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leaking tire brings interesting but sad result
so went to a rally last weekend in NH...good rally ...good time...fellow rider there had the misfortune of developing a leak in one of his tires on the way there...not a bad leak but enough of a leak that any long distance/day riding not really a good idea..so the next morning he begins making calls to any/every shop around to see who has his tire size in stock...finds one 40 miles away... so he tops off the tire with air, and heads out. Gets to the ##dealer and tells them he called about a tire...they say yep...what model ## you got...tells him its a Suzuki...they tell him to take a hike... my first thought he was kidding...unfortunately true story...they chose to put him back on the road with a bad tire cause the mc was not one of their own...my guess is they felt on the off chance one of their own came in looking for a tire, they owed it to that off chance customer to have a tire available for them to purchase...still not an acceptable reason in my opinion but some who own such brand would probably debate that...always thought any dealer would put the safety of a fellow rider first over what type of mc the rider owns...scary thought that this place had no problem and obviously no conscience turning him away. Needless to say, he did no riding for the weekend. Shame.
Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!