Would rather be riding
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
Catching up here, the dealer replaced the broken wire on my front brakes the same day, good experience. They didn't replace the pads, but with only 1600 miles that seems reasonable.
However, the replacement wires don't look quite right to me. From the brake up to the ziptie they look like bare wires. They're rather heavy copper colored wires, I think with a plastic coating. Above the ziptie they're further wrapped in a black plastic sheath, but I think it's kind of strange to not have the black plastic sheath right behind the brake. I looked at another GT at the showroom and didn't see this, the wires were wrapped all the way down.
Repair was done under warranty, and it works. Should I go back and complain? Or should I just wrap the 3" or so of bare looking wire in some black silicon tape for cosmetics? Or should I just not worry and get on with riding the damn thing...