Rusty, what did your dealer say about a refund? I think I will do the same.
I'm more than a bit surprised at some of the recriminations I've been reading. Find me a manufacturer these days who hasn't issued a recall - Toyota, BMW, anyone. No manufacturer is perfect. It's how the manufacturer handles their problems that reveals their sense of responsibility. Does anyone remember exploding Ford Pintos, and the revelation that internal company memos argued that it would cost less to pay lawsuit claims for the injuries and deaths caused by the fuel tank than to fix the problem? I, for one, am delighted Royal Enfield decided not to take that approach.I have a lovely green 500CC porch ornament at the moment, and I'm as impatient as anyone to get it on the road again. But I'm perfectly happy with the way RE and Kevin have handled the issue. Not only are the problems being fixed, we're getting a free upgrade in spec, with a renewed two-year warranty at the end of it. That's worth the wait as far as I'm concerned.
It doesn't evoke sympathy when it's been just over 1 month. Certainly not MONTHS.
I think Rusty and I both had additional issues and downtime on top of the recall
I just hope that if and when I get to ride it again it continues to put a smile on my face. Keep an eye on e-bay just in case.
Br. CJ, you might wish to consider renaming her: The Bride.
I'm getting a bit confused here - perhaps Kevin could help me out?This started with a batch of 1000 as I recall and bikes made after that were not affected. So now that what amounts to a gearbox upgrade is being implemented is this now being applied to all bikes and if not is it the case that the 1,000 bikes recalled will in effect be of superior spec to everything else being sold?
I was supposed to get mine back today, but well, it wasn't today now. Hopefully tomorrow.
thefieldworker, I'd mention your deadline, maybe it can be done in time. It sounds like the total number of recalls in the US is way less than here in the UK so maybe it won't be an issue getting yours done in time, good luck!
I do appreciate the efforts that CMW has made to ensure the highest quality and safety for their products. The Bullet is my first bike since my 1985 Honda CB700SC (which I rode until 2002), and it was truly a spiritual pleasure to get back on a motorcycle - and a gorgeous one at that! I hope that I don't need to drive my car to the Carolina coast.
Rusty, are you still expecting (hoping) for your baby to be back tomorrow?
Very glad to hear that things are moving in the right direction, Rusty. You may have listed it earlier in this thread but, as it's quite long now, can I just ask what damage was done? Just to give me an idea of RE spares prices. Thanks!
You may have listed it earlier in this thread but, as it's quite long now, can I just ask what damage was done? Just to give me an idea of RE spares prices. Thanks!
Watsonians should have a couple of spare [length tuned by computer] shorter performance pipes on the shelf for the C5 by now, along with the new adjustable height seat :0)
All I know is that if you need a new CAT your looking at around £800 over here in the UK