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post #1 of 19 Old 02-09-2006, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

Hey y'all,
Just thought I'd let you know how great the guys are over at M4 exhaust here in Dallas. I have an Arata pipe on my 929, but the canister band broke and then the hanger that goes on the subframe almost tore in half- yeah and the bike has never been down or had anything that should make that happen. Well, guess what?- Arata won't warranty their supposedly superior $1000 + exhaust system and wanted $110 for a new hanger and band! You would think they wouldn't want to piss off a dealership that sells their pipe?

Well, the guys at M4 not only TIG welded my bracket back up for me and hooked me up with a new canister band, but they did it all for FREE! My dealership that I just started working at does a lot of business with them, and now I can see why. They said that if any of their exhausts had done that, they would have WARRANTIED IT- NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

In conclusion, here's a big to M4 and and a big F*@K YOU TO ARATA! Superior quaility product my ass!

So, when you're looking for a new exhaust, I suggest you check out M4. Sorry for the rant!

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Wow. That really sucks on Arata's part. Glad you got it fixed!
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thats pretty sweet on M4s part.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

I had that happen once on my bike and TWO BROTHERS sent me the clamp rubber strap and bolts for free (and a couple of new decals). I guess it helped when I stated that my 3 bikes have 2 bros pipes.
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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

Arata makes a great product, but I think they made some bad decisions around their US distribution. Too bad.

M4 seems to sell lots of pipes to club racers, so I'm guessing they normally have good support.



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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

This type of attitude seems to be all to familiar in the industry. I've had the same issues with Micron. Clamp broke due to regular use, and the Micron emblem even came off. Asked them to replace, and they wanted to charge for each one. What I didn't understand is why the wouldn't even replace the emblem - free advertising for them. I just made my own and stuck it on there "Amish Roadracing." Now onto Arata, and have been lucky thus far....
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M4 seems to sell lots of pipes to club racers, so I'm guessing they normally have good support.


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good deal M4! glad to hear about things like this
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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

M4 full titanium high mount is the only way to go
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M4 full titanium high mount is the only way to go

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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

M4 is a good exhaust. E-bay # 4610973275 is My old exhaust that came off of my 954.

It's amazing how stupid some people can be.
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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

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http://x7.putfile.com/2/4021531265.jpg


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Hmm thier website blows chunks though, first thing is does is launch a popup

Must obey the sheep dog
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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

Have you all been seeing the same horse power gains on the M4 as the Arata?
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Re: Cheers to M4 and a Big F*@k You to Arata!

Good to hear, I'll keep that in mind next time I buy an exhaust. I say we rally for an ass load of replies on this thread and when it's finished you can show Arata how many customers they may or may not have lost. This kind of customer service really pisses me off. A company should stand behind their product at all costs.
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