Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
The 'setup guy' who put my Vaquero together was 20 years old, I got to talking to him and he even texted me pictures of the setup process. He was also my salesman. Long story short; he had joined the dealer at 18 as a salesman, decided he would rather be a technician. He was signed up to start classes in the fall, and the dealer was letting him assemble bikes to get "some experience" before starting his classes. So he was selling on the floor a couple days a week, and building bikes the other times. It worked out good for me because I bought my Vaquero while it was still in the crate; and they were backed up two weeks on assembly; so he just came in and put it together for me!
He did a great job, I don't have any qualms. But like the other poster said; he did indeed have their other assembler (who was not a technician, I asked) just 'show him' how to do a couple of bikes, and then he was to 'figure out' the rest. No training or real experience working on bikes. In fact, he hadn't ever ridden a motorcycle. Nice kid but, yeah; the folks assembling these bikes are not pro's.
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT