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    Vines Guildford Manager?

    Has anyone got a name and email address for the Motorrad Manager at Vines in Guildford? Could you PM it to me?
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    duncan.bell@vinesgroup.net

    Give him hell, he loves it!

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    Cheers guys, Things are in motion now. Apparently theres been a complete change from Germany in the warranty repairs on corroded bikes. They wont replaced whole engine units for example and expect the dealer to spend 20 hours rebuilding them, removing the rusty bits..... They also have to do an individual claim for every component, not for the bike !! I've got 9 components... poor buggers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crotchrocket View Post
    Cheers guys, Things are in motion now. Apparently theres been a complete change from Germany in the warranty repairs on corroded bikes. They wont replaced whole engine units for example and expect the dealer to spend 20 hours rebuilding them, removing the rusty bits..... They also have to do an individual claim for every component, not for the bike !! I've got 9 components... poor buggers.
    What a great way to keep customers, and the dealers happy.

    Having spent the last few weeks enjoying Austria's finest, I'd seriously consider jumping ship from BMW if I had to go through all this corrosion shite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
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    he no werk der no mo.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo-IQ View Post
    he no werk der no mo.......
    Where's he gone?

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    don't know, but he no der no mo....!

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    Corrosion .... this might help your case

    Back in Feb, With cash in hand to buy a pre rge bike I took a demo GSA bike out for a ride from a well known dealer just outside of London.
    Mileage less than 900 miles, so not even 1k yet.
    It was a 2017 model Euro 4 reg'd Sept 2016.

    This was the state of this dealer owned machine.
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    Needless to say I didn't buy it. I said that the only way I would consider buying it was if they replaced all the corroded parts. Nope they won't be doing that.

    When I said that this bike was a disgrace to not only BMW but the dealership, the response was that it got thoroughly washed once every week.
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    I've seen dealers washing bikes.... and i am sure it's bad for the machine, a lot of the time they use a chemical cleaner of some description, then blast it with a jet wash and with repeated use what effect to chemicals designed to remove grease and road film really do to the bike.... Whenever i take a bike in i insist that they do not clean it - i can make a better job without compromising the bike.

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    This was the state of my own 7 year old 36k GSA.
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    That's a disgrace Brian

    I can't see any crap on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    That's a disgrace Brian
    I agree, less than 6K a year. Shocking !!
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    12 years old - 32000 miles
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    WTF is a dealer thinking of when they present a machine like that!

    How does that give confidence to prospective buyers when the signs are that visible? No point in spending thousands on Re branding dealer show rooms if your front door advertisement is a rusty bike.

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