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Angry Rain = Dead Hmmm

Ok 1357 mi.
1) Overheated first day out of showroom floor.
A) Dealer filled with coolant said was not properly filled at wherever they fill them.
2) Coolant leaking from water pump.
B) Dealer replaces water pump gasket
3) Riding home at 9pm and a little rain starts comming down, she dies before I get on the expressway.Would not start, towed home $165.00
C) We'll see

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Ok 1357 mi.
1) Overheated first day out of showroom floor.
A) Dealer filled with coolant said was not properly filled at wherever they fill them.
2) Coolant leaking from water pump.
B) Dealer replaces water pump gasket
3) Riding home at 9pm and a little rain starts comming down, she dies before I get on the expressway.Would not start, towed home $165.00
C) We'll see
Sorry to hear that. Sort of dampens your enthousiasm I guess.

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ugh. bummer man, that is kind of annoying for sure....


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1) overheated or puked coolant? If it overheated, the temperature indicator would have flashed at you and then the bike would have shut off by itself. If it just puked, see A.

A. If it is a new bike, usually it is the dealer or one of his mechanics that fill it. If it was not properly filled, I promise you it was not properly bled either.

3) Died immediately after a few sprinkles, or you got caught in one of those Florida end of the world type rain storms? Wouldn't catch or wouldn't turn over?
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i can understand new owners being disappointed due to the inconvenience of new bike problems, but it's when it's covered by warranty you don't have to pay or do any work. i don't get it when people get really bent out of shape. i would try and break everything i could while i don't have to pay for it myself. but that's me.

nothing man made is perfect. better the niggles show themselves early than later. however, being stranded and havign to get a tow does suck.
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i can understand new owners being disappointed due to the inconvenience of new bike problems, but it's when it's covered by warranty you don't have to pay or do any work. i don't get it when people get really bent out of shape. i would try and break everything i could while i don't have to pay for it myself. but that's me.

nothing man made is perfect. better the niggles show themselves early than later. however, being stranded and havign to get a tow does suck.
A new bike off the showroom floor should not break down. Stop making excuses for MV!
I`ve got one, and love it, but the inbuilt faults that many owners suffer are IMO unacceptable.
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i'm not making any excuses for improper build or assembly issues and i agree that it is ridiculous for an off the showroom floor purchase. but how much of that is the bike vs the dealer? and either way, when it gets fixed for free it's better than having to foot it yourself....if the people fixing it knows what they're doing.
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i'm not making any excuses for improper build or assembly issues and i agree that it is ridiculous for an off the showroom floor purchase. but how much of that is the bike vs the dealer? and either way, when it gets fixed for free it's better than having to foot it yourself....if the people fixing it knows what they're doing.
I am trying to be realistic about this. There is a lot of Jap bike bashing on here, but mine has not broken down, lost water, wrecked the crankshaft, split the radiator, overheated as much as my MV(got a Busa), got no fuelling issues, rear axle bearing issues, and so on.
Love my MV, but in short bursts. Long trips, and the Busa wins.
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Hi thanks for the post,

When it started flashing that first night, I immediatly split lanes at the light and headed straight for the dealer. They said it came filled with anti-freeze instead of coolant because it was instorage. It was ok after that.

The rain was light. I have been riding in those deluges that we are famous for on my Harley and it never did that.

The dealer was trying to tell me that it is an issue with the ethanol in the fuel that it is corrosive to the fuel lines, but i do't see any gas leaks.

They are good about fixing the problems that are developing.


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1) overheated or puked coolant? If it overheated, the temperature indicator would have flashed at you and then the bike would have shut off by itself. If it just puked, see A.

A. If it is a new bike, usually it is the dealer or one of his mechanics that fill it. If it was not properly filled, I promise you it was not properly bled either.

3) Died immediately after a few sprinkles, or you got caught in one of those Florida end of the world type rain storms? Wouldn't catch or wouldn't turn over?

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