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Offline jimmymac

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Re: Cracked frame at shock
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2018, 04:49:58 am »
I'm glad you guys enjoyed that post. Thanks for the hit, BTW. 8)
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Re: Cracked frame at shock
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2018, 08:12:21 am »
After it’s put together, will there be some parts leftover with no idea where they should go?

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Re: Cracked frame at shock
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2018, 03:42:26 pm »
That's generally the way my projects work.
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Re: Cracked frame at shock
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2018, 07:19:23 pm »
After it’s put together, will there be some parts leftover with no idea where they should go?

Of course! Those are like the liver and pancreas: Not really necessary.

Simply put those leftover parts in your shop storage drawers ready to be used for something else. Like a nice, custom welded gnome for your garden.

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Re: Cracked frame at shock
« Reply #64 on: October 10, 2018, 10:57:37 am »
C'mon.  Seriously?  That'll buff right out.
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Yep.  I generally pop into a post, offer some stupid opinion, and then disappear back into the cave. 

Such online honesty is quite rare these days, however personally I didn't think it was stupid, just wasn't the case this time.

Behind the scenes, the fact is that Kawasaki pays their dealers very little for labor. This is no doubt what makes changing out 'just' a frame attractive. ......

......I do not mean to sound negative toward Kawasaki; I have always though they made a terrific product and am really a big fan. But in the world of dealer- compensated repairs, it really is a badly stacked- deck against the dealers when Mama Kaw is buying.

Generally it takes longer as warranty work is used to fill in down time, the minute a tire change comes in, the tools on the warranty repair get dropped and the tire machine is fired up. Unless it is really going to be a closely supervised priority repair as some here suspect, I would be surprised if it only takes 3 weeks.

My gear replacement under warranty took several months (supposedly some of that time was waiting on the gear to be shipped from Japan?) however warranty work or not, to this day it seems it was expertly done. I was expecting to find strange vibrations or I don't know what after having it all torn apart and put back together again. I was so surprizingly pleased that a few weeks later I took the service manager and the mechanic some morning Kolaches/donuts and a small assortment of gift cards for near to the dealer lunch spot restaurants.

I hope Dreedo gets the same results, best wishes and let us know how it goes.