2019, 06:27:33 pm »

I once put a CB400 into a Honda dealer in London who I wont mention (H*rtg*t*) for a replacement generator and a service. They phoned me with the quote but said the exhaust box under the engine needed replacing as it was almost rotted through, he explained that they all rot out like that on Honda's and don't last very long. I agreed but said I expected it to last longer than 2 weeks, it was brand new and I'd fitted it just 2 weeks earlier. After lots of stuttering he explained he'd got confused with another CB400 they had in for a service. Yeah, right. Thieving bastards.
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