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bodhisattva65 05-27-2011 10:41 PM

Close Call
 
So long story short: was at the dealership for another issue (people were painting our building and got over spray on my bike when the wind caught it) anyway, while I was there getting an estimate on parts, I told them to go ahead and change the oil.

Oil change done, got on bike and headed back home down I35, Saturday, traffic running about 70/80 im in the middle lane and they are passing me. when all of a sudden i look in the mirror and a huge plum of white smoke trailing out the back, at the same time tach surges to about 12 grand, and bike snaps sideways, i grab clutch and hit kill switch. and get it to the side of the road.

Call dealer and tell them i think the oil filter failed, they come and pick me up and get me back the dealership, GET THIS THEY DID NOT TIGHTEN THE DRAIN PLUG ALL THE WAY JUST RAN IT UP AND FORGOT TO TIGHTEN IT!!!! IT FELL OUT!!!

Luck, not panicing and 30+ years of experience saved me.


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Wolfgang55 05-28-2011 12:38 AM

NO don't delete it.

Bald Kirk 05-28-2011 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bodhisattva65 (Post 16024214)
So long story short: was at the dealership for another issue (people were painting our building and got over spray on my bike when the wind caught it) anyway, while I was there getting an estimate on parts, I told them to go ahead and change the oil.

Oil change done, got on bike and headed back home down I35, Saturday, traffic running about 70/80 im in the middle lane and they are passing me. when all of a sudden i look in the mirror and a huge plum of white smoke trailing out the back, at the same time tach surges to about 12 grand, and bike snaps sideways, i grab clutch and hit kill switch. and get it to the side of the road.

Call dealer and tell them i think the oil filter failed, they come and pick me up and get me back the dealership, GET THIS THEY DID NOT TIGHTEN THE DRAIN PLUG ALL THE WAY JUST RAN IT UP AND FORGOT TO TIGHTEN IT!!!! IT FELL OUT!!!

Luck, not panicing and 30+ years of experience saved me.





Glad to hear you are ok and that your 30+ years of experience saved you but you should have known better than to post that last picture showing as the potential offending dealer.

You should delete the last picture in your post as it serves no purpose except to start trouble


Baldness

Edited, Sorry removed pictures and link.
Baldness

ozmikl 05-28-2011 12:55 AM

Mate
how you ever stayed upright with that much oil on your tyre I will never know, you are one lucky guy........good reflexes or not.
Glad to hear your ok and good luck with the offender.
Michael

bodhisattva65 05-28-2011 05:04 AM

Ooop! Disclamer its NOT "woods cycle" who made the mistake

Bueller 05-28-2011 05:35 AM

Pretty gnarly situation. Glad you are ok.

It really sucks, but people make mistakes. It's what they do to try to right the wrong that matters.

DynaSport 05-28-2011 05:47 AM

Wow, I'm amazed you didn't go down. Good on you. Good luck getting this mess straightened out. I actually had a very similar situation happen to a friend of mine in her car. She had service done at a dealership, then got on the road for a short trip. Forty or fifty miles into the trip her oil pressure light comes on and she discovers oil all over the back of her car. She has her car towed into a (different but closer to where she was) dealership and they discover the oil filter had come loose.

Long story short, the original dealer wanted to give her a coupon for a free oil change and say no damage was done to her car. Being an attorney, she fought it and argued that without looking inside the engine there was no way to know how much, if any, damage was done. She kept at it and ended up with a new engine paid for by the original dealer. They did the right thing, but I bet only because they figured that being a lawyer, she would sue until they did the right thing.

duck 05-28-2011 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bueller (Post 16025241)
Pretty gnarly situation. Glad you are ok.

It really sucks, but people make mistakes. It's what they do to try to right the wrong that matters.

Take another look at that back tire covered in oil. How would they "right the wrong" if the rider had been permanently disabled or killed?

Sure, people make mistakes, but something like this is inexcusable in my book.

DanVFR 05-28-2011 06:25 AM

Wow, that is alot of oil. Glad you didn't come off, lets hope the dealer does the right thing when fixing this issue.

LuciferMutt 05-28-2011 07:20 AM

Holy crap that rear tire looks lubed up! :yikes

Glad you are OK -- that is scary stuff. Reason #46758 why I do my own oil changes...

dannyz 05-28-2011 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bald Kirk (Post 16024646)
Glad to hear you are ok and that your 30+ years of experience saved you but you should have known better than to post that last picture showing " www.woodscyclecountry.com " as the potential offending dealer.

You should delete the last picture in your post as it serves no purpose except to start trouble


Baldness


So, how is your post helping, now that the OP removed that www address from his picture? You even made it easier to follow by adding a link...

Harry Backer 05-28-2011 08:12 AM

Glad your OK Shit happens. Freind of mine took his truck in for an oil change. The guy in back forgot to put oil back in his truck. well you know what happend next. The bay in back smelled of pine if you know what I mean.

El Guero 05-28-2011 08:27 AM

Yowch! Glad you are alright. Is that damage I see on the swingarm? I had a buddy who bought a bike with damage on the swingarm, it was enough to total the bike...

ULY-RPG 05-28-2011 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harry Backer (Post 16025994)
The bay in back smelled of pine if you know what I mean.

Smelled of pine? I am a little slow and don't get it,sorry.

Wow that's a lot more external lubrication than nessicary!:eek1 Kudos for not going down,that had to be like ice under your back tire.

Have worked in the auto industry for long enough to see some pretty stupid things happen. :cry

Harry Backer 05-28-2011 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ULY-RPG (Post 16026160)
Smelled of pine? I am a little slow and don't get it,sorry.

Weed


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