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Monday, September 24, 2012

Poor Ginger is still not fixed 9-24-12

Don't think I have mentioned anything about our Harley, Ginger, lately.  We had taken her to "the other" dealership as they felt sure they would be able to fix the oil issue we are having.


Guess what....they didn't.  We rode less than 100 miles on Saturday....get off the bike, and yep...we have oil dripping from the breather.  We have had umbrella valves changed 3 times now...new jugs...basically a whole new top end on the bike, and still having the same issues.

We have now been told to ride the bike with a quart less oil than it is supposed to have in it.  Yes, this is straight from the tech at the dealership.  They even told us that our dipstick was not the correct one.  After looking at the new ones, they come to the realization that "oh, that IS the right dipstick"....The final word we were told, was.....Well, just don't ride it so much.....Really!!!!  I know, I know...most people own a "Harley" and they don't ever put miles on them....just have the bragging rights to say they have one.  Well, I am here to tell you....We Ride!!!  Ginger has a little over 30K on her, and has had the issue with the oil from day one.  Have been told it is supposed to use 1/2 to 1 quart of oil per 1000 mile.  I know if you have read some of my earlier blogs, I have written about this comment several times.  It just totally amazes me that this is probably about as good as it is going to get.

I guess we will just have a pretty Harley sitting in the garage, or ride like we usually do and watch the engine totally seize up and then maybe Harley will understand that we really do have a problem.