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Old 08-06-2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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WOW, the r1 assembly instructions, alot of work.

I have put together alot of ATV and dirt bikes. So for a giggle, I broke out the book for the dealer assembly instructions for the 06 R-1 LE. HOLY *&)$

I can now understand why dealers charge setup. Most ATV's take about 1/2 hour to 45 mins (minus charging the Battery). The R-1 looks to take about a half day to put together.

Just was shocked how much the dealer has to do to get the bike ready to sell.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:08 AM   #2
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Yes - There are Alot of things that are a PITA but would imagine all sportbikes are about the same ??
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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I would agree, it was just a shock, I figured maybe 2 hours maybe 3, but... wow.. Like I said atleast a half day, if you've but alot of them together, we dont sell very many since the last one we sold a couple years ago ended with the owner's friend's son wrecking and not making it (R.I.P.).

Anyhow, it looks like like it will take a bit to get the bike set up... Guess, to avoid the setup charge I will have to buy the head tech a case of beer, which can only be drank after the bike is set up.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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what.... really... i worked for dealer for 3 years and built my R1..took me about 30 mintures to unbolt it from crate. put on windscreen and mirrors...battery was already charged... put in gas and changed stock countershaft sprocket before it even had been started...maybe LE has more to do
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:09 AM   #5
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Could be, hard to say
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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I worked at a Triumph and Suzuki dealer. All the sport bikes just roll out of the crate. Sometimes you have to install a windscreen and sometimes not, buy by far they are the quickest to service, and unfortunatly the quickest brought back with crash damage

It seems like the cruiser bikes and the dirt bikes take alot more work.
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:57 PM   #7
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I worked at a Triumph and Suzuki dealer. All the sport bikes just roll out of the crate. Sometimes you have to install a windscreen and sometimes not, buy by far they are the quickest to service, and unfortunatly the quickest brought back with crash damage

It seems like the cruiser bikes and the dirt bikes take alot more work.
every bike is different....

the older hond were shipped with the front wheel not installed and packaged in the crate next to the bike....


some of the yamaha's had to have minimal installation....


some have the clip-ons tucked and all of the swirchgear and levers need to be repositioned after setting them.....



and if you think bikes are bad.....go set up a PWC....

they suck....
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:49 PM   #8
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actually I worked at a honda yamaha polaris dealer a long time ago, and did set up pwc, and alot of 4 wheelers. Was not too fun.

The Polaris shocks were a bitch, and the Kodiak mud flaps were a pain in the ass...lol
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:42 PM   #9
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Well the ATVs are not that bad now, still a PITA, but not as bad as the streetbikes from what I was told.. I might borrow the manual, and scan it. If anyone is interested.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:18 PM   #10
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so what exactly takes so long for the le?
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:22 PM   #11
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and if you think bikes are bad.....go set up a PWC....

they suck....
Got my attention, care to explain?
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:36 PM   #12
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I will scan the book, and let you see. wheels, forks, I think cluster, brake calipers, chain... the list goes on and on.. it isn't a just roll off the crate and you are good to go. Plus the whole checking fluids, and filling/charging the battery. 10 hours on a slow charge.

Like I said I will scan the book and post it. it is alot concidering there are only so many hours in a day and being a small shop we get inturupted alot for other "Problems"
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