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Hong Hanh Yamaha

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Name: Hong Hanh Yamaha
Address: 228 Ba Trieu, Hai Bà Trưng, Hanoi
Phone: unknown
21.01459660000000 105.84931213333330 Category:

Description: Yamaha dealer
Rating: 5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 1 reviews.

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address icon 2nd Floor, 285 Building, Doi Can Street, Ba Đình, Hanoi

phone number icon (+84) (0)2432321818

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January 16th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Dealer schmeeler, who needs a dealer when you buy cheap old bikes and have your Vietnamese bia hoi drinking buddy who works at a corner pumping air and turning a wrench going for you?

Well I do.

I love this place.

My epiphany:

I bought this Nuevo from a nice young Brit. I found it here in TNH. Good fair price (which means all my Vietnamese friends say I overpaid and my Tay friends are trying to buy it from me).

I had my wrench wielding friend give it a test spin, and turned it over to him to get the gas gauge fixed and to have the rear brake light activator activated or replaced.

The work was done with alacrity with the usual modest overcharge to assure me that my Vietnamese father, mother,nieces and nephews are kept in rice.

But I forgot to tell my friend not to touch the carburetor or engine.

Anh Bxxh has a God given gift of being able to magically de-tune an engine by merely waiving a screwdriver at it in wizard like way.

Given a moment alone with a new toy and he will adjust the carburetor idle down incredibly low to save gas.

Of course doing that also increases the number of times the engine stalls and requires a restart.

Over the years we have frequently discussed the approximate annual 25,000 VND savings in fuel costs versus the annual cost of a new battery and my preference for a more normal (Western) idle speed.

I always loose this discussion as the gas pump is frequented more often than the battery shops on Hai Ba Trung St.

He always does it his way and I buy a screwdriver on Hang Chao and learn how to undo it.

But I forgot to tell my friend not to touch the carburetor or engine.

I tried to fxxx with it, but gave up. It went from running great to running not nice.

So on a busy sunny Saturday afternoon, I got my MP3 charged up grabbed my Kindle and went to the ATM in preparation to go to the Yamaha dealer to set things right.

I figured that it was worth the friendship and the clean hands to have the work professionally done.

I just knew it was going to be expensive and that I would have to wait forever.

I rocked up to a nearly empty dealership where two mechanics were sitting around in a fully equipped service garage with no customers. Spotlessly clean.

I told the service attendant what i wanted done. Full on bike check, oil change if it needed it, fix the rear brake activator to let the brake light go on at the merest brush of my finger (instead of a full on death grip) and to please adjust the carburetor.

And I went for a walk.

I stopped at another ATM just to be ready for the bill.

I got back had some time to check out the new bikes.

They finished and I was hit with a great fitness report after a full on inspection

They did a full work up and inspection, totally adjusted my carburetor into factory spec and adjusted my rear brake contact cause my brake light to go on at just a thought. Not that anyone will notice.

Then, they presented me with a bill for 50,000 dong.

Why has a this place been on stealth mode?

Go there. Great service, cheap, no waiting.

But take a Vietnamese friend nhieu khong biet noi tieng Viet.

Better yet, don't go there you'll ruin it.

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