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Motorcycle Trouble Another Update

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2020 by getbent57

It took a week and more phone calls but I have a new “new” back tier for my 2006 Yamaha XT225 (Yesterday June 25, 2020).  Two weeks ago at a new set put on.  Days later while returning from work the bike could not get up to speed and was super loud.  Turns out back tire was too big.  Causing it to rub again the suspension. Many phones call later they came and got my bike.  Saying the will order a new tire.  A week goes by.  Give them a call to see what going on.  They forgot about it.  First the guy said the tire wasn’t there and he would look into.  He called back said it was.   Then the guy gave me a speech about how there are down people in the shop.  Have been hearing that story every time I need to get something done.  Later that day he called back saying it was on and it how much it would cost.  I reminded him that last week you said it wouldn’t cost any thing.  Gave me another speech about how this tire costs a lot more money.  He wasn’t going to charge me labour and he had to change different departments money.  To makes the long story shorter got him down to $39.00.  I hate dealing with them.  Not going to buy anything from them again.

Motorcycle Trouble Update

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2020 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about having some trouble with my new tires on my 2006 Yamaha XT225.  The back one is too big and was rubbing.  Got hold of the shop and told then what had happened.  They agreed to get the motorcycle and put the right sized tire on it. They would call then next morning to setup up a time.   That didn’t happen, so I called them.  They said, “someone would be there with in the hour.’’  Three hours go by and know one showed up.  So called back.  The guy on the phone said, he didn’t know they sent the trailer out of town to do a trade.  He would send someone else  over.  About an hour later that person showed up. As he was loading the bike onto the trailer.  Asked him if I should call again later to see if it would be ready.  He said, “He will get someone to call me.”   The shop closes at 5pm and now it’s 4:30.  Once again I call the shop.  They guy said, “I was just about to call you.”  Tunes out the have to order me a new tire.  This happened on Thursday (June 18, 2020).  This new tire might be in the shop Tuesday or Wednesday.  Once it’s there and put on they will call me.  We shall see.  On the good note they are not going to charge me any more money.

Motorcycle Trouble

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2020 by getbent57

It was last Thursday (June 11, 2020) I have new tires put on my 2006 Yamaha XT225.  When I rode it home they seemed very loud.  Was thinking it was just because of the new trends.  Well I took it work today (June 16) since it was nice weather.  A bit cool in the morning.  On they way home I ran into trouble.  Going at slow speeds the bike was fine.  However once I hit the highway it couldn’t get up to speed and got louder.  There is a bit hill to just be for my house.  The bike stared to bog down.  Had to pull over a few times to let people by.  Then I noticed the engine was getting super hot.  When I put into my driveway got off.  Check the back tire and see that it is rubbing on the sides and the suspension.  Know wonder I had trouble getting up to seed the engine was over heating.  Just hope I didn’t mess it up.  Need to give the shop a call.  They better fix it for free since it was their mistake.  But my guess they will make be up a new tire and have it installed.

Motorcycle Tires

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2020 by getbent57

Had new tires put on my 2006 Yamaha XT225 yesterday (June 11, 2020).  Last fall knew I had to get a back tire for sure.  It was worn pretty bad.  But over the winter the front started to crack.  With everything going on in.  I had to order the tires then make an appointment to get them on.  That took about two weeks. The old tiers were nine and ten years old so they serviced me well.  As for the new ones they are nice.  However they are a lot louder on the road. The grips are a lot bigger.  It all so makes it hard to get up to higher speeds I found out today.

 

New Motorcycle Battery

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2020 by getbent57

Good news to share.  I need  a new battery for my motorcycle.  Ordered one on May 21, 2020.  It shipped on the 22.  It showed up at the door today, May 26.  That was very fast shipping.  When I ordered it say some like maybe by May 28 to June 8th to receive it.  This means I should  be able setup a day to get new tires put on it.

New Motorcycle Battery

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2020 by getbent57

Once again need a new battery for my motorcycle.  The one I have now, has been pretty good.  Bought it back in early May 2016.  It sucks that it wouldn’t hold a charge.  But it was much better than the one I had before that which didn’t even last a year.  Since I was happy with it decided to buy the same one again.  Which I got > here off Amazon.ca through a third party.  Like everything that price as gone up.  Not sure how long it will take to get here with what is all going on.  Have my fingers crossed it’s less than a week.

Motorcycle Riding Soon

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2020 by getbent57

For the past few years in early May have been able to get out on my 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  It’s not looking so good this year.  The temperature has only gone above 10c a few times.  There has all so been lots of rain.  Would like to get it out soon because I need two tires.  As the weather gets better the motorcycle shop gets super busy.  All so with all this virus stuff going on you can’t just show up at the shop.  May be next week will be better.

Motorcycle Withdrawal

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2020 by getbent57

It has been along winter.  While it is official Spring now.  However Winter is still not done let.  My motorcycle withdrawal has kicked in hard.  With all that is going on and many places shut down.  Don’t think I will be able to ride even if the weather gets better.  Need to get myself a new helmet.  All so need a new back tire.  Was thinking I would get a new helmet now and then save for the new tier.  Time will tell how things play out.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2019 by getbent57

Sadly it’s that time of year again.  Time to winterizing my Yamaha XT225.  The weather was some what nice.  So had to jump at it.  Since it weather will be turning very cold soon.  Have done this so many times now it doesn’t take long.  Will not take long of the itch to get riding to kick in again.  Will be spending the winter looking at all the new  motorcycles.

Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2019 by getbent57

Motorcycle_As_The_Rush_ComesIt’s musical throwback Thursday once again.  The pick this week is As The Rush Comes by Motorcycle.  First heard the song back in the early 2000’s.  The song was released as a single in 2003.  There are a lot of good remixes out there.  However going to share the original version.  Which you can see > here or below.