Re: Husky 610 coming to US in '06 (banda)
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</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sounds like you had a lazy dealer... and you had all your parts buying experiences in 2002 when Husqvarna was basically closed for restructuring.
I had a great local dealer. Even when I had my dealer do the maintenance, the price was cheap because the hours required were so darn low.
My one complaint with the bike was that the stock exhaust self-destructed, more than once. I had the mufflers replaced twice under warranty and a side plate that the muffler had damaged, with no out-of-pocket expense to me and very little waiting. Fine fast service.
Love Husqvarna. Love my dealer. Hated the stock mufflers.
Your milage may vary.</TD></TR></TABLE>
My dealer was great. Out of business now because of ex-wife. She gutted him and left him flopping on the floor. Too bad to. Nice guy.
Not only was I trying to get parts when they were having restucturing problems and all kinds of rumors about buyouts, but I was also trying to get parts in August. The whole country of Italy takes the month off. WTF? A whole country gets vacation at the same time.
The whole story was I binned the bike doing a rolling stoppie. $2500 worth of damage. To a dirtbike. I was lead to believe they crash cheaply. LMAO! Boy did I learn on that one. I ordered all the needed replacement parts and when the plastic pieces finally came in after 2 months of waiting,begging and pleading I received a:
blue front fender.
yellow radiator shroud.
white rear number plate.
green headlight surround.
or something to that effect. It was ridiculous.
I am done on this topic. I can only relate my personal experience. I hope and pray that Husky has it together. I would love to own another one. The SM610S was the most fun motorcycle I ever owned. But, I had to cut my losses at some point. Lost my butt on it too.