Originally Posted by pongo
i don't think i would say that this was a "problem for the zx 10r" but one more so for the owner or rider.....lol.....just another example of why you can't trust your life to a 19 year old kid that just completed the motorcycle repairman correspondence course.....that nut should be at least hand tight!!!!
.....check your bike thoroughly if someone else has worked on it!!
As stated by the wise Pongo... I thought I'd start a thread for folks...
I've been racing, and I've needed a couple of things worked on on my bike that I cannot do, so I take it to the dealer that sponsors me.
NOthing against them, but everytime I've taken it there, somethigns been amiss when I get it back. Now, I know all the mechanics there, and I do trust that they are doing the best job that they can...But I am a bit dissapointed that they know Im risking my life on the thing as it is, and I still get it back and Im stuff isnt' "straight".
Now, if youre thinkin, well, I took it to them, cause I aint mechanically inclined. LISTEN UP!
If you take your bike in for say and oil change...when You get it back, let it run for a bit, and look down at your filter. is it leaking? Does it even look like a new filter? Is the oil level right in your sight glass?
Thats just one example, but you see how it doesn't take much sometimes to double check the work. Its gonna be YOU whos back tire gets covered in oil if that filter aint tight...etc.
So the point of this whole post:
***Just double check bolts and things that you know should be checked by your dealer...a manual goes a long way. If the dealers supposed to check chain tension for example, and youre not sure what it should be...post up a question on here. Yes thats simple, and YES you should know that if you ride a bike...and YES, you'll prolly get flamed for asking a simple question thats been asked SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE...BUT, if you cant find what youre lookin for in a SEARCH...its MUCH better to post the question, get flamed a bit, but get your answer!!!***
CHEERS! Ride safe dudes!