CT at dealership ?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • CT at dealership ?

    Do any Darksiders remove their CT prior to taking the bike in for service, replacing it with a MT? Anyone get hassled at a dealership for having a CT on the bike when serviced?
    "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

  • #2
    I was kind of wondering the same thing
    GOLDWING AND F6B MAINTENANCE VIDEOS
    Save $1000 a year in labor by doing your own maintenance!

    Website | YouTube | 2001-2017 Videos | 2018+ Videos

    Comment: (For off-topic replies)


    • #3
      My dealer won't mount the CTs but other than that I have had no issues with them. That has been the case for dealers in two different states. The funny thing is that one of the dealers that won't mount a CT has already been sued due to a failure of a motorcycle tire...go figure.
      Richard
      Darksider #390
      Murgie's FAQ

      Comment: (For off-topic replies)


      • #4
        When I took my scoot into a dealer (not the one I bought the bike from) for the first brake recall, I had a car tire on. When they did the check while I waited, the service manager said their mechanic(s) would not test ride a scoot with a car tire on it. I said that was fine and left after the check had be recorded. If (and that is a big IF) the scoot is taken back to the same dealer for the second recall, I have a spare wheel with a MT mounted and will change it out. Seems from the information some have gotten, is that the bike must be rode for several miles and brakes tested for certain time, and if they wouldn't ride it the first time then seems reasonable they wouldn't the second. YMMV.

        Crabby Bob

        Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
        2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
        DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

        Comment: (For off-topic replies)


        • #5
          Originally posted by crabbywinger View Post
          When I took my scoot into a dealer (not the one I bought the bike from) for the first brake recall, I had a car tire on. When they did the check while I waited, the service manager said their mechanic(s) would not test ride a scoot with a car tire on it. I said that was fine and left after the check had be recorded. If (and that is a big IF) the scoot is taken back to the same dealer for the second recall, I have a spare wheel with a MT mounted and will change it out. Seems from the information some have gotten, is that the bike must be rode for several miles and brakes tested for certain time, and if they wouldn't ride it the first time then seems reasonable they wouldn't the second. YMMV.

          Crabby Bob

          That is kind of funny. The techs at one of the dealers I have been to actually like to ride the bike. A couple have commented that they can't believe how well it rides with a CT.
          Richard
          Darksider #390
          Murgie's FAQ

          Comment: (For off-topic replies)


          • #6
            I have a spare MT and wheel I can mount if need be and was thinking the same thing if the bike had to be test ridden for any reason. It makes sense as stated that if not test rode before then won't test ride a second time.

            There aren't too many Honda dealerships around where I live, so to keep relations good I guess if the bike goes in I will just switch the combo out to play it safe.

            "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

            Comment: (For off-topic replies)


            • #7
              Originally posted by Lone Ranger View Post
              I have a spare MT and wheel I can mount if need be and was thinking the same thing if the bike had to be test ridden for any reason. It makes sense as stated that if not test rode before then won't test ride a second time.

              There aren't too many Honda dealerships around where I live, so to keep relations good I guess if the bike goes in I will just switch the combo out to play it safe.
              I have the same set up -it all depends on the visit (problem)
              Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, never paid for a divorce


              IBA # 40576

              Comment: (For off-topic replies)


              • #8
                Three dealerships within 20 miles of me. One absolutely won't do anything to a bike with a CT. The other two will, but they repeat all the naysayer warnings. Last couple of visits, I put a MT on just to avoid the hassle. However, when I had the first brake recall check, they did it with the CT mounted, including the ride. Go figure.
                The downfall of every great society has always been immediately preceded by a significant increase in the number of lawyers.

                Comment: (For off-topic replies)


                • #9
                  Originally posted by TravelinLite View Post
                  ...The funny thing is that one of the dealers that won't mount a CT has already been sued due to a failure of a motorcycle tire...go figure.
                  What was the details of this case?

                  Comment: (For off-topic replies)


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by murgie View Post

                    What was the details of this case?

                    All they told me was that they mounted the tire (correctly of course) and a subsequent failure of the tire occurred. It seems to me they had said something about the owner doing something wrong/stupid...I can't really remember. I am petty sure the tire company stepped up to the plate and handled the litigation.
                    Richard
                    Darksider #390
                    Murgie's FAQ

                    Comment: (For off-topic replies)


                    • #11
                      Thanks. Makes one wonder if they ruled in the plaintiff's favor and held the shop (at least partly) liable if that could set a trend...shops would no longer mount tires, riders scrambling to auto tire stores in a panic,...anyway you get my drift. All this talk from shops not wanting to mount CT's because of the fear being sued, well I guess they still can be sued. The tire in question would have very little to do with the case.

                      Comment: (For off-topic replies)


                      • #12
                        Yeah, I can't wait until one of them gets sued for forcing an unsafe (i.e., lower load capacity) motorcycle tire on someone who actually wanted a car tire in the first place.
                        Richard
                        Darksider #390
                        Murgie's FAQ

                        Comment: (For off-topic replies)


                        • #13
                          The only mention I ever got from a dealer about my Yoko was that it could adversely effect the bearing in the rear wheel. They said they had a guy who came in on a VTX 1800 running a CT who had that bearing go out essentially due to the added friction and stress caused by running a CT. I said "OK," and thanked them for fixing an unrelated issue with the bike.
                          Ron - Montrose, CO
                          2018 Pearl White GL1800 DCT
                          2012 Pearl White GL1800 Level 1 - Sold @ 63K miles
                          I don't ride to make great time; I ride to have a great time!

                          Comment: (For off-topic replies)


                          • #14
                            Easy solution...call your dealer or shop and ask them. They won't know who you are. Both of the dealers that I am forced to use when I can't do a job have no issues...

                            Oh...I also love the flawed logic that the CT will cause the rear end or bearing to fail. The bike doesn't support the weight of the wheel. The weight of the bike is supported by the hub of the wheel so the bearing wouldn't know if there is a CT, MT, or skateboard wheel on the bike.
                            Bullyboy
                            2006 GL1800 / 1982 GL500
                            Kuhmo Ecsta SPT
                            DS # 816

                            Comment: (For off-topic replies)


                            • #15
                              There are two dealers very close to me. Apex does not like the car tire, but has no issues servicing the bike with it on. They did blame the CT for being unable to get the TPMS to register, but they just did it wrong. With Snoopy's tool (thanks again) I was able to reverse register the sensors with ease.

                              That being said, no they will not mount a CT. But that is OK as a local GWRRA member has a tire machine and the patience to help me mount it

                              ...gene
                              2012 GL1800 NAVI, GWRRA 367875
                              Darkside #1511 - Bridgestone DriveGuard 195/55RV16 RFT

                              Comment: (For off-topic replies)

                              Darksiders

                              About this Group

                              For those who run car tires on their bikes, and for those that would like to learn more about this.
                              Type: Public
                              Topics: 83
                              Comments: 880

                              Group Categories

                              Collapse

                              Latest Group Topics

                              Collapse

                              There are no results that meet this criteria.

                              Working...
                              X