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Aug 08

Posts: 62

Dodgy Dealings with a Dodgy Dealer


I bought an xt660x 3 months ago from a dealer and he told me i had a 3 month warranty, i've recently got a job at a yamaha dealership and the mechanics there along with alot of other people have all told me it's got a big end rattle. The dealer has ignored my emails and phone calls, it's luck if i actually manage to speak to the guy in charge, when i finnaly did get hold of him he told me that i actually only had a 28 days warranty "like the sign in the shop says mate" I've been well and truley had he took my mint vfr 800 and sold it at over 100% mark up on the price he gave me (wasn't too fussed about that to bein with) then kept lying to me about posting the log book, so i contacted trading standards but it arrived two days later, 4 weeks after he told me he'd sent it.

The bike was faulty when i bought it because the noise hasn't chanaged, what can I do?

I appreciate all your help in advance, thanks.

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Aug 09

Posts: 2713

MarcusMarsh says:

Faulty XT660

Get yourself a lawyer and go after him. 

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Nov 07

Posts: 2422

smidget says:


advice from MM

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Jun 09

Posts: 1050

Amateurcynic says:


With the above. Also consider Citizens Advice, in clear cases of a breach in the "Sales of Goods Act" like this they can sometimes get you stuff pro bono (Free! Or at least experienced advice cheaply!)

Best of luck, go get t' bugger!

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:

"Big end rattle"

If it were a big end problem, it would be more like a knocking. Or do you mean top-end (valve train) rattle? Does it improve as the bike warms up? Have you heard a similar bike to see if it makes a similar noise?

You should have a receipt for the bike, and that receipt should give any warranty details (in writing), unless its "sold as seen".

The logbook will have been sent out by DVLA, (the dealer will have had to send off the slip to inform them that the bike is no longer in his possession, and put your details down to get the logbook to you) - DVLA state that the papers can take up to 30 days to arrive.

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Abstract rude


Aug 08

Posts: 62


It sounds like the big end bearing is revolving in the case, I work in a yamaha dealership this is what i've been told, I have an xt660r, xtz660 and a 660 raptor which uses the same engine, next to them mine sounds rough.The paperwork is no longer an issue, the issue is the bike is broken a month after I've bought it and he's now lying to me telling me i had a 28 day warranty.

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