How Long Can They Survive?..

Discussion in 'Dealers & Workshop Reviews' started by Ken walburn, Jul 21, 2020.

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  1. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Recall work (sidestand spring) carried out on my Thruxton R by East London Triumph Romford today. They were very strict with regards to the procedures put in place because of Covid 19. Only one person at a time permitted at each department. Lots of sanitiser, disposable gloves. I was struck by how quiet it was. The service was good & the simple repair was carried out promptly & efficiently. I do however worry about this dealership & others being able to survive the recession that is ultimately looming. The Ducati dealer next door (Hi Side ) have gone. Receivership or relocation? I’m not sure.
    This nasty virus might result in some of us having to travel vast distances to have dealer work carried out.
    I bought oil, oil filter & drain plug seal whilst there. I’ll be doing my own service next week, so perhaps you could argue I’m contributing towards their potential downfall?
    A chap came in whilst I was there requesting advice on handing back a bike whilst on finance because he was now unemployed. Sad.
    How lucky I am being retired.
     
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  2. Rocker

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    Good to see you still about Ken hope you're up for the GMU next year it's a long way on your tod
     
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  3. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Only if we can share a room
     
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  4. Rocker

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    I think I'll take the tent mate :)
     
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  5. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Very wise my wife tells me I don’t snore.
     
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  6. Rocker

    Rocker Elite Member

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    So does mine :D
     
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  7. Tigcraft

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  8. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    I’m ok thanks. Bought a house in December & have been basically rebuilding the bloody thing from bottom to top. Almost done. So biking has pretty much been on the back burner. It’s a shame that so many of our core forum followers have decided to bail. I enjoyed reading all of their input. Looking forward to signing up to next years GMU if we have managed to put this Covid nightmare behind us
     
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  9. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member
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    Blimey is it that obvious??
    Wondered where you got to btw. Good to hear your back
     
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  10. Bryan3R

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    Hyside moved to new unit in Maldon.
     
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  11. glassbacken

    glassbacken Well-Known Member

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    My local dealer is as busy at its ever been
     
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