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post #1 of 24 Old 04-27-2010, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Extended Warranty??

Question; Is it worth buying an extended warranty for an 09 650?
I'm a new member and I bought my brand new V last year. So far I've put 6800 miles on it without any problems. I've looked around the web and haven't seen any real issues that would make me think I need the extended Warranty ...but then again "better safe....".
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They are pretty bulllet proof, it depends if you really want to pay the money

I reckon the two years we get from factory is going to be good enough for any major faults and being able to do your own service shows Suzuki know how good the product is.

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Thanks. My V came with a one year warranty not two.
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Extended warranties on any new product are usually not a good deal for the consumer. It is amazing how well most things are made today and how long they will last, except for dishwashers, but that is another story. There is always the exception to the rule and you might be the one to get the bad item but generally you should save your money for the repairs necessary when the warranty runs out.
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I've had a 2003 Vee, a 2005 Wee, and now a 2008 Wee ABS. I've put around 55,000 miles between the three of them, and have never had a mechanical problem. The 2003 had an extended warranty - in 22,000 miles it was never used. Use the money for a custom seat or other farkles instead...

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What we all call an extended warranty is legally not a warranty. It is a prepaid service contract. It does not extend the factory warranty. The buyer of the extended service plan does not have the protection in federal law that a real warranty is required to give. The extended service plan covers only what is listed in the fine print if, and only if, the buyer (you) does everything that fine print requires you to do.

All that said, the so-called extended warranty is actually peace of mind insurance. Financially it is a bad deal just about every time. A few people win, just like a few win the lottery. Most people lose money. The service plan is priced so the salesman makes a commission, the dealership makes a profit, the underwriters make a profit, and something is left over to pay claims. If you really want to buy this peace of mind insurance, find a dealership on line that sells the factory plan for much less than the local stealership.

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Depends on cost. In Canada to buy a extra 2 year sI think it was would cost 2500-3k or some high number like that. so hell no not happening. Friend state side got a deal, 3 years extended warranty for his sv650 he got for 500$ or something low. At that point jump all over that
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Thanks

Well it looks like a skid plate and crash bar instead.
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Ptrider said it best, its a gamble that most probably will no pay off. I never got a extended warranty and of the things that did break on me, were not covered by it anyway. The cost of the repairs that I put on my cars covered the initial cost of the warranty none the less.

Everyone that does not get the extended warranty at the dealer when they buy the bike, will get a paper a month or two before the factory warranty runs out, giving a second chance to sign up, and usually at lower cost then what the dealer offered.

Really, its a chance gamble that you are taking a bet on a future event that may or may not happen, and if this event does happen, would it have just been cheaper to pay out of pocket.

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find a dealership on line that sells the factory plan for much less than the local stealership.
Does this mean that not all Suzuki dealerships charge the same amount for the extended warranty plans they sell?

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