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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.

First Ride Of 2019

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

Had the most perfect day (May 5, 2019) for the first ride of the year.  My motorcycle is a, 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  Have gotten it ready some many times it doesn’t take long.  The tire pressure was a bit low in both but that happens every year.  Got the battery in quick and had it fired up in the third starter push.  It ran great.  Checked everything over and seemed fine.  Do have to get it inspected this year.  Will get them to go over it really good.  Just hope the weather stays some what fine.  Want to start taking it to work.

 

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2018 by getbent57

It has been has been way too long since I gave my motorcycle, 2006 Yamaha XT225, a wash and wax (September 17, 2018).  This summer was really hot with very little rain.  Didn’t want to waste the water.  Every year before the Cape Breton Bike Rally I would give it a good wash/wax.  Not this year.  There is about a week left in September.  So time is time is getting close to having to put it way for the year.  Made it to about two weeks into October last year.  Well see what this year brings.

  

First Ride Of 2018

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2018 by getbent57

The past few week the weather has been getting a warmer.  So it is time to get my motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha XT 225.  The only thing is on my days off have been raining.  So this past Wednesday (May 2, 2018) right after supper got it out and ready.  Have done this so may time now it doesn’t take long. The tire pressure for both tires was down.  But that happens every year.   Got the battery in pretty quickly.  Checked very thing over.  Pushed the button and it fired on the second go.  Went for a shot ride.  Everything seemed to be fine.  Now I can start taking it to work.

 

Yamaha XT225 Wash And Wax

Posted in Just something to say, Pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2017 by getbent57

We are into the second week of October (2017).  So time is running out on days I have to ride my motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha XT225.  Was my day off and the weather wasn’t too bad, around 13°C.  Decided it to give my bike one last wash and wax for the year.  Am hoping to get the the end of October before it gets too cold to  ride.  Time will tell.