Originally Posted by jeeps84
You need to pay for the work he did do. If your not happy with service, tell him and anybody else that might seek his services.
Originally Posted by bumblebee
Yeah...post his name and phone number all over every forum you can find and tell everybody who will listen what a POS this guy is...Also, you have to pay him for any parts or work he did do, even if done poorly, or you are as big a POS as he is...
I paid him for the fork replacement and seals, and whatever parts he bought. I should have been specific and said I didnt pay him for any labor, because he didnt really do any. He actually called me again and said he didnt have to pay me at all, but I said take the money for the parts and we will call it even. We both agreed that it was a fair decision.
This was a side job for him. Since he is kind of a friend of a friend, all Ill say is his name is Kris (yes, with a K). He is a certified bike mechanic in AZ, but it seems that his lifestyle is so disorganized and time consuming, that he tried to be superman and do it all, and half a$$es his work just to get it done when he could have just said, cant do it, and I would've moved on. Oh well, lesson learned.
I am definitely taking it to a SHOP as in Kellys Kawasaki in Mesa, AZ or somewhere equivilent. There is really not too much time to ride anyway, what with the rain during the day and monsoons during the night this week. The ground is flooded and slippery everywhere. I dont think I am ready for wet roads yet.
the guy that sent me to him feels so bad about it, that he is helping me out with finding another quality (as in people that work or own legit shops) and my transportation needs (I dont have a truck). I will definitely keep you guys in the loop with my situation.
BTW is anyone farmiliar with repositioning or replacing the radiator resivoir so that the frame slider will fit properly?
thanks again for all your support and suggestions!!!