p6x Posted February 1, 2022 Author Report Share Posted February 1, 2022 12 hours ago, LowRyter said: Faith. It does work both ways. OTOH, I was in Arkansas in June and no dealer in Russellville (Honda and Suzuki, two dealerships) would put a tire on my Ducati. The Honda dealer would ONLY work on Hondas- they were backed up for months. But the tire change would've taken, what 20 minutes? I think the big shop in Fayetteville would've done it and had me on my way. I was heading home anyway and it was a good excuse to leave with riders I wasn't comfortable with. A word for the wise when traveling. I remember you reporting this. Maybe it is my safety culture, but if I had been a dealer, knowing that leaving your on the road with a worn out tire was not the best course of action, I would have made an exception. If only for keeping my peace of mind. Because if you had had an accident and it had turned out a worn out tire was the culprit, there is some kind of mental liability there. I understand what you mean with riding solo. Riding in a group implies responsibility; some riders don't understand it. It is no longer individual driving and different set of rules apply. Else, there is no point. I did a lot of team road riding before, I am more into solitary rides now. Not that I don't appreciate tandems or more, but I like to stop to take impromptu photos whenever I see something I think can justify it; which is against the group safe ride procedures which have determined stops established ahead of time. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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