Year is a 2004, so I did buy it used. I'm not sure how the p/o abused it, but the bike had 10,500 miles on it when I bought it. I guess stunting is a possibility as when I bought they said it had a "new tail skin." I had actually forgotten about that until you mentioned it.
I looked over the warrenty and called them-seals and gaskets are not covered. But they said I could "sell back the warrenty" to gain some of the cash back, but I dont really want to do that in case something breaks that is covered.
As an update, the seal is in, but when they tore the motor apart, they found a couple other gaskets that were not fit to put back in the bike. Because of the workmanship guarentee if it leaks again, they have to fix it for free.
The down side is now I have to pay for a couple more gaskets and won't have the bike probably until next week.
As for contacting Honda, the delearship says they have contacted Honda to tell them about my problem and to see if maybe there was a recall for it. No luck there though.
I have everyones sympathies at the dealer, but that don't take the grand off my credit card.
Live and learn... Just wish I knew what I learned, lol.
As a side note, they do say I have my choice of oils to put in the bike, I take it that the recomendation is Repsol? The service guys recomended the Honda semi-synthetic saying it was made by Mobil 1, and something about being able to go back to regular oil? A bit off topic I know, but