Originally Posted by Domromer
Stuff like this is why it never buy boutique brands. I'd love a motto guzzi but the cost and availability of parts has always kept me away. Hopefully you get your issues squared away without too much hassle. Sounds like you've had a run of bad luck with a bike you thoroughly enjoy.
Funny, I have had no more issues with parts on any of my Italian scoots than I did on the Suzuki Burgman we used to own. Service and parts availability have been about the same since the Suzuki dealership didn't stock any greater amount of parts than the Piaggio/Vespa or Aprilia dealerships. Even something like a light bulb for the Suzuki wasn't in stock and I had to pick it up from Cycle Gear. It took 3 days for an exhaust gasket to come in which is a pretty common failure on Burgman 400s. Seemed like whatever was needed was always "we seem to have just run out". Guess that makes Suzuki a "boutique" brand.