Motor grenades on weekend - HELP!
Posted October 04, 2000 - 12:09 PM
Posted October 04, 2000 - 12:47 PM
If none of this works, speak to the regional Yamaha rep about this. Again keep your cool, act professional yet insist the bike be repaired at little or no expense.
If this doesn't work, ask us to help you --there are some folks here that have Yamaha contacts that may be able to help. Also an attorney may help in wording a letter to Yamaha as well if all else fails.
Good luck, keep us posted!
Posted October 05, 2000 - 12:48 AM
Even though it wouldn't have caused the problem you don't want to leave anything open in which they can blame it on you to avoid a warrantee claim.
Hope it goes well for you!
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Posted October 05, 2000 - 08:00 AM
The advice you have above is very good.
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Posted October 05, 2000 - 08:19 AM
When they say fully serviced that could mean anything.
If I were you I would ask, ever so innocently, if the valves were adjusted. You know, phrase the question to imply that their FAILURE to do so could be at fault (when the opposite is more likely). If they WERE adjusted then that is a pretty strong finger pointing directly at them. There are probably three or four things you could srew up during a valve adjustment that may lead to valves and piston having a chance meeting.
I can’t imagine such a new bike having that kind of engine failure (without the help of some bonehead mechanic). I don’t think anybody here has heard of any engine problems (just clutch and gear problems and other minor glitches). My 426 has some hard hours on it and the entire top end and valve train look new and the cam chain is still stiff and not stretched at all.
At any rate I’m still amazed at the $2,500, even with a new crank. If you get no help on the damage you may want to consider shopping that quote around. But I think a good, levelheaded effort to recoup some of the damage from Yamaha is definitely in order here. I agree with MCarp, I know you are probably really bent (I would be) but try not to lose your temper with them. You may feel better but it won’t help you get your bike running any quicker or cheaper.
Either way that really sucks Jeff. If it is any consolation my bike is probably in just as many pieces as yours (although it isn’t nearly as messed up).