VERIFY YOUR SERVICE WORK!!!!
Posted May 24, 2002 - 07:24 AM
I GUESS MY ADVICE IS TO DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CHECK OTHERS WORK. I GUESS THE OLD SAYING HOLDS THAT "IF IT'S NOT THEIRS, THEY DONT CARE"
THEY HAVE AGREED TO DO THE WORK FOR FREE BUT I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE TAKING MY BIKE BAKE TO THEM. I AM SURE THERE ARE SOME HARD FEELINGS ABOUT BEING CAUGHT. I GUESS THESE ARE THE PITFALLS OF NOT HAVING A PLACE TO DO MY OWN SERVICE. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.
Posted May 24, 2002 - 07:42 AM
Posted May 24, 2002 - 12:43 PM
I use FBC only to purchase parts for my WR. I became friends with one of the reps in the parts department and he always sets me up with big discounts. However, I don't have any work done there. I use a small shop around the corner from FBC called "X-Zonesports", they are very good.
Where do you ride here in San Diego?
Posted May 24, 2002 - 02:37 PM
Posted May 24, 2002 - 11:09 PM
Posted May 25, 2002 - 01:01 AM
As the rest of us has learned, doing the work yourself is most gratifying, and can save you literally hundreds of dollars. Over years this will become THOUSANDS of dollars!!
Follow the procedure as outlined in your manual, ask fellow TT'ers, do whatever it takes to learn to do all maintenance yourself.
You will try the hardest to not let yourself down.
Posted May 28, 2002 - 04:36 AM
SCOTT IN SAN DIEGO; I JUST MOVED HERE FROM NORTH JERSEY IN FEB AND AM NOT YET FAMILIAR WITH S.D. THE CLOSEST PLACE TO ME THAT I KNOW I CAN RIDE IS CORRAL CANYON OHV AREA. I HAVE YET TO GO WITH MY BIKE BUT HAVE BEEN OUT THERE WITH MY PICKUP. I AM LOOKING FOR RIDING BUDDIES, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND KNOW OF OTHER PLACES LET ME KNOW.
Posted May 28, 2002 - 04:43 AM
I JUST REREAD YOUR POST AND THAT SUUUUUCKS
THE THING THAT SUCKS THE MOST IS BEING SUSPECT OF SERVICE WORK AND KNOWING THAT THE ONLY WAY TO CHECK IT IS TO REDO THE WORK. I FEEL YOUR PAIN MAN. KEEP US POSTED
Posted May 29, 2002 - 04:04 AM
Keep us posted: would like to know who did that work for you.........
Posted May 29, 2002 - 04:39 AM
Posted May 29, 2002 - 05:18 AM
Always spot out the bores, pistons, valve jobs, ring end gaps.
Leaving it up to somebody else is risky.