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Offline raphaeltube

Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2019, 08:29:35 am »
Unfortunately I have similar stories...

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2019, 08:32:18 am »
The only pain free help I've ever received is from the visit I had with Foxy. 

Agreed. Superfoxi gets  :thumleft:

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2019, 08:36:11 am »


 IOW vertel my asb hoe kak julle lewens is dat ek beter kan voel.

Wil jy rerig weet? Ok.....

So I decided to built a custom bakkie.
Paid R25000 for a complete bakkie but with busted engine. Never received the papers from owner. Been up and down story since day one. TODAY I will sort it out, became almost 12 months now. I heard that TODAY story about 100 times.

Builder charges me R300 000 for the conversion. So I tell him to start. He flies away stripping and going on like crazy, then calls me up to say I must come look. Go there, like what I see, get asked for a R80 000 payment to go source parts. I do payment. Well that is almost 12 months later, so far nothing happened, and the parts he keeps on showing me that he bought with the money looks like its not mine and wont fit in my bakkie anyway so agh what the F ever...
So R105 000 into this build and I have nothing.

And to top it off, I took my bakkie in to Agents for a service this morning. Mecanic never tightens the sump plug properly, 30km away from Dealership the engine seizes solid. No sump plug in sight, not a drop of oil in engine.

Have a breakdown next to the road on a truck in Bloemfontein. Mecanic goes out, tells me what parts he will need, with labour etc. R13 000. Asks for the money to go buy parts. Takes the money and never returns back to truck.

Voel jy nou beter  :imaposer:   :imaposer:   :imaposer:

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2019, 10:44:36 am »
Reken die fout wat jy maak is om nie die fight deur te fight nie.

Ek en Alf het oor n verskil gehad en hy was verkeerd de moer in en ges hy werk nie weer aan my fietse nie. Ek het nie die volgende ou loop soek nie, maar dit met hom uitgeklaar.

Wel, dit was toe en nou nie meer. Ek kan hom met vrymoedigheid bel en weet hy gee my goeie diens
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As ek nie gister gedoen wat ek gedoen het nie, het ek nie vandag geweet wat ek weet
 

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2019, 10:45:28 am »
Manic........I can get you the parts for your bakkie-build.

Deposit R100 000 into my account please.

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2019, 10:57:56 am »
Manic........I can get you the parts for your bakkie-build.

Deposit R100 000 into my account please.

 :pot:

Fookin crook.

I can do it for R99 950.00...

Please do an immediate transfer if you not from ABSA so I can go on holid... Erm, I mean, get your parts to you ASAP.

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2019, 11:20:02 am »
While Manic can get you in euphoria I reckon I can also get you to feel better...


Sent my bike in for big service to a stealership 2 years ago and request extra work.
1. They need to fit helicoil as a bashplate mount is stripped, I redid that last week
2. they forgot to change spark plugs, they had to strip big time to do valve clearances, but forgot to change plugs
3. I had them replace my front rim, but they lose my tps so my tubeless becomes tubed
4. Stearing damper wiggles a bit much IMO on the bracket, they charge me R1700 labour to fix it, only for me to get it back exactly as it was, seems like that is normal (since replaced/upgraded)
5. I spend more than R15k on all of this work, with my bike there for a month, get it back not washed, chain not set.
6. they forgot to change brake fluid, do it while I wait

there was actually more things, just cant remember now.
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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2019, 12:09:12 pm »
Learn to work on your bike.  It is easy and everything you break, is repairable and school fees.  There are only 2 mechanics I trust, but I still prefer doing it myself.  We all have our stories.  But then again, I could tell you stories about insurance, medical aid, car dealers.........

What he said

When I knew nothing about bikes I got ripped off all the time even it it was just perceived.. now that I know a bit about bikes, I know more or less what I should be charged and i can actually inspect the work and be happy with it.

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2019, 12:22:50 pm »
I would like to apply to become a supplier of goods and services to Manic. Seems like an easy way to make money.
 

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2019, 01:04:53 pm »
Watter bike ry jy besit jy?
 

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2019, 01:13:08 pm »
Never paid a cent over to any mechanic in my life :sip:
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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2019, 01:33:54 pm »
Was typing up a nice, long post but decided F^&K it

Stay away from Eljoney Panelbeaters in Centurion.

VW Caddy went in for minor dent repair and spray work (insurance claim).

I got:
dead battery
spotlights falling into engine bay because they were not fastened
dead spotlights
Misaligned bumper
Broken ignition
Broken driver lock

They simply do not care.

I have subsequently fixed everything myself apart from them fastening the spots.
Bought the wife a new car
Cancelled insurance and
Changed broker.

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 03:59:23 pm »
I had someone coming to me some time ago about a problem on his bike.  The bike had just been serviced at the local dealer but the problem was still present.  Took the bike for a quick ride and gave him my opinion.  While standing next to the bike I notice the front brake reservoir is a strange colour.  Open the top up and discover the fluid is completely milky and opaque, like it has attracted moisture and been standing like that for some time.  (And it's just come from a service?  :o)

So right there I connect my vacuum bleeder, vacuum the system and replace the fluid.  All good, no charge.

Dude appears happy and off he goes.  Yet, he still persists in only letting the dealership work on his bikes.  In his opinion there are only dealerships and backyard mechanics, no in between.  Some guys are just suckers for punishment.

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Re: Bike repair shops- theft / fraud / bad work
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 05:06:36 pm »
The only reason I am a backyard mechanic, is because I cannot move in the garage  :imaposer:
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