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Old 07-29-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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What to do about bad service from shop

I went to a pretty well known shop and got my new tire put on last Wednesday, all seemed fine and dandy did random moderate riding went to pp1 and did the loop, rode out to highlands Saturday and stayed out there, rode around multiple times that day when I started hearing a high pitched screeching noise and couldn't figure out what it was as it got louder I noticed it was in a consistent pattern, and started looking at my chain thinking somethin was wrong, But saw nothing parked somewhere and ate when backing bike out it would roll and then get tuff suddenly then roll some more but I still couldn't figure it out so rode around parking lot slowly looking at back tire and saw that one of the nuts that is used to put the tire on was loose and the bolt was scraping away at my swing arm, got it tightened at a Firestone out there, didn't have tools with me except a small pair of pliers, that I couldn't get it tight with, just getting opinions on what I should do about this situation? Not throwing out shops name yet because I do honestly think it was a honest mistake, but one that could of ended horribly for me? So any opinions or should I just chalk this one up and be done?
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:43 AM   #2
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Have you talked to the shop and gave them a chance to make it right? Do this first before putting a shop on blast. Might have been a new worker or a worker having a whole lot of things going on in his day and just overlooked it. Although it could have been worse for you, you lived. Learn from it. Double check it yourself when you get the bike back. Because at this point, after you rode it out of the shop, it could have been a gremlin that rattled the bolt/nut loose. and the "It was fine when you left the shop" reasoning would bite you in the pooper.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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What nut was scraping your swing arm?
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:21 AM   #4
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What nut was scraping your swing arm?
sprocket nut? rotor bolt?
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:27 AM   #5
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Call the shop..? Most honest places will be willing to take measures to rectify their mistakes. If you haven't even talked to them about it yet, I'm not sure what you're asking from us..
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sprocket nut? rotor bolt?
Thats what Im thinking. Neither should have been touched on a tire change
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Thats what Im thinking. Neither should have been touched on a tire change
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #8
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I've had an issue in the past with a shop and it was quickly resolved with parts replaced after sending a PM and pic, there was no need for a thread to discuss.
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This thread may end up discussing what nuts are removed for a tire change and which nuts are just basic maintenance
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:30 AM   #10
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Was it your axle nut? That's the only thing touched when changing the rear tire. If it was a different bolt or nut you should maintain your bike better/ learn more about it before placing the blame on others.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:13 AM   #11
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I've had an issue in the past with a shop and it was quickly resolved with parts replaced after sending a PM and pic, there was no need for a thread to discuss.

I disagree. if you don't know which apparently he doesn't he should ask. Now if this was another mad person who did this and dropped names I could see why you felt that way.
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I would look at it and determine if its something they had to mess with or is it rotor or sprocket bolts backing out that need to be maintained with some loctite?
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Until I had my suspension done this year, I have always used the same shop to service all my bikes, dirt, street, ATV. There was a time or two where something got over looked. First thing I did was call them, it works better that way.

The worst case was actually caused by me not looking the bike over time to time, which just so happened to surface after a major repair.
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like everyone else said go back to the shop
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:18 AM   #15
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holy run on sentence!!
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Was it your axle nut? That's the only thing touched when changing the rear tire. If it was a different bolt or nut you should maintain your bike better/ learn more about it before placing the blame on others.
Agreed, The only nuts that can touch the swing arm are the sprocket nuts and rear rotor bolts. Neither which are touched during a tire change.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:36 AM   #17
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where is OP at? Pics requested.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:50 PM   #18
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holy run on sentence!!
That's what I was thinking. I had to re-read it a few times to understand what he was convey.
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He said " a bolt that has nothing to do with a tire change came loose and I didnt notice it"
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It would seem that there was poor service to the bike provided by the OP himself. I believe his intent in this post was honest and he just does not know enough about his bike to know he was the one who messed up. I figure when he cleans the egg of his face, he will do better in the future.
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