If you've been to the shop, you've most likely seen this face hanging around! Michelle is the techie geek, always working behind the scenes to make sure that the Yankee (Dave) can spend as much time doing what he loves - and for those unsure of what exactly that is.....it's Working on Bikes of course!
Michelle is the Gal to talk to! whether you're wanting to schedule an appointment, pay your bill or in search of that special part online.
When not in the shop - you'll most likely find her riding alongside Yankee Dave on her cute little Pink bike!
We all know we should check our rides before we head out with the crew saturday morning, but how about after the ride is over... Doing so will buy you some time to find and order the needed parts or materials ahead of time so nobody is disappointed come time for the next cruise. Check you brakes for wear limits, top off the fluids, look over the wheels and tires,check out the lights, check for loose bolts.look for that irritating "rattle" you heard on the last ride. It's better to find it now than be stuck on the side of the road waiting to get hauled home. Most of the minor problems can easily be fixed at home. Checking things out before hand will help prevent the last minute rush, or trip cancellations that can be caused by last minute repairs. DONT BE THAT GUY!! LOOK IT OVER AHEAD OF TIME!
These ABS systems have small diameter ports and seals that can be clogged or deteriorate easily cause failure due to contaminates in the fluid. These ports & seals are internal, making it impossible to see any clogs or deterioration before it's too late.
The types of failures that you can expect to encounter by overlooking this routine service, include Seizures (Brake hand control feeling hard, or seized up) and Flow By (Deterioration of the rubber components)
I've unfortunately seen this first hand with a customer recently. He called on me to check on his brakes because his hand control felt locked up on the first pump, but after the second pump - it worked. I changed his brake fluid, but it was too late and within a couple of days, he had lost all use of brakes and ended up needing to replace the ABS module...A costly replacement for sure! Fortunately for him though, he did not have an accident.
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