2005 Road King Problem
My 2005 Road King had a miss in it the last 2 times I rode it, so I decided to pull the sparkplugs & check them. The rear plug would not come out. It is out of warranty even though it only has 6000 miles on it. I took it to the dealership I bought it from & told them about this problem. I was informed that the 2005 models had a ( Oil Comsumption Problem ). In the process of trying to get the spark plug out the mechanic broke it off.
They removed the head & said the spark plug was definately cross threaded in the head. The service advisor called Harley & they said theywould take care of the Oil Consumption Problem if I paid a $100.00 (Good Will Fee), but they would do nothing toward the head that was crosstheaded from the factory because it was out of warranty. I have bought 4 Harley's from this dealership & have had Harley's since 1977. I am not mad at the dealership, but as soon as the repair is done I am going to list the bike For Sale. The cost to me is going to be close to $700.00. The service advisor said I should call Customer Service, I have been down that road before & I can tell you that if you have a lot of time on your hands & enjoy setting on the phone & listening to 3 different songs then go for it. No thanks !!!! I have always beenthe kind of person who has taken care of the people who take care of me. If a company will not stand behind you when the problem was caused by them then I can no longer stand by them. I know that there are many diehard Harley riders that will ride Harleys no matter what the circumstances, I still have the same feeling as I always have,( You Take Care Of The People That Take Care Of You.)
I will still be riding an American Bike, just a different Brand.
Good Luck & Ride Safe !!!