In my entire riding career of over 40+ years, I only once had a legitimate warranty claim. A 30 day old 2001 ZRX1200 countershaft seal leak. Dealer claimed it was chain lube. Tried to show him with a flashlight how you could just see how the seal lip was pushed out on one 30ish degree section. No go. I ordered a replacement seal, fixed it myself, went back to the dealer and threw the seal on the counter and walked out. Never stepped foot in that dealer ever again. I sometime see the same part / sales guys at the local winter bike show. I still give them the stink eye.......... :devil:
I don't think the 2-year warranty is anything but a perk to move fully amortized carryover models, and easing Versys 1000 sticker shock. I think these motorcycles tend to attract touring riders, who'd most appreciate the extra coverage whether it's ever needed or not. The machines are inherently reliable so Kawasaki is not sticking its corporate neck out TOO far on this.
For those of you tempted to waste your money on an extended warranty be sure to shop around. I have a buddy who likes to donate to mc companies and a few years ago he shopped around for his Connie and found their 3 year extended warranty for just over half the asking price. The key question has already been asked: Anyone use their warranty on the N1k? Any Japanese bike? The closest thing I can think of to a warranty flaw was the "dry clutch" issue in early Ninjas.
Another buddy of mine had a Triumph Trophy that ate it's rear drive at 8k miles. The fork seals were gone too. Had to write a letter to the head of Triumph America to get them replace under warranty (at 6 months and 8k miles) because the local dealer said they were "normal wear articles" and not covered. His Triumph Tiger lost it's stator and R/R under warranty. He still loves his Triumphs but he keeps a Honda VFR1200 in the garage as well.
I didn't purchase an extended warranty on my 15. I was just curious why different models have different warranties. Thought maybe the sportbikes had the 12 month deals but a lot of the smaller cruisers and small adventure bikes do too.
One of the longest threads on the concours 14 thread is about the extended warranties. In the past, a Florida dealer was selling the 4 year warranty for around 400.00.
On that bike it was almost worth it because of the tire pressure sensors. The batteries usually died at year 4. The 400 you paid was less than the 2 new sensors by about 125.00.
Still, that was all anyone ever filed a claim for. Many didnt have those go bad. Even though the warranty was cheap, it was still a poor value. There were a few bad abs pumps, but Kawasaki fixed those, warranty or no warranty. .
I am using an Andriod based GPS unit which I have connected to the bike's OEM Heated Grips connector. This means that when I turn the ignition key off, the GPS automatically switches from 12v to internal battery power, and when I turn the ignition key back on, the GPS switches from the internal...
So here's one for the story book.
From Lindale to Mesquite MEXICO, 81 miles with 50 of it on one 75mph interstate. Other then some elevation changes a pretty straight and boorish ride.
Sounds like fun right.... especially if you've made it 1000 times. NOT USUALLY.... except for I did it in...
I had my first issue with my 2017, all stock with the exception of a 190/55 and this evening I jumped on to head home and once I got on the highway, up to 3rd or 4th it seemed to act up, almost like it lost power then came back and then the TC and CEL's lit up. The TC flashed the entire ride...
I've had my N1K for a few months now and just recently took it out for some Texas highway blasts. I'm 5'11" and have more of my height in my torso (30" inseam) and I'm getting absolutely blasted in the face at anything over 60mph. I tried all 3 settings for the stock windscreen and it performs...
Had a quick question about the V&H Urban Brawlers. Anyone that has them, or has seen them, able to tell me if they are just straight dual pipes? Is there any baffling, etc inside them?
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