Flat Land Redneck
As I mentioned in an earlier post about storing my bike at my local dealership while I'm on the mend. Also they were to check out my ABS. When I got there today I walked around speaking to everyone. They have a young man named Sid who is the low man on the totem pole. He's the wash guy/gopher. I always make sure I look him up and speak to him along with everybody else. So today he called me back to his wash bay and told me he knows I always keep my bike real clean. Since my shoulder is still pretty lame , he buffed out and detailed my RK. It looked the best it has ever looked. When I asked him how much I owed him, he said nothing, he just wanted to do it. So I went and got two drinks out of the machine, wrapped a twenty dollar bill around one and took it back to him. When I handed it to him, he noticed the bill, I thanked him again for what he did for me and told him how good of job he did. I thought I saw a tear in the corner of his eye. Now that the warm, fuzzy part is over with. They fixed my ABS after lots of effort. They tried all kinds of ways to make the three wire tach, that they said would work before I bought it off ebay work, with no success. So I bought a new tach and harness from them and installed by them. Well afterwards my Abs no longer worked. A new ABS module was $800.00+. I bought one off ebay for $32.00 including shipping. The problem it seemed was the harness was not wired correctly from the factory and it fried my old module. Miraculous as it is the $32.00 unit worked. Here's my quandary. When I asked my buddy the service manager where we stood. He said don't worry about it he'd take care of me. So I asked him, what if I had not had a backup unit and due to their errors, an $800.00+ dollar unit had to be bought, who would be responsible for the module? He started stuttering and tap dancing while saying they would be responsible for their mistakes and what would it take to make me happy. He then offered to service my bike. which it doesn't need right now. Then some other customers came up and not wanting them to get the wrong idea about our discussion, I told him we'd talk later, when ever I pick up my bike. I mean we're old friends I've been a customer and personal friend of the family forever(they own the dealership). I don't have but $32.00 in it, so I really don't want to try and hold their feet to the fire over a new unit. I don't know how to wrap my head around this. Any and all advice or opinions will be extremely welcome. No matter what I'm not going to let this affect our friendship in any way. Hell, he's got my bags on his bike now, because his are on another friend of ours bike. Like I said, an interesting day at the Harley shop.