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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2000, 11:20 PM
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Highmark hood melted after 1 mile?

I have been looking to buy a new Highmark. My dealer said he could get a floor model from another dealer out of state. I went ahead and put some money down for him to bring it in. The odometer show 1.3 miles. I opened the hood and found that the hood vent was melted severely and that the tab that holds the hood cable was discolored. I pinched it and it broke right off and was obviously very brittle. My question is what is going on here? I find it hard to believe that this could take place within the first 1.3 miles. I think it is more likely that either the previous dealer had demo'ed the thing and ran the odometer back or had disconnected it to begin with. The sled looks pretty good but jeez..... I want a NEW sled. Any comments? Thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2000, 12:59 AM
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Re: Highmark hood melted after 1 mile?

I suspect that the dealer either did as you said or swapped hoods off the new sled for a customer that melted his hood. It is very common for a new sled to come out the factory with 1-2 miles on the odo., track stand time. Mine had 2.3 miles and not a scuff on the track. Track stand run in time is usually done with the hood open for inpections so it should not have affected the hood. Somethin's fishy, look the sled over real good have the dealer get you a new hood if you buy it. Also check the clearance between hood and pipe, it may be a pipe fitment or hood sag after in comes out of the mold issue. Too bad 'cause you'll love the sled.

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