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julie13bailey
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« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2005, 07:01:28 »

Thanks everyone, you are wonderful

I am going to have to take Thor into Bikers today

I know that they couldn't find anything last time but I am desperate.

Alan, thanks for the PM, might need a lift back home (joking) I know you will be at work

Fingers crossed that they will find something this time
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« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2005, 10:48:34 »

Took the bike in, the mechanic rode it and it happened to him too

They were discussing it and they think it might be the ECU, what ever that is

So I am bikeless yet again
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« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2005, 18:03:46 »

ECU, that'l be mekanik talk meaning 'European Currency Unit', (being Italian) which means if it wasn't under warranty it'd be mighty expensive to repair
Hope they find the problem this time   Did you get a lift back from bikers or did you have to wait hours for a bus that wasn't going in the right direction like happened to me last time
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« Reply #53 on: September 23, 2005, 23:24:31 »

Ecu, is the little computer to make the engine work, it is a little black box, so they tell me

Tony at JT's said that he would have diagnosed the same thing so hopefully it will be fixed this time

It's all under warrenty so I don't have to pay for it which is a blessing.

Dave (one of the owners) gave me a lift into Southampton city centre as he was going to Shirley, then got a taxi home, managed to scrounge a raffle prize off him for our fund raising event

Just hope Thor isn't there for too long
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« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2005, 17:26:44 »

They still can't find anything wrong with it, the ECU was fine, they phoned Piaggio and they offered a few tips, but nothing

They are going to have another look tomorrow and if they can't find anything wrong then they are going to ask someone from Piaggio to come down and have a look for themselves

No work, no pay
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« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2005, 17:59:46 »

So your bike is like our very own onedrum, there`s something wrong but can`t find it. ::
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« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2005, 18:39:34 »

Ask them for a new bike. Sale of goods act states that goods sold must be fit for their intended purpose which this bike isn't. You have followed the consumer laws by letting the dealer try twice to fix it and they can't, therefore you are legally entitled to a replacement, or the whole of your money back.
Wait too long and you forefeit this right.
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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2005, 07:54:21 »

Hi Julie,

Dave is quite right,  enough is enough.  I have had two 'rogue' bikes from Piaggio in the past.  Both were replaced without too much hassle, when I insisted on it, one by the dealer, and one after the matter had been referred to Piaggio.

I sincerely hope that this experience will not put you off the Evo 500?  The build quality on them is generally excellent, and the bike itself an absolute gem.  As i'm sure you have gathered through this site, serious problems are very few and far between.

All the best, and I hope that your problems are very soon resolved.

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« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2005, 12:09:28 »

Thanks Dave and Fantom

Now I have just got to pluck up the courage to tell them my rights
I get kinda nervous doing that sort of stuff
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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2005, 12:11:35 »

Take a printed sheet from a website with your rights listed, highlight the relevant one.

That way they have it in black and white.
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« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2005, 17:27:07 »

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Julie, Im sorry you are still having problems, what puzzles me is if the have eliminated the ECU, that means they fitted a replacement and it still stalls, in which case how come they can't find anything wrong with the bike? If the bike isnt stalling with the new ECU fitted, how do they know the ECU wasnt faulty?
something doesn't add up.
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« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2005, 17:35:40 »

I spoke to one of the bosses at Bikers and he recommended I write an e-mail to Piaggio, he gave me the name of someone who I think has a lot of clout there.

E-mail has just been sent so now it is a case of waiting

I now have the bike back and it is working again..... for the moment, I stated in my e-mail that if it were to happen again then I would be asking for a replacement or refund

That isn't too harsh is it
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« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2005, 17:40:27 »

Alan, they ran a dianostic on the ECU and it came back as clear, there weren't even any stored faults. They said that if it is an intermittant problem then the faults would be stored and would show up on the diagnostic check
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« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2005, 17:42:32 »

So they didn't swap it out then... (I don't know if swapping the ECU is a simple thing.)
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« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2005, 18:10:34 »

Take JT up on his offer and let Tony and Dobbin loose on it. If they can't fix it then a replacement is worth negotiating.
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« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2005, 21:50:21 »

The thing is, its riding normally now, not a problem

It was about 6 weeks in between the two incidents last time so only time will tell and hopefully I will hear back from Piaggio
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« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2005, 22:24:25 »

Julie,

Hows things?When does your warranty finish?or if the warranty does finish and the scooter plays up will any work still be done on a warranty basis as its an existing fault.....if you see what i am babbling on about.I am guessing it would be or should be done FOC.

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« Reply #67 on: September 28, 2005, 07:31:34 »

That's a valid point Steve. I had a fault on a Vauxhall Agila that was looked at under warranty but the Vauxhall dealership was unable to find the fault, it was an intermittant knocking at the rear. Suggestions were made that it was the fuel tank flexing, the exhaust knocking or maybe a joint that was drying out and creaking. This went on for the duration of the warranty coming and going sometimes with months in betweeen. Finally I went back after the warranty ended for another look, bearing in mind that they said that it would be cared for F.O.C. as it was an ongoing problem, they then said that I would have to pay. I sold the car and bought a different brand.
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« Reply #68 on: September 28, 2005, 08:50:03 »

Julie, did they do anything at all whilst it was in other than check it over?  I'm not knocking the dealer as I know an intermittant problem is hard to deal with. It just means you cannot fully enjoy the bike as you are constantly waiting for it to happen again. I would still take up JT's offer of letting look at it whilst it is running enough to get it there.

I had a similar problem with an ET and ended up selling it for a pittance to the shop who were struggling to repair it - I just wanted to get rid of it at that stage (it was out of warranty).

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« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2005, 19:42:24 »

Hi Jules, whats the latest with poor Thor?  

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« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2005, 10:16:03 »

I think she's out riding, must be working OK again!!
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« Reply #71 on: October 02, 2005, 15:42:49 »

I think Thor is ok, was the last time I was on him  

I have been away for the weekend so will find out tomorrow when I get him out of the garage
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« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2005, 18:28:04 »

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Hope Thor is OK tomorrow and that the gremlins have gone.
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« Reply #73 on: October 02, 2005, 19:11:42 »

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« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2005, 19:17:14 »

Bellybird is for your belly dancing, not the size of it.
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