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Old 01-21-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:40 PM   #2
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At the time, Aprilia said the faulty conrods were not used in any production models, but it will be interesting to learn whether the recall notice is related to the same problem.
THAT'll piss ya' off........
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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Something smells fishy in the state of Denmark.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:45 AM   #4
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I was laughing my ass off reading CW's latest where they were trying to slough off the humiliation of making the bike MOTY virtually sight unseen...only 1 person on the staff had ridden it when they made the announcement. They quoted the "a pre-production batch of con-rods...no production engines affected" baloney too.

I guess Prillia did the math on wrongful death lawsuits versus cost of recall and the recall came out cheaper. A-holes, they just lost me as a potential customer, just like Ford did with their Pinto Math.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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Another case of a cover-up. This cannot be good for present or future business.

http://www.motorcycle.com/news/april...ods-89173.html
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Another case of a cover-up. This cannot be good for present or future business.

http://www.motorcycle.com/news/april...ods-89173.html
At a minimum they just blew profitability for a least a couple of quarters.

Who in hell straightens con-rods in a 14,000 RPM engine?!? Maybe in a 5hp Briggs and Stratton, but come on, a high-performance motorcycle engine? What the f were they thinking?
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At a minimum they just blew profitability for a least a couple of quarters.

Who in hell straightens con-rods in a 14,000 RPM engine?!? Maybe in a 5hp Briggs and Stratton, but come on, a high-performance motorcycle engine? What the f were they thinking?
I suspect it wasn't so much the actual straightening of the rod, as it was the method used...........
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Thats going to hurt, bad!
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