Beware of the 2006 R6 Engine
Hope this is the place to talk about this,
Well My 2006 R6 just expired warranty (1 month), and last weekend we went riding, well after getting gas rode for about 1 mile, I could hear some noise coming from the front end of the bike. We pulled over and the noise was coming from the engine, I checked oil level and it was fine.
Some guy at the gas station suggested pouring an extra quart to see if it would help. Well that did not solve the issue, So I trucked the bike to the dealer last Tue.
After checking the top end of the bike, the valves seem ok, the bike runs fine except for the noise, well they found pieces of metal in the filter and oil pan, the dealer called me to authorize 3k in labor, needless to say I almost **** my self.
While in my rage fury and anger-frustrated moment, I called the Yamaha Corp. And started a case with this engine problem, they are going to cover labor so far, but need to know what is up with this engine.
I am an Aircraft mechanic so I know **** happens, but I got to say 1 year old R6 to need engine repair, makes me second guess keeping this bike now.
Last but not least, I called the dealer, told them Yamaha is covering labor -as their rep said "We are covering labor" the dealer asked me what are they covering percentage, I reply LABOR as in ALL - I mean that made me second guess are they messing with me? I mean this same dealer guy spoke with the same lady @ Yamaha as I did, so why even ask me? want $ from me and Yamaha perhaps?
Well I will keep this thread going, but for yall with year old 2006 R6 beware this could be you.
an unhappy KP--