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Well on top of all this covid bullshit were having to deal with someone has finally finished of what little faith i had in human nature today.

Found someone who would fix the drive hub on my vmax.

Sent it off end of Jan with the sounds of " couple of weeks, end of Feb maybe? with covid its quiet". Sounding in my ears.

When i called yesterday apparently its "gone crazy", so ok, i then asked for a ball park, end of the month maybe? (that's another 4 weeks he's had it 6 ). The response of "not sure will have to see how it goes", any parent knows that's a fancy 'NO'. So at the earliest that means getting it back, May/ April. Once i get it back its not just a case of bolting it in there is follow up stuff once its back to me.

Gut feeling is (this part of the rear wheel is irreplaceable as the manuf has ceased trading long ago), it will be done sometime this year, more likely  will be "If i put it on the system as an official job it will get done a lot quicker", that will rapidly make it a borderline scrap as the person is well known in vmax/custom world and his work is very good, and very expensive. A 'new' 6inch wide 17inch rear wheel is around 850 depending on finish so cut-off from economic terms i feel is prob 500 before replacement with a newer equivalent becomes a serious consideration. So i could even be waiting for fuck all.

Any way you spin it my vmax is a dead duck, anything i can source as a replacement would cost enough to wipe out my normal bike 'fund' and some and take months to sort, i cant ride the TDR even if i bring it out of mothballs, which will cost money and prevent fixing the vmax(needs mot, chain, fork seals, gators, steering head bearings, oil/coolant and waterpump seal. TDR prices are rip off high these days pricing them off the road. The gators alone are 70 quid a pair.) for long as changing gear fast enough and often enough with my dodgy left foot ruins things.

 

Looks like im finally going to miss out on any YOC meets.

 

Sorry to rant but im really really fucked off right now.

The thought of riding gets me up of a morning, sometimes just being able to even if life gets in the way and its just going to Sanos. This is the first time in literally decades i don't have a bike i can ride.

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Feel your pain bud. My auld Trident is burning oil so a top end overhaul is required. Due to the alleged fragility of these bikes I do not have the confidence to do I myself. Best case, new valves, guides etc. Worst the above plus rebore. Cost in 4 figures

Luckily I can still use it (if the weather wasn't so bad). Provisionally booked in for last October but the guy had a health scare, so now maybe mid March 

Auld bikes, eh

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Bugger jason"   the joys  of old bikes,,,  i just done the crank on the Gt550,,   500knicker,,,,  and gaskets & chain sprockets,,,  its rebuilt tho, so ready for the sun,,,,-5  here last night tho,  salt wagons were out,, bah,,

 

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sh*t man, that's crap
Why can't peeps be upfront rather than try and spin a yarn?

Is it worth going round to see him after march 29th? face to face makes a difference to how peeps are motivated and you may get a better response

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5 hours ago, drewpy said:

sh*t man, that's crap
Why can't peeps be upfront rather than try and spin a yarn?

Is it worth going round to see him after march 29th? face to face makes a difference to how peeps are motivated and you may get a better response

South west Wales. So poping is a stretch. 

I have asked him to send it back. Every other time I have messaged I have got a reply within maybe an hour tops. 

This time zip. Will try again office hours on Monday. 

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On 3/7/2021 at 1:37 PM, Cynic said:

 

This time zip. Will try again office hours on Monday. 

how did you get on?

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Luckily a now upgraded to 'bestest friend ever' from from plain old good mate has let me have long term loan of a 17" rear for the cost of the tyre. Its coming with a new tyre and he just wants it back at the end of the season when im def sorted, with a new tyre. 

No way am i going to knock that back.

 Calls are all via answerphone and call back or email contact and I'm not getting any call back from the people supposedly fixing the wheel. I'm not holding my breath. He is posting on fb so he will have seen that i have messaged him asking for the wheel hub back last week and have heard nothing. 

It did not cost me much of nothing for the wheel so im not actually out of pocket, the wheel is just as fucked as it was and people were quoting 700 to fix it without 100 per cent guarantees it would hold if used in extreme.

 

As said the only real damage is to remove the last traces of my faith of any of the robbing bastards that permeate the aftermarket industry. 

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