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Old 08-16-2005, 01:03 AM
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guess what, when I took my bike in for repairs the 125, I told them to look for further problems, guess what, all my rear spokes were lose, you could turn them with your hand, I guess that is why the back tire kept slipping at the dunes, they did not even mention that to me so I did not check till later on when I finally got a spoke rench (got tired of plires) any way alll of them were way loose, I may even need to get new bearing now. I don't care if you reply or not but I just thought that was durty, hope you feel the same, that and that the throttle cable was the wrong one for my bike that they did not tell me about, main point, never go to the honda shop of americus, as a matter of fact never come to americus. good luck riding, I should be safe with what I have learned, (never trust anyone with your bike). later, peace out.
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:08 AM
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That not their fault. You cant expect them to find everything. Keeping the spokes tight is YOUR JOB. Thats why you should do all of your work yourself.

And honestly, do you think they did it on purpose? If they found it, they would have fixed it and charged you for it. :
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:22 AM
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Buffy, it's good that you're learning to take care of the maintenance and repair of your bike yourself. It's more educational and rewarding, and much less expensive than letting others do it for you. Keep it up!
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:31 AM
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I finally got a spoke rench (got tired of plires) any way alll of them were way loose
You used pliers to tighten spokes Thank God you got the spoke wrench.
Always check your spokes after every couple rides. Since yours were real loose you should check after every ride for a while. Remember to tighten each spoke a quarter turn at a time and go as many rotations through the wheel as you need until each spoke is tight. Good Luck. You learn something new every day when you work on your own bike. You will only get better.
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:25 AM
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Hey Buff, I dont think you can really blame the shop for this, yeah fair enough you said look it over for other problems and they probally checked for MECHANICAL problems. No need to check spoke tightness unless specified.

Anyway, like you have heard already spokes work loose as you ride. Is there any chance these could have worked loose after you brought it back from the shop?

BTW, Where is Americus?

Cheers Strykmaster for that little step by step! I`m going to check all mine are tight later.......and your right you do learn something new everyday on ATM
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:20 AM
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as far as im consurned your an idiot for not checking the spokes when the rear tire was slipping! if somthing feels wrong there probley somthing wrong...
You should be mad at your self!

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Old 08-16-2005, 06:36 AM
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"as far as im consurned your an idiot for not checking the spokes when the rear tire was slipping"

I think that is a little harsh. When we take our bikes to "the experts", we expect them to be... experts. That would have been an ideal time for the shop to educate Buffy on proper bike maintenance. If I ran the shop, I would have explained what was going on and asked if she wanted us to tighten them or if she wanted to do it herself. I do agree that since you're the one riding the bike, it's in your best interest to make sure it's mechanically sound, but we've all got a learning curve.

Keep riding Buffy !
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:11 AM
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Not the shop's job to keep up on maintenance like that. Your bike is your responsibility. They can't check every little part of the bike for you.
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:36 AM
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I think that is a little harsh. When we take our bikes to "the experts", we expect them to be... experts. That would have been an ideal time for the shop to educate Buffy on proper bike maintenance. If I ran the shop, I would have explained what was going on and asked if she wanted us to tighten them or if she wanted to do it herself. I do agree that since you're the one riding the bike, it's in your best interest to make sure it's mechanically sound, but we've all got a learning curve.
And ...... which shop is it that takes the time to show their personal interest in our bikes (and our) well-being? If you have one of those near you, you're far more fortunate than the majority of us on here. Our shops care about the greenbacks, not the flow of knowledge from them to the customer!
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:39 AM
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thats like going to shop and being mad because they didnt tell you the chain was loose
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:00 AM
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As others have said, the spokes are your responsibility to check on a normal basis...they could have came loose at any point while you were riding.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:48 AM
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I guess that is why the back tire kept slipping at the dunes,
What do you mean by slipping? I can't imagine your getting enough traction in sand to have the tire slip on the rim, is your rim-lock tight, either way I don't think it has any relation to your loose spokes.
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:06 PM
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never trust anyone with your bike.
Not True, When ever I take my 85 over to the honda shop to get tire or anything put on that I dont feel like doing my self, they do it perfectly for me. and for free so i guess you cant say "never trust anyone with your bike."
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:47 PM
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They put your tires on for free?

Hmm.

If that's true, you don't know how lucky you are.

My Honda shop does good work for me, but I pay for it. The only thing they've ever done for me free of charge was remove a couple of links from a chain.
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:55 PM
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I think hes sponsored.
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:19 PM
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If you makes you feel any better, I am pretty upset at my Honda shop too. I had brought the bike in a long time ago(when I knew NOTHING about anything mechanically on the bike) and they said they changed my jetting to help fix the bog....later on when I learned a little, I checked my jets when I went to rejet and noticed the Pilot Jet that the mechanic said he installed was a 37.5. When I finally learned a little more I found out that there is NO 37.5 Pilot Jet for my bike. Even when I called Honda (the actual company....not a dealership/shop) and confirmed...they were shocked that a reputable Honda dealership would do something as dumb as use a part NOT made for my bike...not even to use as a last resort. I guess...even a shop/dealership who specializes in Hondas doesn't always have a clue. Helps to always double check everything....if you know how. I have heard many times of bikes being put together brand new with little to no grease right out of the dealership....I don't know if this is common practice or not, because I am still learning all the time....but just wanted to let you know you are not alone....the "pros" make mistakes too.
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:20 PM
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Yeah, I'm sponsored by them and it also helps that my dad is parts manager there
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:25 PM
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When we went to Colorado last year there was a bunch of dealers advertising buy a tire and get changed for free.
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:30 PM
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3 stroke, NO bikes come greased up. None. Not KTM, Honda, Kawi, Suz, or yamaha. You have to grease everything yourself when you buy a new bike.
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:08 PM
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Keeping spokes tight is regular maintanence(SP?!) along with lubing and adjusting the chain...do you even do that?
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