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post #1 of 17 Old 10-31-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question extended warranty

anyone with experience purchasing extended warranty from Suzuki .
How long & how much money .Iam thinking because I really like this bike it is a keeper 2012 dl 650.thanks.
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post #2 of 17 Old 10-31-2012, 09:17 PM
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They're a big money maker for dealers. They are best avoided.

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post #3 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 07:31 AM
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I paid $800, I think, for it when I bought my bike. After reading about the reliability of the bike I decided I didn't need it. Went back to the dealer about a month later and they canceled the policy. I got my full payment back and the dealer applied it to the principal owed on the bike. I never regretted the decision and the bike has been perfect.
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post #4 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 08:56 AM
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Thinking bout it...

I didn't have the cash when I picked her up, but I am still thinking about it - mostly because the next four or five years I'll tally up over 100K miles. I usually never get warranty upgrades, but I'm planning a lot of miles.

The usual answer is to not get the warranty, if you need peace of mind, take $800 and keep it in savings to cover some repair in the future. Problem is, $800 set aside usually turns into $800 in farkles!

Generally, since you get the one year warranty included, if there are no problems by then, you got a good bike. If you will sell the bike in a year or two, adding the warranty can help sell it. Think about when you were shopping, you would have like a used bike with another three years on the warranty (but would you pay another $800, I dunno)

If you get a Harley - well that's another question
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post #5 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by MrNobody View Post
The usual answer is to not get the warranty, if you need peace of mind, take $800 and keep it in savings to cover some repair in the future. Problem is, $800 set aside usually turns into $800 in farkles!

If you get a Harley - well that's another question
I think you answered your own question.

Sometimes those extended warraties aren't transferrable.

If the second generation bikes prove to be as reliable as the first generation, an extended warranty it a losing bet.

If you plan a lot of miles for the bike, you'll need that money for tires and chains.

Also, Harley Davidson had figured out that by sneaking in modern manufacturing processes, electronic engine management and Loc-Tite, an archaic motorcycle architure can be both slow and reliable.

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post #6 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 10:49 AM
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I did buy it. Normally don't but did because, while I was ready to pay cash, I got zero percent money and it added very little to the cost. But the main reason is I trade cars and bikes like some people change underwear and it makes the bike more sellable!
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post #7 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 10:54 AM
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The extended warranty is actually peace-of-mind insurance. It is rarely worth the money, and even more rare on a vehicle as reliable as our stroms. That said, if one chooses to buy it, buy it on line. Dealerships on line offer the Suzuki Extended Protection Plan* for less than your local dealership will initially offer it to you--but they might dicker.

*Note that none of these plans calls themselves a warranty, 'cuz they ain't. A true warranty gives the buyer much protection under federal warranty law. These are prepaid repair contracts, and the buyer's protection under contract law is less.

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post #8 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 11:22 AM
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I used to say avoid extended warranties however more recently, I have come to learn that extended warranties can have value

if your the average 4000 mile per year rider, walk away, you don't need it, on the other hand, if you ride 30,000 miles per year in all conditions, and have your bike dealer serviced , it could save a LOT of money, certainly would have saved me $$$, 2 stator failures, wire harness & sensor cancer

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post #9 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 12:25 PM
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I bought the extended warranty.
I have never purchased one before, for some reason I thought it would be a good choice this time, mainly because of what the purpose of the bike will be, and the amount of miles I plan for it, just a piece of mind thing I guess.

I paid around $800 for the top plan, my only grip is, that it does not include tire replacement if damaged for some reason outside of normal wear.

Owning a Buell 1125R brought me to realize, that an extended warranty might be a good idea, all though, it is/was a Buell/H.D. product, that does speak for itself!

Outside of the Buell, an extended warranty would have been useless on all of the other bikes I have purchased new, I hope/assume I wasted my money on this decision, if I am right, I will not be that upset buying a trouble free motorcycle, if I am wrong, I am covered...a total win either way in my opinion!

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post #10 of 17 Old 11-01-2012, 03:07 PM
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A stand alone tire/wheel extended warranty is available on a new Vstrom. Rather shocking, on an adventure bike, me thinks....

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1998 Vulcan 1500A--Sold--Super Torque monster
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