My brother and I road tripped from (East Coast) to (West Coast). I rode my 2016 Street 750 and he followed me in his 2010 Ford Raptor F150. It took us about 5 days to get there.
We didn't go straight across America.. we went through coastal states like GA, SC, FL, etc..
When we entered San Antonio, TX.. I noticed something strange about my bike. I would roll on the throttle and my bike was not responding. It was rattling and vibrating horribly and I knew my bike was ******!
This is when I signaled my brother to pull over because something was wrong and then suddenly my bike CUT OUT and this was quite scary because it caught me off guard.
So when we pulled over we were trying to see what was wrong because now my bike wouldn't even turn on.
The oil lamp was lit so thats when I came to the conclusion that my bike was overheated because we were in the Desert. It was nearly 100 degrees in Texas.
We had to load it up on the bed of my brothers truck and drive the rest of the way to California. When we arrived in California we stopped at a Harley Davidson dealership to buy new oil & oil filter in hopes that maybe it would fix my bike..
Well.. it didn't. The engine on my bike sounds horrible like its scratching and scraping and vibrating. So there is definitely engine damage and I might've blown my motor..
What do I do now?
I'll be honest.. I am pretty intimidated when it comes to talking to the dealership because it's my first time and I have been reading all these articles on the internet like
"My $36,499 Harley broke down, why won't Harley honor the warrenty?"
"Harley-Davidson denies warranty claim for man who’s ridden 2.5 million miles"
I am rather disappointed that my Harley couldn't hold out for a road trip across America.
When I asked the dealership in California what might be wrong with my bike.. he explained to me that my bike wasn't meant to be ridden like that.
Do I have warranty? Do you have advice? I'd like to hear from the forums..
Thank you in advance.
edit: I did my 1,000 oil change myself with all proper tools & instructions. (Owners Manual) My bike now has around 3,400 miles on it.