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Old 07-09-2014, 02:52 AM   #1
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Stupid sh_t your bike dealer says....

Oil:

"this oil has a pinch of 90W hypoid in it, that's why it works in transmissions" (re: motorcycle specific oil)

Boots:

"spray this on your mesh boots, they'll be waterproof" (re: some waterproofing spray!)

I have SO many more! Chime in!

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Old 07-09-2014, 03:13 AM   #2
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I go to a BMW dealer... they never say stupid stuff.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:40 AM   #3
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I go to a BMW dealer... they never say stupid stuff.

;) OMG....you crack me up!

"Oh no, the rear diffs never catch on fire" (local BMW dealer here in NH)
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:15 AM   #4
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I wouldn't know, I don't go to dealers.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:18 AM   #5
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"I used the emery cloth on your fork tubes. It helps the seals to seat in"

said the dealer when I asked why the fuck my brand new fork tubes were scratched to shit
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:34 AM   #6
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Walking past the Dipshit sitting at his desk playing with is phone.
"Do you have any Super Teneres"
"No....................., is that a snowmobile?"
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:32 AM   #7
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"The fuel gauge sensor has a special coating, and will start working after 2-3 tanks of gas." (sales droid)

No...the mechanics in the shop say it just wasn't properly installed. It was never going to work.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:37 AM   #8
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No. I've never heard of final drive issues. Why do you ask?
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:57 AM   #9
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LONG time ago.....LONG time.

I was at a Honda dealer waiting for the last bit of prep on my new 900F Supersport.

Wandering around the showroom- I spotted the new Honda 500FT (the single cylinder) predecessor of the better 500VT.

Salesman walks up and offers his opinion "Honda really got the Euro look right on this one" I asked him if he knew that FT stood for FLAT TRACK?

Deer in the headlights look from him.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:04 AM   #10
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"Not much demand for 21" front tubes."


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Old 07-09-2014, 10:17 AM   #11
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sales-squid: looking at a gixxer, eh?

me: yup, I kinda like the 750.

sales-squid: what are you riding now?

me: SV650
(with enough experience to know that power does not trump skill)

sales-squid: Oh, you dont want a 750. Coming off a 650 you'll outgrow a 750 too fast (nevermind the fact that the 750 had 2x the power of my SV). You should look at the gixxer 1000 or this Hyabusa over here...
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #12
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One well respected suspension tuner uses 240 grit sandpaper on his personal forks to minimize seal drag but, he said on customer forks he uses 600 grit as not to unset his customers.

It seems counter intuitive but, he said it reduces seal drag by allowing a film of fork oil in the textured surface. Similar to a crosshatch on an engine cylinder bore.
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"I used the emery cloth on your fork tubes. It helps the seals to seat in"

said the dealer when I asked why the fuck my brand new fork tubes were scratched to shit
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:18 PM   #13
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"Don't have any, but we can order them."
I can do that too.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:28 PM   #14
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Told this story in another thread, but will tell it here also.

I had ordered some tires online and had them sitting in the garage waiting to go on the bike.

I was traveling full time for work, so I called the local KTM dealer to ask if they could swap out the tires for me (I would take the rims off the bike and bring 'em in).

The owner answered the phone, and asked if I had purchased the tires from him....I said no, I got 'em on sale online a while back.

He stated "I don't want your business". To this day, I have done my best to fulfill his request. Never set foot in his shop again.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:56 PM   #15
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Told this story in another thread, but will tell it here also.

I had ordered some tires online and had them sitting in the garage waiting to go on the bike.

I was traveling full time for work, so I called the local KTM dealer to ask if they could swap out the tires for me (I would take the rims off the bike and bring 'em in).

The owner answered the phone, and asked if I had purchased the tires from him....I said no, I got 'em on sale online a while back.

He stated "I don't want your business". To this day, I have done my best to fulfill his request. Never set foot in his shop again.
You really should pop in now and again to remind him of that call.
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