Honda motorbike dealer issues

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Honda motorbike dealer issues

Post by talltuktuk » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:14 pm

I bought my Click secondhand. It has 30k on the clock and I want to have the intake & exhaust valves checked for factory specs and adjusted if necessary. I took it to a Honda dealership and they listened to it and said it doesn’t need it. I told them I didn’t care what it sounded like, I wanted it checked for factory specs and adjusted if necessary. They then told me I needed another part (not sure what it is, see pic) to stop the noise but that it wasn’t an important part. Again I told them (using a native translator and pictures of valves being checked and adjusted) that I wanted this done. They said it was totally unnecessary and there was nothing wrong with the bike. I also told them I wanted it done with the engine cold (as is the proper way) and they told me the would do it with the engine hot. Now I understand that to them, I’m a crazy person trying to have a running bike fixed. Everyone here drives their bikes into the ground and doesn’t understand the idea of preventative maintenance. But I’m from the US and have been working on bikes and cars for a long time. I want things done the right way. I go to Honda instead of local shops because I want the bike fixed to factory standards. And usually they don’t disappoint. But today I’m literally trying to hand them business and they don’t want to do it. Any insight is appreciated, even if you’re telling me I’m crazy.


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Re: Honda motorbike dealer issues

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:30 pm

Why did you buy a secondhand bike?
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Re: Honda motorbike dealer issues

Post by Bubble T » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:35 pm

OP, what do you mean when you talk about "factory standard" for a second hand bike with 30k on the clock? I did a quick search for it and only came up with you making this exact same post on ThaiVisa forums.
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Re: Honda motorbike dealer issues

Post by Kammekor » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:52 pm

Honda dealerships are mainly selling points. They can do some basic repairs, but that's that. Don't expect too much.
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Re: Honda motorbike dealer issues

Post by Spigzy » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:06 pm

It’s a Clik not a Ducati, ride it into the ground, sell it for $100 less than you bought it, buy another one second hand. #rinse #repeat
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ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
"Sit Deus propitius huic potatori."
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