As many of you members are aware from my past posts I had been subjected to a rather nasty deal from my local Suzuki dealership
with the purchase of my bike in July of this year. Well now comes the time to take the bike in for the first 600 mile service.
I'm thinking to myself surely the same BS cannot happen again - Right ? oh yes it can and did. Follow along.
I call and make an appointment for service this last Saturday, First in line, Asked for Amsoil upgrade and M 109 filter.
Service guy said maybe $20 extra. No problem. 2 1/2 hours later I see a service tech riding my bike out of the dealership.
So I'm thinking ok they have my bike done, just a few more minutes and I'm gone. No not just yet. The horror is still to come !
Service guy brings over some papers and says "sorry sir we can't put the Amsoil filter on your bike because Suzuki would not accept it
if a claim was filed." I said your service manager told me no problem ! Oh he's only been hear a few months - he didn't know.
And I'm getting scarred now. So Suzuki filter and Amsoil. I said ok what ever just let me leave. They did - And I rode the bike home.
The whole way back I felt and heard some strange rattle sound. Creepy You know! So I pull in the garage pop the seat off the bike ,
(sound seemed to come from under there ) Now this is crazy, Said service guy forgot to put the vibration isolator under and through
the rear hold down bolt on the gas tank. Scarry huh. Not over yet - The front 2 bolts that held the front gas tank mount were loose
and the left bolt broken in 2 pieces , as well as the bracket installed backwards and positioned in front of the trim. The right side bolt
was loose by 5 threads. So After that I called the service manager and told him what I found. Back to dealer I go.
Here's the real scare, I pull into the service bay the guy that worked on my bike to me looked just like Micheal Myers hockey mask and all.
That blank stare and hollow looking face staggering over towards me arms outstretched. Then I woke back up, It was a Mexican guy
holding a wrench, Sir let me show you what I fixed. Oh you fixed it alright. I said. So they proceed to take parts off the showroom bike
just like mine to get the parts need to replaced my tattered bits. I was already shaking uncontrollably. The hockey mask seemed to fade in and out as I watched him show me how he desecrated my bike. Then they showed me the bill for $465 for the service but since I had the service contract was ZERO cost to me. I told the service manager that If I paid cash for this you guys would be eating all the cost of this service hack.
He assured me the Bad parts of this movie in my mind were over. I rode away from there with absolutely ZERO confidence in any creature, human
or otherwise that works at that business. When I got home my wife said the movie Halloween is on do you want to see it ? No - I already saw it in person just a few hours ago...... jake