Originally Posted by justintyme73
loose from the factory should=covered by warranty IMO
That's what I thought!
Originally Posted by Bock919
Um...does anyone buy an R1 and NOT ride aggressively? Blaming your riding is just plain stupid of them.
They said it was either my riding aggressively or doing wheelies.
My conversation with the service manager about wheelies:
SM: Wheelies can cause the steering head to be loose
Me: I don't do wheelies on my bikes
SM: (looks at me as if I was telling him something dumb) Like I said, wheelies can cause the steering head to loosen up especially when the front wheel comes down hard
Me: Like I said, I don't do wheelies on the R1. I don't even know how to do wheelies and I don't even try
SM: Well if you aren't doing them now, you will be doing them
Me: Not likely since I don't care to do one and never have
SM: You say that now but you will be doing wheelies on that R1
Me: Well if I do since you seem to think I will, they haven't been done on the bike yet so it wasn't wheelies that loosened up the steering head
SM: But you will be doing them
Me: Ok (by this time I was just getting too frustrated to argue anymore)
SM: Then it must be hard braking and you riding aggressively on the bike
Me: I ride my F4i harder and have never had problems, shouldn't this bike be able to handle "aggressive" riding?
SM: (now he's getting frustrated with me) It could have been loose from the factory, we'll look at it.........
Now the conversation with the mechanic was even more amusing cause he was sure that it was wheelies and my "aggressive" riding, not to mention the fact he pointed at the rear tire that has barely any strips on it. By this time, I had given up and was just like fix the damn bike and YES I DO WHEELIES AND YES I RIDE THE PISS OUT OF IT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST FIX IT!