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Old 06-02-2019, 08:56 AM
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:40 AM
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I was just talking to my wife about this the other day. I'd be willing to pay the assembly fees for them NOT to put it together. I'm still chasing gremlins on her Beta that were from some lackey using all the wrong bolts to assemble her bike with too much gusto.

I'm beginning to see some validity in completely tearing down a new bike and properly torquing and lubing everything properly.
When I got my last new bike home, I decided to go over the major fasteners, anything the dealer assembled, grease the moving parts, and I also wanted to swap out the bars. It's pretty astonishing how sloppy the dealer was in putting the bike together. The front axle pinch bolts were never tightened at all, loose bolts elsewhere, seat bolts had been tightened down by an angry gorilla...
I'm glad I took the time to go over it. Oh, tires had about 30psi in them as well... learned that one the hard way when I got my new 00 YZ 426F.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:03 PM
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I'm beginning to see some validity in completely tearing down a new bike and properly torquing and lubing everything properly.
I do this with used bikes too. Knowing someone else has been in and out of the system makes me nervous. As soon as it gets home all the important stuff gets checked. Back in 2000 my dad got a crate bike from our local dealer. I remember the huge wooden box sitting in the driveway before he opened it. He was very thorough with assembly, and 19 years later he's not had one problem that I'm aware of (aside from usual wear and tear).

Unfortunately, I'm not sure what deal he had to strike, if he and the shop owner were buds, or if he saved enough money to justify it.
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