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Old 02-17-2014, 12:17 PM   #21
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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.
not trying to be a , but you bought a used bike, there will be things wrong, someone traded it in for a reason.
Where do you expect him to draw the line at the repairs he is responsible for ? its a used bike, I seriously think you should have done a better bike look over or maybe had them agree to let you take it to a shop like Motorcycles Unlimited for a pre buy check out if possible.
Real world, its a used bike and it has probably been wheelied and slammed down more than you want to know.
Fork seals are cheap and easy, no worries.
Fix it yourself, learn how to fix it and be wiser.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:29 PM   #22
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not trying to be a , but you bought a used bike, there will be things wrong, someone traded it in for a reason.
Where do you expect him to draw the line at the repairs he is responsible for ? its a used bike, I seriously think you should have done a better bike look over or maybe had them agree to let you take it to a shop like Motorcycles Unlimited for a pre buy check out if possible.
Real world, its a used bike and it has probably been wheelied and slammed down more than you want to know.
Fork seals are cheap and easy, no worries.
Fix it yourself, learn how to fix it and be wiser.
While I agree with you, I was assured that the bike was gone through and everything that needed to be done was done. I was told all maintenance had been done and she was ready to go, I did an inspection of the bike and it was as clean as a whistle, I rode the bike home and that evening when I was looking at it I noticed the leak in the fork.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:34 PM   #23
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not trying to be a , but you bought a used bike, there will be things wrong, someone traded it in for a reason.
Where do you expect him to draw the line at the repairs he is responsible for ? its a used bike, I seriously think you should have done a better bike look over or maybe had them agree to let you take it to a shop like Motorcycles Unlimited for a pre buy check out if possible.
Real world, its a used bike and it has probably been wheelied and slammed down more than you want to know.
Fork seals are cheap and easy, no worries.
Fix it yourself, learn how to fix it and be wiser.
Werd. This is not a big deal. Normal maintenance. Easy fix with either a Seal Mate or a $20 seal. If you bought a 7 year old sport bike and that is the only thing that is wrong with it then you got a good bike.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #24
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It's not a huge deal, it's annoying and frustrating. One of the guys there is going to look into it which I fully appreciate and if they can't take care of it then Tony at HOP gave me a good deal which is my plan B. Either way I still love the bike.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:26 PM   #25
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WHOA....

Pretty sure when he signed the paperwork is said SOLD AS IS
Exactly. Unless they sold it with some type of warranty, once you ride it off the lot it's all on you
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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.
This, you barely rode it off the lot and every sales guy on this green earth will tell you they "barely" made any $$$ off the sale.
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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.
Nice Billy. I was just about to ask the OP to contact you personally to see if you could help him. Billy is a world class guy... just give him some time.
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I've sent Billy a PM, thanks a lot Billy it is much appreciated. I'll leave it to him and see what they decide to do.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:01 PM   #29
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Thanks Rod. Stuff happens in this business. It's all about how the issues are handled that makes the difference. I'm just the accessory manager and not part of the sales department, but we are all a team. I think I can help. I just saw this post today and we are closed. To be continued............
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also, i read where someone made their own tool from a plastic milk jug, if $3.79 is out of your price range.
There are some guys on the V4 Honda site that use a 'cut-up" beer can.... can't get better than FREE............
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There are some guys on the V4 Honda site that use a 'cut-up" beer can.... can't get better than FREE............
i replaced my fork seals around 40k or 50k miles ago and they're still good but i'm thinking cleaning the seal surface as maintenance is probably a good thing. i'll likely plop down the $3.79 for the tool on ebay.
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I do have a KTM tool in stock, called the Fork Seal Doctor. Part # 78129994000 if you want to google it for the image. It sells for $25, but I will gladly give you one to try while you are waiting to get this figured out.
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I saw a repair order for R6 fork seals, everything taken care of?
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i replaced my fork seals around 40k or 50k miles ago and they're still good but i'm thinking cleaning the seal surface as maintenance is probably a good thing. i'll likely plop down the $3.79 for the tool on ebay.
IMO, don't go digging under the seals if there is no reason to.

Instead, I wipe down the fork stanchions after a couple of rides, especially if I had ridden through drizzle or wet pavement. Any mud/crud that gets on the stanchions will get pushed by the fork seals into a ring. If that isn't cleaned off, that crud will dry/harden and get pounded by the seal next time you ride it.

Keep your stanchions spotless, and the seals will last a long long while.
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The responses on here are funny. Used is used and usually doesnt come with a warranty.
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Ok, i'm going to ask a Mod to close or delete this thread, the problem has been resolved. The GM @ Wild West Honda has gone ahead and taken care of the situation, he was very easy to deal with in this situation and I'm more then thankful for his help. Thanks again BD#270 for all your help.
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No problem, glad it's taken care of.
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IMO, don't go digging under the seals if there is no reason to.
you're right. in fact, my motto is " If it ain't broke, don't fix it ". you just talked me out of it. thanks...........
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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.
they can,but most the time is sold as is.
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