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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-26-2009, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Took the bike in just before deer season to get the ACCT worked on. Got a call from them said there is way more wrong with it they had to pull the motor and order a bunch of parts. Thank God for extended warrenties. He said I might get it back in 2 weeks. I think Friday I'll head in there to see what the heck is going on.
As long as I get it back for a Christmas day ride that will be cool. Well Christmas day if the weather holds out
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-26-2009, 08:17 AM
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What are they saying is wrong with it?

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Double that. ?? There's way too many stories here of folks taking their bikes in for something simple and then being taken to the cleaners (well, you have a warranty) for work that might not have been necessary. Too often, these mechanics don't know our bikes.

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Does sound a little fishy. Whatever work they do, be sure to tell 'em you want all the old parts that were replaced, so you have a good idea of what they did and that it was done.


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Well I took it in for a chattering sound in the rear head that I thought was the Cam Chain Tentioner but they said there was more going on in there. I will be in there at 0900 today to get the full scoup from the tech working on it to see what else may have gone wrong. I want to see all the old parts and look at what they are talking about
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Betcha a buck they say that you need a valve adjustment, and when they do tell 'em to shove it...LOL

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yea i bet they have no clue what theyre doing.
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Betcha a buck they say that you need a valve adjustment, and when they do tell 'em to shove it...LOL
If the warrranty covers it, great, but if (when) they come up with expenses not covered, consider telling them you will pay only for the work you approved.
The danger there is that you will not get your bike back immediately, and might have to threaten them with legal action to get it.
They should not have done any work without your prior approval, unless you authorized them to go look for a problem.


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If the warrranty covers it, great, but if (when) they come up with expenses not covered, consider telling them you will pay only for the work you approved.
The danger there is that you will not get your bike back immediately, and might have to threaten them with legal action to get it.
They should not have done any work without your prior approval, unless you authorized them to go look for a problem.
Ummmm...These bikes are self adjusting valves. So theres no such thing as a valve adjustment even if Warranty covers it.... sheeeesh

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Jim's right; as is wkrizan - you didn't approve the additional work, and I imagine whoever covers the warranty won't want to pay for a "valve adjustment" on self-adjusting valves. Where do you live, Wilddog? Maybe there's someone here who could tell you a little more about the dealership that's supposedly "working" on your bike.

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