Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sydney, Australia
Negative banter about tire pressure:
My brother has a 2017 Thruxton, and my other ride is a tube frame 1999 Buell Cyclone 1200, both pretty nimble mounts and light to throw around.
Now my Bobber Black from dealer floor day one felt reasonable heavy up front with confusing front end feedback....... it had been a couple of months since my test ride. The stark contrast in handling characteristics I casually dismissed, attributing more to the geometry, physical size and weight of the front rim and tyre combo, WRONG ASSUMPTION. When I finally got around to checking tyre pressure, discovered both front and rear underinflated, just less than 20 pounds in each.
So much for dealer pre-delivery checks..........then of course none of our local gas stations pumps had a barb end that would couple up to the tube valve behind the disc rotors from any angle. So, I sat it out and ordered a couple cheap Chinese crap quality 270 degree angled valve adapters for $8.00. Probably why the lazy dealer couldn't be bothered to check pressures, too lazy to fumble around.
And on another note, after the ride home from first service noticed a weep of oil trailing along on the sump. Again, dealer incompetence or neglect.....Looks like Service Dpt omitted to replace the crumple washer!!!!!
Last edited by Retro Rocket 48; 10-12-2018 at 03:45 AM.