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Old 05-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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WheelSport Ottawa - UPDATED - They made it right

So, I took my 2010 V-Strom in to Wheelsport in Ottawa because my speedo suddenly stopped working. They couldn't find the fault, but said that the speedo works when the rear brake and/or clutch lever are applied. Huh. Wierd electrical glitch.No problem, when I bought my bike I bought the Suzuki extended warranty from them, right?

Wrong. Apparently, installing a fuse block under the seat is "messing with the electrical system" and therefore they are going to recommend to Suzuki Canada that the extended warranty not be honoured.

Am I off-base, here? The fact that I installed a fuse-block and head-light relay from Eastern Beaver...does that really mean that the electrical system has been "altered"?

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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So, I took my 2010 V-Strom in to Wheelsport in Ottawa because my speedo suddenly stopped working. They couldn't find the fault, but said that the speedo works when the rear brake and/or clutch lever are applied. Huh. Wierd electrical glitch.No problem, when I bought my bike I bought the Suzuki extended warranty from them, right?

Wrong. Apparently, installing a fuse block under the seat is "messing with the electrical system" and therefore they are going to recommend to Suzuki Canada that the extended warranty not be honoured.

Am I off-base, here? The fact that I installed a fuse-block and head-light relay from Eastern Beaver...does that really mean that the electrical system has been "altered"?

You have been Wheeled... same shop... same MO... Same results...

You could put it back to stock and make them fix it? I would ask that question.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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Right off the battery?

If so, they're ssholes. Standard for them, they always are.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Ok, then where else?

Ok, so where would you go the Ottawa area, to get something done to you Suzuki? I have tried RMB without succes, please advise.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #5
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You could try Moto-Gatineau...I have nver dealt with their service dept. but the parts guy is super hyper/helpful. As far as Wheelsports service, I have never heard anything good....
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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IMHO- in my humble opinion....

electrical, in the shops hourly rate, under warrenty is a loosing business. If the tec can't find the issue fast, it turns out to hide and go seek.... that costs money, even if its warrenty.... warrenty pays for the fix, not hide and go seek.

The east end store, imho, is in this business for the fast buck... not to make long commited customers.

So now we should be commited..... mental health and all!!!

Find a dealer that deals with the same after market warrenty company as them..ask them to look at it!! just a thought or 2
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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This should be a sticky note.............................................. .....................
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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I bought a second hand 2006 KTM 950A out of the back of some guys garage last fall in Toronto. Obviously well out of warranty, it needed tech bulletin repair in which parts alone were 4-500$... I did not assume I had a warranty claim but I asked and I guess they weren't too busy because Wheelsport did it free of charge. But it was stock and like new. I get great service from the Wheelsport Parts department, too.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #9
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I bought a second hand 2006 KTM 950A out of the back of some guys garage last fall in Toronto. Obviously well out of warranty, it needed tech bulletin repair in which parts alone were 4-500$... I did not assume I had a warranty claim but I asked and I guess they weren't too busy because Wheelsport did it free of charge. But it was stock and like new. I get great service from the Wheelsport Parts department, too.
I think they are legally required to do recalls. When we brought an almost 10 year old Triumph TT600 into OGTC for fuel injection work, they checked the serial number, found it didn't have the recalls done, so did them before they would even look at the work we brought it in for.

Didn't cost us for the recall work as the dealer gets paid by the manufacturer.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:07 AM   #10
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I think they are legally required to do recalls. .
I'm challenging that statement
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:16 AM   #11
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:31 AM   #12
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Just because a dealer fixes your bike on recall does not necessarily mean they are legally obligated to do so...maybe they wanted to make a bit of extra $$$
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #13
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I get good service at the parts department. The service guys ripped me off once and I would be hard pressed to use them again. That being said I have had bad experiences at several dealerships in town...the only mechanic I recommend is Revin Kevin in Oxford Station (just outside of Kemptville). Knows his stuff, honest and decent rates
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #14
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OK, so the GM at Wheelsport worked with me and made this right. I am once more satisfied. The explanation that I was given is plausible and understandable.

So....they get another chance
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #15
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OK, so the GM at Wheelsport worked with me and made this right. I am once more satisfied. The explanation that I was given is plausible and understandable.

So....they get another chance
here is for WS coming back to support the customer base. It is good when a shop makes things right. It is really good when the shop doesnt make the customer fight and talk to the GM to make things right. It is good that when the GM got involved it was fixed.

Now next time the bar will be raised and no GM involvement just good service with a smile is expected!
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