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Posted: 9/22/2011 7:21:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2011 8:43:50 PM EST by JINXR]


This local motorcycle shop I found on Craigslist advertised tire changes for $25 if you bring it in off the bike. It's a new shop and is trying to build up business. So I took my 2006 CBR1000RR rear wheel and a new tire in there on Sept 1st and they changed the tire for me. When I went to pick it up and found that the lip was bent and huge gouge on another part of the wheel. It was obvious they used some metal lever or a screwdriver to pop the bead off the wheel and beat the shit out of it.

I told the "manager" they need to buy me a new wheel. Turns out it's a fucking co-op shop and his mechanics are contractors and he said that I have to deal with the mechanic personally since he's not responsible for them.

He wanted me to leave the wheel and tire there but there was no way I was going to do that. He said he wouldn't let me leave without paying him, because it would come out of his pocket and not the mechanics pocket or some bullshit like that. Normally, I would have walked out with my wheel, but even though I was pissed off I played nice and paid for it with every intention to come back by the following Friday. I was pissed off and told him they better make good on it or they're going to lose a LOT of business. (all of their advertising is done through Craigslist, so multiple ads warning others to stay away wouldn't be good for them).

Well, Friday I was sick and then I was out of town and long story short I just now got around to calling the guy back tonight. I was nice and just asked him if he was going to make good on the damage his shop did. He said since I've waited so long, that I obviously didn't care much about the damage. He also told me nobody owns the business because it's a co-op, and even said he doesn't make any money working there.

Long story short, he went full retard and started yelling. Told me I need to come down there and we can "deal" with it there. It definitely came across as a threat, but fuck it, I'm going to fo tomorrow during lunch. Fucker looks like a space cadet and you can hear the crazy in his voice. And to top it off, he was wearing an HK t-shirt last time and I noticed a few other gun memorabilia there too.

Should be entertaining.






UPDATE

So as I explained, I've been too busy to drive down to the shop. Plus he kept jerking me around about whether or not the contractor would be there. He did give me the contractors phone number, but it goes to voicemail every time I call and it's been too full to leave a message.

So I finally just decided it wasn't worth pursuing anymore. My wheel is holding air and I can live with the dent. I never expected a new wheel, but I at least wanted a refund and some money to buy touch up paint. So instead of pursuing that, I wanted to warn others so I posted an ad on Craigslist earlier today warning potential customers about what they did to my wheel.

The douchebag must have finally seen it and called me a bit ago, just before midnight, no voicemail though.

Then a few minutes later I got this in an email from him....

lol... guess you don't want to come in and discuss your scam attempt at getting a free rim. we're looking up your invoice info to notify the public of your ploy. talk soon...


So they mess up my wheel and now have the audacity to call me a scammer. A real winner this guy is.

Not sure how he's going to notify the public. I'm pretty sure he only has my first name and cell phone number, but he might have asked for my last name when I scheduled the appointment. If he does try something, wouldn't that be considered slander? My dad's best friend is a damn good lawyer and could at least put the fear of a lawsuit in him.

The dude just seems ignorant and mentally unstable. I should have trusted my first impression of him and not let them touch my wheel.

Let this be a lesson to everyone about what not to do. I never handle things like this so poorly. Just been too damn busy.


Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:25:31 PM EST
OK I'm IN
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:26:18 PM EST
I've always changed my own and even drunk and wasted , I never managed to bend a rim

Best of luck to you .
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:26:53 PM EST
He should be along shortly to argue with you here.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:27:03 PM EST
careful - that guy is probably reading this post and prepping his ambush in the HTF.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:28:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Fooboy:
careful - that guy is probably reading this post and prepping his ambush in the HTF.


All I can say is bring it. I already know everything I need to know about him.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:28:36 PM EST
IN and tag
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:28:50 PM EST
You do get what you pay for.


BTW: Sorry about your wheel
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:29:00 PM EST
dibs on bike
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:31:24 PM EST
Best of luck. It sucks to get treated like that but it's not like someone did something to one of your kids.
Keep it in perspective. It is just a bike wheel after all. Don't go getting all crazy or it could cost you alot more.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:34:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 7:35:34 PM EST by JINXR]
Originally Posted By Calash:
Best of luck. It sucks to get treated like that but it's not like someone did something to one of your kids.
Keep it in perspective. It is just a bike wheel after all. Don't go getting all crazy or it could cost you alot more.


Exactly. I have zero intention of causing any escalation and that's the last thing I want. I hate drama, plus I know how bad my temper can get. So I'm being as humble light-hearted as I can about it, hence this post. But I'm bringing in a bill for a brand new wheel straight from the Honda dealership for $570 and we can go from there.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:39:56 PM EST
small claims court. you will win.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:41:43 PM EST
Fuck that motherfucker!
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:46:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By JINXR:
Originally Posted By Fooboy:
careful - that guy is probably reading this post and prepping his ambush in the HTF.


All I can say is bring it. I already know everything I need to know about him.


Good luck bro, I'm off tomorrow, try and find me....
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 7:50:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Slayfan21:
You do get what you pay for.


BTW: Sorry about your wheel

All of this.


Craigslist + low bid = total FUBAR.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 8:06:31 PM EST
Why did you pay him?

If you have to take up complaints with the tech that's the guy you should be paying as well.
You paid this guy for destroying your property. He probably thinks you are a doormat.
I wouldn't hold my breath on getting a new wheel.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 8:17:29 PM EST
IN.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 8:24:16 PM EST
Ten says he doesn't die.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 8:38:10 PM EST
JINXR shot first.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 9:51:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 9:53:50 PM EST by CommonwealthKid]
(I change my own.) Does it hold air? Submerge it in a tub and look for bubbles at the bent spot. If so, then they're putting your life at risk with sloppy work. They could have scratched it removing a balance weight. At least remove your old tire yourself, that's easy. (Hint: Clamp in vise/ implode bead/ protect rim/ hacksaw carefully/ lever off/ bolt-cut bead.)
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 9:53:32 PM EST
Kiss his ass Seabass.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 10:03:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By victorgonzales:
small claims court. you will win.

Better yet Do this and toss out a bunch of Arfcom references

Link Posted: 9/22/2011 10:06:46 PM EST
Okay, OP, if we're doing this, you have to update this thread often and in a timely fashion.

I'm in.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 10:47:52 PM EST
In for the screen name
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 10:57:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By victorgonzales:
small claims court. you will win.

Better yet Do this and toss out a bunch of Arfcom references

hell yeah. one of my friends went on that show. they not only payed the plaintiff when he lost but he got payed for being on the show as well.

Link Posted: 9/22/2011 11:24:48 PM EST
As a fellow Honda rider, I'm in. VTX1800C
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 11:57:22 PM EST
Tag, sounds like it could be good.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 12:00:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By victorgonzales:
small claims court. you will win.

Better yet Do this and toss out a bunch of Arfcom references

hell yeah. one of my friends went on that show. they not only payed the plaintiff when he lost but he got payed for being on the show as well.

I always wondered how that worked. They hardly ever seem to get mad when they are found guilty

Link Posted: 9/23/2011 12:02:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By victorgonzales:

Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By victorgonzales:
small claims court. you will win.

Better yet Do this and toss out a bunch of Arfcom references

hell yeah. one of my friends went on that show. they not only payed the plaintiff when he lost but he got payed for being on the show as well.

I always wondered how that worked. They hardly ever seem to get mad when they are found guilty


From what I understand / have heard, both parties receive $2000



Link Posted: 9/23/2011 3:33:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2011 3:33:54 PM EST by BuckHammer]
I'm going to eat dinner and then work on my truck until 10pm or so. I expect an update on my desk by midnight, OP.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 3:34:08 PM EST
DAY 1
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 3:55:06 PM EST
Either he's dead or he's not or the cops got him or they don't.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 4:12:40 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 4:14:10 PM EST
In on one
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 4:47:48 PM EST
I'm in
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:02:31 PM EST
Oh boy is this great!
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:03:28 PM EST
updates!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:05:10 PM EST
op fent.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:10:01 PM EST
Yeah, I'm beginning to think OP's not coming back.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:14:46 PM EST
In for Batshit crazy tried to smash Op with a tire iron so the Op double tapped him.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:15:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:18:50 PM EST
In, and think you will die by sodomy.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:20:50 PM EST
R.I.P JINXR
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:22:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2011 5:24:02 PM EST by Jman78]
In on 1 still. Dibs on guns, money, women, house. Someone already claimed the bike.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:29:25 PM EST
and he was never heard from again.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:30:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2011 5:32:20 PM EST by barrysuperhawk]
In on 1

Personally, having gone through this type of issue before, look into submitting it to your insurance [you do carry comprehensive, don't you?] and let the insurance company get the $$ out of the shop.. It does you no good to get yourself arrested for disturbing the shop's peace...
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 5:56:23 PM EST
His name was JINXR...
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 9:05:03 AM EST
RIP Jinxer
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 9:20:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 9:40:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Deej86:
His name was JINXR...

yep it looks like he foed
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 9:43:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By Deej86:
His name was JINXR...

yep it looks like he foed


And another one bits the dust
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