Got to get it off my chest... local MC Dealers really need to improve...
Went to Deeley's for a tube for my BMW. I know they sell a 21" size that would work for my F800GS that is highway approved. I thought the guy said $13 something. Thought that was a fair price - turned out it was $34 something plus tax so it almost came to $40 bucks! Most expensive tube I ever bought.
I told the guy it was way too expensive and he said I was paying for genuine Harley stuff. I said it was only a tube dude. Turns out it was made by Dunlop. WTF? Never again! What a rip-off!
And another one:
Vancouver BMW Ducati. I bought my bike there. They have an asinine policy of basically only selling OEM stuff. I wanted a bash plate by a great guy Dave at Motoverland - a local company that sells probably the best rated bash plate out there. But they don't carry his product cause it ain't OEM. I keep telling them they are losing my business but they don't seem to care - I guess I am talking to the peons though that don't make the decisions. The end result was I took my business to Pacific Motorsports, BMW, Yamaha, yada yada et al.
OK it ain't sportbike stuff but still... and you probably heard it all before... it is just sad