Would your local dealer do this?

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9/21/2018 7:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 7:10 PM

I’ll start with this is not my bike, it belongs to a good friend of mine.

He went and picked up a new 2018 Honda CRF250 this week. As another buddy was putting in the brand new Rekluse Radius CX he noticed this! He only took the cover off and could tell it obviously not right.

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The bolt and the clutch spring were not present and the part of the boss hub was snapped off.

My theory of why happened was the mechanic was doing the clutch basket recall since it had to be done before it could be sold and while putting it back together they broke the area where the spring and bolt attach to the boss and took the broken parts out and proceeded to put it back together.

We will see what the dealer does tomorrow, they will most likely make it right but that is besides the point.

The thought that a certified “mechanic” would put a bike back together after breaking part off the boss hub off scares shit out of me. What if it would have been ridden and mechanical failure ensued on the face of the jump?

This made me glad I no longer purchase bikes from this dealer due to the way they conduct sales.

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9/21/2018 7:26 PM

oh damn. good thing you caught that. my guess is that it happened by the mechanic and nothing was said to service management to fix it from fear of a verbal lashing. hopefully they stand by it. good luck.

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9/21/2018 7:28 PM

I kid I went to high school with went to the motorcycle mechanics institute. He wound up asking me how to do a lot of stuff.
My point is a lot of times these "mechanics" are jokes. It's the same way with most "professionals" in other industries.

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9/21/2018 7:43 PM

Using an impact gun? Idk how youd snap that.

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9/21/2018 7:49 PM

colintrax wrote:

Using an impact gun? Idk how youd snap that.

Probably exactly how it got snapped , I have the same bike . I purchased it before the recall. I called the dealer to see if they would just give me the part. Naw , they want me to bring it in and let a tech do it . No thanks , I'm good on that . I'd rather buy it myself before I let some of those guys work on my stuff .

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2018 crf 250r

9/22/2018 1:48 AM

Just because its a “dealership” mechanic doesnt mean theyll do it right.

Id fully expect them to repair it. At the same time how do you break that and not notice when youre assembling?

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9/22/2018 3:17 AM

They did know they'd done it. But let's face it how many of us start putting new clutches in as a first job. They were hoping it would go unoticed for a long enough period that it wouldn't come back to bite them. Someone fucked up and decided to keep quiet.

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9/22/2018 4:11 AM

Dealer will claim it was right when it went out their door.

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Avoiding JS7 threads since 3/7/17.

9/22/2018 5:07 AM

kb228 wrote:

Just because its a “dealership” mechanic doesnt mean theyll do it right.

Id fully expect them to repair it. At the same time how do you break that and not notice when youre assembling?

He clearly noticed he broke it.

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9/22/2018 5:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2018 6:28 AM

I'd be rasing hell seeing as that fuck up could cause an injury. I ran a snap on route years ago and one of my accounts was a large motorcycle shop. Some of the mechanics i wouldn't even let put air in my tires, but some guys were cool and knew their stuff. Just sucks, you never know who's working on your stuff.

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9/22/2018 5:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2018 5:59 AM

Hope the "mecchanic" is back to flipping burgers now.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

9/22/2018 6:04 AM

dirtmike86 wrote:

I'd be rasing hell seeing as that fuck up could cause an injury. I ran a snap on route years ago and one of my accounts was a large motorcycle shop. Some of the mechanics i wouldn't even let put air in my tires, but some guys were cool and knew their stuff. Just sucks, you never know who's working on your stuff.

My head hurts after reading your post

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9/22/2018 6:14 AM

dirtmike86 wrote:

I'd be rasing hell seeing as that fuck up could cause an injury. I ran a snap on route years ago and one of my accounts was a large motorcycle shop. Some of the mechanics i wouldn't even let put air in my tires, but some guys were cool and knew their stuff. Just sucks, you never know who's working on your stuff.

tcannon521 wrote:

My head hurts after reading your post

If someone misspelling a word and leaving out some hyphens/apostrophes gives you a headache, I’d recommend avoiding internet forums altogether

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9/22/2018 6:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2018 6:25 AM

dirtmike86 wrote:

I'd be rasing hell seeing as that fuck up could cause an injury. I ran a snap on route years ago and one of my accounts was a large motorcycle shop. Some of the mechanics i wouldn't even let put air in my tires, but some guys were cool and knew their stuff. Just sucks, you never know who's working on your stuff.

tcannon521 wrote:

My head hurts after reading your post

Sorry. My 2 year old is sick. Ive been up all night.

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9/22/2018 6:42 AM

Yes, my dealer would do that. Hence why I would rather burn my money than buy anything else from those see you next tuesdays.

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9/22/2018 6:50 AM

Seriously .... Why are you blaming dealers?

After removing the bike from of the crate Set up puts the handlebars and the front wheel NOT the clutch basket.

This was a problem from Honda and he should immediately take it back to the dealer and do a warranty claim on it.

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9/22/2018 6:57 AM

Damn that's messed up.Yeah I would be having words about that

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9/22/2018 6:58 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Seriously .... Why are you blaming dealers?

After removing the bike from of the crate Set up puts the handlebars and the front wheel NOT the clutch basket.

This was a problem from Honda and he should immediately take it back to the dealer and do a warranty claim on it.

He said the dealer had to do the clutch recall before it could be sold.

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9/22/2018 7:09 AM

People let those chain smoking dirt heads work on their stuff? Most the service people at dealers look like toothless meth head hippies. 99% of the time you get your stuff back worse than it went in.

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

9/22/2018 7:11 AM

Am I only the one who thought at first this was going to be a good dealer thread with the title??

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vomiting equals disqualification.

9/22/2018 7:14 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Seriously .... Why are you blaming dealers?

After removing the bike from of the crate Set up puts the handlebars and the front wheel NOT the clutch basket.

This was a problem from Honda and he should immediately take it back to the dealer and do a warranty claim on it.

I that would be the normal situation, but seeing as the DEALERS had to do the clutch basket recall to models on their floor they would have touched the clutch basket!

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9/22/2018 7:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2018 7:19 AM

I work in a dealership and the first thing I do when I’m told another dealership has worked on it-break out the torque wrench. Just this week I had a gsxr 1000 come in with axle pinch bolts that were finger tight at best. It’s a crapshoot who works on your stuff.

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9/22/2018 7:21 AM

That's why I bought a rekluse basket and replaced the faulty part myself.

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2018 CRF250R

9/22/2018 7:31 AM

dirtmike86 wrote:

I'd be rasing hell seeing as that fuck up could cause an injury. I ran a snap on route years ago and one of my accounts was a large motorcycle shop. Some of the mechanics i wouldn't even let put air in my tires, but some guys were cool and knew their stuff. Just sucks, you never know who's working on your stuff.

Air in tires might even be too much for some.

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

9/22/2018 7:31 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Seriously .... Why are you blaming dealers?

After removing the bike from of the crate Set up puts the handlebars and the front wheel NOT the clutch basket.

This was a problem from Honda and he should immediately take it back to the dealer and do a warranty claim on it.

dirtmike86 wrote:

He said the dealer had to do the clutch recall before it could be sold.

Not true. I processed warrientys at a dealer and yes I did some KX’s too.

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9/22/2018 7:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2018 7:36 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Seriously .... Why are you blaming dealers?

After removing the bike from of the crate Set up puts the handlebars and the front wheel NOT the clutch basket.

This was a problem from Honda and he should immediately take it back to the dealer and do a warranty claim on it.

chasestevenson599 wrote:

I that would be the normal situation, but seeing as the DEALERS had to do the clutch basket recall to models on their floor they would have touched the clutch basket!

Did not realize there had been a recall on the 18 clutch. Either way this is 100% a warranty issue.

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9/22/2018 7:37 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Seriously .... Why are you blaming dealers?

After removing the bike from of the crate Set up puts the handlebars and the front wheel NOT the clutch basket.

This was a problem from Honda and he should immediately take it back to the dealer and do a warranty claim on it.

dirtmike86 wrote:

He said the dealer had to do the clutch recall before it could be sold.

lumpy790 wrote:

Not true. I processed warrientys at a dealer and yes I did some KX’s too.

What are you even talking about man? He said the bike was apart for warranty work on the clutch basket. You’re arguing with yourself, or are you drunk?

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9/22/2018 7:42 AM

dirtmike86 wrote:

He said the dealer had to do the clutch recall before it could be sold.

lumpy790 wrote:

Not true. I processed warrientys at a dealer and yes I did some KX’s too.

BobPA wrote:

What are you even talking about man? He said the bike was apart for warranty work on the clutch basket. You’re arguing with yourself, or are you drunk?

No sir. This is what he posted.

“As another buddy was putting in the brand new Rekluse Radius CX he noticed this! He only took the cover off and could tell it obviously not right. ”

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9/22/2018 7:49 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Not true. I processed warrientys at a dealer and yes I did some KX’s too.

BobPA wrote:

What are you even talking about man? He said the bike was apart for warranty work on the clutch basket. You’re arguing with yourself, or are you drunk?

lumpy790 wrote:

No sir. This is what he posted.

“As another buddy was putting in the brand new Rekluse Radius CX he noticed this! He only took the cover off and could tell it obviously not right. ”

It's always a good idea to read the entire post before commenting

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9/22/2018 7:51 AM

I would be asking the dealer for a lot more than a new clutch. That is incredibly reckless and intentional.

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