Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South central Kansas
I had a front tire that leaked continuously, requiring adding air every day before riding. Not much trouble, but not good, and renders reliability questionable. I too had the dealer replace the tube with a new one, and it always leaked too. Now, I have found an independent used motorcycle store that has a very good shop doing regular maintenance on all makes, and a large number of regular service customers, in addition to many returning buyers who come back when they buy another motorcycle. I understand that this shop also offers some kind of warranty on some motorcycles.
This shop is also much closer to my house than the dealer; a half-hour ride versus an hour. They installed a new tire and tube, and the mechanic showed the old tube, withe a big wrinkle permanently set in it. That's very sloppy workmanship! That will usually result in a slow leak, and can lead to a very rapid deflation. That cost the dealer a regular customer. This shop will beat or match Bike Bandit's prices, and take care of any warranty problems with what they sell and install. Their labor rates are about half the dealer's, and their shop is cleaner and neater.
Like redfish suggested--try another shop--it worked for me.
Last edited by Grandpa; 10-11-2014 at 12:28 PM.
Reason: get name right