Nooo! Thanks for the info, but that's not great news for me!:sad010:Hi 1900, I'm in a similar position to you. I'm picking up an 05 today. I live in NZ and the bike's a UK import. I checked with the dealer here and they won't honour the warranty as Honda NZ only deal with the VIN numbers that were first registered in NZ. The bike was given the all clear by the shop yesterday, but I think it's just a matter of time with these bikes, isn't it? Good luck with yours anyway.
I'll get onto that dealer here I mentioned, and hopefully he might do a trick. Really dont feel like paying for the parts, I need tyres and I wanted to get a Power Commander soon!
I've had some correspondence over the years with a bike shop in USA, where my bike is from. He's not a Honda dealer AFAIK but he might know someone.
There's no dot punch under my VIN, so it will probably come up on their system as "not yet replaced", and hopefully the fact that it was exported wont come in to it :fingers crossed:
Check for a dot punch under your VIN to see if it's been replaced, or check the VIN against the list of affected bikes.
Your's might never go faulty, if it does and if I think of any dealer I know in the UK, let me know if I can help.
Meanwhile, best thing you can do is keep the revs up! lol
Cool stuff, enjoy the '05 and biking in NZ! thanks:th_salute: