YES WARRANTY Purchase, renewal, questions

GearheadGrrrl

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Mar 12, 2015
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Minnesota, USA
Debating buying the 3 year extension to the extended warranty, Yamaha quoted me $495 but said a lot of dealers can beat that. Bike is a '13 with 60k miles, most of that pulling a sidecar, and needed just regular maintenance and tires. I ride about 12k miles a year and was planning on buying the extension, and then came Coronavirus. Being near 70 with a couple of those "chronic conditions", I don't take any chances so my riding's been cut way back, and with most all the rallies cancelled there ain't as many places to ride to anyways. And if I ever needed the warranty, will the Yamaha dealers be in any shape to repair the bike. Nearest dealer to me has hundreds of side by sides and boats, but only 9 bikes left in stock. Next dealer 65 miles away is showing a bit more signs of life, but motorcycles are a declining part of their business too. So I've a suspicion that any repair claim will start with them blaming the sidecar, then take forever for them to get parts and figure out how to fix an S10 they probably have never seen the insides of before. Then there's the issue of disease control- the average towing company and bike dealer is in COVID-19 denial, so fat chance the responding tow truck driver and dealer service personnel will be wearing face masks, etc..

So I get the feeling I may as well save my money, do the best maintenance I can, take a cab (we've got a local cab company that requires masks for drivers and passengers) and/or the bus home if the bike breaks down on the road, and use my trailer to haul my bike home myself. Any opinions?
 

AusTexS10

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Jan 24, 2020
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Location
Austin, TX
Jealous of all who can have the YES warranty. I picked up my 2013 with 5600 miles back in February and would love to have that peace of mind. Average of $100/year is insanely low for what it covers. As another said, at least it's a Yamaha.
 

GearheadGrrrl

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Mar 12, 2015
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Minnesota, USA
The coverage is excellent, but will there be any dealers left to provide warranty service? I live in rural southwest Minnesota and the dealers that are left are pretty much out of the motorcycle business. I'm tempted to spend the money instead on fixing the bikes few bugs like the cam chain tensioner and clutch hub. Then there's the problem of just buying the warranty- D&H's phone has been busy the last couple hours.
 
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