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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer called me today

The dealer that sold me my 2010 F4 called me today regarding the subframe recall. They suggested I get it in within the next week or two. I explained that because of the distance between us, I would not likely bring it in until next year. (I had no intention of having this recall done)
The fellow I was speaking to lives in Ct about a half hour away from me in the opposite direction of his way to work and said he would pick up and deliver the bike.
Is this issue serious enough that MV might be leaning on the dealers to get these subframes off of the road?
I've had several new bikes that were recalled and I never brought them in. I include the letter with the paperwork to the next owner. I never heard anything from the dealer or manufacturer with concern about the recall not being performed.

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If there is not a REAL chance for something bad to happen they will not issue a safety recall.

You cannot believe the amount pf paperwork and hassle a recall involves with the NHTSA and DOT. It is not something ventured into lightly.

Therefore, I would suggest that, YES, you should have the recall modification performed.

Oh...and the government is leaning on MV...so, yep, they are leaning on the dealers.

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These recalls are driven by a bunch of lawyers....probably no big deal


just keep a small roll of duct tape on the bike in case something happens.
If you are really concerned, maybe a small roll of baling wire for extra piece of mind. Don't use zip ties ..exhaust heat will melt those.

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What happens if the subframe snaps and you are miles from anywhere on a ride,and you did not take the bike in for the recall,what do you think the dealer is going to say to you.It is a safety recall,have it done and buy the nice cover that one of the forum members has made to hide it.Mitch.
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These recalls are driven by a bunch of lawyers....probably no big deal
Trust me on this one Lewdie.....the lawyers are the last people the engineers go to when they start thinking recall. It is a major pain the butt for a manufacturer to issue a NHTSA recall.

They go to the lawyers when it is time to write the announcement.

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I work in aircraft and we never issue a recall unless there's absolutely a chance of failure, even if it takes exact conditions to happen. I would always go for the recall and take it serious. Recalls are a black eye on the company, so they don't issue them just because. Just take it in the first chance you get.

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Not to hijack Gary's thread, but if an SPU on a Brutale failed, caught fire, and melted the fuel tank, do you think the NHTSA would issue a recall?
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C'mon Carl, you can answer that yourself. If the Govt. (FAA) wouldn't ground (recall more or less) Boeing 737's due to a problem with the rudder actuating servos (planted one near here due to that) you really need to ask about a fucking SPU and fuel tank and the NHTSB?

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If I'd know what they would bold on my bike I'd never agreed upon it. Insist on a new subframe instead....

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C'mon Carl, you can answer that yourself. If the Govt. (FAA) wouldn't ground (recall more or less) Boeing 737's due to a problem with the rudder actuating servos (planted one near here due to that) you really need to ask about a fucking SPU and fuel tank and the NHTSB?

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Well, I guess we'll know soon enough.

Here is the ODI # they assigned to my complaint: 10426720
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