|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 12:22 pm: ||
I've had a couple or three Dunlaps that have done that -- like you, no joy from the dealer (fair enough, as I mounted two outa the three myself), and Dunlap wanted me to ship the tires to em for inspection (also fair enough, but couldn't be bothered with the shipping and such) --
they lost a customer in me, but I doubt if their balance sheet will suffer overmuch --
let us know how it turns out for you --
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 03:09 pm: ||
Here is a blurb from the Dunlop page
"FOR REPLACEMENT CONSIDERATION
You should present the tire to the retailer from whom you bought the tire or, if the Dunlop tire in question was fitted as original equipment, to the retailer from whom you bought the motorcycle. With the exception of mail-order tires you may also submit your tire to any other retailer selling Dunlop motorcycle tires.
Should you be unable to contact any of those retailers, please contact the Dunlop Motorcycle Tire Sales office at 1-800-845-8378."
I'd probably jump on that toll free number and start with a customer service rep.
Tell them the dealer is not servicing you and you want a Dunlop field rep to inspect the tires as they appear to be unsafe to ride on.
It is pretty crazy that the dealer that sold you the tires would just fart you off on an issue like this. If Dunlop treats you the same way that is really bad news.
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 04:36 pm: ||
Thats interesting. I had an experience with a local dealer where they mounted two dunlops in a row where there were "cuts" on the tire.
My suspicion was a freight guy with a sharp knife and dull judgement. But there were two in a row.
Fortunately, I saw both before I put the tire on the street, so the dealer replaced both. They ended up bending my rotor while they were mounting the tire though, so they got me in the end.
(this was not F&S Buell, it was a Cincinnati dealer no longer in the Buell business).
Now I am wondering if they were molding defects or cuts. They looked like cuts, they went parallel to the axle.
They were the stock dunlops on the Cyclone, which I think were D207's. The less sticky one of the D205/D207 pair, I can never remember which was which.
I love my pirelli's now!
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 04:41 pm: ||
Reep -- zactly what I experienced, and what I thought, the first time . . . .and partially, the second time
first time, bad luck
second time, coincidence
third time, enemy action
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 05:15 pm: ||
Did they bend your rotor as well? How nice of them to replace it at cost...
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 05:19 pm: ||
nossir -- they woulda been me in any event -- I get to yell at my mechanic whenever I want! he's such a ham-fisted so and so
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 05:42 pm: ||
[Guys: I have been assembling an eBay Frankenstein Buell [a tubey] and I have a 99 X1 wiring harness. A pair of brown and black wires are marked RFSL and have two female bullet connectors. I have located all other connector hookups but these. Does anyone know what they hook up to? KK]
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 05:55 pm: ||
> [You want a straight answer call me at 719-278-2300. All the other sales > staff come running for me when somebody asks about Buell's. I work at > Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs and will be happy to answer as much as I > can. Then I'll go back to cleaning the floors. Really I sell HD and > Buell but am one of the HD step children. Love Buell and the path they > appear to be on. Met with the president of Buell when he came in the > store on saturday. Gave me a prelem on Erik coming out for our new Brag > Event....will let you all know when and what it will be. Ever in the > area-stop by and I'll let ya teach me what I don't know about Buell. Long > way to go on every nut and bolt knowledge but since the devil is in my eye > I can't help but to piss off olcd school whenever I can. ]
|Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 06:11 pm: ||
Hey Tom (Moosehead...) Rod from Ottawa here....not exactly "local" but in the neighbourhood kinda sorta. been riding an xb9r for two seasons now, love it, but alas winter weather is here now too.
post up here on BadWEB now and then. if you ever ride up into the Ottawa area, lemme know.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 05:50 pm: ||
What's up with all the duplicate messages scattered all about BWB?
|Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 04:46 am: ||
What's up with all the duplicate messages scattered all about BWB?
Well known internet mirror effect. Happens around 11-11Th.
|Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 03:06 pm: ||
What's up with all the duplicate messages scattered all about BWB?
|Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 02:25 pm: ||
I wonder if this will fit in my ailing S-3?
|Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 10:17 pm: ||
A husband and wife came for counseling after 15 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 15 years they had been married.
She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved etc...........
Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and, after asking the wife to stand, embraced and kissed her passionately.
The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs every day. Can you do this?"
The husband thought for a moment and replied,.. "Well, I can drop her off here Monday thru Friday, but on the weekends, I ride motorcycles."
|Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 07:34 am: ||
Got this in email this morning and thought some of you might like it. Something to think about forwarding to Non-bikers with attitudes!
Subject: Just a Biker
I saw you hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.
But you didn't see me put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.
I saw you pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.
But you didn't see me playing Santa at the local mall .
I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant.
But you didn't see me attending a meeting to raise more money for the
I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by.
But you didn't see me driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette
butt out the car window.
I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children.
But you didn't see me when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.
I saw you stare at my long hair.
But you didn't see me and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.
I saw you roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.
But you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to
those that had none.
I saw you look in fright at my tattoos.
But you didn't see me cry as my children were born and having their name
tattooed on my skin and in my heart.
I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.
But you didn't see me going home to be with my family.
I saw you complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.
But you didn't see me when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.
I saw you yelling at your kids in the car.
But you didn't see me pat my child's hands knowing he was safe behind me.
I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.
But you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.
I saw you race down the road in the rain.
But you didn't see me get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.
I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.
But you didn't see me trying to turn right.
I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
But you didn't see me leave the road.
I saw you waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.
But you didn't see me. I wasn't there.
I saw you go home to your family.
But you didn't see me because I didn't go home that day that you cut me off.
I was just a biker, and a person, with friends and a family.
But, you didn't see me.
|Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 03:21 pm: ||
Hello all. On tuesday I picked up my 07 xb12s. Its great. I was just wondering if the rear tail section bodywork from the firebolt fits on the xb12. Or will I have to change the subframe to accomodate the new rear tail section? Thanks. GG
|Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 03:47 pm: ||
Hey everybody check it out! BUELL rolled out the 100,000th bike today!
|Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 02:23 pm: ||
Nice new front page of Badweb.
|Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 09:23 pm: ||
Yep, sure looks more pro than the last one.
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 12:03 am: ||
It was a huge leap!
Anyone remember the original home page that just had some text that said "Click Here to Enter" or something like that? LOL.
|Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 03:00 pm: ||
I'd like to get a huge banner with that logo. Why? Well, to hang on the Love Shack at Laguna Seca, of course!
After all, we know who we are, but the rest of the MotoGP world doesn't.
|Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 08:13 pm: ||
Got to help a fellow Bueller yesterday. I was taking the family to downtown Minneapolis to see the Nutcracker. Needless to say I wasn't going to be in attendance.
A few miles south of downtown I passed a guy on the side of the I-35 with a white 9R on a trailer that had a flat. Since we were running late I couldn't stop then.
On the way back, 1/2 hr. later, he was still there. I turned around at the next exit and came back to where he was parked.
He had a spare and a jack, just the wrong wrench for the trailer lugnuts. Since I'd been in that position before I always carry a 4-way wrench with me. He'd been down to Deal's Gap (it rained the whole time he said) and was five miles from home when he had the flat.
He wasn't a Badwebber, but I hope I planted the seed. His name escapes me but maybe we'll run into each other again someday.
|Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 09:57 pm: ||
Very cool, Mike, knowing you it doesn't surprise me that you would come to a fellow Buellers aid!
I'm sure that guy was really glad he rode a Buell that day, too!
|Posted on Monday, November 27, 2006 - 03:59 am: ||
Was searching through some old data backup CD's looking for some software I needed and found a photo I took some time ago that I though was lost forever.
I'm sure Ferris won't mind me post again since we are all family here.
|Posted on Monday, November 27, 2006 - 09:10 am: ||
Hey Blake-I was wondering what the Moto-Photo page was for? is that the place to post some sketches and drawings and the like. Anyone can post?
I like the opening page btw.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 10:45 pm: ||
I'm not exactly sure where to post this question so someone tell me where to go: I read in Sport Rider that they loved the handling of the Firebolt but hated the "Flywheel effect" of the engine that made them do extra shifting in corners to keep from having to use the throttle so much. I thought the Buells were designed so you didn't have to rock through the gears all the time.
What is this flywheel effect and what does it do and why is that Sport Rider says there's nothing to do about it so you just deal with it?
|Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 06:46 pm: ||
posted 11-29-2006 03:37 PM
Don't forget the annual ASBN Birthday Party on Monday, December 4th, at 6:00 PM at the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor in San Leandro. We're embarking on our ninth year of ASBN without ever missing a "First Monday of the Month" This has been at Hooligan's, The Firehouse Grill, Coco's, (for two months) and now at the Straw Hat Pizza Parlor where we've been meeting for over three maybe four years.
There is rumor that the location of ASBN might be due for a change, and one location that has been presented is Dick's Restaurant on Alvarado Avenue in San Leandro, less than a mile (about four minutes away) from where the Straw Hat is. If you are in the area, pleas stop by Dick's Restaurant at 3188 Alvarado St San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 357-5639 http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=dicks+res taurant+san+leandro
Take a look at the "back room" and see if the menu is what you'd like, and know that there won't be delivered meals, you'll have to get dinner in the restaurant and carry it back (through the full-service cocktail lounge I might add) to the meeting. The First Monday of the month would be the meeting date, keeping with years, almost a decade of tradition, so if you're in the area, please stop by and on December 4th, we'll see what kind of response we get at the big party.
Don't forget too, that Vallejo Buell has donated a $1,000.00 certificate towards the cost of a new Buell at Vallejo Buell for the first lucky winner in our birthday raffle. We're still soliciting donations for the raffle as well, so if you can donate, please consider doing so.
and Don't forget American Sport Bike, Al LIghtin will be there too. If you were wanting to purchase something, now might be a good time. If Al is coming up anyway, I am sure he could bring the item or items you are wanting up with him, saving you shipping costs? Give him a shout over at American Sport Bike
Vik will also be there talking about track days, Reg will be there to enlighten us with his wisdom, and I am sure there will be more!
American Sportbike Night
|Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 09:45 am: ||
Hey Pdxs3t -
|Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2006 - 09:18 am: ||
I've been reading Buell literature for the 2007 bikes and for every single one the city mpg is significantly higher than the highway mpg. On the HD side, it's the exact opposite.
I understand that my Blast is at its peak doing 70-75 and I would expect less mpg but is there something with the gearing of Buells that they uniformly get better city than highway mileage? Or is it all a misprint?
Sign me Gassy and Confused
|Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 03:39 am: ||
Nice, Buell and Guinness have to be in the top five things in life that are good.