Major problem with 2005 XVS 1100
Appreciate any comments.
I am a bike rider in Brisbane I have an 2005 XVS 1100 and thoroughly enjoy it.
Just over a week ago my bike broke. Its 3 years old, has 12,000 klms on it (I dont get out that much) and I broke the front universal the top shaft going into the joint just snapped. The universal joint is bugged, the housing frame around the joint is bent big time the bike shop has pulled the whole engine apart to identify all the problems.
The quote to get it fixed was between $5,000 and $6,000 the dealership I bought the bike through has gone to Yamaha to see if they would come to the party on some cost this kind of fault should not happen. Yamaha have said they will pay $4,000 for the parts I am up for the rest not a lot of change out of $2,000.
My question has this happened other bike riders? Is it a problem with this model? Is this a manufacturing problem if it has happened with other bikes, it might appear to be an inherent problem.
Truly, my situation might be a one off, and bad luck on my part. But if anyone could tell me if they are aware of this fault with other bikes, I would appreciate any advice.