Y.E.S. 48 Mo. Plan
Posted 17 September 2005 - 08:06 AM
2005 FJR RIP Sept 2004 - March 2006
1948 Model 62 Pacemaker
Posted 17 September 2005 - 11:13 AM
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 09:56 PM
Yes. There have been a few. Generally, most think it is a bad idea to purchase an extended warranty other than Yamaha's Y.E.S.. How good a company is it? How much will they resist, or fight you, when you make a claim? Can you use it at any Yamaha dealership across the country? Or just at the purchasing dealership? All poignant questions to consider.
FJR#1 - The 'Dirty Ol Whore' - 2004 non-abs - RIP @ 226,400 - Gone, but not forgotton.
FJR#2 - The 'Hula Girl' - 2004 ABS - 129k
FJR#3 - The 'Virgin' - 2004 ABS - 4344 miles, a garage queen - Brundog would be proud!
FJR#5 - The Bastard POS Gen II - 2009A - 6,000+
Posted 18 September 2005 - 11:00 AM
Hmm. I have an extended warranty through Western Service Corp. and they are an affiliate of McGraw, I also have until the 21st to cancel with a full refund. Anyone ever heard of them? My dealer, Fun Bike Center, recommended them over the YES plan but I'm getting a bad feeling about it.
Both plans would cover me for 60 months, unlimited miles and have zero deductibles. I'm thinking I should cancel and pick up the YES plan.
Posted 18 September 2005 - 11:55 AM
I wouldn't recommend it. Dealerships use them because the profit is higher. The trick is that many times those 3rd party insurance companies fail and the extended warranty is useless (happened to me once). Another issue is that no one other than the selling dealer is obligated to honor a 3rd party extended warranty. With the YES contract, all Yamaha dealerships have to honor it as part of their franchise' even if you're out on the road (sport)TOURING.
Western is used by even auto dealerships. The profit margin is higher - plain and simple. I'd dump it, get my money back and get the Y.E.S. through D&H for $389 for a 48 month contract. You know Yamaha will honor it. But then, that's me and you're you. Your comfort level may be different than mine.
Posted 18 September 2005 - 06:40 PM
Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:50 AM
Not that different at all. I cancelled my 3rd party warranty and I'm going to call D&H when they open tomorrow.
Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:47 AM
Sounds like a vote for the factory gig !
Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:22 AM
Thanks for the tip Tilly.
Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:25 AM
When I bought the FJR, the dealer convinced me to go with their 3rd party warranty. Warranty coverage was provided through their designated network of dealerships. It was then cheaper than Yamaha's. The added incentive was that if no claims were filed during the 4 year duration, I can get a full refund on the contract after it expires. The catch is that the refund request needed to be made within 30 days of the expiration date.
Well, after about 3 months, I found out about the great D&H pricing. I tried to cancel the original contact but was told that there will be penalty fees incurred for early cancellation.
To date, I'm currently carrying two contracts. The dealer's and Yamaha's. Any warranty services needed will be directed towards the Y.E.S. plan. I plan on getting my refund from the 3rd party contract when it expires.
Posted 30 September 2005 - 05:37 PM
That was amazing customer service.
Posted 10 October 2005 - 06:28 AM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:35 AM
Renaa @ D&H is great. My warranty expired 9/18 and she got me set up for the 48-month Y.E.S. when I called on 9/16, and the paperwork arrived last week. There's still hope if you don't find anybody open today.
Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:49 AM
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