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Looking for Gixxer Recall Dealer

I have two 05-1000s that need the preventative frame repair from the recall. I was curious if any dealers pick up the bikes and can return them quickly with the repair made.

I live near 59&90. Any dealers interested?

Heck, I'll even pull all the plastics for ya.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 12:43 PM
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brought mine to DGY, and felt bad about not giving them any other business so gave them my exhaust and PCIII to hook up. Should have it back this week, will let you know how that support bracket looks if I can even see it.
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I have seen the support bracket. They just epoxy it on as a cover plate. I like DGY, but I am curious if there are any Suzuki dealers that pick up, repair, and return the bikes to my house in short order.

The dealer gets the warranty pay from Suzuki, the issue is how painless they'll make it for me for them to get paid. I don;t really care if I get the repair or not. BUT I do care if I miss a day on the track because of the repair.

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I have seen the support bracket. They just epoxy it on as a cover plate. I like DGY, but I am curious if there are any Suzuki dealers that pick up, repair, and return the bikes to my house in short order.

The dealer gets the warranty pay from Suzuki, the issue is how painless they'll make it for me for them to get paid. I don;t really care if I get the repair or not. BUT I do care if I miss a day on the track because of the repair.

Whew, for a voluntary safety recall that suzuki didn't have to do, I think the pick up and drop off is asking a lot from the suzuki dealers. Unless you expect to pay for the delivery, then I misread your post. Good luck finding a dealer.
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Wink's point is:

The economy is tough now. The dealer gets paid for the doing the repair (not from the customer, but from Suzuki), so if they want work, and want to get paid, who is willing to come pick-up the bike.

Just like if you or I were to sell our used bike parts. We'd be willing to meet the buyer half way, or drive the part over, etc., to make the sale. Same applies here. What are they willing to do to win the "sale" over another dealer.
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Corse sells and repairs Suzuki - Not too sure about the speedy return though - PM me if you are still interested and I can call my guy on Monday to see if he wants the business and will pick up and drop off for it

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Any servicing Suzuki dealer is able to do the warranty work... which one is up to you. A lot of dealers aren't too fond of doing warranty work for you if you didn't buy it from them and technically they have the right to refuse service to any customer for any reason so definately call ahead, my

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Any servicing Suzuki dealer is able to do the warranty work... which one is up to you. A lot of dealers aren't too fond of doing warranty work for you if you didn't buy it from them and technically they have the right to refuse service to any customer for any reason so definately call ahead, my
They can refues the right to service the product line they sell! That friggin sucks. Any dealer that does that is piss poor in my opinion. Do they qualify your request first, or just globally discriminate against you? My point being it would suck to buy a bike, then move to another state. You need service and they tell you to go away! I know it's extremelly difficult to have a motorcycle sales and service shop in a region where the climate limits riding. But it's actions like this that really turns me off to dealers. This is why i'm very particular what dealers I frequent.

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Wink's point is:

The economy is tough now. The dealer gets paid for the doing the repair (not from the customer, but from Suzuki), so if they want work, and want to get paid, who is willing to come pick-up the bike.

Just like if you or I were to sell our used bike parts. We'd be willing to meet the buyer half way, or drive the part over, etc., to make the sale. Same applies here. What are they willing to do to win the "sale" over another dealer.
Do you really think Suzuki is paying the normal mechanic hourly fee?? If you are you are sadly mistaken.
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I can only recommend Schaumburg Honda Suzuki. Tom Rietz is the service manager there and he is a friend of our family. That's all I got.

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On this topic, I wonder what suzuki thinks is a fair price for this recall, ie- what are they crediting for the cost of the service?

By the way, I think it is totally stand up what suzuki is doing, especially with the economy the way it is.
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I can only recommend Schaumburg Honda Suzuki. Tom Rietz is the service manager there and he is a friend of our family. That's all I got.
Thanks for the lead Jrock, that is a good start. They are close, and I have bought MANY parts from them for my bikes over the past few years. Never done service there however.

BBK on the other hand does pick up and drop off bikes for no additional charge. I was hoping that a Suzuki dealer nearby might offer the same service.

Regarding the other post about whether or not Suzuki pays enough, my guess is that paying anything is better than the dealer having mechanics standing around. Unless I am mistaken and they all have far too much work to do.

And FWIW, my bike was built by KWS for the AMA, no way was it bought at a local dealer.

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The dealers absolutely have to be able to turn away warranty work. Some people believe that the fact that the work that has to be done is covered by a warranty or recall that they have the right to demand things be done right away.

If I were running it I wouldn't be inclined to pick the bikes up for the customer under most circumstanes. Wink's would be different, as the potential to pick up a business relationship would be greater. Joe blow that puts 2500 miles a year on his gixxer wouldn't have much of a chance.
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If I were running it I wouldn't be inclined to pick the bikes up for the customer under most circumstanes. Wink's would be different, as the potential to pick up a business relationship would be greater. Joe blow that puts 2500 miles a year on his gixxer wouldn't have much of a chance.
HAHA, good point and the most obvious difference between myself and Wink...
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Wink, did you check with Kane County Cycle (I think thats the name)? They bought Aero, and are now located at the old Harley shop on Maclean.

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