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Ferdi

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Reply #45 on: December 02, 2021, 08:48:58 pm
https://cloud.mail.ru/public/LRVf/dC5NZW3pQ

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Reply #46 on: December 02, 2021, 09:16:00 pm
Thank you @bilgemaster.


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Reply #47 on: December 03, 2021, 07:34:19 am
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Per favore:
Fare clic sull'icona "PDF" rossa, quindi fare clic sulla piccola freccia bianca su sfondo blu.
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India. Yet it squeaks by here in Virginia.

 


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Reply #48 on: December 03, 2021, 09:10:32 pm
Per favore:
Fare clic sull'icona "PDF" rossa, quindi fare clic sulla piccola freccia bianca su sfondo blu.

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Reply #49 on: December 05, 2021, 04:27:19 pm
Yes, you ARE covered for three years, should some component fail, as we all are, but you are not covered for all the routine maintenance costs that you see listed in your owner's manual and those services, (shop rate @ $80 - $100.00 per hour), which many of us are capable of doing ourselves, will cost you a bundle over three years and for as long as you own the bike.

Stories of bungled work done on owner's bikes by dealers abounds on any m/c website you can find, hence, those that are capable like to do it themselves to ensure it is done right, according to the factory service manual in many cases.

Right to repair legislation is being looked at by governments right now, as this corporate money grab, by holding vehicle specifications hostage by the manufacturer and dealers, is an overreach of their authority over the vehicles they sell.

If you are happy to spend hundreds, or thousands of dollars over the course of many years of owning a vehicle, that is your right, but most of us would prefer to save that money for trips and fuel and buying just those parts that we need to keep our bikes in fine working order.

In 26 years of owning a Honda ST1100, I have saved literally tens of thousands of dollars by doing all the work on this bike myself, except for tire changes, thanks to having the factory service manual from Honda.

Amen, Dexter! I've wrenched on my own bikes too. I've outsourced things that don't happen often enough to justify investing in special tools, e.g. changing fork oil. I also used to outsource valve checks; my previous bikes were Jap bikes that had long service intervals, and they had the PITA shim & bucket system that's a nightmare to work on. For tires, I'd pull the wheel, and bring it to a local shop to change the tire. While they were changing one, I'd go back home, pull the other tire, and bring it them; by that time, they were done with the first tire, which I brought back and mounted. When I was done with that, I'd pick up the second tire. Unfortunately, that shop closed.

But yeah, I don't like the fact that RE won't share the service manual. While there may be RE dealers on every corner in India, that's not the case in the US. We only have 140, which puts most of us some distance away from one. My closest RE dealer is 45 minutes away; the next closest is an hour or so; and the next three closest RE dealers are 2-3 hours away. Not only is there the issue of questionable dealer work; there's the issue of even GETTING to and from the dealer in the first place! You'll need a ride from the dealer when you drop off your bike, and you'll need a ride there to pick it up. How many of us like to ask friends or family, who are busy themselves, to take 1.5 hours, minimum, to help us twice? How many of us want to pay for a cab, car service, or Uber to get to and from the dealer?

It would be one thing if they were 10-15 minutes away; arranging the logistics of getting your bike to the dealer is so much easier when they're close, i.e. less than 30 minutes away. It's another thing when they're farther away than that. I wish RE would be mindful of that.

Oh, and my closest RE dealer was backed up TWO MONTHS! That's right; if you called today to make an appointment for your first service, you'll be waiting until early-mid February to get the work done. Seriously? While I don't mind being without my bike during winter, I mind very much riding it there this time of year. You want me to ride it over there in February, in PA?! GTFOOH! And I surely don't want to be waiting two months to ride when riding season is here...

Thankfully, I'm lucky in that the service manager at my RE dealer has printed out manual pages for me. I simply said that, since I live far away, it's hard to bring the bike in; it's easier for me to do the work myself. I think part of him is relieved to not have yet another cycle owner adding to his backlog, so he's helped me out with that... :)
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Reply #50 on: December 06, 2021, 09:04:08 pm
The guarantee with us works in another way.
Any certified mechanic can carry out maintenance work and use the warranty without interrupting the validity of the warranty only on condition that original spare parts are used.
Here in Northern Italy we are not bad in terms of distance from the RE dealers, while the situation in Southern Italy is more critical


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Reply #51 on: December 07, 2021, 05:49:33 am
In theory it’s the same here in Germany. Problem is to get the spare parts needed for maintenance. If you have bought your Meteor from one dealer and go to another for the service, you might have to wait, because he only has parts on stock for his own customers  :(
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Reply #52 on: December 07, 2021, 07:16:40 pm
that link work for me,google translate it also in English.
in truth most of us will only service it as with any other bikes.
valve adjustment ,oil and filter change not a lot we can do on the engine other than doing the above if looked after.
if your going to hammer or mistreat it then you can expect trouble.
if your going to have problems it will show it ugly face with in a year.
I've had several if not more brand new bikes and never had any warranty work done and I did or do my own servicing after the 1st year.
one another note why do I have to sign the verification every time I put a post up? does this go off after awhile?
if I wanted to work with mentally retarded I would open a Hardly Davidson shop.


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Reply #53 on: December 08, 2021, 09:15:38 am
In theory it’s the same here in Germany. Problem is to get the spare parts needed for maintenance. If you have bought your Meteor from one dealer and go to another for the service, you might have to wait, because he only has parts on stock for his own customers  :(
You can use a non franchised RE dealer, as long as they use genuine RE parts in the service. Just make sure you keep all the receipts with full service details.


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Reply #54 on: December 08, 2021, 09:36:05 am
@glencoeman: as I‘ve told before, the problem is not with the dealer but with the spare parts. Oil filters are selling for 25€ each and gaskets have to be ordered from the authorized distributor KSR, which might be a challenge in the actual supply situation. So I will stay with my RE dealer who is 1h away from me.
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Reply #55 on: December 09, 2021, 03:47:05 am
@glencoeman: as I‘ve told before, the problem is not with the dealer but with the spare parts. Oil filters are selling for 25€ each and gaskets have to be ordered from the authorized distributor KSR, which might be a challenge in the actual supply situation. So I will stay with my RE dealer who is 1h away from me.
I've been able to find online whatever parts my RE dealer doesn't have. Hitchcock's in the UK is an excellent source; they have RE parts going back to 1939! I've also ordered from an Indian company selling on Ebay; they sell a first service kit that includes the gasket, o-rings, filter, etc. that you need. That was about $50, US.
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Reply #56 on: December 31, 2021, 05:43:53 pm
I just downloaded the Meteor shop manual using the link provided on this post with no problem whatsoever.  There were no charges of any kind and no requests for "rewards".  The manual appears to be just what the doctor ordered and provides all the info you would be likely to need doing services or repair yourself.   


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Reply #57 on: December 31, 2021, 06:19:07 pm
Simple they don’t want owners working on their bikes that’s why they change things so quickly, German and EU parts on all bikes now including abs they have created a massive industry out of it l think they call it corporate gain, all their manuals are protected by copyright law no one dear print them.


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Reply #58 on: January 08, 2022, 07:40:29 pm
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1993 Honda Helix
2004 Honda Helix
2011 Suzuki Burgman 400

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