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Old 04-06-2014, 07:10 AM   #7951
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OGTC doesn't inspire my confidence. Dropped the bike off this am to have the fuel pump warranty recall checked out and to have the service light clear and codes checked.

On a plus note I will be getting a new fuel pump, though I suspect there is nothing wrong with the one in the bike.

On a negative note I was clear about wanting them to confirm the battery and starter were both good and tell me if there was any codes when they hooked it up to the computer. I explained that the bike would turn over slow then fire and I suspected the battery but wanted to confirm the starter before my warranty expired. Went back to pick up the bike and asked the service guy about this and he hadn't confirmed with the tech who was now gone for the day. It's not like it was a complex request and as I'll be paying to have them clear the service light I'd sure like to know if there were any codes.

BTW can anyone confirm if the service light comes on every 10k or annually?
Mechanics and kids.... dealers

ever notice that most everyone working in the motorcycle shop is under 30... usually ? people over 30 is in the admin or sales or some other function of the motorcycle store. So looking at the average tec at 25, he just finished college (hopefully) got a job at the biggest store in the city... how much time actually working on bikes? at ogtc they have kawi, bmw , triumph with piles of models each.. could that 25yr old tec actually know all the models inside and out? not likely..

We at our young age, finally get our dream bike, do more research on our newest acquisition than any salesman could ever want to. learn about connecting your fuel injected bike to the computer... learn what it is telling you...

so that 25yr old is now on flat rate, and has no time to read the manual, no time to stop and understand, no time to learn what and why he is doing to your bike... if it isn't written down.. it doesn't get done.

then we blame the dealer... all dealers (imho) are the same way.. hire young, pay cheap, don't ask for something he should but doesn't understand.

the muck muck writing your work order couldn't care less, and unless it comes to mind for him, while tec is working on your bike... it won't get done..

So to help you get the message to your tec it must be spelled out with your phone number in the remarks field, not just in info header...

in your case:

fuel pump recall #1234
load test battery
test amp draw on starter, because of slow cranking
call me 613 456 7890




your number in the remarks field is instruction for him to call you...if not no call.. unless more work is required... the service writer will feel like your undermining him... and you are, because he isn't writing shit down like he is supposed to... which creates your "OGTC doesn't inspire my confidence" feeling


this isn't about Dave, more about filling work orders to dealers... cars trucks bikes they are all the same...

write it down on the work order if you want something done... you control what it says on the order not the writer..


all of course imho....
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:16 AM   #7952
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You're not resetting it with GS911 are you?

Or maybe BMW wasn't using the reminder on the early 1200s. But it was certainly there on our Fs in '08-'09.
Nope. Need to buy one of them things, with 175k on the clock I'm probably gonna need it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:19 AM   #7953
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The outcome of your visit is, sadly, predictable.

Why, why, why do people bring their bikes there...it very rarely ends up well for the customer.
Been calling them the Badtime Centre since the early 90's when they were on Bank.

They gotta be doing something right to have stayed in business all these years, but be damned if I can tell what it is.

Same for Wheelsport.

Ottawa seriously lacks any decent shop, the two big/long time ones aren't anywhere I'd send anyone. But yet they succeed.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:01 AM   #7954
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Been calling them the Badtime Centre since the early 90's when they were on Bank.

They gotta be doing something right to have stayed in business all these years, but be damned if I can tell what it is.

Same for Wheelsport.

Ottawa seriously lacks any decent shop, the two big/long time ones aren't anywhere I'd send anyone. But yet they succeed.
It is a mystery. Are there non-compete clauses in their dealership agreements? (So as to choke out any competing start-ups?)

I stopped in to Wheelsport in June of 2012 to pick up some chain cleaner. They didn't have any, so told me to clean my chain with gasoline. I hopped back on the 174 and went to Rockland Wheels. I make sure I don't run out and always add a can or two on my Canada's Motorcycle orders.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:12 PM   #7955
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cleaning the carb on the drz400... over tightened the pilot jet... and well broke it..


so ogtc, wheelsport or Motor Sports World..... i only need a 10 dollar pilot jet.... online... 20 dollar shipping..
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:36 PM   #7956
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cleaning the carb on the drz400... over tightened the pilot jet... and well broke it..


so ogtc, wheelsport or Motor Sports World..... i only need a 10 dollar pilot jet.... online... 20 dollar shipping..
Was Ted over?
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #7957
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Lots of bikes out today. Thinking I might be feeling under the weather tomorrow.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:51 PM   #7958
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:42 PM   #7959
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Scale - 1 = no sand at all

10 - covered in sand but with two clear wheel tracks with frequent sand right across the road (like, say, the Letterkenny road up in Renfrew county )

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Desert Lake Road: 8
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Westport Road to Godfrey: 1
Narrows Lock Road: 1 but there is water across the road at one point. Well marked with pylons.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:44 PM   #7960
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You and Mike really got around today. It was a good one!

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Old 04-06-2014, 02:50 PM   #7961
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:55 PM   #7962
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no ridin for me yet sent the big girls legs out for some lovin to SUPERPLUSH cant wait to get them back sucks cause she sittin in the living room/mancave lookin at me when we goin ridin could you imagine what a fuckin nightmare it would be if u sent your stuff to WHEELSPORT for service
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:38 PM   #7963
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There is a tech at wheelsport that I think good at what he does and cares. Think his name might be Dave. He's older, brit accent and former military. Had the KTM for warranty work last year and he took the time to hammer the dents out of my skid plate, went through all the settings and was very keen to make sure all the sensors were playing nice and the bike was running as it should.

Much like my experience at Woody's.

Agree with you Emmbeedee.

Had the KTM for a nice little ride today. In along Barron Canyon rd. Snow is mostly cleared off, some puddles and mud and really soft shoulders that will keep you on your toes. The Scorpion Pro doesn't like hard surfaces (paved or dirt road) and spins at will but is pretty predictable when it slides in the corners. Waiting to see how it will be on the trail but I think the 690 will demolish it in short order. I am digging the 46 tooth rear sprocket. A minor change but makes the bike a bit snappier feeling.

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Old 04-06-2014, 04:05 PM   #7964
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cleaning the carb on the drz400... over tightened the pilot jet... and well broke it..
Must have been all the talk of OGTC.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:31 PM   #7965
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cleaning the carb on the drz400... over tightened the pilot jet... and well broke it..


so ogtc, wheelsport or Motor Sports World..... i only need a 10 dollar pilot jet.... online... 20 dollar shipping..
I've been somewhat happy with Motorsports World on Roydon, but I also found out about WinnersCircleMotorsports in Toronto, jets look like they're $5 each.
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