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Yes the CLUTCH is a wear part, like pads, belts, etc., but the spring plate is a defective design that fails prematurely. When mine grenaded my clutch had a lot more life left in it, if it was a wear issue then I would expect the clutch to be worn as well. I would ask to appeal that to the district manager and up the line. There is plenty of proof of that failure pretty much every where you look on the net.
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I think precisely like you...
yet at the dealer they have granted warranty over other things like oil temp gauge 280 euros... and upper belt guard 170 euros... i prefer let this one pass...
i think that... if for them were easy to replace the grenaded clutch on warranty... then they will have her replaced... they have nothing to loose... the Mo.Co. will refumd their time and materials...
IMO the origin of the problems are not at the dealer but precisely are on the top brass up the line... were they that had not permitted things like that would be fixed or replaced for free...

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Maybe you ride more gently than others
Bit IMO you have done the right thing... sooner or later it will be detonated...
mine... after 30k kms had almost all rivets sheared...
Nibelungen,

Yes, I’m a very easy rider: closed throttle shifts, rarely over 3500 rpm, almost never over 4000 rpm.

I was very happy that my spring plate was still intact. Given that eliminating the spring plate had to be done sooner or later, I’m glad I did it sooner.
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they have nothing to loose... the Mo.Co. will refuned their time and materials...the origin of the problems are not at the dealer but precisely are on the top brass up the line... were they that had not permitted things like that would be fixed or replaced for free....
Just FYI, but I have known several cases where warrantied work was first rejected due to the way the dealership entered the request (it goes through an online request system). When a review was requested the district manager actually talks to the mechanic and is able to ask questions about the problem.
In about half of the cases the issues is then covered. It shouldn't upset the dealership to ask for a review, as they will be paid either way.

Many times it is just a communications issue, they may have just stated it was a clutch failure. I just find many times all you need to do is ask it to be reviewed. The US medical billing and insurance system has taught me to be very aggressive that way and I have saved literally thousands by questioning over billing and rejection of claims. I never take the first no.

I just think it may be worth your effort, but don't fault you from letting it go either.
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