had no bother whatsoever with my honda-shadow..real nice bike.but-----the ultimate bike i have owned ever, has got to be the hog!power/comfort/style..awsome..ride safe dudes &dudetts,go easy on the "loud-handle"...
Post by I...Died...Again!!! on Aug 16, 2007 6:29:47 GMT -5
Silly I understand your time issue. My daughter is 14 and has loved riding with me for the past 4 years. The wife has a 250 scooter. Honda reflex. She wants a bike but I have told her she needs to ride more first. She would like to get a Shadow. We shall see.
Post by pistolpete on Aug 16, 2007 22:09:29 GMT -5
I also have kids...two to be exact...a 7 year old and an 11 year old...both boys...I'm always concerned about safety, but being that I fly in a helicopter everyday, and with the 2 news copters that crashed into each other a couple of weeks ago, I figure if G-D wants me, he'll take me anyway that he can.
Post by I...Died...Again!!! on Sept 5, 2007 12:07:30 GMT -5
Well here is what I hope will be the final installment in this soap opera of a journey. Dad Finally after 11 weeks in the shop got his bike back. After suspecting bad heads and leaky valves, both wrong, the shop called dad and said it was fixed. No real report on the paperwork just 100 man hours...at $65 an hour thats $6500, almost half the purchase price of the bike add that to the other bills for a total of $15k and you are within a grand of the price. Guess Yamaha isn't the business guru that I had thunk them to be. Any way after a good hard 300 mile ride all seemed well. Dad got the shop to finally put what mods they did in writing so as to not void the warranty. This is stupid but true! And thanks for listening.
Post by I...Died...Again!!! on Sept 5, 2007 15:54:36 GMT -5
All repairs have been covered by the warranty, thank god. But it is just funny that they would waste that much time and money fixing this bike. and there are still 2 years left on the warranty to boot so who knows how much more it will soak them. All dad has paid for has been tires and general maintenance.