I believe I’ve brought up my dissatisfaction with the quality of work Elite performed on my 990 last June (FI warning light on at pick up, no apparent concern for this showed by scheduling redo at the back of the line two weeks later), but now the true scope of their ineptitude and seeming apathy becomes clear: I haven’t ridden at all since I rolled the 990 out of the trailer last summer after picking it up in Loveland. A week or so later, I broke my right thumb in an ATV crash, and that injury freaked me out as well putting me on the 60-day IL. Fast forward to this morning, and an opportunity to inspect the bike, change the oil, and dust off my riding skills. Wrong— the good folks at Elite have seen to it that ain’t happening, at least not the riding part. During a short run of the engine, I notice the driving lights no longer work. They worked great before their stay in Loveland. I also notice smoke wafting up from low on the right side of the bike. This is what I found: I’m pretty sure this the fuel overflow hose, now burned to a crisp because someone at Elite didn’t care about what they were doing. Now I have to replace this so the bike doesn’t burn up on the way to Montana next week. Next I move on to troubleshooting the lights, because I won’t ride without them around here. I find this: Not a huge deal, but that bolt was located there for a reason, I’m guessing. Then I find this: And that’s what put me over the line. A radiator support bolt missing. Pretty goddamn important, to my way of thinking (although maybe not as important as not routing a fuel overflow over a fucking EXHAUST PIPE). I wonder how far I would have gotten if I’d just decided to live with the light outage, and not dig into this thing? Anyway, I’m posting this as a safety warning to my fellow inmates/riders, and as a way to make informed choices in bike repair.