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Question Extended Warranty

Just got a letter from Ma Kawasaki offering to extend the warranty on my '15 V650 LT.
One year = $454
Two = $502
Three =$645
Four = $765

Would you go for this?

Rode over 375 miles last week. My bike handles much better with the front tire correctly inflated!
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I didn't .The 2 years that came with the lt was a year longer than the standard model. My 2008 had close to 23000 trouble free miles when I gave it to my buddy and it is still running strong.
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Call them. They had an issue with Ma Kaw for advertising selling prices. Just remember that these cost the dealer approx 1/2 and your local dealer can negotiate the cost just like a bike.
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I have spent $1200 in warranties over the years for my Kawasaki bikes, and the only bike that needed extended warranty work would have cost $2500 so I am still ahead. On the Versys you might lose a fuel pump, but I believe that if you don't have issues during the standard warranty / 10,000 miles you should be good to go.

I have never paid retail for a warranty. I negotiate at time of purchase or find a dealer willing to sell for $20 in their pocket over the phone.

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Warranty claims on this bike are EXTREMELY rare. If something serious does go wrong and you fix it yourself the cost will still likely be less than the cost of a one year extension. Unless you have an ongoing issue with your bike you are concerned with I would consider this a complete waste of good money as warranty does not cover normal wear and tear items like bearings, tires, brake pads, spark plugs, fork oil changes, clutch cables, chains and sprockets and valve adjustments. I've owned an 08 Versys and now a 10 Versys with no warranty type issues. Lets say a fuel pump fails, a used one on EBay would be 60-100 dollars and an easy task to bolt onto the bottom of tank. An aftermarket stator and voltage regulator might be $150 and 2 hours labor. The only expensive repair would be a complete engine or transmission failure, even in this instance a replacement engine/transmission from EBay might be $800.

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Extended warranties wouldn't be sold if they weren't big winners for the factories and/or warranty companies. It's like a casino -- individual gamblers may win, but overall the house always wins. With a vehicle known to be pretty darn reliable, I wouldn't buy a warranty, particularly as some issues that occur outside of warranty may be taken care of out of goodwill -- I got a brand new fuel tank that way once. Actually, I did pay for a warranty once, with Kawasaki, too. I paid less than 50% of the asking price for a 3-year extension, and only because the dealer threw in a 15% service and parts/accessories discount, so the savings there more than paid for the warranty coverage (which I never ended up needing.)

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Just got a letter from Ma Kawasaki offering to extend the warranty on my '15 V650 LT.
One year = $454
Two = $502
Three =$645
Four = $765

Would you go for this?...
No. Regarding "extended warranties" - Ma Kawi is betting you that the bike will NOT break-down, and IF you take the extension - you are betting that it WILL!


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I would pass on it if I was you. I have over 12000 miles on mine and have not spent any money on anything that warranty would have covered. Warranties are great if you happen to get a lemon but that is pretty rare. I also remember when I bought my 09 KLR 650 new that I found some good deals on warranties online in places like eBay. They were from other dealers so if you want to have the peace of mind of a long term warranty I would shop around and see if those online are legit or not.

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I went for it on my new 2016 LT. I bargained with the dealer and got it down to a really good deal. Can't remember how much, will post if anyone is interested.

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I used to work in a Best Buy type store when I was in college. Extended warranties had the biggest sales commissions because they were extremely profitable for the store, the sales person and the manufacturer. More profitable than the actual sale of the item. For this reason there was a lot of pressure to sell them, usually with tales of expensive repairs. ~1:15 customers benefited but the rest lost money. Chances are if something breaks due to a manufacturing flaw it will do so during the regular manufacturers warranty period, usually in the first few weeks of ownership.

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Having recently purchased a new 650 I was surprised how hard they tried to sell me the KPP. Must have had 3 different people try and the salesperson did twice.

Has anyone here ever actually had cause to use it after the purchase?

so it goes...
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...Has anyone here ever actually had cause to use it after the purchase?
The forks on my '15 650LT began leaking on a ride to Alaska in '16 (VERY low-mileage!), and the dealer called Kawi who covered the new seals + labor (normally a 'wear-item' like fork seals is NOT covered), but NEITHER my '08 nor my '09 required anything - the '08 has 77,xxx miles, and the '09 was an insurance 'write-off' at about 63,xxx kms.
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I went for it on my new 2016 LT. I bargained with the dealer and got it down to a really good deal. Can't remember how much, will post if anyone is interested.
Please post the deal you got from the dealer. I am thinking to purchase the extended warranty for my 2015. I believe that If you ride more than 8k miles a year, it's worth purchasing. In my opinion Kawasaki understands that most people are seasonal riders and dont put many miles on their bikes.
I've put 17k miles on my versys in 2 years. I ride all year round and in all conditions and I think in my case it makes sense to get the extended warranty.
What do you guys think?
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Just got a letter from Ma Kawasaki offering to extend the warranty on my '15 V650 LT.
One year = $454
Two = $502
Three =$645
Four = $765

Would you go for this?
Extended warranties are a proven money grab by manufacturers. Have a look at their list of exceptions.
I never take them up and so far I am WAY ahead.

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Re: GTPP 36 month extension for $339....UPDATED 2/23/2013
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Quote from: connie_rider on November 10, 2016, 12:40:53 pm
Last week I called a bike shop near Dallas. (Kawasaki City Irving Tex).
Said they had it now (Nov 2016) for;
12 Mo $275
24 Mo $325
36 Mo $360

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I just hooked up my Versys for another four years for $405. I talked to Adrian at 972 438 9425/ The whole process was concluded in three minutes fifty three seconds. Way cool.
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There seems to be confusion on Florida residents coverage. I recently had a warped front brake disc replaced under the extended warranty, no problem.

Pleasel note this is from December of '16 so pricing may have changed. Six years of full factory warranty, unlimited miles, awesome.

There are no deductibles or other weird stuff, this is the real Kawasaki factory warranty.

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Personally, i wont take up warranty for a fee and the versys surely doesn't need it...i dint have a single problem since purchase -09 model.

its all depend on how much you know your bike..
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Personally, i wont take up warranty for a fee and the versys surely doesn't need it...i dint have a single problem since purchase -09 model.

its all depend on how much you know your bike..
What ever floats your boat. I plan on having well over 100k miles on mine by the end of year six.

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Keep in mind that a warranty only covers items of faulty manufacture or assembly.
This is where "fair wear and tear" comes in, along with tires, bulbs, brake pads, chains, sprockets, collision damage, cables, abuse, and goodness knows what else is on their list of exclusions.
I searched the Kawasaki website and they do not post ANY details of their warranty exclusions.

The vast majority of warrantable claims occur within the first year.

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Keep in mind that a warranty only covers items of faulty manufacture or assembly.
This is where "fair wear and tear" comes in, along with tires, bulbs, brake pads, chains, sprockets, collision damage, cables, abuse, and goodness knows what else is on their list of exclusions.
I searched the Kawasaki website and they do not post ANY details of their warranty exclusions.

The vast majority of warrantable claims occur within the first year.

Fork tube seals are covered for the entire period, even if they are just leaking due to wear. Numerous examples on the COG online forum.

I had a warped front brake disc replaced last fall under warranty. It was more than two years old.

Most warranty extensions by aftermarket folks are pretty much crap and I do not buy them. This deal is not aftermarket crap, it's real factory warranty that seems to quite liberal in it's coverage, at least in the U.S. It's like buying insurance, most probably will be in the hole, financially, but to me and others the peace of mind, protection against something expensive breaking, and future resale-ability makes it worth it.

And it can be cancelled for a pro rated refund iff'n you want.
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