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fotodadi last won the day on April 8 2013

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    2013 HONDA VFR1200FD ABS (D HHH 1)

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  1. WOW!!! I am just seeinf this.... I am so sorry about your experience. I really do not remember having any problem splitting the engine like I did without any special tools. I do remember that I had some difficulty around the drive out of the gear box. So how is it with you?
  2. Finally she is up!!! FEAR ME (2010 model) meets ROLE MODEL (2013 model)
  3. Have a friend who is just waiting for it to be assembled to take it off me.
  4. What can I say! A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case....several! Honda came through for me BIG TIME! Hmmmmm...what do we have here! Hmmmm....a HONDA Van! Ahhh....A Box Looks like an engine.....could it be? Ohhh yes.....a brand spanking new HONDA VFR1200FD Engine! Getting reday for heart "transplant" In progress..... More progress!!! End of day 1.
  5. Hmmmmm! What I can say is that it is not very easy to process imports into Nigeria. What with all the documentation that one has to do.....especially if such an item has never been imported before. I am loving HONDA
  6. I have received quite a few emails and phone calls. All seem to be pointing to a happy ending for this story. When it happens, I will share with all.
  7. Update. In the last 2 weeks, Honda have surprised me further with the care and concern they have shown. I even got a visit from reps from the local assembly plant (assembling 125s and petrol generators) who took pictures and asked questions and stuff. Good news soon? We will see.
  8. Hi guys! Some feedback and a light at the end of the tunnel? Today I got the mail below Needless to say I asked for a new engine MAIL has been removed.However, I will continue to update all and keep my private correspondence private
  9. This is actually what has me very very concerned......."Why did this happen?". I have observed that there was no discoloration on the crankshaft, con-rod or metal bearings. This leads me to the conclusion that the failure was unlikely to have been caused by a lack of lubrication. If there was lack of sufficient oil flow, there would have also been local overheating so that the metal would have been discolored. Right now, I have sent the pictures and the video on a CD by courier to Honda Japan. I am hoping that someone will take an interest and perhaps eventually, I will get all the parts for free? At the time I decide to rebuild, I will be stripping the engine and cleaning thoroughly, all the oil channels. Before that I welcome suggestions and ideas on possible angles as to the cause.
  10. Thanks so much for all your help, suggestions and advice. I have just gotten the final email from Honda UK and I am tired and will not pursue it any further. Honda, UK, have told me that it is out of warranty and thats that. Have just completed ordering all the parts I will need to rebuild....I have decided to go with a new crank...and will keep you all updated.
  11. Looks Like I have a long battle ahead of me. Below is Honda UK/EU's reply and my email. Dear Mr Kanu Thank you for your recent e-mail into our offices regarding your Honda VFR1200. I am sorry to hear of the recent problem that you have experienced with your Honda VFR1200. Honda (UK) provide a warranty of 3 years from date of first registration on this motorcycle and it is with regret that you experienced this problem. The 3 year warranty is valid whilst the motorcycle is within the UK or EU and it would appear that the motorcycle is now used in Nigeria. Therefore, any warranty on the motorcycle is no longer in place. With regards to a recall on this motorcycle, there are no recalls showing on this motorcycle as being outstanding therefore it is unclear which recall you feel is outstanding. At this stage, whilst sympathetic to your case, I am sorry to have to advise that Honda (UK) are unable to assist with this matter further. Honda (UK) values all of the feedback that we receive into our offices as information of this type is used to improve the range of products and services that we provide to our customers and it is with regret that on this occasion your personal expectations have not been met. Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Kind Regards, Sarah Customer Relations - Cars Customer & Aftersales Honda (UK) Telephone: 0845 200 8000 ************************************************************************** This email is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Honda Motor Europe Ltd. or any of its group of companies. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. Honda Motor Europe Limited T/A Honda (UK), company no. 857969, registered in England and Wales, 470 London Road Slough Berkshire SL3 8QY Honda Motor Europe Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 311813. Visit our website: http://www.honda.co.uk ************************************************************************** "Ogbonnaya Kanu" ---08/03/2013 13:52:26---Hello CS, Following my call earlier today, kindly find pictures of the engine damage From: "Ogbonnaya Kanu" <ogbonnaya@seindeo.com> To: <customer.servicecars@honda-eu.com>, Date: 08/03/2013 13:52 Subject: Case Ref 934264 Sent by: Ogbonnaya Kanu <oekanu@gmail.com> Hello CS, Following my call earlier today, kindly find pictures of the engine damage to my VFR1200FD along with a link to the video of the engine (and its operation) prior to disassembly. http://s856.beta.photobucket.com/user/fotodadi/media/VFR1200FDGeargoingbad.mp4.html?sort=3&o=0 <<...>> <<...>> <<...>> <<...>> <<...>> As I have mentioned earlier, I would like to order a new VFR1200FD, 2013 model in Black and receive a new engine to replace this failed one. I do look forward to your speedy resolution of this problem. Best Regards Ogbonnaya Kanu
  12. Interesting...the bulletin says the DCT version is not affected. Although my VIN is in the range....001235.
  13. BTW...made a video before I opened her up.....its not the best of videos but its here
  14. Thanks for the support guys! Several constraints I have.....I am Nigeria in Africa.....bike was bought from a dealer in the UK. Apparently, my warranty is only valid in the EU zone. However, my dealer, Doble in the UK, has promised to see what can be done so I am hoping for the best. I dont even want to think of having to rebuild that V4 lump.
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