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I just purchased an 03 K1200RS and plan to pick it up this weekend. I asked the seller about extended warranty possibilities and he referred me to this site. Can anyone give me information on used bike warranties that are worth buying. I live in Alabama. Thanks for any advice !
 

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If your bike is still covered by the manufacturers warranty then you can purchase an extended warranty.

Do a google search or check with your local BMW dealer for extended warranties.
 

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I started a thread about warranties on the old forum, and a couple of guys said they got BMW warranties. I understood BMW didn't offer those, unless things have changed. Does BMW offer one now that can be purchased by an original owner still under warranty?
 

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BMW extended warranty

I was able to purchase a four year extended warranty through my local BMW dealer, but it was through a third party provider. I had to purchase prior to the last month of the factory warranty though.

Including ABS coverage, I paid $1080.
 

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used bike warranties

The extended warranties are through a third party, but the dealer will handle the paperwork on a bike bought from them.....don't know about a bike not bought from a dealer....you may have to do the legwork yourself.
 

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milkman said:
The extended warranties are through a third party, but the dealer will handle the paperwork on a bike bought from them.....don't know about a bike not bought from a dealer....you may have to do the legwork yourself.
Only exception is for some relatively new bikes sold by dealers. BMW has (or used to have) a program that let dealers sell used bike with a factory warranty that's pretty much like a new bike. Not for the original total of 36k/3 yrs, but 36k/3yrs from time of purchase used.
 

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I just got off the phone with my local BMW dealer and they will not sell me a third party warranty. The only way they will sell me anything is if they buy the bike and then sell it to me. I went online and looked up a dealership called Bob's BMW and they sell a 4 year extended warranty w/unlimited mileage that covers ABS for $1343.00 with a $50.00 deduct. I know a warranty is a crap shoot but are these warranties that are sold after the manufactures warranty ends any good???? The girl I talked to is mailing me a contract and a list of exclusions. Just so you know what I'm dealing with, its for a 03 K12RS with 8000 miles. Thanks for any feedback. Cole
 

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I just got off the phone with my local BMW dealer and they will not sell me a third party warranty. The only way they will sell me anything is if they buy the bike and then sell it to me. I went online and looked up a dealership called Bob's BMW and they sell a 4 year extended warranty w/unlimited mileage that covers ABS for $1343.00 with a $50.00 deduct. I know a warranty is a crap shoot but are these warranties that are sold after the manufactures warranty ends any good???? The girl I talked to is mailing me a contract and a list of exclusions. Just so you know what I'm dealing with, its for a 03 K12RS with 8000 miles. Thanks for any feedback. Cole
Personally...I think they are a waste. Unless the bike is your only mode of transportation, I would pass on the extended, just my opinion. Realize that 3rd party is just that. Folks that are betting that you will never file a claim, They could careless about your satisfaction with the bike if you did, unlike a manufacture. Personally, I am a gambling man, I will take my odds and money. If you do, read the very fine print on what is covered. My 2 cents.
 

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Your missing one important point

andy45320 said:
Personally...I think they are a waste. Unless the bike is your only mode of transportation, I would pass on the extended, just my opinion. Realize that 3rd party is just that. Folks that are betting that you will never file a claim, They could careless about your satisfaction with the bike if you did, unlike a manufacture. Personally, I am a gambling man, I will take my odds and money. If you do, read the very fine print on what is covered. My 2 cents.

The extended warranty will transfer to a new owner. At least mine does with Pinnacle. So, should I decided to sell the bike, an 02 in say 08, the new owner gets one full year of warranty. I believe I could easily recoup some of my initial expense along with the additional three years of peace of mind in the sale price.

To each their own though.
 

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see how she goes

I always wait to see how the bike does. If the first three years are trouble free, chances are the extended warranty will be a waste. If it seems like it keeps breaking down I would have to consider the warranty or getting rid of the bike. It always seems that the non manufacturer extended warranty covers a lot of parts that don't fail and never seems to cover seals and gaskets that can cause major repairs. Read carefully and have your questions answered in writing. These are not really a manufacturer extended warranty they are a insurance company product. They may specify used parts or repairs that are not up to snuff. They want to make sure the repair lasts at least to the end of the coverage period. Just my .02
 
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