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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-14-2008, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Real World Motorcycles Aberdare Damaged my Bike!

I am completely unimpressed with these idiots who broke my lower radiator shield and then tried to tell me it was a stone chip!



Let me explain the background. I was asked to display the bike at a local show, mainly for British and Classic bikes. The MV was polished up to an inch of its life and I was intending to trailer it to the show.

However, my mate with a BSA broke down, so I ended up trailering the BSA and riding the MV. When we arrived, the MV was boiling over, which I put down to the slow speeds following the trailer. Then I worked out that the fans weren't operating, so I trailered it (without the fairing) up to Real World Motorcycles in Aberdare, which are faily new dealership that I haven't been to before.

After a few weeks they told me that they had resolved the issue, which was a relay not working. So I went up to collect the MV, when I arrived it had a flat battery and was filthy dirty, covered with dusty rain marks and blobs of oil. They had started the engine, and told me not to stop it again. I noticed the damage to the lower radiator shield and pointed it out to the staff.

I'll just mention that the shield is Carbon Fibre, from Emoto (Yes I had a deal with them!) and I had just fitted it - it was immaculate like the rest of the bike.

As you can see from the pics, the front of the shield is scuffed and scratched, the clear coat is destroyed. The side edges are splintered, it looks like it has been creased right backwards. What you can't see is that the rear support tongue is fractured. It has obviously had a pounding.

Anyway, the guy said to call back the next day and spoke to the workshops, which I did.

I was then told that the damage was clearly a stone chip and was my fault!

Then I was told that Emoto CF was poor quality and I should have got better!

The point is that people in South Wales have to be aware of these lunkheads treating the customers and the bikes with complete disrespect.
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stumbled on your pics, thought i'd fix em.
sorry to hear about your bike, sounds like they may have curbed it on a test ride.
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stone chip my arse.

that is really unfortunate, I hope you get them to sort it out...


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I think a Louisville slugger might have been the stone that hit it...
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Sorry to hear that bro, hopefully they'll get what they deserve.

It's not that people in South Wales treat bikes with disrespect but it's the
bike shops not admitting what they've done to the customers bikes.


Not that I could do much but....
Best of luck.

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Thats looks pretty bad, unless they did a switcharoo jobbie on you.
Have you ever try to break carbon fibre its bloody hard depending on the thickness? Notice the stress line breaks in the carbon fibre it could have been a really hard hit to do that type of damage. Could the front tyre do that type of mess to the carbon fibre - bent forks?

I would inspect for other damages infront of them before taking the bike back. Undo the fairings and do a quick inspection if I were you.

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Thats looks pretty bad, unless they did a switcharoo jobbie on you.
Have you ever try to break carbon fibre its bloody hard depending on the thickness? Notice the stress line breaks in the carbon fibre it could have been a really hard hit to do that type of damage. Could the front tyre do that type of mess to the carbon fibre - bent forks?

I would inspect for other damages infront of them before taking the bike back. Undo the fairings and do a quick inspection if I were you.
+1

If I was you, I'd do the same as what minime said.

I've got a Carbon hugger for my Brutale. Although it is very thin but indistructable, you can bend, throw, step (not too hard) and it won't split into pieces.

I've only chipped it with a stone caught into the tread of the tire once.

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is it posible that someone from the shop rode your bike without your consent?
and i agree with what the others said...check everything on the bike before you take it back...including the electrical job that they claimed to have done on your MV ...who knows what crap ass repair they might have done there

one tip that my mechanic neibohour gave me..if you suspect you have electrical problems on your car/motorcycle it s better yo take it to a specialised electrician rather than a mechanic...and ythat's coming from a mechanic .it doesn't even need to e a motorcycle electrical man..any good car electrician could probably figure and sort things a lot faster

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Hi Harvey, there was an F4 at the Llanishen show in Cardiff last month, was that your bike?
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that sucks man
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