DIT motorcycles in Washington

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DIT motorcycles in Washington

Don't use them. He's an arse!

HTH

Popeye wrote

Don't use them. He's an arse!HTH

Can we have more information?

Silly Car wrote

Can we have more information?

Certainly! He's a twat that doesn't know the first thing about customer service!HTH

Popeye wrote

Certainly! He's a twat that doesn't know the first thing about customer service!HTH

Hang on, you are numero uno TWAT, I'm a TWAT Two, where is he ranked and is he with or without

OKdid you read about the fun I had getting back from donny?The bike was booked in yesterday for a service anyway, but I called him on Tuesday to tell him about the failed oil switch and general state of the bike.It wasn't safe to ride so I'd arranged a van.I was on my way to his place yesterday afternoon having raced all over to get stuff sorted.On the way I was snarled up in the nightmare traffic generated by the Tall Ships and an overturned lorry at Birtley.I phoned him at 5.10 to say that I'd be there asap, but hopefully by the AGREED shutting up shop time of 5.30.He said fine and was waiting.I got there at 5.33, and he'd gone.I phoned his mobile and he told me he was int he pub and to come there to drop off the bike.Now I'm thinking 5.33, pub must be round the corner. Wrong. It was the ship in Eighton banks.I then sat in traffic for 30 mins due to the lorry accident.Took me a good 45 mins to get to "the pub."When I got there I found him enjoying his pint (but it took him "20 minutes to get here" strange if he was there when I called at 5.33) Which was nice.I asked where his van was to shift the bike over to it.He didn't have a van. He said "we" could drop it off at the shop.

Popeye wrote

OKdid you read about the fun I had getting back from donny?The bike was booked in yesterday for a service anyway, but I called him on Tuesday to tell him about the failed oil switch and general state of the bike.It wasn't safe to ride so I'd arranged a van.I was on my way to his place yesterday afternoon having raced all over to get stuff sorted.On the way I was snarled up in the nightmare traffic generated by the Tall Ships and an overturned lorry at Birtley.I phoned him at 5.10 to say that I'd be there asap, but hopefully by the AGREED shutting up shop time of 5.30.He said fine and was waiting.I got there at 5.33, and he'd gone.I phoned his mobile and he told me he was int he pub and to come there to drop off the bike.Now I'm thinking 5.33, pub must be round the corner. Wrong. It was the ship in Eighton banks.I then sat in traffic for 30 mins due to the lorry accident.Took me a good 45 mins to get to "the pub."When I got there I found him enjoying his pint (but it took him "20 minutes to get here" strange if he was there when I called at 5.33) Which was nice.I asked where his van was to shift the bike over to it.He didn't have a van. He said "we" could drop it off at the shop.

You should have had satnav and avoided the A1, that'll teach you for taking the piss out of my 'Knight Rider' car BTW is he cheap

Silly Car wrote

You should have had satnav and avoided the A1,

I should have had a chinook, and avoided every blocked fucking road in Tyneside

Silly Car wrote

that'll teach you for taking the piss out of my 'Knight Rider' car

But I think it's a very nice car. All girls should have one

Silly Car wrote

BTW is he cheap

....as an Indonesian blow job

Popeye wrote

The bike was booked in yesterday for a service anyway, but I called him on Tuesday to tell him about the failed oil switch and general state of the bike.It wasn't safe to ride so I'd arranged a van.

But it's a Ducati, they are all like that

MAC wrote

But it's a Ducati, they are all like that

that's a given

I never use him.

Are you a demanding customer? I'm wondering if he did it deliberately 'cos you're a twat?

Mussels wrote

Are you a demanding customer? I'm wondering if he did it deliberately 'cos you're a twat?

I'm a twat (it says so in my sig ) but that's besides the point. I wasn't (never have been) with him.

Popeye wrote

I'm a twat (it says so in my sig ) but that's besides the point. I wasn't (never have been) with him.

Actually, I'm #1 TWAT, you twat

rainmaker wrote

Actually, I'm #1 TWAT, you twat

I was there first Besides, I'm Twat #1, you're just a #1 twat (i see it's now a link. Unlike earlier )

Popeye wrote

I was there first

I hear you're usually their first See - I'm a twat. No.1 twat.

rainmaker wrote

I hear you're usually their first See - I'm a twat. No.1 twat.

No you're not. You're soft and cuddly!

I've dealt with him before, and he doesn't do himself any favours in the personality department,definitely hard work. He does know Ducati's though and will probably half your bill on belt changes compared to the likes of your main dealers(M&S to name one). He's about three miles from me and I always try to use local shops whenever possible to keep them in business,but I can't bring myself to go to him for anything(I don't have a Ducati now).I'd rather brave the traffic and go to Hunters Motorcycles or the like,at least you feel welcome.

Agreed.Abrasive manner and a warped,under-developed sense of humour but he knows his way around Desmo's.Paulmac,I like your style.Use backstreet cowboys to half your bills like a true tight-arse and then try fooling us into thinking you're "helping the small business".Almost spilt my cuppa....

We talkin about Darryl ??I've never used him, but I know a lot of ppl that do and They all rate himI got caught in that upturned lorry traffic too....

jif wrote

We talkin about Darryl ??I've never used him, but I know a lot of ppl that do and They all rate himI got caught in that upturned lorry traffic too....

We re talking about Daryl. He does know his stuff,but he did fail to spot my alternator had fell off my 996.Nearly cost me £2000,but luckily the crank was undamaged.He is still an arse personality wise though

legzr1 wrote

Agreed.Abrasive manner and a warped,under-developed sense of humour but he knows his way around Desmo's.Paulmac,I like your style.Use backstreet cowboys to half your bills like a true tight-arse and then try fooling us into thinking you're "helping the small business".Almost spilt my cuppa....

Sorry to correct you,but aforementioned mechanic is no backstreet mechanic,he was M&S Motorcycles top Ducati mechanic,and you can talk,getting tyres off e-bay when you could get them up Hunters for a decent price fitted. That's helping local trade,---------not

I don't know a single person that was on the road that didn't get snarled in the overturned lorry traffic. Living in Washington has it's benifits, you know all the back roads. If you don't live here, you're fucked.

jif wrote

We talkin about Darryl ??I've never used him, but I know a lot of ppl that do and They all rate himI got caught in that upturned lorry traffic too....

I've dealt with Darryl for a few years now, and I rate him as well. As far as technical ability is concerned.Customer service though? Forget it. Unless cost is the ONLY factor, At some point you come to balance cost against service though.He gets the thumbs down on this particular occassion. That is largely down to his manner this time.

paulmach1 wrote

getting tyres off e-bay when you could get them up Hunters for a decent price fitted. That's helping local trade,---------not

FFS It's helping the small business,not LOCAL.If you're going to make a point try keeping to it.Perhaps your idea of a point is similar to your idea of an apex - to be avoided at all costs? 'Back street cowboy' was a generalisation (look it up) not aimed at DIT.Read my post correctly and you'll see that I rate him as a mechanic.I remember Daryll from their Pottery Lane business many moons ago,not just in the past couple of years when my latest fad (Ducati) needed attention again.Unlike some L.CIs it true that the American designer of Washington (aka District 1 - 19) hasn't a clue how to get around the place?

legzr1 wrote

L.CIs it true that the American designer of Washington (aka District 1 - 19) hasn't a clue how to get around the place?

Probably, If I have a friend coming to visit from newcastle I have to meet them at the services. It's a nightmare of district numbers and as many roundabouts as milton keynes in a smaller space.

Popeye wrote

He gets the thumbs down on this particular occassion. That is largely down to his manner this time.

...and he still has your bike in his workshop? Lets hope no-one points this thread out to him, eh?

FJSRiDER wrote

...and he still has your bike in his workshop? Lets hope no-one points this thread out to him, eh?

No he hasn't! ...besides if anything happened to the bike whilst it was there, what do you think would follow?

...besides if anything happened to the bike whilst it was there, what do you think would follow?Read more: http://www.visordown.com/forum/forummessages/mps/utn/188534/v/1/cp/2/#ixzz0lYr6DJ1Fnot a lot knowing you !!

Well - a very helpful first post with a circular reference back to the original ancient thread.Hello and welcome.

DIT provide an extremely capable service. When I turn up with one of my various machines, I invariably receive good service, advice and also a bollicking. That's the way it is. If you don't like it then go to a charlatan. I'm neither a friend nor family member but I know him from Pottery Lane railway arches and respect his experience.  The only other mech I trust is Geoff  "It's only a bike" Young now retired from Kawasaki Newcastle who served his time at the Dean in Newcastle.

Excellent

I have to say, DiT were excellent for me. I was recently travelling from London to Scotland. Half way up the M1, my indicators stopped working - probably the relay. I stopped off in Sunderland (I have a friend that lives there) and spent Saturday morning calling several motorcycle repair places. They all said "sorry, don't work today" or "sorry, fully booked" or "sorry, don't have the parts". DiT called me back about 20 seconds after I left a message and said to come in and take a look. Sorry, I didn't catch the owners name! Anyway, I went to the shop where he went ahead and looked at the bike and diagnosed that it was (as suspected) the relay. He didn't have a replacement relay for my bike, but he made one up for me from other components. AWESOME. I was very grateful to him. Top bloke. Great mechanic.

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