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Old 02-16-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Little frustrated - slight leaky fork

Just bought a used 07 Yamaha R6 from Wild West Honda on Thursday..I traded in my bike and picked this one up, the next morning I noticed I had a slight oily substance on the right fork...I wiped it up and when I went back to the dealership, I spoke to the guy in sales and I was told since they didn't really make any money on the deal that essentially I was SOL. So I've noticed the oily substance once again on the lower side of the fork, just wondering if anyone has an idea of what it would cost to have that fixed as I've never had the experience of personally replacing it or taking it in to be fixed. I love the bike but i'm not going to lie, I'm a bit peeved by the response of the sales guy about the issue..
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:02 PM   #2
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Around $400. I just had to fix my last week, but it was covered under warranty.
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:03 PM   #3
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Replacing fork seals is not insignificant. Further if the coating on the lower forks is scratched those have to be replaced as well.

Check with Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited.
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they're not scratched but I am noticing a little oily residue.
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I had both my forks' seals replaced on my Viffer last week. Cycle Sports LTD did them for me. I removed both forks and brought them in. It cost me $164 total. My forks are conventional, USD forks may be a bit more, not sure.
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You've had it a week? Whether they made little money or a lot, they should be the one fixing it.
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You've had it a week? Whether they made little money or a lot, they should be the one fixing it.
^ No . Did the bike you traded them have leaking forks?

Was that seriously his response? If they didn't make money on the deal, they would not have done it.
They are a dealership. I've gone to buy here pay here places and paid cash "as is", took the car back the next day and they fixed the issues no problem. I would expect better customer service from a dealership.

You need to go back in there and ask to talk to the manager and if He gives you the same attitude, talk to his boss and so on.

If nothing else, ask them to give you your other bike back and forget about the whole deal. Shouldn't really be a problem since they "didn't make anything on the deal"
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I haven't even had the bike ONE week, today makes day 5, I think I might hit the dealership manager up and talk to them.
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The sales manager Bo Burns was the one who told me that they didn't really make any money on the deal so I was essentially SOL, he told me that I should be ok tho...(in my head I was like wtf, there's a leak) I traded in an 03 Harley Sportster 883 with 1450 miles 100 year anniversary with no problems and picked up the r6, a day later is when I noticed the shock was leaking and now i'm the one stuck paying the repair bill, I need to find out who the manager of Wild West Honda is so I can talk to that individual to get this taken care of.
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Just call them and tell them you need to speak to the general manager. If He's not there ask them when He will be back and get a hold of him then.
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Pretty sure a dealership cannot legally sell you a vehicle that will not pass safety inspection. I would say a leaking fork seal qualifies.

Contact the GM of the dealership.
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Thanks for the input, I'll be calling tomorrow to see if I can get it taken care of.
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You've had it a week? Whether they made little money or a lot, they should be the one fixing it.
WHOA....

Pretty sure when he signed the paperwork is said SOLD AS IS
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I think safe to say that the fork seal was leaking before you drove the bike off the lot. Dealer prepped the bike for sale and cleaned the leak and oily residue hiding the fact that there was a leak instead of fixing it or disclosing it. thing to do IMO. Would expect it from a Craigs List seller but not a dealership. Go over the sales manager's head and contact the GM like MikeyP suggested.

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Yeah like I said I've purchased "as is" from BUY HERE PAY HERE and they still fixed existing problems for me the next day.
This is a dealership. You would assume the bike is good to go and has been inspected/repaired before it was put up for sale. Not covered up and cleaned, only to be told you are SOL the minute you ride it off the lot and find damage.

It's just good business practice, that is all. Sure he signed some papers, but it had pre-existing damage which wasn't obvious when he checked the bike out. It's kind of chicken to tell him he is SOL.
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These work. They sell them at Cycle Gear for $5. Takes 5 minutes. I've fixed about 5 or 6 leaky seal with them. Fixed one about 6 months ago that hasn't leaked since.
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I'll find out what's going on first thing in the morning and let you know. Can you please PM me your name so I can review the deal. I'll get with our GM and see what can be done. Give me a chance to help before you spend money having it fixed somewhere else.

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