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post #41 of 178 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 03:34 PM
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my local honda dealer informed me that a lot of dealers will not work on bikes over 10 years old because the repair can lead into a small restoration job, where old bolts snap off etc , and then the cost starts to crepe up and up.

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...dealers will not work on bikes over 10 years old because the repair can lead into a small restoration job, where old bolts snap off etc , ...
OH the MINUSCULE cost of "THREAD RELEASE" grease onthose boltsthreads.
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The difference between servicing and not serving is the same difference between a real mechanic with a true understanding of machinery and artistic trouble shooting skills and a mere parts replacer. We are all better off that the mere parts replacer stays away from our old AND NEW bikes. Trial and error is always expensive no matter how old the machine.
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My local dealer won't also touch my old bikes.
As he doesn't offer me services on the older bikes, I will not force him to deal with my newer ones...

Nowadays I happily ride 195 miles to my next nearest dealer, and I feel very happy favouring a dealer that acts correctly, and mostly I enjoy the ride home as much as I enjoyed my ride to the dealer and the talking with the outstandingly skilful mechanic.
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You won't see that at a Harley dealer!
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WELL THEN.. . . . .

...somehow "WE Wing owners/riders" have to make them 'CHANGE' their way of doing business.

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Send them a copy of this thread, get all the members to post on it, (if they havent already)

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Think our 12,000+ worldwide members is enough to sway them?
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I think it would be a good start, maybe a few other Goldwing sites, (if there are any others)

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"Yah but", when a person, business or companyis FORCED to do work, it'll almost always be substandard quality. Good quality work comes from "Proud workers".I'm not sure I could trust my life with my bikes brakes to that type of persona.

Motorcycles used to be a mans "tinker machine". But with all the complex systems &electronics these daysthose "tinker machines are nearly a by-gone era.

There is a business to be started but it will take a "committed few" and who are in the "right places" to get it off the ground.



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