So my new to me 2004 Honda ST1300 has randomly stalled 3 times since I bought it a few months ago. So I ordered a new fuel filter as a starting point as it has 40 000 km and I have no real knowledge of the maintenance history beside what the dealership told me. It had a fuel issue kind of feel to it.
In my internet surfing, I discovered there is a recall for 2003 & 2004 Honda ST1300s due to a poor ground harness. The result is the electric fuel pump cuts out due to overheating wires. I check and see if the recall was completed. Called the official honda dealership where I purchased the bike, they tell me they can't check and I should phone a honda US dealership. This bike is imported however, when I purchased the bike, it seemed like the bike was imported by them plus sold and serviced by them. I'm a little confused by this however, I phone honda USA. Not actually hard to do so now I'm confused how the official honda dealership was unable to do this.
So now I know the recall hasn't been done. I send an email to the official honda dealer I bought the bike from, I get an apology but no offer to get the bike in to get it fixed asap or plans to remedy the issue. I contact another official honda dealer, they are very reluctant to complete the recall. They take my info but haven't called me back. Itís been a few weeks now.
Talking to my regular bike mechanic: he tells me that dealerships don't want to do recalls because they lose money on them. So I understand why both dealerships aren't interested in doing the work.
Now my dilemma: get the bike in to fix the issue and risk having the bike sit as a side job all summer or pay the mechanic I trust to fix it. Judging by what I saw when the fuel filter was replaced: my fingers are crossed that the stalling was due to improper maintenance (that is a whole another story) and not the ground issue.
I donít get how the bike was imported without the recall being completed in the first place. If Iím lucky this can wait until winter but Iím not sure if I want to risk the bike stalling out right in the middle of a corner or heavy traffic.