Did you perform your 1st mod, by taking off the sticker on the gas tank
I see from your work order the dealership where the bike was purchased replaced the swingarm. That missing sleeve for the needle bearing is on the dealership that made the repair, not Honda.it came from Honda this way
No idea if any of this is the issue, but the following parts are not included in the SWINGARM SUB-ASSY., RR. 52200-MKJ-E60:We'll see what happens and what they find.
Any Honda dealership should be able to perform warranty work for any NEW issues. Since Nash Powersports initiated the warranty ticket for the swingarm, they were obligated to Honda to complete it.I contacted Honda corporate and notified them of the issues with the dealership and am working on getting them to authorize my local dealership (Musselman Honda) for any subsequent warranty repair work.
The bike was purchased brand new at full retail price from Nash Powersports in Mesa, AZ. They admitted to incorrectly assembling the replacement swingarm - they did not install one of the 2 pivot collars that goes into the swingarm pivot assembly. As I'm an aerospace engineer, I'm concerned about 2 things within the operation of the pivot when configured in this situation (missing one of the pivot collars). The pivot collar is designed to provide a race for the needle bearings to ride on, so missing one unit would excessively load one side of the pivot, which would accelerate wear to the needle bearing assembly associated with that side. The side of the pivot which is missing a collar would potentially be contacting a different portion of the pivot assembly (potentially the nut/bolt portion) and may ride on a radius that it wasn't intended to contact, therefore creating the possibility of damage to both needle bearings within the pivot assembly.
Nash Powersports proceeded with reassembling the swingarm assembly with needle bearings that have been ridden for 700 miles in the aforementioned configuration (missing a pivot collar). They claim that Honda corporate did not send them a new swingarm with new pivot collars - they sourced them from the original installation and initially failed to install a collar on one side.
I would like to investigate the possibility of obtaining new needle bearings for both sides of the swingarm pivot under warranty, to be installed by my local trusted dealership (Musselman Honda of Tucson, AZ) - in light of the matter that the originating dealership has not replaced the bearings and they may be compromised according to the possibilities explored earlier in this message.
Thanks for your time,
Musselman Honda may have to go to bat for you with regards to dealing with American HondaWhat I did instead was go straight to Honda corporate and request that they authorize my local dealer in Tucson to perform subsequent warranty related service instead of Nash using the following verbiage: