Take it all with a grain of salt, I'm pretty bitchy right now....
On March 3rd (yes, just about 3.5 weeks ago) I test rode a brand new 2011 1200. They set it up just before my test ride and it had zero miles on it. After they did initial setup and were letting it warm up, it was smoking a bit which I assumed was just normal break-in. The guys at the shop said the same. I rode for about 5 miles or so and loved it. F'n awesome bike. I'm sold. Told them I'd come pick it up the following Tuesday (March 6th). I went in on Tuesday and traded the SXV5.5 I bought from them the year before and settled on balance. Before I left, my sales guy said if I noticed any significant smoke over the break-in period, to let them know and they'd take care of it. Apparently they thought the startup smoke may have been excessive. All good, I still assumed it was just break-in.
Over the next 10 days I rode a total of 200 miles (it was cold and rainy most days so not much of a chance to get it out). I did notice that it continued to smoke after cold startup for maybe 15-20 seconds. Blue oil smoke, not rich fuel smoke. I called the dealer again and they said to bring it in and they'd see if they could replicate and figure it out. I dropped the bike off on the afternoon of Friday March 16th. They confirmed an oily plug on front cylinder, good compression and leak-down. They juggled a bit with Aprilia to see if there were any known issues and they believe currently based on diagnosis that a valve guide seal on the front cylinder was torn or nicked during assembly but they haven't torn it down yet. Apparently they ordered parts last week. I called again today to check on status and no parts yet.
Maybe I'm being impatient. I really like the guys at the dealership. This is the second bike I've purchased from them in 12 months but honestly at this point I'm pissed. I had the bike for 10 days total, they've had it for 13 days as of tomorrow. No further progress. I really don't want to be the pain-in-the-ass customer to these guys because overall we have a good relationship and I understand that this wasn't their fault. At the same time I feel like I paid 12k for a bike that maybe shouldn't have been sold in the first place. Really love the bike, but this sucks.
If any AF1 guys (or other dealerships) read through this, what is a reasonable expectation on my part at this point?