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Ice Cream Jonsey
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2014 Maintenance

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat May 24, 2014 9:05 am

I thought I'd save all this money if I took the motorcycle everywhere instead of a car. HA!

I needed two new tires. Those are on order.

When I removed my grips, I found that the throttle tube had been cracked and crumbly. I ordered new grips with a built-in throttle tube.

The chain was no prize either. The last thing I want is that fucking up, so I went ahead and ordered a new one for that, too.

The bad news is that the place near where I live, within walking distance, could get everything, the bad news is that they had to order it. It's fine. They are not a Honda dealership.

So not next week, but the week after I should be all set for the next few years with this stuff. Hopefully forever when it comes to the grips and throttle.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat May 31, 2014 4:56 pm

NGGH

So the place within walking distance has appointments two weeks out. OK.

Last Saturday I bought grips, a new chain and two new tires. It all came in over the course of the week and they said come on down. I drove the bike down today.

Now, I had an appointment for the 4th. I am not mad about any of this. It's just that sometimes mechanic shops are a little disorganized.

The manager for service said, "Call me at 4:00 if you don't hear from us, we'll let you know if it's ready."

I call at 4. I get a different person who takes my number. He says he will get some info and call me back.

At 5:00 they call me back. I am on hold for 20 minutes. At the end the guy says, "One of the mechanics wanted to talk to you, he'll call you right back."

It's now 6 and they're closed.
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