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Old 07-19-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Kawasaki of Pasadena *UPDATE*

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here are the findings...

ok, i just got back from there and talked with 2 of the mechanics. The original issue was that the bike would not start. They think it was due to a bad connection on the starter button. they turned the key on, pressed the button and it turned right over. In doing so they saw a leak in a radiator hose and called Rohit (9teeneighty3) to see if he wanted them to fix it, he said yes. they did. they did notice however that it was running like and asked Rohit if he wanted them to take a look at that issue. they started it and then it backfired. they called Rohit again to tell him this and they asked if he wanted them to try to diagnose the problem. they check the engine compression and it was a little low. it was obvious the engine had been overheated, the oil smelled REALLY burnt. the cam chain had also been stretched out, we think due to the overheating and some particles in the oil wearing on it to the point where the tensioner was all the way out but could not provide enough tension on the chain. the timing chain had jumped and caused it not even start anymore. there was also some oil sludge buildup on the tesioner so it may not have been functioning correctly. The motor would have to be pulled in order to change the cam chain due to the crank having to be pulled to get a new chain on. The mechanics were very professional about it and actually cut him a break on the labor charges to make it slightly more reasonable. the real issue it seemed with Rohit was that he did not feel like he should have to pay them for the labor charges due to the fact that he was able to ride his bike there (although running badly) and pay $400 only to have his bike not be running at all for the pickup. The reason it was not running was due to multiple issues, none of which could be attributed to K of P. everything they did was by the authorization of Rohit. JP171 and Monkeyfist both showed up as well and heard all of this. We were all pretty much in agreement on this

I thought this deserved a new thread for K of P's sake and for those that forgot to check back to the old one
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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well done brett.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:00 PM   #5
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Excellent and muhc more informative. Thanks guys..



also helps hilight how important it is to get get more than one side to a story.
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good report. Well...bad for him. Good for K of P
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That kind of me off that he did that. e tried to make KP look bad because he made mistakes. I can't stand people that do that.
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seems to me there was a lack of mechanical knowledge on the Rohits part. i think the majority of the damage, if not all, was done prior to the bike reaching KofP with simple routine maintenance to blame. the guys at KofP seemed on the up & up, i'm just thinking owner didn't quite grasp what was going on with his bike when they were explaining it to him. and i'll tell you something that gets me is that not only did i give up a large portion of my saturday to help out a complete stranger, the owner of the 250 didn't even offer more fuel for me mule even though i made it clear in a post that i wanted to be compensated for my gas...



should have kept my home and burned a $20 ribeye on the grill instead but fukc it. lol

by the way thanks to JP171 and sbfuller for showin up.
wow... and he was mad about the labor too... i told him 3 times that the amount of labor they charged is about right... could have been more. in the end he paid it and took the bike home. don't be surprised of you guys see it up for sale sometime soon
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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I worked for K of P back in 03 and 04 as a tech part time. They are a good group of guys, both of the owners are honest and legit people. No doubt they are in the business to make money like the rest of us but they don't do anything thats not by the book. Remember, they have to pay those techs to diagnose people's problems, there is only a minimum book time for diagnostics, I think its .5 hr. No way can you FULLY determine the extent of engine damage without pulling it out, but an hour of in bike diagnostics could probably give you an idea, thats without doing any actual work other then pulling the oil pan to check for debris. Remember mechanics gotta eat to and if the shop doesn't bill the customer labor, the mechanic doesn't get paid. Ofcourse there is a lot of gray area on flag time as far as what to charge/pay etc.

Not defending anyone but from my 2 yrs there, they were pretty honest guys. I might not have agreed with them on certain things but they were definetly honest and up front about it.
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waiting for a response to this pwnage. doubt we'll see one though.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:31 PM   #13
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It is nice to see a positive report about a shop! Sure people love to gripe about bad shops but tend to forget to give props to the good ones!

Thanks for the update Brett!
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:39 PM   #14
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I think it says something (not sure what) that there were so many jumping on that original thread with comments, like he should sue, get a gun, or they are you, and so few acknowledging how wrong they were for reacting that way.


Especially 9teeneighty3
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I think it says something (not sure what) that there were so many jumping on that original thread with comments, like he should sue, get a gun, or they are you, and so few acknowledging how wrong they were for reacting that way.
Especially with the OP's obvious lack of general knowledge. Kinda obvious there was a second side to that story...
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Should I have said something that was unfair to the shop, I appologize, I did however go and see what was what and saw the other side of the story and I agree that we needed to go and see Thanx to Monkey and SB for showing up and helpin the kid. I also agree with Monkey that the op was uneducated and there fore giving incomplete information, I think it was more a lack of knowledge than just pure malicious intent

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Props to you guys for going with him to check on things and props to K of P for being on the up and up!
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WOW!!! But like Bubby said- you guys who took the time to help a stranger get a star next to your name for good citizenship! lol
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