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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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07/09 build vs. 12/09 build...

I'm looking at two Tbirds, identical except for color. I can get a better deal on the July build than the December build. Is it worth having one over the other? Looks like the December build will cost me $500-$1000more.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 03:48 PM
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Well from what I've read here and at "the other place" the earlier bikes had the cams that are susceptible to the compression release mechanism breaking. It is however unclear for how long those cams were used, so a 12/09 bike might still have those same cams anyway. My bike was built in 12/09, and the seat bracket recall did not apply to my bike, but it would for the 7/09 bike. I did have to have the fender bolt recall done, and the ABS bolt recall.
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I'll defer to Dazco who will surely weigh in, but the compression release issue doesn't seem to have caused any issues and the recalls are all covered anyway. If you go with the earlier build just make sure that they will comply with all recall notices prior to delivery; once that is done it's a mute point anyway.

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Mine is a 2/10 and I had a broken decompressor; it was just spinning free on the end of the camshaft causing sort of a sputtering loss of power effect. I'd had the bike less than a month when it happened. Not sure when that issue was fixed and not saying it would happen to you, but it is note worthy. It took over a month (almost 6 weeks) to get replacement parts. It was frustrating because it could be so intermittent and took a couple different times in the shop for them to figure out what it was.

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Thanks for the heads up; I'll keep listening. Waiting for parts is always the real bummer. Waiting for accessoris is annoying but at least the bike is still operable.
I gather from your post that if it breaks I'll know it?

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Yeah, it'll still run and the symptoms may go from being very intermittent to being very constant, but either way it's obvious it isn't right.

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