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post #111 of 156 (permalink) Old 12-10-2017, 05:43 PM
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Honda customer service is crap. I have leaking fork seals which also have ruined my brake pads. Contacted my dealer which said seals are not covered under warranty. Reading what’s covered in the warranty it stated that forks are covered & fork seals are part of the forks. Contacted Honda customer service twice, no response
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I'm really very surprised when I read all this stuff.
I've written that none of my bikes have ever had a warranty problem.
Only four bikes, but over thirty years.

I used to know an engineer who designed auto parts and was instructed to design flaws that would cause failure at a preset mileage or date; repairs and replacement parts have become more lucrative than vehicle sales for manufacturers.

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post #113 of 156 (permalink) Old 12-11-2017, 06:15 PM
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Next years bike 2018 has SS spokes I think anything pre that model will have the issue that is shown above. I have had mine replaced but the same problem has come back.
Hey SkipD where did you buy your bike? I was getting mine serviced last week and I mentioned about the spoke issue every one is having and they told me they did not think it was that big an issue as they have only replaced spokes on one bike. Just wondering if it is the same dealer?

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post #114 of 156 (permalink) Old 12-11-2017, 06:20 PM
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Just another thought, any one else in Oztralya had spoke issues. If so did you have any drama getting them replaced?

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I just reported my corroded spokes today, 14/12/17 to my local Honda dealer in West Australia, so I'll keep you all informed.... A bit of history; 2016 model with the supposed second generation spokes fitted from new, 1200klm's on the clock, 6 months old and well looked after. Spokes have pitted on the leading edge with corrosion on every spoke, as yet the rear is clear?

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Just another thought, any one else in Oztralya had spoke issues. If so did you have any drama getting them replaced?
I live in Ipswich Queensland and have had new spokes fitted to mine. The front wheel was the only one done because the rear looked fine. I had to wait ages for the spokes to arrive. Warranty work was given the ok in March, however job wasn't completed until around July. Top Gun in Ipswich did the work.

I wasn't entirely happy though. My bike was having starting issues where it would fire up and then stop. Despite having video footage of the bike taking up to 8 attempts to finally start, they did not want to replace the switch. Why? Because it didn't do it in their workshop. They cleaned the contacts etc and so far it has been better. Only very occasionally it will take two attempts to fire up.
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Just another thought, any one else in Oztralya had spoke issues. If so did you have any drama getting them replaced?
Yes I had mine replaced a couple of weeks ago at Rising Sun Honda in Townsville. No arguments they took photos and sent them to Honda.
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post #118 of 156 (permalink) Old 12-15-2017, 11:04 AM
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Response from my dealer is that Honda will replace wheels for the second time.... what’s the point if they are no better. Has anyone got an assurance that 2018 wheels will be supplied with SS spokes?
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At ProCycle we expect to have stainless spoke sets in stock around the first week of January

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Can one change spokes one at a time without having to "build" the wheel from scratch?
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