This is why dealers charge for set up. It is part and parcel of selling a complex piece of machinery. The dealer was shirking his duty. I spend 5 to 6 hours on every bike setting it up. My customers don't have this issue, or even most of the issues talked about on this forum.
I didn't know dealers charged for set-up. I just assumed they did the minimum in order to meet a certain price point.Sooo- wouldn't running a new bike up to 65mph sort of kill the slow and steady break-in thing? Are these UCE's that different?
Maybe they want to sell Sun-L's instead ........
And scooterbob, what the hell is a Sun-L anyway?
If it makes anyone feel any better, I recommend RE's to people. I've enjoyed this thread because it helps me understand some things. I don't think anyone is bashing the brand or the motorcycles. I imagine when you're on the front lines like Mr Mahoney and S, Bub, it might be possible to lose the perspective of the "man on the street". From talks I have, The Royal Enfield name is still dragged through the mud. I have a feeling it;s going to take more than one or two good magazine reviews to get over that completely. That's why it took me so long to buy one- and I felt like I was stepping off a cliff at the time.At any rate- no specific dealers or names were bashed. I feel like continued HONEST discussion can only do the whole family good. Continued ministrations and hands-on sessions like this can only help. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The TOS say that if you have a complaint it does not belong here but rather with someone who can actually do something like us or your dealer. I can also assure you any dealer that has a problem or complaint gets immediate 911 service from us. Vince can chime in if he wants to,