do not buy that bike... period
Tell them that you will not accept that bike and that you want an entirely different R6s. Find out the VIN number on this one and make sure they give you another one with a different VIN. To find out the VIN, ask if you can actually see the bike and look at it.freshjyver said:Hey everybody, this is NOT how I wanted to introduce myself on the forum, but oh well...
I went to the local Yamaha dealer (Motoprimo for you MN natives) last Thursday and ended up making a deal on a new '06 R6S in black...I got the financing all figured out and the price, but haven't signed anything yet as I haven't taken delivery of the bike.
They said it would be ready to go and I could pick it up on Friday...I went down there on Friday and they tell me that they didn't have time to finish it up, so I'll have to come and get it on Tuesday. Ok, no biggie, it was a holiday weekend anyway and waaaay too hot to ride (for me anyway).
So today (Tuesday), I get a call saying that they found a coolant leak that they'll have to fix, but they should have it done by the end of the day...ok, great! I went down there again...about an hour before they close and they tell me that a seal is bad and that's why it's leaking coolant...also, they won't have it done today. Basically, I don't know when it will be ready...
My question is, how/why can/would a BRAND NEW bike have a bad seal?? Should I steer clear of this bike or what??
Thanks for the help, and hopefully I'll have a new 6 soon enough!
I don't blame you one bit.freshjyver said:If this dealer doesn't help me out I have my eye on a ZX-6R as well...sorry to say guys.
That is a good idea. Especially with this bike.saefirebird said:maybe throw on an extended warranty?!? for the HUGE hassle and inconvenience.
Use this as a negotiating point.....:thumbup
What did you decide to do?freshjyver said:Went down to the dealer today (they were having a Ducati demo day) and talked to the service manager to see exactly what was wrong.
Apparently they are replacing the head...it was a bad head from the factory (bad casting). The guy working on it used to run his own shop working on superbikes, so I'm not worried about the work...
It should be done no later than Friday.