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Old 12-05-2012, 05:32 AM   #76
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Uh oh - last port is listed as "unknown"... that can't be good!



j/k... excited for you to finally get your new GS.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #77
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #78
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Ever get deposit back?

Friend of mine ordered a Tenere when Yamaha was taking pre delivery orders for the new bikes. When Yamaha had problems delivering the bikes as promised due to the tsunami they sent him a letter explaining how long the delivery would be delayed and offering to refund his $500.00 deposit since they could not deliver on time. I thought that was good customer service. The dealer should refund your deposit IMHO. Bob
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #79
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Friend of mine ordered a Tenere when Yamaha was taking pre delivery orders for the new bikes. When Yamaha had problems delivering the bikes as promised due to the tsunami they sent him a letter explaining how long the delivery would be delayed and offering to refund his $500.00 deposit since they could not deliver on time. I thought that was good customer service. The dealer should refund your deposit IMHO. Bob
Hey Bob, no I havent got my deposit back. I have been busy nursing an injury and preparing for a move so I have not took time to try again. My initial request was totally ignored and call not returned. I have a brand new GSA in my shop with 5 miles on it and I havent been able to ride it due to my injury, I do look at it every day or so (lol). I tried to fall in love with a Tenere as my dealer is 25 miles away and a freind, but I could not get away from the GSA, it called to me every time I saw one I dreamed of owning it. So, after many years of wanting, with a much smaller bank account and fingers crossed, as well as added warranty I embark on my venture with the bike of my dreams. I hope to be riding by friday as I am getting better every day, it is a real test of patience watching my bike sit for over a week in the same spot on sunny 75 degree Texas days. Best wishes. D.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #80
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It is a sign from above. You were meant to be on a GS, not a GSA.
Could be a sign I should've waited for the new GS rather than jump on an RT
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #81
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Hey Frank, very nice of you to help out this way.
Yea, this is pretty cool stuff.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #82
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Der boat...der boat!

Jennifer Rickmers is now IN PORT at NEWARK!

BTW...I think I dated Jennifer once.

Another 6-8 weeks overland and you should have your bike!

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #83
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Yep. She was in berth at 0600 this am. Customs clearance is the next wait.


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Old 12-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #84
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DP...

What/who decides whether these ships are brought into the berth...BOW FIRST...or STERN FIRST.

See them both ways on Google Earth.

Channel (770' wide) is clearly too narrow to TURN around in. Right?

LPOL

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #85
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The load planner for the terminals place the order for what side to. It makes a big difference to them. And your right we cant turn them. So they have to be either backed in or backed out depending what side to. Yesterday I sailed one from there that was 1,149' long by 159' wide with 45' draft. Too big for the Panama Canal. Plenty of them these days. That's not the problem the problem is getting under the Bayonne bridge. We often have under 1' clearance. Not fun.


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Old 12-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #86
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JENNIFER RICKMERS has LEFT the building (berth) and perhaps a BRIGHT SHINY NEW GS.

Now on her way to PHILADELPHIA...soon to return to Bremerhaven and ANOTHER LOAD of BRIGHT SHINY NEW GS's!
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #87
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Necro thread...

It seems my bike is in the system and should appear in another week or two. Did they send it via Connestoga wagon?
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #88
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Necro thread...

It seems my bike is in the system and should appear in another week or two. Did they send it via Connestoga wagon?
Yes...the Donner family will be delivering it very soon.
PS...they stopped for a snack along the way.

UPDATE: I was corrected via PM about my grammar: "they stopped for a 'bite' along the way"

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #89
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Back to the OP. Just something to think about. I got one of these Black Widow ramps, for those times when I need to haul a bike in my truck. I bolted the sides to the center piece, and it comes with a strap with tie down to hook to your truck and pull tight. Easy one man job to load or unload a bike, no worry or stress. Well worth the $300. I almost learned the hard way. I used to use a couple of 2X10's, came as close as you did to dropping a bike, luckily didn't get hurt in the process. Hope you're mended. Congrats on the new bike. And...there's no way I'd let the first dealer keep your deposit.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #90
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Yes...the Donner family will be delivering it very soon.
PS...they stopped for a snack along the way.

UPDATE: I was corrected via PM about my grammar: "they stopped for a 'bite' along the way"
Makes ordering Donner Kebabs at a Turkish place more amusing, especially if the people you're with get the Donner story without knowing what they're eating
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