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So I'm in the process of selling my bike and was lucky enough to get her back a week ago today from recall work. I had put 8 coats of Zaino polish on it, every piece of chrome gleaming and a great buyer lined up with check in hand to get the bike early Saturday morning.

It was a beautiful day here so I thought I would take the bike out for one last sentimental spin. I took it easy on the bike just until I got out on to the main road out of the subdivision. I rounded the corner from the last stop sign and I cranked it up to 3k, shifted to 2nd, rolled onto the throttle to about 2500, went to shift again, and then I heard a sound like someone threw a bag of marbles into a blender. I squeezed the front brake, but not in enough time. I felt a sudden jerk, and then a feeling of trying to ride on butter. I kept my head up and eyes strait ahead of me (I give much thanks to the riding class I took) until the bike came to a complete stop. I sat there for a few minutes to collect myself, climbed off the bike and yelled obceneties at the top of my lungs until I ran out of breath. From that point I threw a temper tantrum in the middle of the street and it has since left me wondering WTF I'm going to do now.

I called Fort Collin Motorsports, screamed at the service manager to come pick up my now worthless POS and to ready the general manager for my arrival. After I helped the tech load the bike onto the trailer (had to use the oil slick from the bike and smear it on the ramp so the rear wheel would slide), I followed the guy back to the dealership and had a close door meeting with the general manager Jeff Sroufe. At this point I my adrenaline took over and my talking grew to talking loud, then to a projection, and then finally an all out yell. Jeff sat there with a look of "I don't give a f*ck but I'll listen anyways", and then had the balls to tell me to stop yelling at him or he and a few of his "people" to escort me out of the building. I continued to yell at him and dared him to try to escort me out of the office. He sat back down and continued to listen to my gripes. I requested that he buy the bike for the amount that my private party was going to purchase it for, but of course he flat out refused.

The end result is: I lost my buyer, my bike as far as I know is toast, and I don't have a clue as to how I am going to sell it now with this blemish on its record. I need some comfort [/emoticons/emotion-6.gif]
 

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I took a peak underneath but couldn't really get a good look at where the oil was coming from.
 

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Nice Warrior.....seriously though....are you sure it was not the fault of the service technician who did the recall work??? Sounds like they screwed it up worse than it was....if it was even screwed from the beginning....which I doubt...this is service related, no doubt.....tranny failure due to incompetient technician....scary if you think about it....I am glad you were not traveling at a higher rate of speed, hitting some twisties along the way or you might not be able to "YELL" at the piss poor service manager....
 

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Dude, that SUCKS! I thought that I had a sh*#@y story, but yours takes the cake. Legal Action is the only recourse I can see there. I reccomend that you get your documents in order and find the meanest gunslinger in town.
 

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I'd say you get a new motor at this point. Lockup after recall, and go figure that's what this in was for in the first place. I hate to say this but I'm glad this didn't happen to your buyer, who know what would've happened.
 

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Glad you to hear your weren't hurt and were able to bring the RSW to a safe emergency stop... without dumping the bike.

Did the dealership do any mods during the recall. Like a 5th gear swap that some of us are doing? If so, which sets of gears did you get?
 

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quote:Originally posted by DarkStar

Nice Warrior.....seriously though....are you sure it was not the fault of the service technician who did the recall work??? Sounds like they screwed it up worse than it was....if it was even screwed from the beginning....which I doubt...this is service related, no doubt.....tranny failure due to incompetient technician....scary if you think about it....I am glad you were not traveling at a higher rate of speed, hitting some twisties along the way or you might not be able to "YELL" at the piss poor service manager....


My hunch is with the poor service too. And I'm very lucky that this didn't happen as I was doing one of my high speed passes on the back roads.
 

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quote:Originally posted by REDHORSE

Glad you to hear your weren't hurt and were able to bring the RSW to a safe emergency stop... without dumping the bike.

Did the dealership do any mods during the recall. Like a 5th gear swap that some of us are doing? If so, which sets of gears did you get?


Nope, didn't have anything done but the recall.

quote:Originally posted by JPWARRIOR

I'd say you get a new motor at this point. Lockup after recall, and go figure that's what this in was for in the first place. I hate to say this but I'm glad this didn't happen to your buyer, who know what would've happened.


I'm really hoping they do swap the motor and tranny. The way the oil was coming out of the bottom, I suspect their might be a hole.


quote:Originally posted by DOC5339

Dude, that SUCKS! I thought that I had a sh*#@y story, but yours takes the cake. Legal Action is the only recourse I can see there. I reccomend that you get your documents in order and find the meanest gunslinger in town.


I called about 3 lawyers in my area, but none are interested in taking the case unless I had an injury. I'm still lookin around, but it doesn't look promising so far.
 

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Fort Collins Motorsports
1800 S.E. Frontage Road
Fort Collins Colorado, 80525
970-498-8858
http://www.fortcollinsmotorsports.com

At this point, I'm very disatsified with me service.
 

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Man, glad your alright. I hope they take care of ya with the bike, meaning a new motor. Good luck and keep us informed.
 

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Yeah, glad you are OK, that could have been really, really bad. I think you need to contact Yamaha about this, the dealer obviously made a very bad and dangerous mistake.
 

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Can't imagine how pissed you must be! I was still about 18 hours away from owning this bike and it sure ruined my weekend. Drank way to many green labels last night. Lawyers can suck but that's a better option than owning a $10,500 door stop.
 

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You're not supposed to be parking there..LoL ..Man believe it or not you are very Lucky all things considered . I never thought I would write this ,but,I would get a lawyer ..ouch .. It seems to me you should be taken care of a little better than just a motor. I would want that bike to have an autopsy . I know I want to know what caused that. Good luck and I am glad you are OK -Gary
 

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Contact Yamaha Corporation.....Talk to them directly....Explain the situation in a nice calm manner...it will get you further....Good Luck...Keep us posted....
 

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quote:Originally posted by DarkStar

....Explain the situation in a nice calm manner...

Strong emphasis on the CALM MANNER. Definitely listen to DarkStar on that point. Glad you're ok.
 

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Great skid mark. Nice job on saving the rest of the bike and yourself. I wish I had some better advice for you. Of course, now, the GM went home whining and bitching about the guy who yelled at him. Unfortunately, unless the dealer decides to play nice you need to find a lawyer. More money. I know your steaming, but I might try and go back to the dealer and pretend to make up and see what they might do. They are scum, but most of them own bikes and can possibly relate on a some sort of scummy level. Lawyers cost money and time. Call Yamaha on Monday, although I am fairly sure they will be no help. I know this doesn't help much, but hang in there.
 
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