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Offline Watermat

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« on: April 02, 2007, 10:07:25 pm »
During the second week of December 2006 I took my favourite toy to the friendly dealer in Skelmbos for a minor oil leak on the side of the motor. The friendly technician had to remove the clutch in order to replace an oil seal. Then I  waited untill the first week in January 2007 for new parts to arrive (holidays, holidays, holidays). Got the scooter back about three days later.

Then?.about a month ago, I noticed a little oil leak underneath the bike. Took it back to the friendly dealer in Skelmbos and the diagnoses from the friendly technician was not good this time round.

Apparently the main gasket needed to be replaced and it became a monster of a job. This meant removing and splitting the engine (frame mounts onto the engine). The service advisor promised me that the bike would be repaired by Friday, but by Friday afternoon there was still no answer from the dealership. Today, after being without the two wheels for nearly a month, I decided to pay the friendly dealership a visit.

The good news is that the engine is rebuilt and the bike will be freed from its dangling ropes (to keep everything together). Luckily for me the bike is still under warranty.

The part that worries me is that the dealer principle?s mate brought his bike in for some major repair work (also under warranty). And I?m just wondering whether I would lose my place in the queue to that of the DP?s ?tjommie?.

It is nearly Easter and I will definitely not get my wheels before the long weekend. The long and short of the story is?. I?m going to lose my sense of humor one of these days ? my deadline is Tuesday 10 April 2007.

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 10:54:31 pm »
Keep an eye on the tjommies bike, then gooi a scene. :D
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 06:43:26 am »
Jo watermat. Give them hell..... :lol:


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I dont want to be near when watermat loses his temper.....he is one of the biggest guys (but with a vey very warm and small heart) I even scooted with, but still... :shock:  :D  :)
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007, 06:48:46 am »
Dis die gees , O and by the way you should share your fiendly workshop so we all can use there lovely service  :twisted:


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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 07:07:36 am »
Oh Watermat...for long I have been the only one who claimed that things are not so lekka at that friendly dealer. It appears, and again this is my opinion, that when you sell soooo mannnny bikes like your friendly dealer does, the rules about looking after your idividual customers doesn't really apply to you anymore like it does to the little oukes.

I posted a whole story about how the friendly technician forgot to do a proper job during my service which almost resulted in me being left in the dessert (literally).

If I look at my own experience with your friendly dealer, I fear that your gasket was the least of your problems.
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2007, 08:34:25 am »
Rumours abound about that particular friendly dealer
Their sales staff are brilliant and that particular friendly salesman with the wobbly leg deserves much respect
but it is not the first time that the friendly workshop slipped up
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2007, 09:15:54 am »
who needs enemies with friendly dealers like this  :twisted:  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2007, 05:51:16 pm »
Quote from: "Watermat"
? my deadline is Tuesday 10 April 2007.


You got our bike, or did the poppe dans ?  :roll:
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2007, 06:04:21 pm »
so why dont you name and shame? we all know who it is.. cough cough hoes hoes.
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2007, 06:05:30 pm »
I'm still rolling around on the floor from hearing that particular area being called Skelmbos - considering that some of the shops etc. do a good ripoff job on us as well as tourists (and take note I said some) its not a bad name....although it is a rather beautiful place.
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2007, 10:20:11 pm »
Watermat, I hope you get it sorted. Not nice being without a scoot. :?

Slight hijack.

I took my 1150Adv to Hamman Motorrad on Monday afternoon for the service. (big service, v-belt change, valves adjust, all the oils, brake pads, new tyre, ABS problems, etc.
24 hours later I got the call to come and fetch it.

Bike is tip-top, and the service and help was excellent. Well done Hamman. :!:  :P
The brake pads are just horrendously expensive. I still break out in a cold sweat just thinking about it........

Slight hijack off.

Give them hell Watermat!
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2007, 11:59:32 pm »
For faaks shakes.... Easter weekend round the corner and still no wheels.

Therefore that I decided to do the Garden route thing this Easter to recharge my good old non-toxic acid free humanoid battery.

Spoke to one of the friendly sales people (distant family of F*k*fpolisiekar) and he assured me that the friendly technician was working on the scoot today.

The clock is ticking away...............

Watch this space to see what's going to happen on Tuesday.
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2007, 06:47:26 am »
:clock:

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2007, 07:09:51 am »
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
Their sales staff are brilliant and that particular friendly salesman with the wobbly leg deserves much respect


But all of a sudden adder factors also come into play...other dealerships now appointed sales"man" with adder wobbly anatomy...Su, Su, Su...rely you'll understand why me eyes are wandering?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2007, 07:56:06 am »
Quote from: "koplamp"
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
Their sales staff are brilliant and that particular friendly salesman with the wobbly leg deserves much respect


But all of a sudden adder factors also come into play...other dealerships now appointed sales"man" with adder wobbly anatomy...Su, Su, Su...rely you'll understand why me eyes are wandering?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2007, 09:05:06 am »
hmmm... we should have a dealershipsaleswobblybitperson standoff, i personally think lyndhurst will win handsdown, and chest-out..

really is a nice place to kick the tires..
 

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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 06:03:41 pm »
Ok Ok It's Tuesday 10/4 and guess what?

The friendly dealer's service consultant informed me that the bike is ready for collection.

I was smiling from ear to ear when I rode it out of the workshop.  

Now for the next 1000km and then re-torque the motor.

Thanks Mr Friendly Technician -  so far so good.
 

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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007, 06:09:32 pm »
Glad to hear that you are back on two wheels. :)
 

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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2007, 06:38:49 pm »
Glad to hear...
 

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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2007, 07:43:35 pm »
Result! I know you can't make up for lost time but it's worth a try? You might want to find someone else to do the 1000km service though.
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