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Offline royhall

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Sodding postman
« on: August 18, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »
Just got my Suzuki GS1000 paintwork back from Menno. Should be a really exciting moment, except the superb job menno has done has been undone by the f**kwit "I dont give a shit mail man" (or DHL as they call themselves). They have managed to put a lovely dent right in the front corner where you can't miss it. I hope Menno sent it insured mail. Not having much luck generally on the bike front at the moment. Poor Menno, he's already had a few issues with this.


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« Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 05:35:34 PM by royhall »
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Re: Sodding postman
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 05:11:29 PM »
OUCH! >:( >:(
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 06:51:20 PM »
Oh dear, great shame but I'm sure Menno will be able to repair it. Posties have a lot to answer for, our old one threw a bike battery over the gate and it got dented and split at the seam,......muppet.
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Re: Sodding postman
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 07:13:14 PM »
Thank heavens it's not a Honda candy job. He would be starting all over again.
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Re: Sodding postman
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 08:26:15 PM »
Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I'm just waiting for Menno to send my newly painted T120R Tank and Mudguards back to me next week.....so I'll keep my fingers crossed !
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 11:28:02 PM »
Mmmm!, as a quality engineer I would put the root cause as packaging, we have to take zero care in transit as a given and therefore ensure that objects are packaged in such a way that they cannot be damaged.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 11:36:24 PM »
Ps, our DPD man is called Gareth, I left instruction that he leave my new CBR1000F battery in the blue bin at the side of the house, below is Gareth’s photograph of my battery in the blue bin, I’d love to see him sitting on a bench in a park! 🙂
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 08:23:44 AM »
Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I'm just waiting for Menno to send my newly painted T120R Tank and Mudguards back to me next week.....so I'll keep my fingers crossed !
Thats looking very nice. Hope that doesn't get dinked as it would be hard to repair. Over to you Mr DHL.
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Re: Sodding postman
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 08:35:06 AM »
What a bummer Roy. You just get a bit of joy with the Bomber barrels this week and then this happens. I have to say that when Menno shipped back my CB500K0 paint set it was superbly packed. Guess you have an early use for all of that bubble wrap I sent you.
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Re: Sodding postman
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2018, 08:36:14 AM »
If the tanks once done were transported in plastic crates, there should be no damage if packed correctly  ;)

I have the same problem with cranks. People send them just wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard. Most arrive bent  >:(

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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2018, 10:59:29 AM »
Personally Roy, rather than risk sending it back I’d get a PDR repair done.locally...

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2018, 11:04:54 AM »
It's a very large tank Trig, couldn't find a plastic box suitable. One was too small (fit exact really which is no good) and the next one was massive. Not sure it would have helped anyway as there was a decent sized hole in the side of the box right where the corner of the tank sat. Menno did put it in a large enough box with masses of padding. DHL baboon brained clowns (can't insult them enough this weekend) and I don't care, they deserve it. ;D
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2018, 11:06:50 AM »
Personally Roy, rather than risk sending it back I’d get a PDR repair done.locally...
Menno has requested it back James. It is really really well packed this time. No doubt the jerks will set it on fire. ;D  By the way, what's a PDR repair.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2018, 11:08:45 AM by royhall »
Current bikes:
TriBsa CCM 350 Twin
CB350F in Candy Bacchus Olive (still smoking on pot 4 Ggrrrrrr)
CB750F2 in Candy Apple Red
CB1300SA in Black
Triumph T100C
Suzuki GS1000HC (DHL morons ruined my tank)
CB450K0 Black Bomber (current project)

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2018, 11:10:37 AM »
I often get gauges sent here that are very poorly packed, old shoe box and some newspaper. They go back double boxed with loads of bubble wrap.

I wonder if a local paint less dent removal chap could pop the dent out. I worked at a car reconditioning site a few years ago, all ex rental cars that were going into the Ford Direct. What those fellas there could do to remove a dent was quite amazing.  I had a piece of mortar fall from quite a height on the bonnet of my car, a dent not unlike the one in the tank.  That was taken out by PDR, absolutely impossible to see where if was now.  Appreciate it might not be too easy to get the tools they use in via the filler neck but might be worth a try.     

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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2018, 11:14:48 AM »
I'm going to let Menno deal with it as the liner will also require attention as it's now probably cracked. And short of driving to Germany I am going to have to post it. It's so well packed now it would probably survive a 6 foot fall, but lets not tempt fate. ;)
Current bikes:
TriBsa CCM 350 Twin
CB350F in Candy Bacchus Olive (still smoking on pot 4 Ggrrrrrr)
CB750F2 in Candy Apple Red
CB1300SA in Black
Triumph T100C
Suzuki GS1000HC (DHL morons ruined my tank)
CB450K0 Black Bomber (current project)