|By Taffrsv on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 12:01 pm:|
I have been to my dealer today to see if any of my warranty parts have arrived, they informed me that my claim for new front mudguard has been rejected by Italy (thats where the warranty department is now) the reason
if the mudguard was less than a month old or it was a paint fault they would replace it, but since the bike is 7 mths old the owner might have took it off and not replaced it correctly so causing stress fractures and cracks, so we will not replace
|By Guzzi on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 01:22 pm:|
Keep at it, they shouldn't be allowed to get away with this. I've just had a warranty approval for new spoke nipples on my Capo. They started rusting after 12 weeks, its now 6 months old.
Did you get strong support from your supplier?
|By Andyjfalco on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 01:46 pm:|
A three year warranty requires three years of dealer servicing. ie. up to £1000 if you do a lot of miles. Stuff that! I'm getting mine done by a local mechanic I've been using for the last 15 years. Aprilia warranty, not worth a toss (IMHO)
|By Taffrsv on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 02:02 pm:|
to be fair to my dealer they where very embarrassed to have to tell me, it was there idea to check the bolts for a shoulder. I phoned them back to tell them my findings and they said they would get back in touch with Italy, I phoned Aprilia UK they failed to return my call. Even if I get a result I'm not expecting fast service, I've been waiting 4 1/2 mths for a RSV decal.
|By Befbever on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 10:28 am:|
I paid extra for a official UK bike so to get the 3yr warranty, I wish I had never bothered and saved my money with a import
|By Falcofra on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 05:37 am:|
I agree that the three year warranty is not worth a toss. I bought a U K spec' Falco from onyerbike and paid £175 for them to change the oil, check a few nuts and bolts, and ride it up and down the road for 10 mins. That was the first and only dealer service my bike is going to get.
It's really simple to change the oil and filter. To clean the plugs you only need to prop up the tank, remove the airbox, vacuum any bits of crud from down the plug recesses (2 per cylinder) before you remove them, takes 20 mins max.
My local dealer assures me that it's very rare to need to re shim the valve clearances on any aprilia V Twin with average milage within the first 3 years so I recon its worth the risk of losing the warranty and doing the servicing yourself.
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