The Tick Has Finally Been Licked On My Bike
Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:10 PM
The time frame wasn't real desirable but I think that Lawrenceville Honda Yamaha in Georgia did do an excellent job for me I talked to the tech who worked on my bike and am satisfied that he did a good job.I beleive they made an honest effort on the repair. But if Yamaha would provide a little more info to their dealers about possible problems with their bikes it could eliminate a lot of leg work by the dealers and possibly expedite the process on the repair end.
I took the bike for about a hundred mile run this evening in misting rain and fog.
I couldn't stand it I had to ride that bike when I picked it up regardless of weather conditions.I was really happy with the bikes performance, It seemed to have more spot on power,I guess I didn't notice the gradual loss of power before.
The bike was very smooth and now I'm oh so happy.
You don't know what you lost til you don't have it for a while and just being on this forum and getting info here makes it much easier when you do have to take your bike somewhere for repair work that you're better informed.
Thank you to all owners of previously repaired tickers who shared their experiences because your posts on the subject really heped me.
Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:29 PM
Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:43 PM
It was very loud when I finally took it in with just under 24000 miles.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 07:24 AM
Glad to have you back! I know its been frustrating, but the bottom line is that Yamaha paid for everything! I agree with you, that the guys at Lawrenceville Yamaha are a great bunch. Chris Roth the service manager will do what it takes to make it right :clap:
2005 Yamaha FJR1300 ABS
1993 Yamaha Virago 750 customized
2000 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 with full Neuspeed suspension
1977 Porsche 930
Posted 23 January 2006 - 04:34 PM
Steve, go to the tech forum here and check the sound out for yourself. Its pinned and it's right at the top o the page.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:30 AM
We all want to know. You mentioned
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:10 AM
Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:24 AM
Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:01 PM
Keep us posted. I particularly want to know if it runs MUCH better than while ticking.
I now live in motorcycling paradise - NW Arkansas!!
Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:00 PM
As for tyrone the info i am referring to specific to the tick repair is generally the parts will be the same,new valve guides throughout,new valve stem seals new head gasket,new cylinder head bolts,new exhaust gaskets,new exhaust valves throughout.They also replaced the spark plugs.Not specific to the tick repair that were also fixed under warranty were the cam chain tensioner and the camchain assembly.The bike has spot on power as before it lagged alittle bit,not a whole lot in my case but I could tell immediately when I got on the highway and gased it.
The mechanic that did the repair told me that there really wasn't a break in period,so I babied it for five miles then goosed it.
I've only got to ride it one time about a hundred miles but every thing seems to be in order, nothing came flying off the bike and no screw drivers fell out of the fairing so I think I'm good to go.