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If you are curious, here is a break-down of my discontent. Yes, it's long. This saga lasted 8 months, and is still continuing.Bike was laid down due to a road gator back in June 2012. It is now 2013, the bike is still in need of repair. Other than a broken foot peg, a broken spark plug/boot, and a broken EVAP canister, nothing was mechanically damaged on the bike after the crash. Broke some fins on the head, buncha rash on the exhaust/mirror/lever/headlight, broken Fly screen...yadda yadda. Duder orders a new head and some other parts. 6 weeks goes by, bike isn't done. I inquire as to why...duder claims the "Head was warped in shipping," that "The old head fits better than the new one." I'm not retarded...that's the wrong part. The real parts are on back order until who knows. 2 more weeks go by, I'm still ready to ride. I get the shits, tell duder to put the old head on 'til the new one comes. He claims he'll call when the new parts show up. Of course no one calls me back telling me the parts finally arrive, 1.5?month later.The real kicker happens in the past month. After having the bike 2-3 months, I finally get coordinated with a friend who can follow me down to have duder complete the work on the bike that he was paid for 8 months ago. Duder says 3-4 days to complete the work. I give him two weeks. I call just after the two weeks mark. "No, bike isn't done. I gave the guys holiday leave for a week. Bike will be done by the end of the week."I call at the end of the week. Bike isn't done. Why? Because this authorized MG repair 'technician' broke a temp sensor off the head in attempt to transplant it to the new head. MG factory is closed for the season, no repair timeline is given. I initiate recourse with my insurance for them to get the money they paid this goof back so I can take my bike elsewhere to complete repairs. They totally agree, and initiate the recourse. I also contact MG USA, who were quite displeased to hear what was going on. Terry tells me they'll be sending a service technician out to investigate. The next day, I get the call from Speed that my bike is 'done.' Apparently, it had been 'done' for almost a week but they still needed to test ride it. When questioned why I hadn't been contacted, the reply I got was: "Because it's been too cold to test ride it to make sure it's ok, we couldn't call you until that happens." Uhh, Wut. (then why are you calling me now?)I express my discontent, the fact that it had taken 6 months for repairs, that they had the bike for 6 weeks and failed to fix the EVAP ( my own mother noticed it was broken within 6 minutes of getting the bike back the first time), the lack of communication, and duder's general shitty attitude toward the situation. I told him that if things were still broken on the bike when I picked it up, I was going to be livid. He told me, "Knock yourself out," then hung up on me.Soooo, I hope that is enough evidence to warrant a justified post. If not, sorry for wasting y'alls time.CAVEAT EMPTOR.
FRUSTRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!EOBD light came on the other day and stayed on...after a hellacious day getting the bike to the shop, I wait patiently. I receive news that it is ready to be picked up after a few days.The list of things wrong...Air temp sensor had gone bad. It was replaced under warranty (the main culprit to the engine light?).Had them check and trim the valves.TPS setting was incorrect. Reset.Fuel injection was re-synced.Perimeters were reset with the TPS.TB plate set screw was tampered with...so was cross bar and air bypass screws. Guess that was my 'buddy' from Elkridge.Right side exhaust packing was gone, gasket was gone.Right side exhaust header was mis-aligned to cylinder head (musta been my buddy again).Left side header gasket was completely gone.All header and nut lockwashers were gone.Exhaust header flanges were installed backwards...uhh, no one but certified MG shops have done work to this bike.I don't understand wtf is going on here. I don't touch things on that bike, and it had the 7,000 mile service done at EM after I got it back from Speed. The only things I installed were clubman bars, heated grips, sparkplugs, and a sparkplug boot.To top things off, I picked up the bike tonight...And the EOBD light keeps coming on for 5-15 seconds at a time, then going off. It also tried to stall on me making a left onto my road after driving it 30+ miles.
Have you continually dealt with Speeds up until the time you went to SPC?
Sounds like (again, I had to go back through her posts and read a bunch to piece this together).Purchased from EuropaServiced (at least post crash, perhaps prior too, not sure) by Speeds.Returned to Europa to try and fix what Speeds didn't/couldn't.Lemon law pursued, then taken (at behest of lawyer) to an independent expert, Spare Parts.
Wonder how a Guzzitech reflash and O2 disable would work. I had it done to mine when I added the Mistrals and all the factory fueling issues were pretty well taken care of and the bike runs a lot better. I'm willing to let the OP try my reflashed ECU if they want to ride up to Chambersburg and spend an hour or testing it out.
I'm sorry that you've had so many issues with your bike - I would be just as frustrated.However, I don't understand how you can claim the lemon law when the bike was crashed. AFAIK, lemon laws address manufacturing defects, not repair incompetence. Reading the summary above, I would think that your beef is with the repairing shop(s) (not necessarily MG dealers) and/or your insurance company, and not Piaggio / MG as a manufacturer.Did I miss something that makes this a manufacturing defect?
God Speed to a resolution. You would think MGNA would look at this as an opportunity for inexpensive positive press and good will. [Perhaps not with Wild Guzzi members if it considers us 'married' to the brand anyway.]Spuddy
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