I joined the club a few day’s ago so I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Nigel, I am 63 and live in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. I recently retired from work and decided to get back in the saddle and put abit of fun back into my life while I’ve still got time ha! ha! I bought a new GV125 Aquila back in November 2017 and I am quite impressed with it. It has been around 40 years since I was last on a motorbike, so I chose the smaller 125 engine to see how I got on. It is certainly alot of bike for the money. I took the bike back to the dealer whom I purchased it from, for it’s first service earlier this year, but I am not confident that it has been properly carried-out. The dealer is about 20 miles from where I live, so obviously the engine was hot when I arrived. They only had it for 2 hours when they rang to say it was ready to be collected and charged me £75. I have since learn’t that the engine has to be cold before certain item’s can be checked and if necessary adjusted, like the valve clearance for instance. When I went to collect the bike I asked for a service checklist but was not offered one with the comment that they do not issue one anymore because the service is logged-in on the Hyosung web-site. Can any of you guy’s verify that ? I have lost confidence in the dealer now, so will look around for a recommended mechanic elsewhere for item’s to service that I am not sure of myself. I don’t mind getting my hand’s dirty and do some maintenance myself that’s within my capability, so is there a service manual I can download from somewhere ? I am really enjoying being back on a motorbike, the sense of freedom and being in control of the machine is alot more satisfying than driving a car. I have found your blogs to be interesting reading, especially the tips on maintenance and up-grades, of which I am sure will come in handy in the future. I will sign off for now and wish you all a safe ride.
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