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post #141 of 178 (permalink) Old 07-26-2014, 01:45 AM
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post #142 of 178 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 07:52 AM
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I have a friend here that works at a Kawasaki dealer and he said they won't work on anything older than 10 years old even if they sold it to you. I said what the deal with that he said it simple. It takes longer to work on old bikes and we want to sell you a new one.....

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Without reading the whole post (and many other threads on the same issue)...

IF a manufacture is going to design the GoldWing (or 'X') for longevity,
said OEM parts should also be at hand for an extended amount of time.

Quite simply, why leave a loyal customer high and dry?
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I have a friend here that works at a Kawasaki dealer and he said they won't work on anything older than 10 years old even if they sold it to you. I said what the deal with that he said it simple. It takes longer to work on old bikes and we want to sell you a new one.....
That could work IF they gave you a reasonably large discount on the new bike. (i said reasonably)
Loyal customers are part of the purchase value and in there future business equation.
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If it takes longer to work on an older bike, and the dealer charges shop rate by the hour. Perhaps it is that the mechanics are too inexperienced on older machines. After all, if it is computerized then it is not easy enough for the lazier generation.


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I bought my 94 Wing at state 8 motorcycle dealer here in Akron,they wouldn't let me take it without fixing the fork bushings.They even delivered it to my house. I went back later that year and got an estimate for a complete lube,oil change,bearing check,etc.......They were very accommodating and didn't any problem with servicing a 20 year old bike. To me service after the sale is the best advertising a business could have. Kudos to them!
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I don't know if it has been said before but the old PO problem could make working on a old bike very expensive. I just did some wiring on a 95 trike that someone had used about 20' of clear lamp cord to get some of the rear lights to work. There was a ground in the taillight wire and they just twisted some wire to another fuse and went from there.
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I took a 75 Wing in trade once that had some wiring like that on it. It took awhile to get everything sorted out and fixed. I ended up throwing a lot of junk off that bike away. It was a nice running once I fixed all the wiring issues and put some Harley takeoffs on it. It had straight pipes on it when I got it.

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I went into the Honda dealer in Dothan Al to get a price on some tires and take a look around and the dealer gave me an absurd price on the tires and then told me they would not mount them if I purchased them. I quickly turned around and will not grace their doors again. Especially to buy one of their beloved new bikes!
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I had a flat back tire on my 1994 wing one fine Friday afternoon after work. It was a screw in the tread so I filled the tire with air at the shop and headed for the only Honda / Victory / Suzuki / used bike dealership in the Spokane Valley. Upon arrival I was told flat out that they would not service the bike as it was older than 2000. When I asked why, they said they just don't. They offered to air up the tire and sent me on my way. I was prepared to buy a new tire from them but I have never been there again and never would buy anything from them let alone recommend their dealership to anyone else. I advertise for them every chance I get...

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