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1098 fell over at the dealer


waylap

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I stopped at my local dealer today to pick up some barbacks and pick the mechanics brain on what the feeler gauges should feel like while doing the valve adjust. (He was pretty helpful)

Well anyway, I paid for the barbacks after drooling at all the nice bikes in the showroom. I didn't even sit on any..just felt the Sargent seat on a used 06 R12RT and peeked at the price tag. So I go back to the break room where the mechs are now eating lunch to say so long and somebody comes back and says they need help lifting a bike. We all go back into the showroom and there's a red 1098 laying on it's left side :eek:

It was real close to where I had pulled the barbacks off a shelf but not that close, maybe 3 feet. The only thing I could think was Oh great, now they will think I bumped it or sat on it. There was noone around it when it went over (place was empty) and the parts guy was sitting within view of the bike when it went over. He said it just fell over!! I think somebody had sat on it and then not put the sidestand down all the way and it slowly creeped.

So I left the dealer feeling like I did something wrong or that they thought that. Felt like I was on candid camera or Punked!

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I like ethnic grocery stores. Once I enter a chinese grocery just behind an elderly woman. She is moving very slow, but I am patient, though close behind her. Without warning she collapsed to the floor unconscious, or barely conscious. They were looking at me funny. It happens. You'll get over it.

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Was she ok Jan?

 

Waylap, you broke the bike's heart by not caressing it while you were near.

 

Actually, my K12S tipped over in the garage last month in a similar way. I had moved it earlier that day, put it on sidestand, but it must not have deployed fully. I was just standing there at the workbench with my back turned when CRASH. I just about jumped out of my shoes.

 

I only replaced the damn mirror last week. Snapped right off. No other damage, thankfully.

 

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Was she ok Jan?

 

No, I don't think so. They did not call for an ambulance. Probably did not use western medicine. She was still down and not looking good when I completed my shopping and left. I did not intervene as they were doing as they saw fit. I was on their turf.

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Calvin  (no socks)

At my dealership we would check the showroom video! In a matter of minutes the scoundrel would be banned for life. :grin:

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Was she ok Jan?

 

No, I don't think so. They did not call for an ambulance. Probably did not use western medicine. She was still down and not looking good when I completed my shopping and left. I did not intervene as they were doing as they saw fit. I was on their turf.

 

Are you sure you didn't trample her to get to a Black Friday Special?

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At my dealership we would check the showroom video! In a matter of minutes the scoundrel would be banned for life. :grin:

 

if you have a video of someone tipping over a volvo in your showroom it's worth some $$$'s :rofl:

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Joe Frickin' Friday

IIRC, some (all?) states have a law that protects customers who accidentally damage merchandise on display in stores: IOW, the classic "if you break it, you buy it" sign is an empty threat. Presumably this would also apply to Ducs accidentally tipped over in showrooms. Certainly wouldn't stop a customer from feeling guilty, but at least they couldn't make you pay for it.

 

Anyone know more about this?

 

 

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