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post #1 of 4 Old 08-19-2009, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Extended Warranty

The DL650 seems to be bomb-proof so I'm not sure how applicable this thread is but it seems to me that an "extended warranty" should begin after the original, manufacturer's warranty runs out. With matching coverage, I'm not sure how the customer benefits from the warranty extension overlapping the original warranty... even for a short period. Just a thought.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-11-2009, 05:41 PM
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You don't understand about the so-called extended warranties.

--They are not warranties. They are service contracts. The consumer has much protection under federal warranty law. We have less protection under contract law. The underwriter of the service contract is only bound to supply the services in the contract IF you follow every requirement the contract places on you, and you can document that. Have you read all the fine print on your service contract? You'd better. You'll find some surprises.

--Their purpose, one and only purpose, is to make a lot of money for the salesman, the stealership, and the warranty underwriter. As a side note, they may pay for some repairs that you'd otherwise have to pay for, but don't count on that. Claiming that the service contract covers so many miles or so many years that actually overlap the real warranty just makes them look better to the unsuspecting buyer.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-11-2009, 06:05 PM
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I got the extended warranty free with my bike 2 years ago. The one time I tried to use it they turned me down. It turns out that body panels/fairings aren't covered. If you have a serious mechanical issue they can save you a lot of money. It's a coin toss as to whether or not it's worth buying. I wouldn't have paid for mine. The extended warranty has nothing to do with Suzuki. It's administered by a 3rd party.

By the way, after the extended warranty turned me down my dealer was able to get Suzuki to cover my defective fairings as a good-will gesture after the original 1 year warranty had expired. That saved me about $400.

Edit: check this thread out, sometimes the SEP is worth the money https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=44892


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You can go to


and get the complete text of the Suzuki SEP product terms.

It's good reading.


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