I am posting this for a friend trying to see if this is a trait or not.
2003 Viper 700 carb triple was a bear to start with numerous problems since new. It has been back to the shop 5 times for no start issues and hard start and idling problems.
We met up and rode about 2 weeks ago and the sle died 20 miles from the truck. We dragged it back hit it with some starting fluid as it wouldnt start at all and it limped into the trailer.
He takes the sled in and to his surprise one cylinder 0 compression 1 at 40% and one normal. They also tell him the crank bearrings are shot(?)
Sled pulls over and will run just sounds terrible and really runs lousy.
He has an extensive paper trail from taking it to the dealer. Is there any recourse at this point since this sled has been a problem since new? It has 4XX miles yes hundred not thousand on it. He used it for his kids this is not an abused sled at all (kids are 10 and 8). Sled was fine before this last ride....Is it possible to suck enough powder through the hood into that horizonatal foam intake to kill it? Is this possibly just a lemon and is he SOL?
He is being told 4500 for repairs...He says he will scrap it (I will take it apart and sell it for him or put in an ebay motor if need be. Will any other motors fit?)
Where should we start with getting this situation rectified?