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Old 04-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #3871
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Well, don't take it to CalMoto. Their service dept sucks.
Now I'm worried. That's where I take my bike. What's wrong with the service?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #3872
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Now I'm worried. That's where I take my bike. What's wrong with the service?
I admit to my share of blame in this tale -- I requested a goodwill replacement of a known bad part (MFG knows this part fails, it's part of the DOT required safety equipment, they have a redesigned part) -- and the service dept. said "OK, yeah, we'll submit the warranty claim to the MFG.".

Weeks turn into months, I don't hear anything. So I call. They say "Oh, yeah, didn't you get the email? We need pictures." So I send them pictures. Yet more weeks turn into yet more months. I call again. They tell me they need the pictures again. So I send them again. Weeks turn into months AGAIN and I don't hear anything, so I call. They say that the "duplicate request" has been denied because the first request was fulfilled already. WTF? So, now I don't have the part, and the MFG thinks I already received one.

This is a $400 part, so I went to Scuderia to find out WTF, and they declined to "rat out" another dealer, and suggested I take it up again with them.

I absolutely should have been more persistent, and kept them on a much shorter leash. BUT, imho... I should HAVE to keep my vendors on any kind of leash, they should be proactive in contacting me when IMPORTANT SHIT happens, like the MFG declining my warranty claim.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:35 AM   #3873
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Now I'm worried. That's where I take my bike. What's wrong with the service?
They've damaged my bikes twice. And they're grossly incompetent.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #3874
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Just an FYI on Panoche Hills.

We contacted the Hollister BLM Field Office a couple years ago before a
ride down there for some clear info on motorcycles in Panoche Hills.

We were told no motorcycles allowed in there period, plated or not.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:58 AM   #3875
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Just an FYI on Panoche Hills.

We contacted the Hollister BLM Field Office a couple years ago before a
ride down there for some clear info on motorcycles in Panoche Hills.

We were told no motorcycles allowed in there period, plated or not.

They can't do that and don't have the authority to even say it. If a registered car is allowed, then so is a registered and plated motorcycle. Only private land and HOA's can exclude vehicles based on type of said vehicle.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:01 AM   #3876
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Tell that to the guy with the smart uniform and gun. Sometimes being right doesn't make a damn bit of difference.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #3877
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Tell that to the guy with the smart uniform and gun. Sometimes being right doesn't make a damn bit of difference.

I don't see that guy?





Sometimes taking a stand is the right thing to do...damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #3878
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The guy with the badge doesn't decide what's legal - the judge does.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:00 AM   #3879
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The BLM Hollister Field Office is corrupt.

Rick Cooper should be put in jail for denying the public access to their
own land.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #3880
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Larry Boy and his buds are coming to town, watch out Dick Cooper.

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Old 04-23-2013, 11:37 AM   #3881
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Sometimes taking a stand is the right thing to do...damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!!
"They fought back to back and picked each other up and fought again. At noon Rawlins could not chew.
They are going to kill us, he said.
John Grady mashed beans in a tin can with water till he'd made a gruel out of it and pushed it at Rawlins.
You listen to me. Dont you let em think they aint goin to have to. I intend to make em kill me. I wont take nothin less ... "

Ha. All in good fun ... apologies to Cormac McCarthy ...

So. Let's Ride! Who's going to Hollister on April 26, 27 or 28th? Who's going to be in Stonyford for the Sheetiron on Friday, May 17th?

BAARC forever!

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:33 PM   #3882
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I will look for the airstream in Madrone.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #3883
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The guy with the badge doesn't decide what's legal - the judge does.
The guy with the badge decides how much of your time his is going to waste... today;
How much of your time he is going to waste when your court date comes up... in 3 months;
How much of your holiday leave you have to take to attend court;
How much of your gas you have to burn to get to court;
How much of your money you have to spend on towing and impound;
How much of your "hey honey, I need you to come pick me up at the courthouse" resources you're going to burn up;
And in general, how much aggravation you have to endure...

All this, even though you are right, and the case is dismissed.

SO, YEAH. I tend not to antagonize coppers because there is just no way to tell if the one you are about to interact with is a power-tripping dickhead. (I know, only .005% of cops are PTDs, but they're SO memorable when you run across one) They should come up with a labeling system "Warning: this law officer contains 6000% of your recommended daily allowance of ASSHOLE".
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #3884
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They should come up with a labeling system "Warning: this law officer contains 6000% of your recommended daily allowance of ASSHOLE".


I laughed so loud at this I scared the girl sitting next to me! And yes, they are memorable when you run into one.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #3885
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The guy with the badge decides how much of your time his is going to waste... today;
How much of your time he is going to waste when your court date comes up... in 3 months;
How much of your holiday leave you have to take to attend court;
How much of your gas you have to burn to get to court;
How much of your money you have to spend on towing and impound;
How much of your "hey honey, I need you to come pick me up at the courthouse" resources you're going to burn up;
And in general, how much aggravation you have to endure...

All this, even though you are right, and the case is dismissed.

SO, YEAH. I tend not to antagonize coppers because there is just no way to tell if the one you are about to interact with is a power-tripping dickhead. (I know, only .005% of cops are PTDs, but they're SO memorable when you run across one) They should come up with a labeling system "Warning: this law officer contains 6000% of your recommended daily allowance of ASSHOLE".
Quoted in its entirety for posterity! And with this post Al wins the internets today!



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I laughed so loud at this I scared the girl sitting next to me! And yes, they are memorable when you run into one.
Yeah, I was laughing out loud myself




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