Buy the socket, its not that much.
Where are you going to put it and the breaker bar while riding?Desmo Duc said:If you buy the socket, lend it to your dealer for the tire replacement and have him knock some $$ off of the bill for not having the proper tools.
Its not a bad idea to take it with you while riding.
No, it would take much more than that to revoke dealership priveledges. Their tool may have grown legs and walked off (tools have a way of doing that). I'd think they would have ordered one to replace it with once they discovered it was missing.gixxerboy said:Mate I would bewriting to Ducatis head office to complain. Fancy a dealer that services bikes and doesnt have the basic tools for the job. That is disgusting when you think about it. Im sure Ducati would have something to say about that, they might even revoke their dealer status
MX Tuner said:Where are you going to put it and the breaker bar while riding?
I have the socket. Where are you going to carry the socket? It's 2 1/2" in diameter and about the same in height. It won't fit under the seat. Its big enough that if you hit someone in the head with it, you could kill them. You'd have to wear a backpack for the socket alone.Desmo Duc said:Your just carrying the socket no breaker bar. Its not for you to use yourself, say you get a flat or your tire is slowly leaking and the nearest ducati dealer is 200mi away, but there is a Yamaha dealer down the road, they have a tire but i doubt they would have a ducati rear wheel socket, or a 54mm socket, since you have the socket for them use you would be on you way in no time, if you didn't you would be stuck for a while. Its the same situation if you had wheel locks on you car and you don't carry the wheel lock key, you would be SOL.
"All" the US dealers? You're assuming a lot there.... This is the first I've heard of one that doesn't have one.Tricolore said:It's nice to hear that all your US Ducati dealers are so switched on.....can't believe the bike's been out for 7 months and they haven't got the tool to remove the rear wheel.
Yes, OK, maybe that was an incorrect generalisation...........no disrespect intended. However, from many different threads on here, I do get the feeling that the general quality/knowledge of many US dealers does seem lower than in the UK, and that's not to say we don't have bad dealers over here too.MX Tuner said:"All" the US dealers? You're assuming a lot there.... This is the first I've heard of one that doesn't have one.