Bad Rear Wheel on FLHTCUSE3

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by timba, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. timba

    timba Member

    9
    11
    0
    well, brand new bike has been in the shop since 4/24,
    resolving slow leak in rear tire.
    after new tire installed, still leaked.
    determined need new chrome 9 spoke rear wheel rim.
    covered under standard factory 2 year warranty.
    waiting for delivery.
    may be ready late next week.
    only 450 miles,
    150 of which is back and forth to service dept at dealer
    (sticky throttle, now this).
    almost forgot i had a bike.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    44
    Maybe someday the MOCO will get on the ball :eam

    They can request a wheel for a "bike down" and get it pretty fast.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    44
  4. timba

    timba Member

    9
    11
    0
    OK, final result.

    dropped of bike for leak in rear tire, 4/24/08;
    got bike back, 5/7/08;

    took a couple days to find leak, couple more fighting for warranty, couple more to get a new wheel, couple more to make sure new wheel ok;

    LEAKY SPOKE;

    that's what they told me;

    apparently, 1 of 9 cast aluminum chrome spokes was porous enough to leak 2# of air a day thru the HUB;

    told wheel made in austrailia;

    cost me nothing but lost saddletime;
     
  5. Fisher

    Fisher Account Removed

    341
    0
    1
    This has been a bad year for quality.It's beginning to make me sick.I see way too much crap like this every day.Corporate greed.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    44
    I agree. it's almost like a throw back the the AMF days but in a different way dealing with quality.
     
  7. Fisher

    Fisher Account Removed

    341
    0
    1
    Smitty I work at a dealer and see way more than most.There are some serious quality control problems now.Made in China/Taiwan is one of them.
     
  8. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

    922
    26
    0
    I understand this is a tubeless rim, but there are benifits to having a tube.

    Call me old fashioned.
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    44
    I agree there Dan, the only advantage of tubeless is being able to plug the tire on the road top get you home if you have the tire plugging kit and the CO2 cartridges to pump it up.