A "hidden bulletin?" Did they forget to turn on the "show hidden bulletins" option?So the dealer has removed my tank and just called to confirm the problem, as small flakes,gunge blocking the filter.
Even though 2 days ago whilst it was being serviced they said Honda did not know of any issues on this, and there was no info in the Honda Darabase, they now admit there is a ‘hidden bulletin’ on the database about it.
The bullesays to clean tank, replace pump/filter and injectors, but advises against replacement of the tank (presumably on cost grounds, and also a replacement tank most probably will do the same)
my main concern is that many members on this forum have had the fault a second and even third time after the first repair has been done. Which is fine if your still in warranty.
I don't know if I would say "convenient," but it can be done. There will be some merging and resultant cleanup that will need to be done.
Neil, Hi. I only know what the guy I have been talking to at American Honda has told me. The question is how accurate is his information. But according to him some of the ATAS tanks have been experiencing oxidation of the welds. He told me that it doesn't affect all of them, but I suspect that may have an asterisk of *yet. They scrubbed mine out with a Scotch Brite pad and claim that the oxidation does not re-appear and that there is no concern with rust later. Again, take that from what it is worth from the USA Honda Rep. I have the feeling they are more customer service reps than mechanics or engineers.I’m wondering what exactly the flakes are from, and if the ‘cleaning’ will result in problems down the line like rusty tanks?
if the flaking is from a protective coating, once it’s flaked off presumably the protective coating is gone too?
Also his are they cleaning the tank (with limited access through the pump hole) if abrasives used might cause rust later in life?.
It sure makes passing more adventurous than it needs to be. Will it pass with ease this time? Or will it sputter and lose power? Do you feel lucky?Just dropped mine off yesterday for new fuel pump and tank cleaning. Happy I made it there in on piece. Bike has no power over 6,000 rpms. Pretty dangerous on the road not knowing when the bikes going to fall on its face during a pass or merger. I will update you all once I get it back. I also filed a report with the NHTSA
I just received a follow up from NHTSA.
I have opened an investigation and many complaints have been coming in which is great. We need everyone to report to us venting online is not much to go by and are hard to validate. The manufacturer has been made aware and we are waiting on response, With the COVID-19 things are moving slow. I hope riders are being more cautious. The dealers are reporting to the manufactures too. Please be patient I am on it.
This is looking promising and hopefully we will have a real solution soon from Honda.
Thank you for sharing! I haven't heard the brake rotor issue before. I check them on our bikes periodically, but I haven't noticed more than the expected play. This is maybe not common? How much excessive play do you have now compared to when new?I'm in Australia 2018 ATAS. Yes. I have had the dealership/Honda resolve the issue under warranty at no cost at 14500km. My problem didn't arise until after the installation of a new tank under insurance.There may have been flakes in the original tank but I will never know as I asked the dealer to inspect the fuel pump and filter when they were swapping the tanks because I'd already heard of this issue, but of course they didn't. It was less than 1000km after the new tank was fitted when the bike started starving for fuel when hot.
I have since fitted the Guglatech fuel filter over the Pump Assembly and i plan to remove the tank soon to see if there is any more reside.
I'm currently waiting for a reply from Honda Australia regarding Warranty on the front brake discs. They have excessive play in the rivets and the local dealer has said not warranty. I expressed my disappointment and advised i'd be contacting Honda. I find it pretty poor that the disc needs replacing before the 1st set of pads are even worn out.