I'd find another dealer and get the C5.
Well it's been several weeks since I posted that I put a deposit on a Black 2010 C5. Last I had heard, the bike was in customs. Yesterday, I called the dealer for an update only to find out that he refused shipment. In fact, he has informed headquarters that he refuses to sell any C5's until the unexplained wobble issues are resolved. So, if I want a C5 it's going to be from a different source or I go with a G5 if I want local support.Bummer!
I can see the dealers point (sorry); he has to spend -what- a day? making corrections to the FACTORY set-up in order to make the bike roadworthy? So he takes all this time and gets nothing for it. He could have been making money on a repair or something, but instead he has to do the factory's job. ? If he does get any remuneration, it's in the form of parts coupons- but everyone orders parts direct from the Nfield store. The life of a dealer ain't all glamor and bright lights...What am I missing?
Actually if the dealer honestly feels that RE is sending over bikes with a design flaw, or improperly assembled then I applaud his refusing delivery. If he tweaks the bike as per some have done on this forum, and the buyer has an accident, he is in for a heck of a liability lawsuit.I was considering a C5, but have read too much that sways me away from that.Here's a novel idea: Instead of jumping on the dealer, why doesnt RE just get it right at the factory.