Ive been a bit hesitant to post this due to my stupidity in the situation. I have free recovery, and have used it 3 times in my 3 years riding. The 1st and 2nd time where genuine faults one with the cdi and the other with the carbs. I found SOS to be professional, friendly and an overall good service.
The third time, i did a silly thing. I stayed at my friends and lef the bike in gear. I completlety forgot and obvoiously bike wouldnt start and the diagnostic sweep that the gsxr does wasnt priming the fuel pump as it usually does.Checked vereything (i thought) kill switch, fuses, wires…etc took the whole back end apart.
Called SOS he spotted i was being an idiot! I felt stupid but he was very good about it especially seeing as it was 10 am on a saturday!
What threw me wa snot that the side stand was down but that the bikes fuel pump made no noise. usually u can here it prime, and it just didnt occur to me that was a safety feature…u can start the bike but only aftre teh fuel pump is already active i.e.been in neutral and say u stall it!
I’ve used them twice, and got the same bloke both times. The last time was a couple of weeks ago when my exhaust fell apart on Blackheath at 6.50am on a Saturday morning. They were there in an hour, provided a temporary fix and I rode home.
The previous time was after a long day at work at 7pm in Southwark I discovered a very large pool of oil under my bike. He was on scene within 30 mins and got me home an hour later.
Nice bloke, very chatty, talked a lot about 2 strokes like the RD350LC when we were kids ( we were roughly the same age)
They’ve both been done through my breakdown cover so didn’t cost me any extra…