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Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« on: September 12, 2020, 07:13:28 pm »
Ok so I got new tyres as some of you know.

Here is what the side wall says:



Here is what the receipt says:



Mis-match?
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 07:24:02 pm »
You are mad! Official. But that makes no difference to the issue. You wuz robbed! Go back and come over all girlie with the guy and if they get stroppy, hit 'em.

I had new tyres fitted to the car in the first week of lockdown.

I went back in the second week of lockdown so that they could fit the tyres I paid for in the first place  ::)

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020, 07:24:27 pm »
More too the point, how much did you pay, and what is the date on them.

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 07:38:28 pm »
Where is the date? Hang on I Internet it ok: week 41 year 19. So not old. But not 5! And can someone tell the weirdos over the road to stop playing volleyball it's drinking time not playing outside time!

EDIT: OH YEAH: They put frigging silver balancing weights on black wheels.


Double Edit: Chris, I paid 5 prices (114 and 150 including VAT, which roughly matches blackcircles) and I don't really care about the price (within reason) so long as I get what I ask for.

Triple Edit: So maybe I won't forget: left cylinder ticking. I can't be arsed sifting the internet full of shit for the cause yet.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 07:52:47 pm by Matt »
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 07:53:07 pm »
But did you pay 5 price? And how many on here got the M&P tyre mail yesterday, normally my tyres don’t even need a warmer on them... but thems Mich’s from M&P are good money.

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 07:56:05 pm »
If you paid 5 price then you’ve been had, but blimey surely you looked at them when they were fitted and the 4 looks nothing like 5 apart from their black round.

Just looked at the M&P mail £256 loose for 5’s and that’s a 55.
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 08:22:45 pm »
Well if I was familiar with what each looked like, but I've never had 5s on the K. I booked it weeks ago and then promptly forgot all my research.

Oh I forgot to say, this is BMW who cocked up. So it should be an easy fix, just a pain in the arse to go back over there.
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 08:30:50 pm »
You have lost me here are we talking K tyres 190/55/17 120/60/17 because if you are what you paid isn’t Road 5 money not unless they were feeling generous and did them for free.

If M&P are £256 loose the very least you are looking at is £280 fitted.
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2020, 09:10:07 pm »
I'm on a 1250GS these days :). But never mind the price, it's a red kipper at best! :p
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 11:19:27 am »
Slightly off topic but interesting anyway.  The Road 5 190/55/17 has been withdrawn as a Michelin recommended tyre for the K1600 as it is actually around 203mm wide and in a few cases has rubbed on the swingarm.  :o

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2020, 08:51:20 am »
Seeing as this thread is so exciting so far.

First response from BMW, "yeah the 5 isn't available yet... <add words by me saying receipt and phone call said yes>... Oh I'll call you back once checked K"

Even if he was thinking of the non-trail version, that's been available ages. And black circles and the rest show the Trail version available.
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2020, 09:45:57 am »

... First response from BMW, "yeah the 5 isn't available yet... <add words by me saying receipt and phone call said yes>... Oh I'll call you back once checked K" ...


My dealer has been fitting Road 5s to GS's since last year - seem to really suit the GS if you are into road riding rather than off-road riding. Seen some very quick guys do track days on them.

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2020, 09:57:43 am »
I would like to try a track day on this!

Andy yeah thanks Belco, I was getting slightly paranoid! Half expecting next response to be, "it's a dream, go back to sleep" :P.
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2020, 10:54:47 am »
You are mad, and I claim my £5.

And is that a trick of the light or is the wheel rim not quite round?
(around the 'd 4' of 'Road 4')

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2020, 11:00:20 am »
It's the light and the tyre chalk stuff they forgot to clean off :).

Ok they admitted they got it wrong at least, then started trying to tell me 4 and 5 are the same - I almost said "Ask Chris Canning!" :P - and I've said yeah I would like the 5 please. So now I await another call back I probably won't receive.
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