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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

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Had an urgent doctor's appointment today (two actually). Booked a taxi for the second with loads of time to spare. Taxi didn't show in time (none in the area). Rushed to get on bike despite snow as frankly I needed to see doctor.


That the first thing I saw was a fucking taxi from the same company is irrelevant. What I didn't see was a speed bump. Hit the edge of it as it was covered in snowy slushy stuff and off I come.

So that's me fucked for a week.

Handlebars are wonky - no problem you might think. It is when the last BMW guy to get at them tightened the nuts so tight that it's mangled the vibration damping rubber underneath. When you try to take the bike apart so you can get a better angle on the nut and use a ring spanner so you reduce the risk of rounding it off you find you can get only so far before the shape and sizes used on screws, etc are totally fucking weird. It's like they either switch between imperial and metric or just make up a non standard size to stop you servicing yourself.

And I also noticed that during my £700 service at BMW they forgot to put enough (or perhaps any) coolant in as the tank was bone dry (it has min and max marks on it). Lucky it's winter, eh?

So after some kicking, some wonkifying of other bits to compensate and some beer I may have a rideable bike.

I HATE speed bumps, I HATE BMW and I HATE fucking everyone who drove on past without even winding down a window and asking if I was okay.

Luckily the lady behind got out of her car (when I walked up and asked her) and helped me get the damn thing upright.

I saw the speed bump but didn't register it or consider it an issue. What a moronic c**t I am.

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Dumptruck

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Dumptruck says:

at least you're in 1 piece mate.

It was pretty flipping treacherous out there today, I was a very careful fella!

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Sorry To hear it man

hope you're ok? and i hear what your saying about main dealer servicing!

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

what a sh*tter,

you could well have by-passed the GP and gone directly to Hospital, how f'ing ironic that would have been.  So i would think a strong letter to your dealership and one off to the taxi firm is in order.....

 

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Bloody hell Phil...

Another woman.....    You`ll have to stop trying to get females attention this way,or your going to hurt yourself...:wink::roll eyes:

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

It's

ALWAYS women helping me pick up the damn bike.


I almost picked it up this time as I had my TENS machine on pretty high so the pain didn't kick in until I had it at about 45 degrees....

I've already had massive issues with that dealership and sent a letter to them. Their incompetence caused me to come off when the throttle opened as I turned right. They even told me my hand guards were dangerous because they weren't BMW ones..... they weren't dangerous at all. This is just the latest issue with that service. That place is Alan Jefferies BMW. They can't be that crap as people go back to them so much that they managed to spend a couple of million on a purpose built dealership. I think they have a lot of loyal customers. On thing that infuriated me is that they said that they couldn't find a cheaper chain and sprockets than the £200 set. I've found several just casually looking around.

I'm taking it to the place I trust next time. Colin Appleyard. The only problems I've ever had with them was a failure to diagnose an intermittent problem and they took ages to get a bike ready for me. They've certainly never caused me to have a crash by fucking up the routing of a throttle cable.

I want a bike that I can fix by the roadside with a multitool if I need to. Not one that I'd need to have specific tooling for that bike delivered just to dewonkify the handlebars. Luckily I had the specialist tool required to stop outright rage - Theakston's Old Peculiar. Mmm....

As for being in one piece. I've just a couple of bumps and bruises but I'll be in agony with my normal pain issues tomorrow. I'm going to be ultra grumpy..... and I was grumpy enough today.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

the shite dealers

come out with to squirm out of forking out is unreal, once got told by Ford dealer that my power steering (less than year old) had packed up because the pump had become encased with leaves, and that i must live on a really 'leafy' lane!!!.....err, no....:blink:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Hey Phil

hope your ok, well physically any way.  Have a few beers a good nights sleep and some pain killers.(not all at the same time)

Stress makes you tense, and tense gives you pain

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

it was

also the way he was treating me - I look young but I've been riding a while and have a lot of experience riding in all conditions and advanced training on top. He was trying to suggest I didn't know how to go round a roundabout, telling my dad he should make me remove my handguards and how they thought my heated grips were going to get in the way of things, blah blah blah.


My response - if there's a potential issue around my grips, shouldn't I as the rider have been informed?

They were shite. The service manager is fantastic, but he wasn't there at the time. Regardless, it's all sorted and, unless I get a HP4 (yeh right) I won't be going back there ever again.

And I need rid of this bike. I've never come off any bike as many times as this one.

EDIT: and babyblade - I've had my oxycodone and my alcohol and I'll be going to sleep soon.... my ex used to tell me I stopped breathing at night and it woke her up. Lol.

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

isn't

that called sleep apnoea ??

Any consolation I fell off my Dominator 4 times and not a hint f snow just the odd dustbin lid:biggrin:

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stevedeejay

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stevedeejay says:

Glad yer ok mate

fekkin speed bumps :mad:aye sounds like a good plan to get rid of that bike see how much they'll give you part ex on an HP4 eh:winkie:

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