Agreed, my guess will be a technical training school bike or the engine will end up on a dyno doing oil/reliability testing.
Originally Posted by Stazza_Brendan
I doubt your bike will end up in the hands of a paying customer. If anything it may end up as a promo/demo bike. A test bike or even crushed once the issue has been found.
Oh! I wouldn't be too sure about that. This was in the UK some years ago.
Years back, I bought a brand new Ford Escort RS Turbo from the local Ford dealer. The car developed a starting problem soon after we took delivery. It turns out that there was a fault that Ford were unable to trace which caused the car not to spin the starter motor if the engine bay/car was warm. (Yeah weird). If the car was cold inside it would start.
So, pull up at a petrol (gas) station, turn it off, fill it up... go to start a few minutes later... ignition on... nada! Bump start,... and off it went.
Stop at the shops for a few minutes. Same thing.
Leave it for an hour or so to cool right down and it would start normally.
Local Ford dealer did the whole starter relay at fault, stater solenoid, starer motor etc.
After a lot of messing around under warranty replacement 2 x starter motors, etc. They admitted defeat and took it back.
A bit like Honda in this thread, Ford replaced the car (in my case after about 10 months) with a brand new RS2000 (RS Turbo was no longer available by then).
What happened to the duff car?? About 18 months later I received a call from RAC Auto check (or whatever they were called) asking if I was the previous owner of the RS Turbo and asked nicely if I wouldn't mind answering a couple of questions about it's history, as they suspected something was odd due to the extremely low mileage the car was showing.
I told them the whole story and suggested the mileage was low because whomever owned the car since probably wouldn't trust it to start when out on a trip somewhere.
So... it seems that the manufacturer (Ford) simply brushed their hands of the problem vehicle and sold the car off onto the second hand market (probably through an auction) and did not crush it or anything like that.
I think it's a great idea that the S4MST3R posted all the bikes Reg/VIN details online. It could be that the bike doesn't get crushed or scrapped and it might
be sold off. So, in the unlikely
event that anyone comes across the bike further down the line and has some issues which they google, then they might get a hit and see the whole story.