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post #1 of 10 Old 05-13-2014, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Extended Warranty.

My dealer called me couple of hours ago. He was offering up an extended warranty that wasn't available when I picked up the bike. Sounds like a good thing (except for the price), just something I don't think I need. Think he said it's five years with no deductible and covers absolutely everything including roadside assistance. $1200. He also said that a known issue for the Vs is fuel pump failure by about 30000 kms due to the fine filter clogging and causing the pump to burn out. Said the warranty would cover that.
Think I may just pull the pump yearly to make sure the filter is clear.unk:
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-14-2014, 12:28 AM
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well the fuel pump is a common issue it's not typically by 30,000km... more like 100,000km from what I have read on these forums (my 650 has 45,000km on it and is fine... although I did go through a paranoid phase LOL)

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I'd be reading the fine print of the warranty very closely. I've yet to see one that doesn't have a stack of exclusions based on 'fair wear and tear'.

Also bear in mind the dealer could well be getting a big fat chunk of that price as commission. The new car dealers down here make their money on selling add-ons like window tint, paint finishes and extended warranty offers. They make practically nothing on the sale of a new vehicle.
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I never buy extended warranties. Its just another way for them to make money on you, otherwise they wouldn't offer it.

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Ebay now has DL compatible fuel pumps for < $100.

Just a comment but $1200 buys a lot of my time.

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I was offered an extended warranty from my dealer, and also don't typically purchase these policies. I did research them however, and if you do an internet search, you can find them for much less $$. I believe at the time I researched it, you could purchase the Suzuki warranty policy for about $500., not the $1200. you were quoted. In fact, my dealer told me he would give me a good deal on the extended warranty, and said it was in the $5-600. range. In the end, it is a crapshoot. You would never be able to know if you made the correct decision until after you enjoyed the bike for four or five years, and then got rid of it.
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Don't do it...

If it was an Aprila, or other Italian bike I would at least think about it. Everything, like your strom, is so well made that I would not even think of it. Five grand will cover a LOT of repair work. And besides, in a couple of years you will want to get rid of this bike to "upgrade" to the newer version with cruise control, better handling, stiffer frame, 2% more horse power and 5% more torque. You know how all this goes. Also, in a few years you will need a different color!!
Also, Consumer Reports strongly suggest you do NOT buy extended warranty stuff on anything. Most companies will do something for you if you yell and scream enough. I have found that to be....true!!

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Well.............if an extended warranty would REALLY cover everything, and it was good for 5 years, you could save the cost of it by NOT doing maintenance, and then trading it in. I wouldn't, because one of the reasons for buying a strom is it's reliability

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On this one I think I have to agree with all of you. Except maybe Mr. Pete. Five grand? But, I know what you mean. $1200 is too much for any warranty.
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These are products that the dealers mark up and sell like every other product they offer. They choose the mark up they'll stick on it. There is no up front cost to them for inventory or financing, so they can mark it way down if the customer negotiates hard enough.

In the U.S. the Suzuki Extended Protection Plan (it isn't a warranty) is offered by an outfit that contracts with Suzuki Motor America called CornerStone United. Suzuki Canada may use the same outfit. Any dealership in the respective country can sell the same plan for any price they choose; you don't have to buy it where you buy the bike. Be wary of other so-called extended warranty outfits that are not affiliated with the manufacturer.

And, all these extended protection plans are just peace-of-mind insurance contracts. They're worth the money about as often as a slot machine pays off, unless you need one of the protection plans to help you sleep better without worries.

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