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Old 08-02-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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WTF... Absolute Performance...

Ok.. Tell me if I'm just over reacting of if this is F*IN normal. I took my bike to Absolute Performance Sat before last (25th Aug) to have a brake lever replace, a rear tire put on AND a stater gusket replace (which also meant new oil). I was originally told Wed all but the tire would be in. But come Wed, nothing had been done to the bike. Well with out rehashing like how the price has gone up, this that and the other, I still don't have my bike. At the end of the week I was ASSURED that the part would be in Monday due to I dropped it off on Sat and the GASKET takes 3 - 5 BUSINESS days to arrive (and Monday doesn't count because the dealer is closed)..... Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, MON!!! 5 FRICKEN BUSINESS DAYS!!! For a job that takes an hour.... Ok.. To make it worse, first I was quoted $70 for the gasket install. Then I got a call saying it'd be $130.. After a load of run-a-rounds, I finally got the answer that the $70 wasn't including the oil. That I could understand... So I go to 'pre-pay' while I know I have the money and they want to charge me $160+.. At this point I'm like F it and just take the $160 so I can just keep my temper and quickly get my bike back. Well after a lot of frustration the ticket is found where I was told $130 over the phone, so I get a $37 in store credit. My idea because I didn't want to stay any longer trying to get my money back. Now tell me.. Am I wrong for being pissy and really just wanting to go get my bike and my money back and either find another shop to do it or do the thing my self?

Sorry.. I just had to vent somewhere!
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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Should have done it all yourself and just taken the rear wheel in off the bike to Motorcycles Unlimited or Global and saved an assload of money. But time is money.....oh wait
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Well never had worked on a bike before I was nervous.. But f* it.. from now on I will... Got some to learn, but I'm ok with a wrench... If i can't fix it, I'll just grab the bailing wire and 100 mile hour tape.. Oh.. I'm in Texas.. and a hammer... lmao..

I was just about to ask though how many of you all do your own stuff and to what level and how many use shops and if you use a shop which one?
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #5
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Oh and who can get a stater side gasket like now for an 07 busa?

The shop is on I10 and hwy 6 right there on the SE corner.
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dont know if i would have handled it the same as you, but i know i probably wont ever take my bike there either. after like that starts to happen to you, you start to reconsider doing small jobs like that yourself. it usually works out in your favor when you do.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:34 PM   #8
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Well I have been PM'ing Patrick and a promise, he's already got a new customer... lmao
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Well from now on, I will be doing small jobs myself and finding some where like Motorcycles Unlimited to help with bigger stuff..
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That and ask around before you use a shop again. The lead times are long for most service during peak season like right now. Learn to turn a wrench, but also help feed the sponsors as when you need them they are there for you. I buy parts from them at least.
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Every month Patrick has a Bike Maint class..attend a class its the next best thing after MSF class
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That and ask around before you use a shop again. The lead times are long for most service during peak season like right now. Learn to turn a wrench, but also help feed the sponsors as when you need them they are there for you. I buy parts from them at least.
Well being the shop was right around the corner and I saw serveral people in I figured I'd give it a shot... Well I guess you have to live it to learn it.. Well it.. I've learned.

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Oh snap! Let me PM him now to find out what's up on that.
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Lots of people on the forum are more than happy to lend a hand and services as well. I had a guy I had never met offer me a tool kit and assistance to install my chain. You should say what side of town you are on in your location, then just ask next time. Amazing what kind of help a 6pack and a steak will get you.
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Why did you drop off your bike? Why not take it in when they recieved the parts? they might have charged you for storage fees.
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Lots of people on the forum are more than happy to lend a hand and services as well. I had a guy I had never met offer me a tool kit and assistance to install my chain. You should say what side of town you are on in your location, then just ask next time. Amazing what kind of help a 6pack and a steak will get you.
thats the truth..
but werent you the one who made a post about the kobe steaks?
id def bring a member some tools and help for a 6 pack of heiniken and a kobe beef steak. yessir!
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Im having issues with a shop right now myself but im keeping it to myself for now since they're denying it all.They're a sponsor on here. Im still waiting for Stubbs to clean up their mess and give me my bill.
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hey OP what part of town are you from.
i met a guy who gave me a hand working on my cbr that is here in clearlake, hes a member on MH if you want some contact info.
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Lots of people on the forum are more than happy to lend a hand and services as well. I had a guy I had never met offer me a tool kit and assistance to install my chain. You should say what side of town you are on in your location, then just ask next time. Amazing what kind of help a 6pack and a steak will get you.
And , I'm drinking a 12 pack of Hienekens and working in the kitchen now.... NOW I KNOW!!!! lol Not steak, but some cornish hens with a pineaple/habanero sauce. (i was bored.. Gotta go do the wild rice now)

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Why did you drop off your bike? Why not take it in when they recieved the parts? they might have charged you for storage fees.
Because it was leaking oil.. best I didn't drive it any how...

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thats the truth..
but werent you the one who made a post about the kobe steaks?
id def bring a member some tools and help for a 6 pack of heiniken and a kobe beef steak. yessir!
Read above.. lol

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Im having issues with a shop right now myself but im keeping it to myself for now since they're denying it all.They're a sponsor on here. Im still waiting for Stubbs to clean up their mess and give me my bill.
Well Alleykat... I FEEL ya pain!!!!
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Next time I'll have to find someone on the SW side.. for that matter if the bike moves, I'm mobile enough to go to whatever side of town if it's gonna get my bike fixed.. lmao.
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lucky im at work..heini waiting for me at home tho.
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