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Old 09-24-2015, 12:18 AM   #23361
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A research paper which vigorously analyzes the dynamics of stepping on a banana peel: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article...7/3/7_147/_pdf
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:01 PM   #23362
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Advice needed.

Long story short.

I bought a motorcycle that unknown to me had a recall issued for it. This recall was a "stop operating immediately" type of recall. This recall was issued 3 months before i bought said bike. Come to find out, today, this recall was never addressed and i was sold an unsafe bike.

Should i call the manufacture(before or after the fix)?
Should i let it go, let them fix it, and move on with life?
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:10 PM   #23363
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Most manufacturers will fix recalls no matter if you are the original owner (at time of recall) or not. Contact the manufacturer or a dealer. They will take care of you.
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Advice needed.

Long story short.

I bought a motorcycle that unknown to me had a recall issued for it. This recall was a "stop operating immediately" type of recall. This recall was issued 3 months before i bought said bike. Come to find out, today, this recall was never addressed and i was sold an unsafe bike.

Should i call the manufacture(before or after the fix)?
Should i let it go, let them fix it, and move on with life?
The law also depends on where you live and who sold you the bike.

some dud on CL- good luck with that
a licensed dealer- you have recourse in most cases

But since its a manufacturers recall, you just take it to the dealer and let them fix it.
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I guess i skipped the part where i bought it new off the lot from the dealer.

I bought it 3 months after the recall was issued. The dealer never addressed the recall issue and they either knowingly or unknowingly sold it to me.
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In any case they didn't do their due diligence.

Still, even if you took them to court, the end result would be that you take it to the dealer and they fix it.
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Yeah, the only reason to make a stink about it would be to get the dealer in trouble with someone, there's no direct benefit to you.

Recalls are free, even if you're not the original owner. Bring in the vehicle, they look up the VIN, see it's covered by recall and not marked as fixed, they'll fix it.

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Once it's fixed i'll be calling Yamaha and asking why one of their dealers sold me a bike without the recall being done first.

It's just unfortunate...
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In any case they didn't do their due diligence.

Still, even if you took them to court, the end result would be that you take it to the dealer and they fix it.
Meh, I bet if he really pushed it he could get them to just take it back, money back, etc.

Just depends on what he wants to do.
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:05 PM   #23370
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what's the issue? what needs to be fixed?
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http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/04/09...gearbox-issue/

I want some free ****!

Life moves on. I've always said that its the users own fault for not knowing. I don't trust anyone or anything and this is one of the many reasons why.
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Once it's fixed i'll be calling Yamaha and asking why one of their dealers sold me a bike without the recall being done first.

It's just unfortunate...
Ehh, if it were me, I'd be down there howling out loud at the dealership for their deception or ineptitude (take your pick), as doing so would serve two distinct functions: 1) I'd get to blow of steam for the general hassle and inconvenience , 2) If done properly, it would very likely illicit a conciliatory response, at least from any dealer with a shred of business acumen, such as some free services or parts discounts in the future.

You're going to get the recall work done regardless, so you might as well milk as much PROFIT out if it as you can.
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Have you gotten a recall notice in the mail? Sometimes only ones in a certain vin range are affected or only ones with certain options.
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I have no idea if this is true. It was on FB. But it's funny. Author claims to have interviewed a large number of PhDs and asked them to give a simple, dumbed-down summary of their doctoral thesis:


1. Does music express emotions or just elicit them? Read the next 200 pages to not find out.
- Welldogmycats

2. Girls take birth control. Girls then pee out unmetabolized estrogens from birth control. Pee goes to water treatment plant, estrogens not treated, male fish become female fish.
- Altzul

3. Nanoparticles are weird and I accidentally made a bomb and electrocuted myself.
-M33

4. People trying meditation for the first time get aroused.
- PainMatrix

5. When I get rid of this gene, it messes the brain up. A lot.
- NeuroscienceNerd

6. Computer AI systems can learn to operate a warp drive and automatically build an instructional system to train people how to do it. My dissertation is probably the only one in existence to reference the Star Trek technical manual.
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7. My experimental drug does NOT cure addiction.
- NotSoCleverPork

8. Making new magnets from old magnets because we're running out of magnets.
- IAmAHiggsBoson

9. Inpatients with schizophrenia are happier and socialize more in the context of a music listening group. It was obvious before we began the project and we learned nothing.
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10. Little things stick together. Here's a slightly easier way to calculate their stickiness.
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11. There are amoebas living in volcanos, but I never captured Bigfoot on film (I tried).
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12. We can take random pieces of bacterial DNA from beaver poop and put them into other bacteria to discover new things, like how to break wood down into biofuels. Yes, I had to dissect dead beavers and handle their poop.
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13. This protein looks like it might contribute to asthma. Oh, turns out it probably doesn't.
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14. I crunch numbers using a supercomputer in the hopes of ensuring a fusion reactor in France doesn't get fried on the inside.
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15. Two proteins touch each other in a specific place in the developing heart. No idea if it's important for anything.
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16. I can make models of galaxies in a computer, but I can't explain why they don't act like real ones. Even if I bash them together or stir them around.
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17. People sometimes think about animals as if they're people. People like those animals a little more than regular animals. Except when they don't. I can't believe they gave me a PhD.
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18. Sand washes away, don't build important stuff on it
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19. Why does a coffee stain look the way it does, and how you can use it to make anti-laser glasses.
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20. You can make antimatter move in strange ways if you set your equipment up wrong.
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#18 gave me a pretty good chuckle. Might be the whiskey, though. Research is needed.
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You should......write a thesis
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Urban Dictionary: mushrooming

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Some dirty ********** stole my coffee cup off my desk while I was working in Arizona last week. I was given that coffee cup the first week I started working here 7 years ago and I've used it literally every day I've been in the office since then.

I feel empty inside, I don't know where to go from here.
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