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post #1 of 32 Old 08-14-2015, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hiya all. So it doesnt come across that im negative to the bike I will say I really enjoy the ride, light/quick turning/the look/the sound. I've also ordered the yoshi exhaust, tank protectors, wheel stickers, fuel cap protecter, heel plate guards, front smoked fly screen, and meta alarm. But think it would be an idea to log issues with the bike in a single thread so its easier to keep an eye on, but also ammo for any warranty claims that may arise. The issue I raised about stalling may even be clutch related, as in earlier k5 model. There is a thread about a clutch problem on gear change and a "squeal" noise from the clutch , also a k5 problem. Mine also had the poor paint finish, another thread on here, like a "swirling effect" in the laquer that the dealer polished out but tried to say I had lay on the tank !! Just an idea, but still a really fun bike to ride lol
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I'm going to join in with the paint issues.
The paint on the wheels is shockingly bad, you only have to look at them and it scratches. Frame coating isn't too bad, engine cases are ok but very easy to scratch.
Fasteners were the usual cheap poor zinc plating so I've replated my bits to aircraft grade coating and anodising.
I'm having the wheels powder coated in a couple of months and I'm now thinking about getting the tank and plastics resprayed at the same time
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I too, have been toying with the idea of whipping off the plastics and getting a high quality double lacquer coat applied. Just had my bandit resprayed and the guys did a fantastic job so might be calling them soon, also get the rear cowl done at the same time once the candy red is available.

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No problem with the paint on my triton blue, not yet anyway!
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having just spent 10k on the bike I can't afford to do anything to it for ages.
But on the issues thread; did the long run after the first service and after 300 miles or so stopped for a coffee and thought I would try using the "helmet lock". Lifted up the pillion seat and discovered NO BOLT on the riders seat so basically just hanging on by the front clips!!!
Tried to ride the 130 miles back to the dealer but did not feel safe and stopped at a large but friendly Honda car dealer who kindly installed a bolt for me FOC.
Dealer denies that they removed the seat for the first service but I am skeptical, but guys please check your seats, doing motorway speeds with your seat moving about underneath you is very unnerving.
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Dealer denies that they removed the seat for the first service but I am skeptical, but guys please check your seats, doing motorway speeds with your seat moving about underneath you is very unnerving.
Surely your arse was gripping it when it started to move

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hi to all, well i'm beginning to think i have got a "friday" bike . went to work on it today and the clutch made a "squeal" noise as i entered a roundabout. parked the bike at work and later noticed a small wet patch under the bike, ran my finger in it, fuel !!. wet patch was there all day so must have dripped all day as not evaporated. will phone shop tomorrow to organise the bike to go in for a good going over as i'm in Mexico from saturday for 2 weeks. gives them plenty of time to sort it or they can have it back lol
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Well ive done just under 400 miles total and the paint seems to have worked down through the laquerwhere my knee goes! I tried polishing it by hand but its scuffed all around and theres a small dull patch.
Im wearing RST textiles and theres isnt anything protruding from them to cause the damage. Absolutely nothing on the others side.

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I think I'm going to try other breakpads. Initial bite is a bit soft I think.

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Well ive done just under 400 miles total and the paint seems to have worked down through the laquerwhere my knee goes! I tried polishing it by hand but its scuffed all around and theres a small dull patch.
Im wearing RST textiles and theres isnt anything protruding from them to cause the damage. Absolutely nothing on the others side.

Ill post a pic later.
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