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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 17th, 2006, 7:01 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy True story

Owner of a fairly new Y decided to take a ride last sunday morning.Folded down his portabeal garage and hit the starter button with no results.Hit it again still no start.He looked down and saw gas on the ground coming from
a vent tube.He hit the starter again and watched gas flowing out.He shut to bike down and decided to go to the dealer monday morning and have it towed.Monday mornng he is at the dealer and tells service manager his problem.No problem give me the address and we will tow it in,it,s under warrenty.Owner hey wait a minute i have 5 year roadside assistance plan
with my bike.Dearler, no problem give me phone number and i will call.Dearler calls and talks to person on other end of phone.Dealer has funny look on his face,calls bike owner to phone and tells tow company person that the bike owner will be talking .Tower,sir what sort of problem do you have.Owner explanes his no start problem.Tower sir the first thing you have to do is call the fire department in your town and let them know of your gas leak,have them come out and inspect site and give you a letter stating there is no danger of an explosion and send the letter to us.Alsoyou have to get in touch
with your state DEP to notify them of your gas spill.You must also sumit their
paperwork before we can tow your bike.Ower no tank you,to dealer how much to tow my bike in,dealer 30.00. Owner, tow it in.
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post #2 of 4 Old Nov 17th, 2006, 7:58 pm
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I don't think that's a true story. You generally don't have to notify a state DEP unless you spill more than 5 gallons. AFAIK, there's no such letter they'll give you to certify there'll be no explosion. Sounds like someone is pulling your leg. (Unless you're in CA, then all bets are off.)
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post #3 of 4 Old Nov 21st, 2006, 8:22 pm Thread Starter
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This came straight from the owners mouth
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post #4 of 4 Old Nov 23rd, 2006, 3:15 am
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Sounds to me like the tow company didn't want the job.
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