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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2008, 4:13 pm Thread Starter
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Extended Warranty

My K1200GT is coming up to its 2nd birthday and in the UK that is when the warranty expires.

To renew the warranty for a year cost would be about £320 and reading through terms and conditions it looks as if the cover is quite comprehensive.

The questions are, has anyone yet extended the warranty of a UK bike?

I know there are not too many GT's about, has anyone extended the warranty on the R or S?

Has anyone had a claim on the warranty how was it handled?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2009, 9:28 pm
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Why is the UK warranty done in 24 months? In the States we get 36 months

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2009, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by 2008-K1200GT
Why is the UK warranty done in 24 months? In the States we get 36 months
24 Months down here too Dan.
As with cars, Manufacturers charge and get away with whatever that market can take.
Down here new cars range from 3 to 5 years warranty but bikes are still only 2.
I think we pay the most for their bikes too!
I paid nearly $80k OZ for my Volkswagen that sells in the US for around $40k and thats when the conversion rate was about 88c to the US$.
My GTSE was nearly $34k OTD with topbox and luggage.
My dealer got me an extra years extended warranty when my FD failed last year and luckily "fingers crossed" I havent had to use it.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 2009, 3:35 pm
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Extended my warranty last year - the bike a 06 K1200GT - It costs me £29 a month and is open ended - already had new wheel bearings and the 1300 clutch fitted on the warranty for me it's great piece of mind.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2009, 6:32 am
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I took it out in May on my GT (07) for the same price (including breakdown cover). As I was going to renew my RAC membership anyway at a cost of £80 this makes the warranty a little over £200 for the year. As I do over 15,000 miles a year it's well worth it for me.

Last week I had a tyre pressure sensor replaced at no charge (and the other one reset) and as I type this the bike is in the dealers having the steering damper replaced (it has 15,000 miles on it). The part alone is over £300 plus a couple of hours labour so the way I work it out, I have already saved more than my warranty money since May.

To my mind, it's a no-brainer and well worth it. Unfortunately it's one of those things that you will only ever appreciate the value of having it when you need to use it (but then you could say that about ABS and traction control which I've also got!!).

As I don't think the tyre-pressure sensors are covered by the warranty (although I might be wrong here) I found that there was no hassle and they were done without quibble.

Not sure if the price of the warranty will increase each year as the mileage racks up but I fully intend to renew it each year. My experience with it thus far (and I'm no great lover of main dealers) is positive and I feel that both me and the bike are being well looked after. In addition, I certainly wouldn't want to tackle any home maintenance on a bike this advanced - it may be straight forward but I'd rather leave it to the "experts".

Hope this helps.
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