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Author Topic: My C5 is in the shop already :(  (Read 8236 times)

Marrtyn

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2009, 12:47:52 PM »
Just heard from my dealer that engine/frame Nos. 00088 to 01116 are for recall for gearbox attention. Not too sure were I am with my bike, seems to be some discrepancy with my Nos.- or I am not reading them properly

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2009, 01:17:22 PM »
Just got a call from Mike who was very straight forward (yay!) , but it turns out my C5 DOES fall in the VINs with the recall :(

It's also a separate issue than my original gearbox issue. Apparently the parts will be flown in from India and mine will be one of the first fixed, but no timeline given.

Bleh. Still, least I should hopefully be safe to ride over 50mph when I finally get it back.

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2009, 02:50:07 PM »
I have known Mike at Watsonian for many years. We have been in this business selling Enfield for about the same length of time. I can ensure you that the straightforwardness you got from him is how he is all of the time. I will say with 100% certainty that when this is over he and the others at Watsonian will have made sure you have a safe bike to ride.

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2009, 09:58:26 PM »
It looks like things may be finally going your way,  I can't wait to hear how it is over 50 MPH  ;D
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2009, 02:20:53 PM »
i worked on high-tech machinery for many years with new technology hitting us constantly. One thing for sure: new machine-new quirks! It'll be ok though. My wife has a C5 on order so we're in this boat together.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2009, 10:20:19 PM »
Still no word. I think I'll call tomorrow, but doubt there will be any good news, probably another few weeks to go.

Bleh.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2009, 12:00:59 PM »
No tarnish here. My wife's C5 is on the way (teal) and she's looking forward to it. Sounds like this is the only engine to be offered next year, so I feel confident RE will do what it takes to correct any issues and keep the machines rolling. By the way, I'll be heading for the Land o' the Sky for Belle Chere and maybe a little ride. Wonder how my Bullet would do on the Dragon's Tail...
Anyone reading this will have their enthusiasm for the new UCE a bit tarnished. I sort of feel bad I recommended the bike on some other forums. Matbe i'll just sit back and observe.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2009, 01:25:27 PM »
No tarnish here. My wife's C5 is on the way (teal) and she's looking forward to it. Sounds like this is the only engine to be offered next year, so I feel confident RE will do what it takes to correct any issues and keep the machines rolling. By the way, I'll be heading for the Land o' the Sky for Belle Chere and maybe a little ride. Wonder how my Bullet would do on the Dragon's Tail...

Maybe we can get a few Bulleteers together and do the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fun2drum is out this way, and there is some old guy who has an AVL we might be able to get ride if he has a tank on his bike. ;D
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2009, 02:16:07 PM »
sweet-I'll let you know some times when I can
Maybe we can get a few Bulleteers together and do the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fun2drum is out this way, and there is some old guy who has an AVL we might be able to get ride if he has a tank on his bike. ;D
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #54 on: June 23, 2009, 03:36:15 PM »
Just to clarify a couple of points. In the US the C-5 is NOT on the recall list. Since they have been sold longer in Europe they are involved there.

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2009, 08:51:46 PM »
Still no word. I think I'll call tomorrow, but doubt there will be any good news, probably another few weeks to go.

Bleh.
Spoke to my dealer the other day. He tells me we in the UK are to get a letter from WS explaining the situation and advising us of the next step, re: bike collection etc etc. This has been confirmed by another guy, and also that the letters have been sent out last friday( this info. given to other guy at WS Open Day).Needless to say I hav'nt recieved my letter or anything else as yet. (I am trying to remain positive,but summer is slipping away)

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2009, 10:50:48 PM »
hi marrtyn.(our) dealer hasn't rung me once about this recall, so today i rang him and finally he took my details, frame no etc. and said he would fax them to w/s and i would  get the letter. by the way when i spoke to mike at the open day he had no record of me at all. regards davem (mack)

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #57 on: June 24, 2009, 01:20:26 PM »
hi marrtyn.(our) dealer hasn't rung me once about this recall, so today i rang him and finally he took my details, frame no etc. and said he would fax them to w/s and i would  get the letter. by the way when i spoke to mike at the open day he had no record of me at all. regards davem (mack)
Hi (Mack) davem,
Funny, my telephone calls/conversations have been one way also. Is this a UK thing.
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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2009, 09:58:38 PM »
Hi Martyn. I think it more likely a small dealer thing, but i did get an email from W/S today saying I'd be hearing from them/ dealer soon about the timing of the pick up etc.Davem.

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Re: My C5 is in the shop already :(
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2009, 10:11:44 AM »
I want my bike back. The Electra leaks oil everywhere and behaves badly in the heat, not the bike I paid for that's for sure...

 Still no word from WS, was hoping seeing as it's been in the shop for so long it may have been worked on by now, I can't see these parts taking 2 or 3 weeks to be flown over from India.

Frustrating is an understatement.
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