Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wrong Island (NY) Urbino (Italy), ,
I'm not surprised, but that really sucks. For me, half the point of owning a motorcycle is tinkering on it. It seems more and more manufacturers are pulling this stunt so DIYers can't DIY.
It used to be, I just assumed a shop manual would be available at some point. Now I'll have to make a mental to note to check that first before looking at another motorcycle.
Another win for our dumbass, do-nothing modern world. Great!
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I generally agree, but less so with your last sentence: we know that the motorcycle industry is struggling and I tend to see this as an attempt to get you back to the dealer regularly where your maintenance contribution -- here it's around $150/hr -- helps sustain the dealer and provides an opportunity for the sales person to talk you into a trade-in deal on a new bike. You also keep the price of a new bike down because you make additional payments as part of servicing.
It's a strategy, definitely; whether it's the right one is, I think, questionable.
Here is 120$ /hr, =$2/minute!
WTF are we thinking?
I'm certainly in the wrong business for sure
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"](2007 S4Rs, 2004 MV Brutale, 2006 999R, 2007 1098S Tricolore, 2010 1198S Corse, 2010 SFS) SOLD, 2012 Multi PP (SOLD), 2006 999S, 2016 Multi PP