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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2020, 03:03:42 pm »
It's the light and the tyre chalk stuff they forgot to clean off :).

Ah good. I can stop worrying now.

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2020, 03:36:40 pm »
Yep you are certainly go mad....you are asking about tyres for a GS and this is a Forum for K1200/1300 try the GS forum...

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2020, 04:07:41 pm »
This is the Lounge, one can ask about whatever one wants, fishing tackle, nipple rings, whatever floats one's boat.

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2020, 04:15:19 pm »
Looks like both Matt and I need to be paying more attention then....

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2020, 04:43:10 pm »
Re the tyres

Who ever raised the invoice, you can bet your life didn’t fit the tyres so completely their fault, but....if Matt took his GS in and they wheeled a K out and said ‘Here’s your bike’ he’d have laughed and that’s the difference between a 4 and 5 still no excuse, just means their were 3 daft buggers instead of two.

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2020, 05:52:56 pm »
I won't have a bad word said about Nigel Mansel!
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2020, 01:55:18 pm »
Blimey Chris! What happened to your head of black hair?

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2020, 01:58:29 pm »
When waiting in the queue on a Friday night clocking out of work, the banter from the back used to go along the lines of ‘Don’t forget to dye your hair on Sunday night Canning’.... only looking at old photos I understand the abuse  ;D ;D

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2020, 03:34:01 pm »
The eyebrows need to be at leat 8 times the size come on! :D
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2020, 04:02:59 pm »
has anything happened since?
this is just the sort of problem i seem to run into...always interested to hear what sort of excuses come back, and the occasional we made a bit of a boo boo we'll sort it out lifts my heart a little..
 

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2020, 04:39:03 pm »
Hey man,

Yeah sorry! I got a date a couple days later to go in and I had them fitted. PR5GT on the rear because they still couldn't find a rear PR5 Trail. But I made an executive heavy-bike decision and said whatever. No charge.

The "yeah come in and we'll have it turned round in an hour," predictably turned out to be "can we give you a bike because it'll be a few hours?" Which wasn't really a question unless I wanted to catch herpes or whatever it is in the busy outdoor seating area. I also asked "hey I know it's a bit silly but, black wheel weights please?" and got "we don't have those." I then look around at 90% OF THEIR BIKES WITH BLACK WHEELS.

So I borrowed an F900R which I enjoyed a bit more this time. Sounds quite nice. Then I went back and got my bike back. All good.

Oh they did clean it, but the black gloss paint parts was left all smeared. And they hadn't cleaned off the sticky foamy bits from the weights they removed. OH and the 20 plate 800 mile F900R TFT had scratches over the screen. Noice. Glad I have my protector.

I'll be going Alton next time. And then buying a huge house and doing my own god damn tyres. (huge house with huge garage you see)
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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2020, 06:26:39 pm »
Going into a bike dealer for tyres  :o blimey how novel is that....

Don’t think i’ve Done that in close on 30 years, tyre retailer every time as in that’s all they sell,and even then with loose wheels, but hey ho...

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2020, 06:49:54 pm »
He does ask whether or not he is mad...

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Re: Tell Me I'm Not Mad
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2020, 07:36:26 pm »
I've always used the dealer for tyres on the modern bikes (on the 1970's Honda's I fit my own). Only once have I deviated from this, and the bike came back with scuffed and chipped rims, as well as a vibration that wasn't cured by balancing (three separate dealers tried for me) and which eventually caused me to sell the bike, as it annoyed me so much. This was the third set of tyres that I had on the bike whilst I owned it, and it went in without exhibiting any problems and with perfect rims too!

Off to the dealer tomorrow for annual service/MOT, brake fluid and final drive oil changes with the K1300GT.

With the old bikes I am happy to do just about all of the work (except for electrics) including engine/transmission overhauls, however the newer ones with all of the electronics don't give me the same level of interest to work on (and I dread finding an electrical fault on reassembly that I've no hope of sorting out).