Stick· is lurking in the shadows
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Long story. My bike started leaking oil onto my back tire. Bad thing. I take it to John's Honda in Hot Springs (WARNING!!!) , they tell me it'll be 2-8 weeks and $1000-$1500 to replace my countershaft seal. I load it back into the truck, take it home, and pull the motor myself. They tell me that if I bring just the motor they can have it done in less than three hours. I take the motor in on Friday and they return it to me in a blazing fast four weeks. Fast forward 7-8 hours. I've got the motor back in and the bike back together. I had to undo a few things they had done including the fact they had plugged one of the hoses that run to my radiator into my fuel pressure regulator for some reason (maybe to keep it out of the way?). I start it and it sounds like heaven. I've been waiting to go ride and to make it worse it has been the absolute perfect weather for it. I get on, click it into gear, and pull out onto the highway. One fast mile later I glance down and notice my speedo is reading 0. Whoops, I forgot to hook up my speedo sensor. No biggie, I can plug it in when I get home. About five miles later, my fuel injection light clicks on. This does raise a flag in my mind. The bike seems to be running just fine, but I don't want to risk it so I start to head back. I'm about three miles away from home when I notice a loud knocking. I baby it the rest of the way home. As I pull into my driveway I notice it's knocking pretty bad so I kill it. I give it a few minutes then start it, but it starts knocking as soon as it gets running so I kill it. I'm pissed by now. Then I look down and notice I'm leaking oil as bad (or worse than) I was and it's getting on my tire again. John's Honda opens at 9 tomorrow and I plan to be talking to their District Manager by 9:05 for a few reasons including the fact that they were exceptionally rude, painfully slow, and apparently unqualified. Good thing I didn't go down because of the tire or they would have had an awesome lawsuit on their hands.