Beware of Poor Quality Finish 2017 Crf100l
Hi, Like other people reading posts on this forum I love all things Honda and in particular the Africa Twin which I think is a cracking bike.
However, having purchased the bike new in mid September but unable to ride due an unfortunate rear end shunt whilst driving the car, My AT stayed in the garage until I built myself back up to be able to tolerate the ride. Hence the bike is still new only having 400 miles on the clock
Imagine my disappointment when cleaning the bike for the first time I found badly cast and over-painted engine casings. To say I was disappointed was an under statement. The story gets worse but needless to say Honda have agreed to sort the matter out giving me the option of new parts or having the existing ones re sprayed. replacing the casings means dropping the DCT engine and splitting it before replacing the scabby bits.
I don't want to make this post a pop at Honda or the supplying dealer but would just like to know what peoples views are on the issue and whether or not my expectations of Honda and the dealer for letting it slip through are too high. If this was your bike what would you expect from Honda. ( I have accepted a resolution which involves replacing parts but... well i'm still miffed about spending all that money and finding such shoddy finishes)
As you will see in one of the photos the metal is pot marked and pitted, one of the edges looks like it has been chewed on and painted over. Some of the over painted filings contaminating the engine casing have come through the paint and could possible lead to longer term more serious issues had Honda not be sorting the issue out
Last edited by Shez; 11-11-2017 at 10:59 AM.