Motorcycle Waranty aren't they mostly useless myth

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by fullmetalscooter, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Was look at a new Yamaha and it seemed Motorcycle Warranty are mostly a useless myth. Ride 100 miles into USA or canada depending where you live and something blows up your going to stuck in a debate with the Yamaha , honda etc about whom paying for it. and what might be covered. Seem that they can tell you go fly a kite and you ve got no a thing you can do about it. Not saying you may not end up with a break down paid for or anything like that . Just seem that 15% or less of buyers are going to ever use one. :eek1 The dealer I went the warranty is with there 2 locations only because the registered the bikes with Yamaha which started the count down it. 2 years of sitting around mean Yamaha warranty is gone.
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  2. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Is this supposed to be in the PUI thread? :dunno
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  3. tedder

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    Is this even english? Google translate maybe?
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  4. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Gee guess you re the spelling police :deal . I feel maybe you should not care about something so small and cut people on ADV slack. Understand Some people have great reasons for bad spelling etc. might not be the there native tongue. Some one could have a shit head wipe them out on a bike leaving nasy problems etc. Happen all the time. Really doesn't matter at all. In my book it' of no different then putting down and insulting someone for no reason. Really just thoughtless crap is how I feel<label for="rb_iconid_13">[​IMG]</label>. But Since you seem so concern, If the same thing that happen to your at work that happen to me, I feel you would do no better at spelling etc . A guy hit me in the head with the bucket on Excavator I was teaching him to load.<label for="rb_iconid_18">:huh</label> I Dont see many doing E#()$UI better afterwards. Let along functioning in life as well as I manage. . So that was how bad it was. No poor me shit afterwards. I might be over responding but after 4 years of seeing this on and off here I thought I might just respond. By doing it I m opening myself to more trolls but it does not feel good to have anyone put you down. Do as you want done to you . Live and let live .
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    Now back to the question and if it's in the wrong spot whoops sorry Motorcycle Warranty aren't they mostly useless myth. It seem that your at the whim of the dealer and the company whom made it. IF you go outside of you country for a tour etc and the bike goes south you re out of luck sometime. Really how often does a bike break down in the first year of ownership? Thanks for your response on topic of warranty .
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  5. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Long timer

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    There's a lot more going on there than spelling issues bud...

    No idea about Yamaha, but a friend just hammered the warranty on his Multistrada to the tune of $8K in parts alone. I haven't had any issues with my current bike, but had a couple of minor issues with the previous, a KTM, and they took good care of me. YMMV
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  6. PhilB

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    The warranty usually doesn't get used, and shouldn't much. It's not there for normal wear or maintenance. It's not there for crashes. It's there in case there turns out to have been something wrong with the design, materials, or construction of the bike. They give you a reasonable time to ride it and make sure it's not got something wrong with it as delivered.

    If someone buys it and lets it sit until the warranty runs out, that's not the manufacturer's fault. If the dealer is claiming that the warranty ran out while they had it on the floor, that's bullshit. The warranty starts when the first buyer buys it.

    If a problem subject to warranty shows up, even if you are in another country, the manufacturer should make good on it, but since models and laws and other things vary from country to country, you might have to make your warranty claim in, or at least through, the country the bike was purchased in. But it still should be good.

    So, no, motorcycle warrantees are not mostly useless myths. It sounds to me like your real problem is an unethical dealer.

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  7. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I never use a waranty on any bike.
    But then I never had a BMW or other euro brand.
    Most stuff on bikes is so easy and cheap to fix yourself, why bother going to a dealers?
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  8. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    It's not there for normal wear or maintenance. It's not there for crashes. It's there in case there turns out to have been something wrong with the design, materials, or construction of the bike. They give you a reasonable time to ride it and make sure it's not got something wrong with it as delivered.


    My '02 DR650 had the base gasket oil leak while under warrenty. It got fixed at no cost to me, just as it should be! :D
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  9. DockingPilot

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  10. tunp

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    I look at warrenty as a safety net for a bad build or part failure. I also see it as the confidence the manufacture has in it's product.

    That being said i only ever had to use the warrenty once on a bike, it was for a fuel pump failure and it was resolved no issues.
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  11. tedder

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    Indeed. If the manufacturer is doing things right the warranty won't be used.

    Not sure I'd want to deal with the OP either.
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    I have had things fixed under warranty on several of the bikes I bought new. This included numerous repairs on a BMW such as replacing a cylinder head and replacing the battery. I have had warranty work done on several other brand bikes including Kawasaki, Suzuki, Aprilia and Kymco. I have generally been able to get things that broke during the warranty period fixed under warranty. A lot of this depends on the dealer. This is one reason to take your business to a good dealer, not just the one that offers the lowest price.

    So, to answer the OP's question, warrantee's are NOT a myth.
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  13. randyo

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    your warranty is as good as the particular dealer's warranty claims writer
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  14. corndog67

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    It's in the dealers and manufacturers' best interests to fix your broken bike. I've not heard too many gripes about them not backing up someone's real issues. They don't want bad publicity.
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  15. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Warranties on any consumer product are only good in the country of purchase.

    You buy a Canadian bike with a Canadian warranty and break down in Mexico or The USA? It's going to be on your dime.

    Big problem with consumer electronics being sold online, Ebay, etc. Selling Korean or other market cameras, etc. in the USA. If the consumer has a problem, the USA distributor will not honor the warranty. Buyer beware.
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  16. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    He's talking about cross-border warranty claims.

    Probably wants to buy a new bike in the USA and import it to BC.

    Upset because the BC importer will not cover USA bikes' warrantys.
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  17. corndog67

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    Thanks for the translation, I was having comprehension issues there. Contact Yamaha Canada, and see what their official policy is. I can't see why they wouldn't cover it.
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  18. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Me, too. It took me a minute to decipher it! :lol3
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  19. SoSlow

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    I've never had to use my warranty yet but I have a folder that holds every single receipt for every single thing I've ever bought for the bike (excluding gas) - oil, clutch cable, tires, whatever.
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  20. slartidbartfast

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    That was my philosophy when getting the hard sell on all the horrors that could lead to me using an extended warranty from a Toyota dealer. I told the salesman: "I'm buying a Toyota because I expect it to be very reliable. If I need an extended warranty that badly, perhaps I should be buying something else."
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