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post #1 of 5 Old Feb 24th, 2014, 12:44 pm Thread Starter
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Had my front brake fall off one time after a dealer service. Solution is real simple - a second technician re-torques all bolts before the bike leaves the shop. Could save the shop owner an expensive lawsuit.


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While he is lucky to have been wearing his gear, he may want to revise his bike inspection checklist. I never trust ANY dealer tech to get my bike back together properly and as a result check everything they might have loosened or removed to do the job intended. He admits to rushing and not checking which in my opinion is the biggest problem.
You'd be surprised at how often the techs forget to retighten or even reinstall something they removed. Heck had an entire dash panel left on the parts rack one time. However the biggest deal here is he failed to inspect his bike properly before heading out and I'd be willing to bet this is a routine practice for him. ATGATT isn't a replacement for checking your bike over before a ride.
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While he is lucky to have been wearing his gear, he may want to revise his bike inspection checklist. I never trust ANY dealer tech to get my bike back together properly and as a result check everything they might have loosened or removed to do the job intended. He admits to rushing and not checking which in my opinion is the biggest problem.
You'd be surprised at how often the techs forget to retighten or even reinstall something they removed. Heck had an entire dash panel left on the parts rack one time. However the biggest deal here is he failed to inspect his bike properly before heading out and I'd be willing to bet this is a routine practice for him. ATGATT isn't a replacement for checking your bike over before a ride.
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Oh yeh. A few years ago a dealership service tech left the final drive gear oil fill bolt off my K1200LT during a 12k service. I picked up the bike and rode with my wife 3 hours to Pittsburgh, arriving at night. The next morning, when the rear wheel would not turn, a quick inspection showed the missing bolt. The consequences could have been catastrophic.

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I wouldn't have undone any bolts at the scene. I'd have it taken away for an engineers inspection before tampering with it in case of any legal action required.
Also he says he is always on about riding safely, but he is about to carry on with no front brake!!


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