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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Don't know if it just slipped their mind or what. When I had my bike at the dealer for clutch noise, i had asked if they changed the oil since they had the cover off. He said the catch it in a clean pan and pour it back. So, i check the oil a few weeks late, turns out they forgot to replace the quart that drained.

Or, how much oil would you drop from a 100 engine from taking primary cover off? I was at full line before shop visit.

If it turns out they dropped the ball, i have change dealers.

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Jeez! Your luck sucks bro. I think a call to the dealer might be in order just to at least give them a heads up.

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You actually have a CHOICE of Victory dealerships in your city??

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Now you know why I never trust others with tools and my stuff. I stand by and observe or I don't use that shop.

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Now you know why I never trust others with tools and my stuff. I stand by and observe or I don't use that shop.
I'm just like you which is why I'm never going back to the shop under the Ross Island....


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What happened? I have never had the pleasure.

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Well not in my city, there are 2 or 3 in NJ. I go to 1 where I bought it 20 miles north. We have a new dealer 2 miles away they just got the victory line, but they sell everything there. Then there's another one central jersey maybe 2 not sure.

But I prefer to wrench my own stuff, unless I can watch. What I dislike is the service guy talking to tech and telling me he needs 5 mins to talk. Seems very secretive to me. My brother owns a shop and has no problem taking to mechanic with customer present.

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What happened? I have never had the pleasure.
I went in for a new rear tire which took about an hour and a half. Walked into the service area to check out my bike up on the stand and see what was involved with a rear tire replacement and was asked to leave and go out front by the Service Manager--never had that happen at the other dealership where you are free to watch them work on your ride...

Also, I just wasn't impressed with how little the guy (manager, not the mechanic) knew about the Victory line. The whole place just wasn't very fun to visit--no interaction from others whatsoever... The other dealership is a fun place to visit, they are engaging, interesting and don't make you feel like you are inconveniencing them by being there...

I realize that some of us put more stock into the relationships we have between us and places we do business, and maybe I'm kind of butt sore because I do find that important, but my first experience at getting service there will probably be my last...

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BT, sorry to hear that about them. Having never required service, I can't add to that, but the guys in the front have been very friendly to me. For tire and generic service, I'll be going to Cycle Specialties on 105th as they have a ton of experience with Goldwings and heavy cruisers and you can watch the sausage being made.

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I will not use my local victory dealer here, I had a bad experience with them when I had my m109r. There is a local guy I found that has a great following that I found he has reasonable rates and does not do unnecessary work.
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