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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Why so long to get parts?

I have been waiting for the speedometer box assembly(front wheel) for my 1500 for over a week and still no sign of it coming from Mother Honda. I'm sure it's a planned obsolescence part having plastic gears in it, but it has lasted only 45K miles. Dealer told me 3 or 4 days at the most when it was ordered. Rant over

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 12:08 PM
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I have a feeling that when you place your order they start checking warehouses in the US and if your part isn't here they order it from Japan maybe? I ordered a part that took 3 weeks to get to me. I called the place I ordered it from and they really had no explanation why it was taking so long. One sunny day it showed up on my doorstep.
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I do not know how true this is, but I was told about 6 years ago that there are only two warehouse locations in the states for any Japanese bike part.

North Carolina has 1, and then California has a handful. All of the intermediate warehouses that were sprinkled though the midwest were shut down.

The one in North Carolina still gets it stock through the west coast boys, so there it is.
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Honda is waiting for one to come up on eBay.




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It's a wonder that they are not selling them on Amazon.com.......LOL
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Honda is waiting for one to come up on eBay.
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Finally got my part. It was ordered on June 6 and finally arrived on the 18th. Unacceptable.

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I'm wonderin how much longer GL1500 parts will continue to be made.
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Not sure on the motorcycles but I know on their cars we are required to make service parts for 15 years.

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The dealer that I used to deal with wouldn't put in your order when you put it in.He would wait until he had a full sheet of parts to order and then do it.Needless to say he doesn't get money from me anymore.

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