i know these warrenty things run differently from dealer to dealer... my dealer says that as long as they do the work, the bike is under warrenty.05fatty said:But I have to admit I seriously gave it some thought for my Fatboy. My biggest concern with the new bike factory warranty and extended warranty is that modifications will affect warranty coverage. I don't have a problem with the concept per se, you mess with a bike and something happens in that area then HD shouldn't be responsible. But, one key reason I bought a Harley is that I so many options for modifying the bike. I don't want to ride a stock bike...I don't want it to look like other Fatboys, I don't want it ride like stock and I certainly want more power than stock. I bought my '05 Fatboy in Feb. and I'm surprised at how much I've modified it already. Obviously, what I'm trying to say is that I didn't want my mods to be constrained to trying to maintain warranty coverage. I knew right off that I want to modify the bike so I understood I would negate most of the warranty coverage. Now on the other hand I have come across 1 insurance company that reportedly offers coverage even for modified bikes. I'll be looking into that in the future.
Just FYI, my bike has NEVER seen the inside of a Dealership, other than the warranty issues, since brand new. I do all my own maintenance.DrumScum said:....... They might have clauses that state the bike must be maintained per factory recommendations, which could easily exceed the cost of the warranty quickly, depending on your riding habits.
If you have to go as far as retaining a "good lawyer" I wouldn't even consider going with the warranty. I have NEVER met a cheap good attorney - that's a classic oxymoron. A personally retained attorney fighting a gaggle of corporate attorneys??? a sure fire way of throwing money into a black hole. You'd probably be better off just buying a new bike each time you had a problem and had to fight for warranty coverage.WideOne said:The warranty and a good lawyer to uphold it, will give you peace of mind!
You get 2 years free from the MoCo; so it is $1444 for the last 5 years.FXD-Tim said:$1444 for 7 years is $200/year. That's not too bad. Of course it won't start to pay off until the later years. If you keep the bike the entire time, then it beneifts you; if you sell it, it will benefit someone else.
After 11,000 miles and 2 years I've spent $300 (plus towing) on things (battery and jack shaft seals) that would have been covered by an extended warranty. If I had it to do again, I think I'd get the 7-year warranty. Texan's experience is food for thought if you plan to travel around the country. I'd hate to be half way across the country and have to fund a major repair.