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Have any of our members purchased the Yamaha Extended Service plan and did you benefit from doing so?  Any issues with filing a claim?  

I received a letter from Yamaha offering the service and it is a bit expensive.  Considering the stellar reliability I have had with Japanese bikes I am reluctant to make a purchase but wanted to hear from those that have used the product.


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The only problem I've had in the past is reluctance and lackadaisical service IF I didn't buy the bike at the location for the warranty work.  That was many moons ago, now I do my own stunts.

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@johnmark101 I bought the extended warranty from the dealer when I bought the bike. They would only knock a few hundred dollars of the list price of the bike but gave me a good trade in on my BMW S1000rr. I said I would take the deal if they gave me the extended warranty for half price and they accepted. The dealer files all the claims for you so that is not a problem.The real question is do you trust and want the dealer to work on your bike, I'm lucky I have a very good dealer and I have bought way to many bikes from them.


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I got the extended warranty on my 2015. Because it was a first generation of the FJ-09. The clutch cable broke and the cct was replaced at no cost but I believe those were TSB's and would have been covered either way. The only problem I've had that would have been a warranty claim is a catastrophic failure of the front brake master cylinder. Bike has 37,000 miles. YMMV 


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I hadn't purchased a bike in 30 years, so I felt a little more comfortable buying the extended warranty.

The dash had moisture inside and was replaced under warranty. Simple process. Service Manager took care of everything. So far so good.

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1 hour ago, roadrash83 said:

The dealer files all the claims for you so that is not a problem.The real question is do you trust and want the dealer to work on your bike, I'm lucky I have a very good dealer and I have bought way to many bikes from them.

Agreed.  Having a good dealer makes all the difference.  Whenever I have had a warranty replacement on my bike it was at the service managers insistence, I never had to ask or press the issue and yes, paperwork, parts and labor are covered.  I love my local Yamaha dealer, they have always taken care of me.

I have the Y.E.S. coverage and have replaced both front brake calipers and brake pads, the 12v power outlet and the clutch basket.  And the service manager is doing some research with one of the techs concerning replacing the ABS actuator pump.   I've been having some funky braking issues when ABS is activated, so they have a new actuator on order.

I believe I paid a little over $400 for the 4 year extended coverage and at least in my case, it has paid for itself.


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9 hours ago, johnmark101 said:

Have any of our members purchased the Yamaha Extended Service plan and did you benefit from doing so?  Any issues with filing a claim?  

I received a letter from Yamaha offering the service and it is a bit expensive.  Considering the stellar reliability I have had with Japanese bikes I am reluctant to make a purchase but wanted to hear from those that have used the product.

Extended warranties are far and away rarely worth what folks pay for them. Have only ever considered them for first year models or a vehicle that had a major repair during the standard warranty period.

With my Versys, it had a warranty repair at 6 months that was 50% of the value of the bike so just before the factory warranty ran out went on ebay and bought a Good Times extended warranty from a big box multi brand dealer in Colorado at half what Kawasaki started out asking. Didn't use it. 

My '15 being first model year and some of the valve issues reported here made me think about one the final month of standard warranty. Called the same dealer and they said the manufacturers will no longer allow them to undercut dealers that are in states with regulated insurance rates. Cali is such a state so they wouldn't sell to me. Florida and Washington are similar. At the time I was piling up a lot of miles and decided to get it. My commute situ changed so mileage hasn't been high and with 8 months left on the extended haven't used it. You can be sure I'll be doing a valve check before it runs out regardless of mileage lol. 

Since you're in KY if you really want one consider waiting till it's near out of factory warranty then go shopping on ebay. 

 

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Again, being a15 I bought new in 16, and having heard about the CCT issue (even though there is a TSB fix) and tight valves, I shopped around and bought the 4 year YES for like under $350 from dealer in MO.  I may check my valves myself again before it's up this June.  I was putting on the miles until 18 when I changed jobs, so I have only 35k miles now but with my luck something untoward will happen as soon as it expires.

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My original warranty expires in Mar 2020.  I will likely do Y.E.S. for the peace of mind. 

I see this site doing the coverage at a discount rate, $443 (+6% MI sales tax) versus Yamaha $590.  Noting the comments above about some states not allowing the undercutting (I am in VA), are these guys legit?


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I do a couple of cross country trips a year and few 500+ mile days most months. i got it because i'll have 100K miles on the bike before it times out. Look on the interwebz and you can find them for usually half what the dealer you're buying from tries to charge. Use that as a bargaining point.


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