TheSherThang said:Thanks for the suggestion.
Anywhere else more towards burbank as that is almost a 80 mile roundtripper for me?
bevel450 said:80 miles is your limit ? And you bought a WHAT ?
OK, you got the best suggestions. So to hell with the sincerity of your request. There are now about a half dozen Ducati dealers between you and perfection. Sample them one by one as you work your way toward the recommendation. I know, gas is expensive and your time is precious.....
Or just buy the manual and do it in your garage. That would be, uh....0.0 miles from your home and the quality control....impeccable.
TheSherThang said:Really though, thanks for the headsup on Scott's place. I'll call and see if I can squeeze in the work before I leave for my trip to Asia. Of course, that means I have to go riding just a little bit more so I can make sure I get to 600 by the time I go down to long beach.
By the way, Jet Blue and Long Beach makes me feel like how Ontario used to be with the little bungalows. Sometimes, I get flashbacks of being back in school. Scary.
bevel450 said:I think my frustration with your naive response stems from the fact that most of us are simply delighted to have affordable perfection in Ducati service at "our back door" here in the greater LA area. Consider what a gift that is !
(Evidently you have not had much experience at all in servicing your fabulous motorcycle.)
Among the bozo huckster incompetent dealers, here is another independent who is doing more to support the name of Ducati than all the Ducati franchisees combined. In No Cal they have Jon Nichols' Sport Bike Service, and we have Scott. Ducati, and we, are blessed to have both of them.
So, if you want to be a gentleman and deal with your issue of inconvenience, please call Scott ( phone is prime, e mail is impersonal and ridiculous). Tell him of your dilemma and ask if he has a pickup or delivery service available at this time. He had this available the last time I needed some work and it was quite affordable.
But do it without the same air of entitlement as your request here. ( Do you understand what I mean ?) And continuing good luck ( you just found Scott !) and may Ducati ownership infer additional maturity and patience to you. Elsewise, it's a bit like casting pearls before swine, to quote our pal Bill Shakespeare.
And yes... I too love Long Beach for the very same reasons.
TheSherThang said:This is my first Duc and this is my first service so your statement is quite true.
With everyone's input I will be making that phone call ASAP. However, I don't really think I have any sense of entitlement. Yes, I want to have the Duc serviced by the best and am willing to take the Duc as far as needed. Was just wondering if there was more than one spot. As has been pointed out, Scott is THE ONE here in SoCal so Scott will hopefully be the one to work on my Duc, which I know will become a family heirloom .
Along another line of quesitioning from a newbie, are dealers really that bad in terms of service? Wouldn't it make more sense for them to have quality help because I know in the auto industry, the money is in the service and accessories and not on the sale of the bike.