I bought a new 03' blue YZF600R but it wasn't brand new. It was one the returned to the original dealer after only 170 miles. I was planning on buying used but I got a pretty good deal on this bike. It was for sale for $6,499 and I offered them $6,000 out the door and they took it. It took some bartering and twice going back to the sales manager but they finally said yes. The final price of the bike was $5,500 something.
Thats the good part, now for the bad.
I was riding it from the dealer back 60+ miles to my home and something happened. When I first left the dealer I was stuck in traffic for about 9 miles and that took almost an hour to get through. But then as soon as I passed the accident that caused the back up I got up to highway speed (60-70mph) and the bike just stoped
Everything just cutoff on the bike. Some fuse blew and it turned everything off on the bike and it won't start at all.
So now I am 10 miles from the dealer and the dealer was actually closed before I left. I was 50 miles away from the house so what do I do???
I stopped some guy on a harley and he helped me find what the problem was. Something is shorting or grounding out on the bike. The harley guy took one fuse from the other side of some little box that wasn't blown and replaced the blown fuse and as soon as he put in the fuse it blew too. So its something electrical wrong with the bike.
I didn't know what to do so I just pulled the bike into a little strip mall that was right there and left it. I parked it under a streetlight but I don't know the neighborhood at all. It's 10 miles from the dealer and 50 miles away from me. Lucklily my wife was following me and I was able to get home. I didn't tow it back to the dealer cause it was closed (and will be until thursday) and it would be the only bike outside. And I didn't tow it back to where I live just to have it towed back to the dealer 60 miles away two days later.
The dealer is closed tommorrow and I won't be able to get to the bike or the dealer until Thursday morning January 2. So, do you guys think I did the right thing? Hopefully no one will mess with the bike while its there. I have theft insurance on it but I will make the dealer pay for anything that happens to the bike cause it was only 11 miles from where I bought it. It has a warranty until september of 2003 so I'm covered for that too. I'm thinking I'll ask for a new 03 bike but I doubt they will bite on that. But I will try hard to get one. Then if they won't budge on that I will try to get free frame sliders, a key and some other free stuff. Hopefully I will get something that will compesate me cause I will have to drive another 120 miles round trip when I didn't intend to. And now I don't have a bike for 2 days that I paid cash money for!!! If you guys think of another way I should approach it please let me know.
On another note I think I will be fine having a yzf600r for my first bike. For the hour I was able to drive it, it was kind mild and didn't seem to have any of the big 600 power that most said would be too much for me. Of course I never went over 4,000 rpm's but the take offs were really mild. From what everyone said, I was thinking that if I use a bit too much throtle on take I would be doing a wheelie or hanging on for dear life. But oh well I don't wanna start anything with you seasoned riders. I just hope to join your ranks in a year or so.