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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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My swingarm

Well as some of you might know and some of you might not care , my bike has been in the shop the past two weeks awaiting powdercoating the swingarm for the scratches they put in it while cutting the pipe. I was told it would take two weeks to have this done. Well I went into the shop today to get some measurements for some stickers I want made and found out my bike has done nothing but sat there for two weeks while I could of been riding it. I got upset and now my baby is home scratches and all.

What I was most worried about was the swingarm rusting, but I didn't realize the swingarm was actually aluminum as well and not just the frame... Stupid me for not reading the SV stats....

Well what do you think I should do? Keep the bike and put some touch up paint on it and say F*** them or bring it back in next week and let them powdercoat it and also risk them not assembling it correctly?

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 05:51 PM
 
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Take the swingarm off yourself and bring it to them. You got pics of the scratches? I know I couldn't live with scratches on my swingarm.
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Take the swingarm off yourself and bring it to them. You got pics of the scratches? I know I couldn't live with scratches on my swingarm.
, take it to them and let them know you expect it to be taken care of ASAP as it should have been done already!!! And always get the names and dates that people tell you things to back it up!!
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Take the swingarm off yourself and bring it to them. You got pics of the scratches? I know I couldn't live with scratches on my swingarm.
I don't have stands or a lift capable of holding the bike up without the swingarm on. No swingarm spools for the rear stand to hold it up...

Could you live without your bike for a month and a half or longer during prime riding season because the idiots that screw it up didn't live up to their word? I may be able to live with that, but I don't know if I could live with the knowledge of them taking that much of my bike apart and trusting them to put that all back together properly. I am also going to touch up paint it myself if I don't bring it back to the best of my ability.

Best pic I can get without my girls camera.




It's hidden in front of the pipe in this shot

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if those two wolverine looking marks are the scratches I would have gone NUTS!!! but if it comes to riding with scratches or not riding at all, def. riding...i just cant believe they would do that...find a better mechanic...
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Well they were working with a grinder trying to cut my pipe off because suzuki is a dork and made my pipe one solid pipe so you couldn't put a slip on easy. It slipped and went through plastic and cardboard that they had attached to the swingarm to protect it. So they took care just one bad mistake.

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OK... 3 options.

1. Let them do everything right now and it will take longer than you want
2. Take the swingarm to them and get it done now and it won't take as long.
3. Just get it done during winter with the winter variation on the two above options.




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That really sucks Vol!!! Unreliable bastards! Anyway a couple things... in your post 1st above you need to fix where it says they were cutting your swing arm. I know you meant to say exhaust pipe. 2nd let them do all the work, 3rd you can't get your swing arm off without a $100 tool.
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What do you mean $100 tool? What $100 tool is this crap? I have completely torn down 3 bikes and never needed anything like that!!!




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What do you mean $100 tool? What $100 tool is this crap? I have completely torn down 3 bikes and never needed anything like that!!!
its a special socket with finger looking things on it. I had to borrow one from the suzuki dealer when I parted out the SV.
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3. Just get it done during winter with the winter variation on the two above options.
There's a thought.
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He wants to settle up now, won't wait til winter.

Again, taking the swingarm to them is not an option at all. I don't have a lift or a stand that will support the bike without a swingarm...

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ask the shop manager if they will pay for another shop to repair the damage.

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ask the shop manager if they will pay for another shop to repair the damage.

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yeah I don't think that is a possibility with this guy.

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He wants to settle up now, won't wait til winter.

Again, taking the swingarm to them is not an option at all. I don't have a lift or a stand that will support the bike without a swingarm...
Could be a good reason to buy a MC lift....

Well it sounds like you don't have many choices.... take it to him with the understanding that you DEMAND it back and for it to be worked on not just a shop paper weight!




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Bastard MF's. Do you have a front stand? Find someone with a lift and front stand and remove it yourself. Or just touch it up for now. Tough call.



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I am leaning more to the touch it up and leave it alone. It isn't noticable unless you get right on top of it. I don't really want to lose my bike for a couple of weeks during riding season when my riding season is cut short because of work.

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I am leaning more to the touch it up and leave it alone. It isn't noticable unless you get right on top of it. I don't really want to lose my bike for a couple of weeks during riding season when my riding season is cut short because of work.
Thats what I would do. Whether you take it off or they do....either way it's gonna be unridable for a period of time. Touch and go.



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What's the deal here/ Did you get it fixed or not?

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What's the deal here/ Did you get it fixed or not?
Good question. And those Powers oughta be on by now too.



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