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Cyclonite

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Cyclonite says:

Dealer problems.

I took my bike in to get the horn fixed for my MOT.


Got the bike back and it was handling funny, took it in for the MOT and the front tyre has 1.6mm of tread left.

Mentioned the handling to the mechanic and he said it was almost flat when he got it and they just pumped it up.

Noticed today that there are 2 alan key bolts missing from the front mudguard.

Would you need to take off the mudguard to replace the tyre?

I'm thinking it may have been switched.

What kind of a mechanic won't offer to replace a suspected leaking tyre with F-all tread on it?

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

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On most bikes you would not need to remove the front mudguard in order to remove the front wheel.  The cost of a new front tyre is hardly worth going to the trouble / risk of stealing a part-worn off your bike.  

The minimum legald tread depth for a motorcycle is 1mm accross 3/4 of the tyre (Or in the original grooves where the tread pattern covers less than 75% of the tyre) so the tyre on your bike is perfectly legal. 

I would be very surprised if it has been switched but I guess it is not impossible.  What else makes you think that this is the case?    

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shuggie1

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shuggie1 says:

what was the tread before it went in?

How old / what milage had you done on the tyre?

Presume you check pressures fairly regularly, so is it a different tyre?

I do mine weekly, and unless it was cahnged for one with virtually same wear pattern I'd like to think I'd notice...

 

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Cyclonite

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Cyclonite says:

hmm

Same tread pattern.


about 1000 miles since I got the bike.

The pressure was fine before and the bike handled okay.

Seems to drift when I take off and in corners it feels like the bike wants to lean to a certain angle (usually more than necessary) and sit there.

I don't check it more than monthly usually because I'm not riding more than 10 miles a day.

EDIT - I'm suspicious because it was a very sudden change and the bolts are missing from the mudguard

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Not the shop

There would be no gain what so ever to the shop in swapping it for a duff one.  Added to that, IF they had, it would have been to get you to buy a new one, which they didn't.

The mechanic pumped your up for the MOT so it would pass - what more should he do?  It's up to you, if you want a new one, not him.

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Cyclonite

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Cyclonite says:

ninja

okay ninja you're getting a bit worked up.


My point was - It's weird that the garage isn't trying to push sales when it has an excellent opportunity to do so.

I took the bike in to get the horn working properly, didn't tell them it was going for an MOT and the tyre was perfectly fine.

It might be nothing, I'm just distrustful of anyone with anything to do with motorbikes and/or money.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

is it .....

the same wheel. Perhaps the mechanic/ or a mate, as a similar bike to yours and his was damaged in a bump.Straight swap.:smile...or have they put it back on backwards?...buy a manual for them little jobs.

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ally600

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ally600 says:

to all

troll.............beware as answers might sugest you give a toss........................:wink::wink::wink::biggrin:

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shuggie1

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shuggie1 says:

Hmm, hidden profile as well.

:mellow::ph43r::mellow::ph43r:

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

surely

you should know how much tread was left if you've checked the pressure recently enough to know it was okay?


Myself  I know how much tread is on as I check it regularly enough.

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weasel64

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weasel64 says:

hey troll

for you

 

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