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post #21 of 121 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 04:01 PM
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Well, just picked up my new race bike ('09) this past Sunday and I made the list

So I called the nearest dealer (1hr away) and the bastards needed the bike before they'd even order the part... WTF? Told them it was a race bike and wasn't street legal, they said it doesn't matter. So I called the next closest dealer (2hrs away). They said no sweat... they already got some on order, they put my name with one and said I could just bring the old rectifier in at the time I pick up the new one... That is good service... the other dealer can KISS MY ASS! They just lost my future business - fuk em!
I got the same story from my dude at the dealership at first - just leave your bike with us for a week and then we'll be able to order your part once you drop it off. The more I talked to him, the more he saw it my way...

When you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?
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I got the same story from my dude at the dealership at first - just leave your bike with us for a week and then we'll be able to order your part once you drop it off. The more I talked to him, the more he saw it my way...
Just tell the guys at the service department that the bike is your daily driver. I just did that and all they needed was my VIN. Originally they wanted my bike for about a week and they didn't even have the part in stock to replace.

The dealer will call me when the part arrives and then I will drop my bike off and they will swap out regulators that same hour. Piece of cake for me!
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'Cause the R/R attaches to the fairing. You don't need to take the R/R off the fairing to remove the whole upper cowl portion, you just have to unplug it.

I know, I was just saying if you already have the fairing off, just undo the two bolts and bring them the r/r.

They need/want some part of the bike to verify the VIN, though.

That's a PITA if the one by me wants that, I'm not hooking up the trailer and taking my bike in just to get a new r/r. I should be able to bring them the old one and the title with the VIN, and give me a new one

The dealership I am working with knows me so they know it's going to the right bike and all, but they still need the VIN for the paperwork and the 2 hrs of labor to charge to Kawasaki.

That is exactly why i hate dealers,
and why I never take my bike anywhere besides my own garage for work. If this wasn't being recalled and you took it in, they'd charge you for 2 hours of labor what can EASILY be done in 30mins


It should not matter at all what purpose you use your bike for; track, street, or as an ornament in your living room.

Not for what I use it for, but for what condition it's in. You'd be surprised and what little amount of aftermarket work you have to do to some vehicles for a Manufacturer to void warranties.

They also said the part is already a week backordered, so get your order into your local dealership quickly!

Hopefully everything goes smoothly and easy or I'm not going to bother.


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just leave your bike with us for a week and then we'll be able to order your part once you drop it off.

And leave my baby with you A-holes.... I don't think so


If you do have to drop it off, do yourself....and your bike a favor, and DON'T give them your key. After my buddy went to drop off his bike and the guy walked out with a helmet to "pull it into the shop" .... he decided the shop wouldn't be touching his bike.


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Dealer called me today and said they would order the part and should have it in 2-3 days. They said I can bring the bike in any time over the next few months. (winter here) Asked if I could just bring in the plastics with the r/r and they said they need the whole bike because they need to do a "blue" paint mark on it. I'm assuming on the frame. Any one else here this or am I being fed a line of BS.

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Is there a time limit to when they will still do the recall? I want to put some more miles on the RR this summer before bringing it in this winter. I don't even have that many miles on mine. Seem like a waste.
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Dealer called me today and said they would order the part and should have it in 2-3 days. They said I can bring the bike in any time over the next few months. (winter here) Asked if I could just bring in the plastics with the r/r and they said they need the whole bike because they need to do a "blue" paint mark on it. I'm assuming on the frame. Any one else here this or am I being fed a line of BS.
Yes they need the whole vehicle for recalls. I wish I can just bring in the part and swap it, save everyone time and I don't have to stress over the incompetent techs touching my bike.
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Does anybody know what they are actually replacing it with?
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Yes they need the whole vehicle for recalls. I wish I can just bring in the part and swap it, save everyone time and I don't have to stress over the incompetent techs touching my bike.
I already told the guys that are doing my recall that I will be standing by my bike the entire 1-2 hours to make sure that all is well and that they don't f*ck around. They almost told me to take my business elsewhere until I told them that I was looking into buying a 2nd bike...
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Does anybody know what they are actually replacing it with?
Good question. I'm not exactly sure but once I get a replacement I can fill everyone in if nobody has beat me to the punch. I guess the part was ordered last week and I'm just waiting around until the dealership gets that for me.
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