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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do?

Just bought a brand new 2019 Atas the other day and have put 390 miles so far. Tonight while checking things and raising the front forks to lower it 3/8 of an inch , I noticed all 4 axle pinch bolts were not even finger tight. So that seems a rather grievous error to me. I am wondering if it’s the factory or dealer that would be to blame? I know there is a lot of knowledge in this forum. So any thoughts on this matter?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 11:38 PM
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They come in the crate with the front wheel off and the dealer has to put it on. So this is on the dealer.Let them know and maybe they should check the rest of it, like battery terminals etc.
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As Drum Dog said, the front wheel must be mounted by the dealer as part of the bike preparation. Clearly they "forgot" to tight it to spec (27 Nm if I recall correctly).
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 07:38 AM
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Good thing you noticed! Things could of gone REAL BAD, REAL FAST! Now to check mine.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys. Looks like I need to get on the dealers service dept.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 01:24 PM
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Never go near that dealer again and name said dealer so none of us are unfortunate to go near them either.
You've been fortunate perhaps that the donkey that fitted the front wheel remembered to tighten the axle bolt and caliper bolts.
I'd be tempted to have a good look around with the spanners before I rode it again.
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Thanks. I’m not name calling yet but appreciate your feedback. I’m still figuring this out.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 04:17 AM
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I notice white paint on the bolts of my bike. And in other places. Parts that I think the dealer installed. Probably a check list identification mark? Showing it had been tightened to spec? May ask them what color they use?😁. Don
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There is some white paint on other bolts but none on the front axle pinch bolts.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 04:56 PM
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Always do things yourself ,My pal had new tyres fitted at local tyre shop they forgot to tighten pinch bolts!!!!
My own bike came came back from Honda dealer with rear suspension adjuster hanging off !!!!!
Goldwing came back from airbag recall with trim not properly fitted!!!
That's why I do all my own servicing....
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