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Old 06-10-2007, 02:24 PM   #61
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I mean come on, Did you think that if you got enough supportive posts that the "Internet Police" would make the "Mean Old Mechanic" play nice and fix your bike for free?
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:27 PM   #62
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Kh my advice would be to take it to Motorcycles Unlimited. I know you already spent time and money into this but I would take it to Patrick tell him what happened and see if he can cut you a deal.

I donít even know you and I feel like helping you out. Seems the dude that posted here from the shop might need a few lessons on being professional. Every business has people complaining about the service they received however reacting in such a manner is horrible business. IMO he should have apologized for the misunderstanding and asked you to bring it back in and go over everything and see if they might have been at fault for something.. Instead of taking the "we didnít do anything wrong" attitude".

I own my own business and I can tell you I get complaints every day. Some are valid and some arenít. However each one is treated with the upmost respect and attention. I never claim we are always right. In fact even when I know the customer is incorrect I still go the extra mile to make sure they are happy. Maybe you should take the same approach.

If I owned a shop and someone brought in a bike to me.. I certainly wouldnít have kept it for 2 months and send it back in the condition it seems to be in. Missing a bolt or hanging wires. Take some pride in your work and go the extra mile for the people that put food on your plate.

I brought my bike into Motorcycles Unlimited to get some new levers put on and they topped off my brake fluid, tightened my chain, and checked my tire pressure all without me having to ask. Thatís going the extra mile. I would be embarrassed to have a bike leave my shop in that condition.
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I mean come on, Did you think that if you got enough supportive posts that the "Internet Police" would make the "Mean Old Mechanic" play nice and fix your bike for free?

Thanks for you advice... Wow.. took you that long to get to the point. Congradulations... you've just answered a question.

Sorry i'm not as smart as you and would like others input before jumping off into a situation i've never been in before. I've got nothing else to say to you. Good Day.
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Kh my advice would be to take it to Motorcycles Unlimited. I know you already spent time and money into this but I would take it to Patrick tell him what happened and see if he can cut you a deal.

I donít even know you and I feel like helping you out. Seems the dude that posted here from the shop might need a few lessons on being professional. Every business has people complaining about the service they received however reacting in such a manner is horrible business. IMO he should have apologized for the misunderstanding and asked you to bring it back in and go over everything and see if they might have been at fault for something.. Instead of taking the "we didnít do anything wrong" attitude".

I own my own business and I can tell you I get complaints every day. Some are valid and some arenít. However each one is treated with the upmost respect and attention. I never claim we are always right. In fact even when I know the customer is incorrect I still go the extra mile to make sure they are happy. Maybe you should take the same approach.

If I owned a shop and someone brought in a bike to me.. I certainly wouldnít have kept it for 2 months and send it back in the condition it seems to be in. Missing a bolt or hanging wires. Take some pride in your work and go the extra mile for the people that put food on your plate.

I brought my bike into Motorcycles Unlimited to get some new levers put on and they topped off my brake fluid, tightened my chain, and checked my tire pressure all without me having to ask. Thatís going the extra mile. I would be embarrassed to have a bike leave my shop in that condition.
I think thats probably the best corse of action. I do not want to have to get into a legal battle and drag this out... I also am not looking for a deal.. i just want a running bike. Thats all i've wanted from the beginning. I appreciate that advice and wish most people could understand the same thought process.
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:49 PM   #67
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Dude no disrespect.. But stfu and go away. Youíre annoying as all .
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Dude no disrespect.. But stfu and go away. Youíre annoying as all .

If he is where his avatar says, then he is just bored to death!
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Yea, so you STFU.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:11 PM   #71
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:11 PM   #72
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You should really quit telling this guy you "feel" for him. This funking pity party for him is making me wanna hurl. He comes here looking for advice on a simple problem and then posts not only pictures but sounds. WTF! If he couldnt come up with the simple answers given to him he shouldnt be on the road, because he doesnt have the simple mental skills to tackle the tough thought processes required to change lanes and not run into stationary vehicles. How hard is it to figure out when someone does something you dont like you either confront them and fix it, get a lawyer, or just STFU and go on with your life.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #73
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You should really quit telling this guy you "feel" for him. This funking pity party for him is making me wanna hurl. He comes here looking for advice on a simple problem and then posts not only pictures but sounds. WTF! If he couldnt come up with the simple answers given to him he shouldnt be on the road, because he doesnt have the simple mental skills to tackle the tough thought processes required to change lanes and not run into stationary vehicles. How hard is it to figure out when someone does something you dont like you either confront them and fix it, get a lawyer, or just STFU and go on with your life.

Glad to see you care. what i may think is smart may not be the best course of action. Plus... making sure EVERYONE knows what happed with this particular incident IS benificial to the whole community. Keeps someone else from getting shafted. This is my first bike to own and it IS a learning process but you come down on me for asking advice and posting the FACTS about what happened. I'm not going to just make empty accusations and have nothing to back them up with. Are you twelve and just looking for an argument? Seriously.. if you don't like the thread... GTFO. Noone is forcing you to read it but you are. You obviously are interested in what people have to say on this issue or you wouldn't post here.
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"newb" goes out and buys first bike, used (13 years old), with no knowledge of what to look for, doesn't take anyone along to check it out.

Doesn't take it to a reputable shop, to verify it's condition

bike goes ker-plowie

Seller offers to make good, even tho 99% of used vehicles are sold "as-is, buyer beware" :notworthy

Seller takes to shop of his choice, to try and save everyone involved some benji's

shop does engine work, at a loosing price, but takes seemingly forever

bike is picked up (accepted) by owner, with numerous problems that didn't exist prior (according to buyer, still waiting on seller to chime in) :confused2



So now, it sits dead or dying. Both parties are at the "your word against mine" point.




What to do, what to do...... :BangHead:
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:33 PM   #76
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i think those problems existed before. I refuse to believe a shop would put that long of a bolt back in a clutch lever. and some of that other stuff. I think all that stuff was wrong the shop told him but he only wanted the bottom end built. and that's it.

the way to right the wrong now is for the new guy to go into ronayers.com and look at the various bolts and washers he needs and buy them. as far as the engine lower end build i would have searched ebay or the zx7r message board for a replacement motor. you probably could have gotten a zx7rr motor for what you paid for that one to get fixed. i don't think the shop shagged him i think he got EXACTLY what he paid for and nothing else. I would have noted all that and then had him sign as proff that he knew all that was wrong (no matter how small.) and yes it can take a month or so to get some of those parts you need to build a bottom end especially on a older bike. remember this is not a common repair like valve shims and stuff or even valves for that matter this is a MAJOR engine problem.
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If this is a brandon from laport off of 146 I think he buy's mostly junk, or stunted bike's and try's to clean them and sell them as clean bike's.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:07 PM   #78
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another solution... do some research, ask lots of questions, and learn to do it yourself... after all, isn't the only way to do it right is to do it yourself?
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If this is a brandon from laport off of 146 I think he buy's mostly junk, or stunted bike's and try's to clean them and sell them as clean bike's.
From what i gather its not Brandon it Todd from Northwest cycles that did this work. Brandon sold him the bike but Todd is the one responsible for What this threads about.
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But i don't think Todd would do all the $hit this guys said . i from i know of brandon i wouldn't think he would either.
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