Sunday, March 18: The dreaded 1100 starter cluch failure happens. Fortunately it was in the driveway, not 100 miles away where we were the day before.
Monday, March 27: Stopped at the Yamaha dealer where we bought the bike (which is 40 miles away) since I was at the DMV right down the street. Asked how much it was going to cost to fix and when I could get it in. Service guy tells me the approximate cost, that he'd have to order the kit, and that their service schedule is wide open so he can get it in anytime. Told him I'd call him later in the week to schedule it (had to figure out how to finance it).
Friday, March 30: Called and scheduled to bring the bike in on Monday afternoon to be fixed on Tuesday. Service guy says ok, I'll get the kit ordered.
Monday, April 2: Dropped the bike off. Service guy says it'll be a couple of days because we got a bunch of stuff to do now. No problem, the weather's crappy and I can't pick it up until Thursday anyway due to other commitments this week.
Thursday, April 5: Called around 2:00pm to check on the status of the bike. Service guy says that UPS just dropped the kit off about 15 minutes ago. Nobody in the shop now, but we'll get to it first thing in the morning. Really? You're a dealer and it took almost a week to get a part from Yamaha? Ok, as long as I have it for the weekend. Call me when it's done.
Today: Heard nothing all day. Called around 3:30pm. Service guy says let me check to see where he's at with it. Listened to crappy advertising on hold for a couple of minutes, then he comes back and says well he's got the side cover off. Really? That's it? He says well, the regular cycle guy is on workman's comp and only works 4 hours a day (how does that work?
). The other guy has never done a starter clutch before so we don't want him to touch it (which I agree with). He'll get to it first thing on Monday. So maybe I'll have the bike back sometime next week. Fortunately the weather's supposed to be crappy.