Oh but I do have to worry - because I am taking my machine out of the UK to South Africa to live. As I can't just 'pop' along to Russ Bennett, it becomes my responsibility to sort sh*t out. Russ may ship parts to me to offset labour fees, but I need to have diagnosis confirmed and then sort it out when the parts arrive. Can you imagine import duty and VAT on a frame into an African country like RSA - and I then have transfer all parts to the new frame.You don't have to worry about the niggles for 2 years anyway as its under warranty.
With regards to the engine mounts I personally think its tension related so there might not need to be a new frame just replacement and set to right torque with spacers to relive excess stress on the frame.
I have an 899 tre-k and it hasn't changed my feelings for the bike one bit its a lovely piece of kit I ride it hard I may part ex it in a year for the 1130 see how the money goes.
If the frame does go on me early retirement :clap:
Once the 2 years are up you have to then deal with any issues that are unresolved during warranty period - such as replacement frames re-cracking.
And then when you can't ride the bike, and no fecker will buy it because it's useless - Houston has a problem.
And then the dream is over and the coffee scent finally enters your nostrils.
The tubular steel spars which bolt to the engine are the right design but in my mind - as a time served aircraft airframes service personall in the Royal air Force - I suspect, but am not stating as fact, that what we are dealing with is simply poor quality steel.
Obviously the fatigue is going to first show at the point of greatest stress. And this has happened.
If all that is required is a simple spacer, then there will be a recall - as spacers are far far cheaper than replacing frames.
But there is no recall.
I very very much doubt Benelli are hiding from us the requirement of a simple spacer. I am sure they have very competent design engineers, computer aided programmes, lots of resources - if they can't spot the need for a spacer then we're all fecked.