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06 R6 Owners Should Read This. - April 13, 2006, 07:16 AM

I picked up my 06 R6 from Cycle Sport the day after St. Patrick's Day. From the beginning the right side clip-on always felt a little loose but only enough to bug me not to further any investigation (lazy ass). On a group ride the other day I decided to check further and found the pinch bolt for that clip-on was missing. Nice. Luckily Birdman's passenger footpeg bolt fit so I was comfortable riding home. For 700 miles tho I was out rolling wheelies and hitting some turns missing a clip-on bolt. There is a back up but it was a noticeable problem. I called Cycle Sport and this was their response "that bolt is put in at the factory, so its their fault." I called Yamaha and was advised that while the bolt is installed by the factory - it's left loose so the clip-on can be rotated to the rear to make the profile slimmer in the shipping box and as part of a pre-delivery inspection it's tightened. I posted about this on the r6messagenet and apparently it's been kind of a common theme. Just a heads up to check yours.


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April 13, 2006, 07:22 AM

A great reminder that you need to double check bolt tension after buying a new bike, don't trust the dealer to set it up correctly.
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April 13, 2006, 11:13 AM

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A great reminder that you need to double check bolt tension after buying a new bike, don't trust the dealer to set it up correctly.
exactly what I did when I brought my new bike home. Also you should have done your 600 mile check up which includes tightening/checking just about all bolts you can get to.


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April 13, 2006, 11:20 AM

i would say do this with any new bike not just the 06 r6 the dealer can not properly assemble any bike
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Good lookin'... I'ma check now...
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June 18, 2006, 10:38 PM

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I called Cycle Sport and this was their response "that bolt is put in at the factory, so its their fault." I called Yamaha and was advised that while the bolt is installed by the factory - it's left loose so the clip-on can be rotated to the rear to make the profile slimmer in the shipping box and as part of a pre-delivery inspection it's tightened.

WoW...loving the Cycle Sport response. Customer Service? nahhh Blame Management is easier. They just sold you a brand new 06 and this is what you get??? Looks like they don't need your service business...

I appreciate the 'you should have checked yourself' posts, but when you lay out good $$$ at a shop for a brand new bike...you expect this to be done and at least for them to stand up for it and make it right.

A "gee you are right bring your bike in and we will give it a free once over" and maybe throw in a free oil change would have had Brian sending all his buds there...all of $17.80 of cost to them....go figure..

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