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I only have about 3 hours on mine. I noticed a few days ago that when the key was on, the brake light was on. Called a local dealer and he said to drop it by and they would take a look at it. Took it by today and they looked at it while in the truck. The first thing the mechanic said when he looked at the rear adjustment was "it looks like something has hit it". He said part may have to be ordered but didn't think the warranty would cover it. I asked him to just see if it was out of adjustmant. He turned the knob a few turns and all was well. Works like it is supposed to now. I hope this is not a sign of what is to come if I have more problems, large or small.
 

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dont trust anythin that the dealer says..they just want ur $
 

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My brake light was doing the same thing. It was a simple fix though. There is a switch that triggers the light right beside your right foot. If you hit that with your foot it can bend causing the switch to stay on all the time. All i did was bend it back with some plyers and take the tension off of the spring and it was fixed.
 

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I don't see how this is a warranty issue? A waranty is to protect you in case of a manufacturer's defect. I don't see how this was a defect. "Adjustments" are not defects, this is regular service. If you expect a warranty to cover stuff like this, you will be disappointed, you should have purchased some type of service plan.

Just as a side, the first thing I did when I got home with my 700XX is remove the rear brake light switch, they always require adjustment. I fought the ones on my 450R's for a while untill I figured why do I need this, I don't need brake lights, it a quad ridden offroad.

Doug
 

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The point I was trying to make was that the first thing out of their mouth was that I must have caused it by running over something. Seems to be several examples on this board where the warranty was denied by blaming it on the owner. If I have a major issue during the warranty period, I expect the manufacturer to be accountable also. An example of this not happening was with the '01-'03 Raptors. They had a known problem with the second gear. They were failing left and right but Yamaha would not own up to it. Some were out for about $1200+. Yamaha's stance was that it was owner caused.
 

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It really boils down to the individual dealer - just ask around. I had a good one in Austin and a good one here in Bartlesville. In Dallas they were garbage.

The dealer techs don't even work for Honda, they work for the franchisee and then the franchisee has to make a claim against Honda. Heck if I were a business owner I would rather pay my guys to work than to fill out warranty claim paperwork. People follow the path of least resistance and items like this seem to go that route.

When I went in to get a torn CV boot replaced I went in with both my copy of my extended warranty and my Honda warranty. I let them know up front that I didn't tear this on a limb or something and that I expected ONE of the warranty's to cover it. I was ready to fight too, but didn't need to.

Mine is starting to smoke a little, but when it comes down to that I think that my fight would be futile and wasted time, so I would prolly just do the work myself.

It's my opinion that they, should have covered that though. I have never had an issue with that.

Just my $.02.



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Hi Scuzz. I bought mine in Bartlesville even though I live in the Dallas area. This is the second bike I have bought from them and have always been treated well. I tried to buy one of these '08 left overs from a well know dealer here. They had a price on it of $4399. When they got to the bottome liine, they wanted $6850 and my Raptor. Paid $4399 + $11 for a total of $4410 loaded into my truck. The same dealer tried to do me that way when I bought my other Rincon back in '04. That is when I found the one in Bartlesville, Ok. Good guys to deal with. Well worth the 600 mile round trip to me.
 
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