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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2013, 07:37:17 pm »
but if you had your fork seals done the wheels been off and on.....very early for an age related bearing failure, but not impossible - sorry to hear you having so many problems, i am now in the fortunate trouble free gang.

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2013, 07:47:20 pm »
*Originally Posted by chrisb1 [+]
but if you had your fork seals done the wheels been off and on.....very early for an age related bearing failure, but not impossible - sorry to hear you having so many problems, i am now in the fortunate trouble free gang.
you're right! I forgot about the fork tube replacements.

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2013, 10:49:12 pm »
Best of luck - Hope they get you sorted and on your way quickly!

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2013, 12:14:05 am »
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you're right! I forgot about the fork tube replacements.
putting my money on incorrect reinstall.  just can't believe the bearings simply failed without external cause.
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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2013, 08:23:36 am »
Dude you must be right at the top of the list for a replacement bike. My heart goes out to you my friend take care and I hope you get sorted ASAP  :028: :028:

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2013, 04:15:28 pm »
They got the wheel bearings sorted out but couldn't figure out why the fan wasn't coming on, so I left Boulder still having the overheating issue. Yesterday morning, as we were about to start our ride, Don Moe witnessed one of my gremlins when the audio went out. I did the morning ride but then came back to the hotel and started trouble shooting. I found the positive lead going into the fuse box had some wire strands that were shorting out on the frame. I cleaned that up and now everything works again, including the cooling fan. I guess sometimes you have to take care of things yourself and not trust a $20 per hour tech.

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2013, 04:45:56 pm »
Hi Cunucks_Fan--

My guess is the intermittent short you found is the source of many of the electrical/electronic problems you've experienced with your bike.  I also think that the wheel bearing failure could have occurred while changing the fork seals at the dealership.  I hope it is a entirely new motorcycle for you (you've certainly been loyal to the brand).

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2013, 08:18:04 pm »
I am sorry that some of us have experienced problems with our new rides, and I can relate. But I am mystified, horrified,  as to why so many people think a failure or two entitles you to a new bike???
That's what warranties are for.

There are no guarantees in life. Who you going to complain too when yours ends abruptly (odds are good) and you feel it was unfair?

 



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