Where shall I start…dropped off my pride and joy for its second service a week before I was due to be at Mallory, thought I’d better get there with a properly serviced/checked bike.
Picked it up Fri evening to ride up to Mallory the night before, not even two hours later, it went completely dead on me on the M1, first time I have a problem with my 675 since buying it last year, called the RAC, the guy couldn’t get it started at all, to cut a long story short, RAC got a trailer out and we headed back home that night :crying:
Sat Morning RAC came out again to deliver the bike to Metropolis, and after a long morning of stripping the bike and testing, they said it was the regulator/rectifier that went, so they ordered the part, as well as a new battery, and I picked it up last Thu.
Went out with a couple of mates on Sat, was itching to get on my baby again, 20min later they noticed fluid spilling out on the left hand side, so we pulled over to inspect, and as you can imagine by that point, my blood was boiling along with the brake fluid! all I wanted to do was get to Metropolis and give them more verbal abuse in front of any potential customers!
Luckily for them, the guys I rode with knew what to do, so we carried on with the ride, keeping a close eye on the bike, but basically, Metropolis mechanics have over-filled the brake fluid container and as it got hot, liquid started spilling out!
And as if they haven’t done enough damage, my front tyre was reading 22psi!
I realise everything, apart from the brake fluid, could’ve been a bad coincidence, but considering their bad reputation, I will NEVER take my bike there again, and hope no one else does either.
So, be warned, again!