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post #1 of 18 Old 06-01-2019, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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New Tires: A Rim Wrecking Adventure

Everyone should share their how did they **** this up stories here.

I just got new rubber put on this morning and when picked up the bike they scratched the holy **** out of my rims.

I brought it up when it happened and theyre viking to give me a call Monday to make an appointment to bring it in to see if they can touch it up or not. Im tempted to demand a replacement regardless but I'm trying to be as reasonable as possible.

Reminder to everyone whenever you have work done you should visually inspect whatever they touched.

Theres some pictures of the worst of it but theres more of it than I'm uploading.
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Mate there are some real butchers out there.
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Dang, I can do that to my own rims for free.
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That’s why I made my own changer and do it myself.
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Having mine changed tomorrow. Bike clean and photos being taken today as that is one of my fears when getting tyres fitted. Hope they see you right.
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Paint on the wheels is very thin, worst point on the bike.

Oh I was forgetting the crap design of the TPS sensor which defies all attempts to set it where you want.
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F... that! No reason any damage should occur during a regular service. Ive always been polite but clear that my rims are powdered coated, in excellent condition and will be a PIA to repair if damaged. This usually results in the shop lead or manager doing the job. I've never had a problem. I actually specifically ask if they can change a rim without scratching. I've had people tell me they cant promise anything...I move on. Some places are mechanics and some specialize more in customization...they tend to have more experience in protecting the bike when working on it.
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I get mine changed at the nearby certified Ducati service center. They work on bikes waaay more valuable than mine and have the best equipment in town. They don't scratch wheels.
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So the guys that did it have my bike now. They are going to be covering to have them both powder coated again.
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So now they have to take the tires off and on again? Think they can do it without messing something else up?

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