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I'm going crazy!!


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when i had my 2fiddy, we took it in to get its axle replaced, since i snapped it. i also had to have bearings, hubs, and seals as well.

well we took it in on a monday. they guaranteed me that it would be out by thursday. thursday rolled around and they didnt even look at it yet. so my dad said "either look at it now and have it done by saturday or im takin my business else where."

so they had it done by saturday. so i went out ridin that sunday. after about 2 hours of ridin, i looked at my new axle and i found my seals had came loose. thats not good because if we had gotten grit and mud in the drive shaft lube the whole rear end would lock up. welllllllll it turns out they only replace hubs, and axle. and nothing else. and they even charged us for the

1) AXLE

2)HUBS

3)BEARINGS

4)SEALS

soo we went took it back in that monday. and my dad said "if they is anything harmed on this quad, then you can bet your sweet as* that we'll sue the hell outta you"

so by the grace of God, it turns out there was nothing wrong. they replaced the seals and bearings free(which shouldve been done in the first place!!) and i had it out by that friday.

SOOOOOOOOO it took them almost 2 weeks. needless to say we are never doing business with them again

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Just tell them how unsatisfied you are and their error screwed up your plans. If it's not ready by (a day pick out by you) you are taking your business else where. Let them know that you know tons of people who ride and you are going to tell everyone you know not to use them. Just make threats that will hurt their reputation.

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for real, that stinks and I'm so sorry...

I'm sure there are people in your position that are super mad at my mechanic cause he's backed up...buttt if you've read any of my racing threads then you know i've blown it up back to back the past two weekends nad he's dropped everythign to work on it and get me back on the track...

I guess that's the good and bad about mechanics....my advice would be to find a trust worthy mechanic that you really like....be respectful and get to know him, we've done business with our mechanic since 2004....it helps building that kind of relationship, especially when you get in a bind like I'm currently in wiht mine.....and also, when you have a good relationship like that and end up dropping 1500 bucks at their shop in 2 weeks...they let you pay over the course of like a month or two, which really helps...

I hope you can find someone like this!!! I've learned that all ATV/Bike mechanics are super busy and over worked. They'll treat you really well if you respect that about them...but I do agree that they shouldn't lie about things being done by a certain date/time and them not even starting the work....that's definitely a good way to lose business....

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If you dont want to worry about your bike at the shop a good and quick solution would be just fix it yourself , i have found that out, i started doin everything my self so i know it gets done right not having to worry if they put new parts on or not

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For me, I took my quad to Cal Coast Motorsports. For "Break-in Maintenance".....a 3 hour job.

I took it in on saturday, mind you, these guys are open 7 days a week and a minimum of 6 hours a day....It wasn't touched till Monday, and I didn't get it back till Mid Tuesday.

I'm highly debating wether I should take my business somewhere else, but sadly the next closest shop is where I bought my quad from and it's a 2 hour, and a quarter tank, round trip. :(

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Just make an appointment. If they tell you to bring it on Tuesday, you then ask them will it be seen on Tues? They will tell you yes and then you tell them that you have some trip planned and you HAVE to have it back buy Thurs. Give them at least 2 days of working on it. They will usually say no problem we can have it done by then. Make them write it on the work order. Don't be afraid to raise hell. If you start giving hell about unhappy you are in the middle of their store in front of other customers, they will do what it takes to shut you up. Do you think they want possible new customers hearing how crappy they are? Go straight to the manager.

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Just make an appointment. If they tell you to bring it on Tuesday, you then ask them will it be seen on Tues? They will tell you yes and then you tell them that you have some trip planned and you HAVE to have it back buy Thurs. Give them at least 2 days of working on it. They will usually say no problem we can have it done by then. Make them write it on the work order. Don't be afraid to raise hell. If you start giving hell about unhappy you are in the middle of their store in front of other customers, they will do what it takes to shut you up. Do you think they want possible new customers hearing how crappy they are? Go straight to the manager.

Ha i'll see what i can do..:biggrin:

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