300 miles and it's in for the 3rd time.
So far not so good with my new Street 750. At 150 miles I reported an oil leak, it was cleaned up and returned to me. At 200 the leak was pretty bad so it went in for 2 weeks while they replaced the rear timing chain tensioner, as well as resealing the water pump as it was leaking as well. They had to reset the timing so new valve cover gasket, fresh oil, filter and also adjusted the clutch again to address why it wasn't shifting into first very easily. So I got it back last week before the storm hit on Thursday. We finally a small break in the weather Monday, to at least top the tank off with some hot mix to stabilize the fuel for the winter, , so all I did was 12 miles to the ethanol free station and back.
Yesterday the sun pops out and we get a decent chilly, but rideable day so I hop on, and run north to pick up a few things for my daily. I decided to take the scenic way home down thru the twistes to put a few more miles on. I rode maybe 75 miles or a bit more. When I got home I get off, shed my cold weather gear and go back to push the bike inside, and I noticed the entire area is soaked in oil again. I pull the upper side cover off, and again my coolant level is slowly dropping. I didn't remove the belt cover this time, I just hopped on and rode it directly back to the dealer.
I forgot they are on winter hours in service, W-S, now but at least I was able to drop it off. I chatted with the salesman I got the bike from and he's not too happy as well and helped me get the bike checked in and made sure it would be on the lift today, because he agrees it's BS and they have never had a 750 with this issue.
As before I was thinking the head gasket was leaking. But the tech sprayed down the area with a white powder and said it was only the tensioner. This time it's fairly obvious that it's the head gasket. Sadly nothing's in stock as before and it will be 7-10 days as they only work Wed-Sat during the winter, for parts.
Only 314 miles on my new 750 and it's spent more time in their shop as it has mine in the last month I've owned it. I even had a difficult time sleeping as now I am hoping the rest of the bike is sound. I am almost to the point of asking of they just can't buy it back or trade for an 883 they have. Something is bugging me that I don't want a problem child. I just want a bike to ride and enjoy, as sadly my riding days are slowly coming to an end in a few years.