Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hoodsport Surprise, Washington Arizona, usa
I was a little more than miffed
when I found out there was no lube in the fd. And that it had only been 600 miles since the service. The shop's angle was that it had been almost a year since the service. My feelings were that since machines are inanimate and don't recognize time it was irrelevant that the service was that long ago. A couple of years maybe but the bike had been used lightly after the service then sold. Anyway a deal was cut with the mechanic who couldn't believe he would pull a boner like that and he would provide labor if I provided parts. I initially assumed that all that would be needed would be bearings and seals. Nope. The mechanic's first move was a preliminary disassemble that took about fifteen minutes and an analysis that the gears were shot. I agreed. You could see the mating surface deterioration. Therefore the cost of parts would be more than finding a good used one. So that's what we did. I escaped for a little over 400 and figured I was well off. Not lucky but what the heck. Do I think the shop should have paid for the whole thing. You damn right but I'm old and don't beat the crap out of people that piss me off like I used to so I went the route of least resistance. We parted friendly and who knows, it could pay off in the future.
And just a p.s. I don't have feeler gauges here at the house but visually it looks like the gap is a lot more than half a mm. I'll fiddle with it tomorrow and test it.
2002 GS Adventure
Last edited by coldtrail; May 3rd, 2008 at 8:02 pm.