I was at my local honda dealership about 2 weeks ago and was talking to a parts guys about my RC. He owns one as well, I asked him about the gauge cluster melting and he tells me that there is a fix for it. He takes me over to the service department and explains the situation. The service guy gets my bikes info and creates a work order. The parts guy orders the warranty parts needed. I pick up the parts about a week later and think everything is cool. I get a call today telling me that I owe the dealership $66 for the parts. I ask them what the deal is and they say that honda knows it's a problem but because the warranty expired they won't take care of it. 1st of the parts guy knew the model year of the bike so why didn't he consider that if it was a warranty issue. 2nd If honda knows it's a problem and came out with a fix why should I be punished because the 1st owner was to busy to have it fixed. I would ask the 1st owner but he was deceased when I bought the bike. He was killed in the line of duty ( motorcycle cop in nothern va). I guess I've come to expect more of honda. I called the customer service line to see what they are willing to do. I faxed my proof of ownership and work order to them so it's up to them to decide what's fair. I own a Nissan 350z and have had all my tires replaced for free due to feathering. Nissan even extended my tire warranty another 20,000 miles because they know that is a problem that they created. Here's how I look at it, honda used plastic to save weight and money. They realized there was a problem and created a cheap fix. I would expect them to man up to it and repair the cluster no matter when the melting occured. Next time honda should use better material!!! BTW My co-workers 1000rr had the same problem and they replaced the cluster. He had 2000 more miles on his 2004 1000rr than I had on my 00 RC when they replaced it. Sorry for the rant but it really pisses me off when a company passes the buck to a customer instead of manning up to a problem they created!!!