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Offline yamahavrod

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New Member, New Bike
« on: June 19, 2018, 12:04:09 pm »
Hello all and thank you for all the post and good information that I was able to read on the forum before I made the final decision to purchase my new 2014 C14 ABS. I was super excited once I test rode the bike and had to have it. It is a lot more bike than the Ninja 650 that I have been riding.

That year is correct 2014. I found a brand new 2014 C14 at one of the local dealers and as you could imagine it was a deal that I just couldn't pass up. Now I expected a few issues from a bike that has sat on a show room for that long but didn't expect what happened.

Got the bike home from the dealer and discovered a crack in the front fender. No big deal, the dealer will take care of it. They did and have already ordered me a new fender. One the way home I noticed that it was not full of fuel. Odd, they usually fill it up when they do the pre-delivery check. So, I stop to fill it up the next day and when I open the fuel cap at the gas station I can hear the rust breaking free as I open it. Oh, the rust. The top and inside of the fuel tank is covered in rust. Put just enough fuel in it to get to the dealer and back I went. They scrubbed what they could out and drained the fuel, brought it back out and said you are good to go and they will contact me about the warranty on the fuel tank. Great!

About 200 miles before it started acting funny. Thought that I would just get past the break in period, make the oil change and see what changes so the dealer couldn't blame it on the break in. Now.....she wont run. acts like the fuel pump is going out. I made it home from work yesterday but its back to the Ninja until I can trailer it back to the dealer. I really want to want and like this bike. I hope he dealer comes through for me.

Has anyone else experienced such events? and one last thing, every thing that I can find on the internet and in the owners manual for this bike is that it should have tire pressure monitoring. I can not find it anywhere. I watched you tube, read the manual and when you go to the menu on the display its just not there. Go into the setting menu it not here either. Did they make some without it or did I miss something??

Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 12:23:08 pm »
Welcome to COG!!!! :welcome:

I suspect the fuel filter is clogged with rust particulates if they did not change it.

Not changing the fuel filter after this debacle is criminal, IMHO.

If the filter was changed, then the entire fuel system is suspect, IMHO.

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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 01:56:36 pm »
If both of the tire pressure sensor batteries are dead then they will disappear from the display.
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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 02:06:20 pm »
Bike is 4 years old at this point. Possibly 5. Dealer needs to change ALL fluids. Coolant, oil, rear diff, brake, clutch, everything. Fuel filter is clogged most likely. TPMS batteries are totally dead. It’s a great find for sure, but it’s been neglected. Just because it had 0 miles on it does not mean it doesn’t need maintenance for those 4 years. Tires are probably junk too at this point.

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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 02:20:55 pm »
Thank you for the info on the batteries.

I am sure the dealer will address my issues. I have had really good service from them in the past. Just too bad they didn't address them before I took delivery.

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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 02:46:18 pm »
I took delivery of my new (0 miles) 2012 from my local dealer last week.  The only issue so far has been the fuel pump, which wouldn't even try to run when the dealer first put fuel in it.  I had a front TPMS low battery alarm on the first ride, but nothing since.  Tires look ok, brake and clutch fluid look good, so I'm going with it for now.  For your tank to be so rusty the storage conditions must have been terrible!
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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 03:06:27 pm »
I took delivery of my new (0 miles) 2012 from my local dealer last week.  The only issue so far has been the fuel pump, which wouldn't even try to run when the dealer first put fuel in it.  I had a front TPMS low battery alarm on the first ride, but nothing since.  Tires look ok, brake and clutch fluid look good, so I'm going with it for now.  For your tank to be so rusty the storage conditions must have been terrible!

The color of the brake and clutch fluid doesn’t matter. It’s been exposed to athmosphere for 6 years. It has water in it, I guarantee it. It’s easy to change out and cheap. By not changing it, you’re risking your life, as well destruction of the ABS pump. They are about $1000 to replace.

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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 03:13:46 pm »
I took delivery of my new (0 miles) 2012 from my local dealer last week.  The only issue so far has been the fuel pump, which wouldn't even try to run when the dealer first put fuel in it.  I had a front TPMS low battery alarm on the first ride, but nothing since.  Tires look ok, brake and clutch fluid look good, so I'm going with it for now.  For your tank to be so rusty the storage conditions must have been terrible!
would suggest dumping the 6 year old tires,age is just as important as tread depth..
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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 05:00:19 pm »
The color of the brake and clutch fluid doesn’t matter. It’s been exposed to athmosphere for 6 years. It has water in it, I guarantee it. It’s easy to change out and cheap. By not changing it, you’re risking your life, as well destruction of the ABS pump. They are about $1000 to replace.


Never thought about that.  I thought it got cloudy and discolored when moisture got to it... Maybe a project for this weekend!  Any preference on fluid brand, or just any DOT4 fluid from a closed container?
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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 10:57:57 pm »
Any DOT 4 or DOT 5.1 will do. Sealed container

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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 11:15:15 pm »
Any DOT 4 or DOT 5.1 will do. Sealed container
dot 5.1 is overkill for the street, not to mention fairly expensive and difficult to find.. dot 4 will work fine and is pretty cheap.. imho... :)
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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 12:56:54 pm »
Any DOT 4 or DOT 5.1 will do. Sealed container
dot 5.1 is overkill for the street, not to mention fairly expensive and difficult to find.. dot 4 will work fine and is pretty cheap.. imho... :)

5.1 is definitely overkill. But it’ll still work. 🍻

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Re: New Member, New Bike
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2018, 05:52:09 pm »
:welcome: