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Old 02-07-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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How a company as large as, and with as much engineering accumen as Honda could make a blunder of this magnatude over the course of four model years continues to baffle me. VWW
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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It is worse than that, as they made a change for the later model years that made it worse. But it doesn't involve Harley or Buell, so there is nothing to see here, move on.
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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hmm...quality with a capital F
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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It's because the company is so large. It probably took at least two years for the original memo to wend its way through a gauntlet of 500 vice-presidents, middle managers and assorted other levels of administratium. Then a fix had to be proposed and approved by the same phalanx of @ss-kissers and buttboys. Now, since the fix was inadequate it'll take another two years to come up with another solution.



Ah, the joys of bureaucracy.



Could be worse. Honda could do the usual thing and simply blame the customers. It's probably only the threat of lawsuits that got Honda to do anything at all. Once Bushbaby is done with tort reform there won't be any more need for recalls at all. Or is Bushbaby just using tort reform to protect incompetent doctors? It's hard to keep up with what the idiots are doing today.
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:57 PM   #5
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Hey, you just rang a bell in my otherwise dense cranium. Bad welds may have been a problem in previous models. My 96, which I bought used with about 6,000 miles on it was absolutely beautiful and looked brand new, but it had one problem. One of the tangs which the fairing plastic snapped onto was in the wrong place. No way could it have worked, ever, yet it was welded there. I thought at the time that the weld around it and the joint of two frame members near it looked awfully amateurish for a factory job. But it rode nice, so I rigged up a fastener for the shroud and forgot about it, until this recall prodded my mind.
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:19 PM   #6
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I hear they're going to reinforce the joints with carbon fiber
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:00 AM   #8
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Musta been made on a Friday, and one of the robots was was lookin forward to a hot date.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:15 AM   #9
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I am probably not the target market for a Gold Wing (34 years old, 1150GS and KTM 625SMC)...but I had my eye on a new white Gold Wing....figured if any Honda was over-engineered it was this model....and would be very upset if I had to have my new bike 'welded' by a dealer...who is doing the work? Are they certified? etc, etc, etc.



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Old 02-08-2005, 03:27 AM   #10
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"Or is Bushbaby just using tort reform to protect incompetent doctors? "



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