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Offline Omninorm

Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2018, 01:22:12 pm »
And thats exactly what should happen on a bike, you trust that dealership with your life. They should act that its that important to them.
While I don't agree with the crappy workshop service I saw on the video. imho it was crappy (whether she paid for it got free goodies etc doesn't matter.) Easily solvable and yes, maybe a lot of drama for no reason. I get moerse irritated if I get charged for a service and it's not done properly. if it's done as per request and as agreed to I don't have a issue paying good, hard earned cash for that. Mistakes happen, but then the reply should have been. "Oh damn LOL not sure how that happened let me get someone to sort that out for you asap, sorry about that. Done. Not " I don't know, no one asked me to check". Then kinda everyone hangs around...now what. Take ownership of a issue and have some pride act professional.  We don't know the whole story and the video could have been edited in a way that made it look worse than it is, by some comments here I certainly won't put it past her.

However, I agree with your remarks about that dealerships general service and that's why I was so surprised by this video as I only ever received good service from the sales people.  They have all seem like good honest  people. I have however never used the workshop / bike service department.

Would you expect to test ride a bike if all you did was to add crash bars and bash plate?

Everyone here says they don't know exactly what was done to the bike. I'm convinced if he had done a service, that mechanic wouldn't have needed asking to test ride the bike - he would have just done it. Like he does with any bike he works on.


No, not for something like that but I have expected him to try change gears at least after fitting a bash plate and crash bars. Make sure there is clearance, nothing in the way, turn the handlebars lock to lock, simple stuff like that.

About the ride. I don't know if she asked them to check shocks or not. If she mentioned the "bump bump bump" thing she said she is feeling, and they noted it, then yes, they should have test ridden it, but because we don't know, we dont know.

Ri, you might be taking it personally or coming up for your friends. Thats cool. But i can also tell my friends if what they did or didn't do was wrong or right or for them to tell me, hey bro thats not cool. Hopefully next time they or I would not act that way or try to do better.







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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2018, 01:56:27 pm »
Personally I have to say that anyone planning on doing a trip through Africa on a used (Condition unknown) bike will be insane if the bike is not stripped down to the frame and rebuilt like a race bike, making sure everything is perfect. You cannot simply take a bike in and ask for service, general check and fit some protection and think that's it. If I was head technician at that dealership I would have insisted the bike is dismantled and thoroughly inspected if she did not accept that then she could take it somewhere else.

How can a gear lever adjustment lead to any of the issues she had, It a simple 1 minute fix (Yes they should have tested it) but this whole episode is blown out of proportion. If the bike left there and seized because of NO OIL for sure then make a huge fuss.

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2018, 01:57:17 pm »
The drama on this thread is actually becoming more intense than the bloody stupid video itself  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

The gearlever SLIGHTLY touched the crashbar and the gears could not downshift .
It was amended and it worked fine.
Real life problem. Real life solution.
It is not the end of the world.  :snorting:
This a typical social media bitch fight about a non-issue by people that have no affiliation to incident. :patch:

The rest of her story is all hype/sensation and bullshit created by dramatic staged and perfectly edited videos.  :deal:


I met this lady at Oasis on that specific day. 
I would rather not waste my time doing comments about her further.




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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2018, 02:33:21 pm »
The drama on this thread is actually becoming more intense than the bloody stupid video itself  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

The gearlever SLIGHTLY touched the crashbar and the gears could not downshift .
It was amended and it worked fine.
Real life problem. Real life solution.
It is not the end of the world.  :snorting:
This a typical social media bitch fight about a non-issue by people that have no affiliation to incident. :patch:

The rest of her story is all hype/sensation and bullshit created by dramatic staged and perfectly edited videos.  :deal:


I met this lady at Oasis on that specific day. 
I would rather not waste my time doing comments about her further.


Het net die begin van video 1 gekyk, na ek net bladsy 1 se comments gelees het. Fooitog sal my comment wees.

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2018, 03:45:17 pm »
If I was the mechanic, I would have hooked 2nd pulled out the workshop, adjusted the lever around the corner and we would not be watching this woman cry all over social media  - :imaposer:  :imaposer:
 
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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2018, 04:37:38 pm »
Does anyone know how the bike broke down? (I really don't want to watch any of the video's, for now we'll say I'm on a bandwidth restriction)
 

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2018, 04:40:33 pm »
She said somewhere engine light came on so maybe ran without oil  :dontknow:
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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2018, 08:00:07 pm »
No, not for something like that but I have expected him to try change gears at least after fitting a bash plate and crash bars. Make sure there is clearance, nothing in the way, turn the handlebars lock to lock, simple stuff like that.

About the ride. I don't know if she asked them to check shocks or not. If she mentioned the "bump bump bump" thing she said she is feeling, and they noted it, then yes, they should have test ridden it, but because we don't know, we dont know.

Ri, you might be taking it personally or coming up for your friends. Thats cool. But i can also tell my friends if what they did or didn't do was wrong or right or for them to tell me, hey bro thats not cool. Hopefully next time they or I would not act that way or try to do better.

No they're not friends LOL. But I don't think they deserve the bashing they're getting here on such relatively flimsy evidence. We don't know what they were asked to do to the bike and yet some people are "gooing" some wholesale condemnation.

If they didn't service the bike, how can they be held responsible for e.g. oil and stuff

Personally I have to say that anyone planning on doing a trip through Africa on a used (Condition unknown) bike will be insane if the bike is not stripped down to the frame and rebuilt like a race bike, making sure everything is perfect. You cannot simply take a bike in and ask for service, general check and fit some protection and think that's it. If I was head technician at that dealership I would have insisted the bike is dismantled and thoroughly inspected if she did not accept that then she could take it somewhere else.

How can a gear lever adjustment lead to any of the issues she had, It a simple 1 minute fix (Yes they should have tested it) but this whole episode is blown out of proportion. If the bike left there and seized because of NO OIL for sure then make a huge fuss.

Eish customers are sometimes not easy to please

This might be exactly what happened  :imaposer:
 

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2018, 10:47:44 pm »
The drama on this thread is actually becoming more intense than the bloody stupid video itself  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

The gearlever SLIGHTLY touched the crashbar and the gears could not downshift .
It was amended and it worked fine.
Real life problem. Real life solution.
It is not the end of the world.  :snorting:
This a typical social media bitch fight about a non-issue by people that have no affiliation to incident. :patch:

The rest of her story is all hype/sensation and bullshit created by dramatic staged and perfectly edited videos.  :deal:


I met this lady at Oasis on that specific day. 
I would rather not waste my time doing comments about her further.


Het net die begin van video 1 gekyk, na ek net bladsy 1 se comments gelees het. Fooitog sal my comment wees.

Oppie druk ignore knoppie nou soos ek nou gaan doen na dese. Jy gaan jou net onnodig opwerk :thumleft:
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Much worse happens in dealer ships in gauteng. Ignored :ricky:

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2018, 01:24:10 am »
 @ ChristiaanJ I think you full of  s.....
The bike went to Martin Petzel first,
He is a reputable German machanic and is excellent with suspensions.
he lowered her bike,succesfully and Rosie was very happy!
Did he test ride it ?
 Im sure he did?
Did he forget to tell her that the front and rear shocks were completely stuffed and oil was pissing out
 ?.
1.The bike broke down from a corroded earth strap breaking off.
2.no oil , no water ,
3.checking oil on an xt660 isnt as easy as you think,
and the water bottle always looks empty at a glance
Yamaha went out to collect her bike,and found it to be over full of oil an the water way over the full mark running out of the expansion bottle.too full,

She was collected,the bikes earth strap replaced at no charge,and she thanked them on facebook.
Which seems to have dissapeared,
You guys,go ride your bikes,you just waisting your time trying to slate one of the best workshops in the country,

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My bike only gets serviced at Helderberg Yamaha while under garintee,
My current XT660Z Tenere 2014 model has 81345 km on the odo.

No workshop or service provider will get everything perfect every time,its how they go about setting things right the makes a good or bad workshop,
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Walk into his shop in Cape town and see how good his customer service is .





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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2018, 06:31:51 am »
'Routine is the thief of time'
 

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2018, 07:04:18 am »
I don't condone violence but this chick deserves a PK - or at least a verbal version of one

After watching the opening bit of her "Oasis" video it seems she was most fucked over by her "friend" who owns the bike and asked her to ride it back to wherever and told her it was in "perfect" condition and well suited to an extended overland trip ...when it clearly was not

He / She / It also obviously has no clue as to what he is talking about it

Goodbye Rosie G ...and good riddance - in fact don't go ...please just fuck off -  it will be because of you and your videos that us SA bikers and workshop owners will be very reluctant to help and get involved with foreign overland travellers ...you may not steal our soul with your GoPro but you will most certainly fuck us over on YouTube to the rest of the world

I hope that one day a big mossie or bug flies into your mouth and shuts you up with that ridiculous helmet of yours

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2018, 07:14:41 am »
 :laughing4: Give that man a Bells... actually I'll buy you one at the next bash  :thumleft: You've just said what I've been wanting to say the first time I read this drama queens rantings on FB. Let's hope she had such a kak experience in SA that she never returns.
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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2018, 07:21:05 am »
She really needs to remove that nose ring........... just saying.
 

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2018, 07:22:53 am »
I don't condone violence but this chick deserves a PK - or at least a verbal version of one

After watching the opening bit of her "Oasis" video it seems she was most fucked over by her "friend" who owns the bike and asked her to ride it back to wherever and told her it was in "perfect" condition and well suited to an extended overland trip ...when it clearly was not

He / She / It also obviously has no clue as to what he is talking about it

Goodbye Rosie G ...and good riddance - in fact don't go ...please just fuck off -  it will be because of you and your videos that us SA bikers and workshop owners will be very reluctant to help and get involved with foreign overland travellers ...you may not steal our soul with your GoPro but you will most certainly fuck us over on YouTube to the rest of the world

I hope that one day a big mossie or bug flies into your mouth and shuts you up with that ridiculous helmet of yours

I think her "friend" were just praying that she'd get stuck in a spot where no one would find her again.
 

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #76 on: February 23, 2018, 07:46:09 am »
 :laughing4: my thoughts exactly. Whining American Women - now that's a passion killer of note.
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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2018, 07:49:20 am »
:laughing4: my thoughts exactly. Whining American Women - now that's a passion killer of note.
I think she is Canadian but anyway sounds the same just don't tell them that !
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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2018, 07:50:25 am »
I followed this chick in some of her episodes, she always plays the damsel in distress, on one she dropped her KLR and could not pick it up, when I commented on this on her YouTube comment section I got some sad story about how I dont know her and how bad her circumstance are in life, I have since unsubscribed,

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Re: mechanical workmanship caught on video
« Reply #79 on: February 23, 2018, 07:56:01 am »
By just lipreading and looking at her facial expression I immediately know she is a whiner with a entitlement attitude. Then I read the comments. Seems like I got it right, :snorting:




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