Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: watsonville, ca
Bike Released by Dealer
Recovered the 2013 10r with 70,500 miles from dealer; dealer rebuilt failed engine under warranty. Starter failed WHILE at shop and was replaced by Kawa corp. Bike felt normal under slab conditions, light traffic, around higher speeds, not insane for conditions, about 20 miles, (CA traffic is used to supers, either they slide to outside lane if room or simply move a few inches to their left to let a super know clear to pass; so beautiful and I thank them always).
The bike felt smooth and together; noticed that trans felt smoother, and can offer no speculation on this other than reporting that N was easy to enter in certain conditions not were normally tricky (no clutch).
Dealer had bike for over 6 and a half months. Admin reported that 10,000 dollars went into the engine YET, he added, the engine is 80% OLD while 20% new.
All covered under the Kawa extended good times warranty, which I so wish I had with my 2011 10r (that failed at 50k miles, doing exact same loop).
Very very very painful to buy extended warranty in a sense as that gave leverage to the wife to veto a new bike. Family thing. One super at a time. I hate no liter, so now have to figure how to ease the situation into TWO superbikes at one time. Won't be easy; I did get AAA towing for everyone in the house! lol yes, I'm just a bit fearful of another failure. Two consecutive failures now strongly with the first never forgotten; indeed thought of it just prior to the '13 failure.
Tomorrow rain but looking good later in the week; and the Sun returns this Thursday!
Last edited by scout; 12-25-2017 at 06:47 PM.