October 2020 - Worst days of my Boy
Things weren't going well after the bike was serviced at Royale Yamaha. Issues were popping up one by one (as mentioned in previous posts). Since bike was rarely used, nothing major turned up. Fixed most of them myself. Then, brother came and swapped with Duke for some office runs and the real issues surfaced. There was some issue with adjustment of the clutch, which we didn't bother at first. but on highway there was clutch slipping. Fourth and fifth behaved like neutral and third was kind of started showing the issue. Thinking it was some adjustment issues, removed the boot to adjust and one of the worst moment in my life. Such morons removed the adjuster lock as they have tightened the clutch inside the case beyond the limit and no way they can loosen it without opening the engine case. Never seen such bad mechanics in my life. No work ethics or quality of work.
Clutch is now at the lowest possible setting and still the clutch is engaged full time.
And cherry on pie, battery conked off right in time. Push started the bike and took it to the KR Motors. Initial assessment per him, the clutch assembly was not properly installed and the whole thing is damaged.
Coming to Royale Yamaha
, it "was" one of the decent garages in Trivandrum exclusively for Yamahas, run by a very skilled guy and a crooked partner. The former guy was SA for many Yamaha ASCs. That garage is fully equipped with lift and modern tools. We patronized him very much during his initial days. Feedback from our referrals became bad day by day. The former guy is nowhere to be seen now and the crooked latter guy runs the shop. Now, they are not even good for oil changes. Period.
List of issues from the so far:
Oil leak from every possible place.
No drain bolt crush washer.
Worse than sunflower oil quality oil.
Painting damage due to washing.
Choke cable found removed.
Umpteen bolts loose or missing.
Overall, it felt like purposefully done so that I bring back to them for more work.
All these at the cost of ₹ 5161.00.
On the side note, my newly poured Castrol will go down the drain, which is not even 200 km run