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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Got that new (rear) tire...

The one everyone is talking about (170x80x15) damn service manager said "You know that's a different size you brought??" My answer "Yes"....he says "Well if it don't fit hate to charge you....(but we will)".Asshat had me a bit worried it might not fit because I figure a "Bike shop" should know these things...right??Anyway got there for my 3pm appointment time,same SM said "Give us a hour".Two hours later (waiting aroung,walking around,cant see the "shop",waiting more,no offers of drink or snack...but whatever).Mechanic rides my bike around front,new tire looks good,I go in to pay,come out,start bike and...MY WINDSHIELD IS BUSTED!!WTH...!!Go back inside service manager calls out the mechanic we all go outside...dude tries some bull-cocky story BUT service manager grabs his "book" tells me lets order that NEW windshield!!Going for the install when it comes in.
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how do you break a windshield on a tire install job?

at least they're replacing it! (also glad you got that death trap of a tire off of your rear wheel LOL)
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I'd look for more damage,as it might have fallen off the Jack.check bars,etc.etc.

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I'd look for more damage,as it might have fallen off the Jack.check bars,etc.etc.

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OK guys this is whats up...further inspection there is a slight chance that it was "soft dropped",minor scuff on that sides grip,mirror that side outa wack.Bikes weight could have busted my 'shield...only explanation I could think of.Anyway they called my Thur said new 'shield is in so I'm like OK let me see whenever I can get in there (I figure at MY discretion...right??) So Fri 27th I head over there pull around back to shop doors,its 2pm,I figure OK 'shield R/R at shop thirty minutes or so...cool.So..3:48 finally get my bike back!!New 'shield looks great,very clear (no distortion like my $90 'shield)...but if you notice they got those brackets "too near" my gauges...just a little sloppy.So basically it took most of my afternoon for their "mistake".
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Glad the replacement screen is a good job and you're happy with it, just a pity the shops workmanship isn't up to par!

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yeah. good for you. it looks good. I hope it work well too.

sorry you had to go through all that though.


I like to pull the rear wheel off myself (with the help of "Fergy's" great post on here on how to lube the rear splines. thanks again Fergy!) and then take it and the new tire to a shop and have them replace it. while I have the rear tire off, I lube the splines. this way I KNOW it was done. did you ask/tell them to lube your bikes splines while they had the rear tire off?

I have read on here that some shops don't know about the splines needing to be lubed or say that they did and in reality don't do it! just like you would think they would know what size tires would/should fit on you bike.

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Sorry to hear you had to go through all that sh1t, think if someone working for me I'd prefer if my employee had have told me he'd dropped a customers bike!!! Honesty works best every time, was the guy who dropped it still there when you returned? Maybe it was him who fitted the screen abet with mounting brackets skewif!!!
Anyway, how did the 170 tyre work out, did it clear the swing arm ok? I fitted a 170/80/15 rear to my Vmax last year, standard being a150/90/15, it just clears the swing arm, there's also a trick you can do if fitting wider, that is put the washer that is behind the spindle nut between the wheel and the drive to move the wheel over to the right as there is more clearence on that side! I don't know if it'll work for the vn though I'd need to look at the drive set up, my even go that way when the current Metzler wears out on the back of my vn.
There's another way around fitting a wider tire too, that is to get the drive shaft tube of the swing arm notched!
Good luck and keep it shiney side up!
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Yes mechanic was there but he did not do the 'shield install...hes the tire guy...I guess.New tire fits fine but there is a bracket (left,as you sit on bike) that has like 1/4 inch clearance.
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Oh and yes I made sure to ask the splines be lubed...SM told me the splins looked great and they lubed them....I hope.
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