Honda CBR1000F just serviced by Honda - choke lever now appears to do nothing?!

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Steve Dougherty, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Had the CBR1000 FP go in for a major monday, picked it up today... it was
    warm (from a test ride / check from the mechanics) so i didnt need to pull
    down the choke lever (next to the clutch) at the time..

    just tried to start it 20 mins ago, wanted some choke, so i pull the lever
    down towards me practically all the way (usually dont have to pull it any
    further than a third or so) ... and the engine just did not pick up in revs
    at all, it's as though the choke isn't even connected.. wtf?!

    Part of the service was a balancing of the carbs..... something they've
    fucked / forgotten to re-attach??

    my mechanical knowledge of bikes is practically ZERO, i'm just extremely
    annoyed a $700 major leaves me with that kind of horseshit (and a loose
    front bolt on the left hand brake caliper).
    Steve Dougherty, Jan 12, 2005
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    Chris H Guest

    Go on, Name the bike shop who did it.

    None of us need to have our bikes serviced by dodgy mechanics.
    Wonder how the idiot would feel if you had a nasty as a result of his shit


    Chris H, Jan 12, 2005
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    sharkey Guest

    So don't tell us ... tell the damned mechanic!

    sharkey, Jan 12, 2005
  4. Sorry guys, i'm just venting because i've only realised this tonight and
    obviously i cant get in contact with them until tomorrow.

    I know they're going to make up some lame excuse like they did with the bolt
    holding the front disc caliper but that wont work with me tomorrow, i want
    to draw blood.

    I was actually recommended these guys from someone and if they dont fix the
    problem pronto and admit to their mistake(s), I shall forward on their
    details in here tomorrow afternoon.
    Steve Dougherty, Jan 12, 2005
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    Fooker Guest

    Yep seen it so many times before, what happens is they will give their
    mechanics any numbe of bikes to work on at the one time, so they will be
    chopping and changing between jobs, wich leads to them overlooking things,
    ie: tightening bolts.

    This is why over the past 12 months i have learnt to do all the work on my
    bikes ( Vmax and CBX750 ) , havnt really stuffed anything up as of yet , so
    im travelling ok,
    Fooker, Jan 12, 2005
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