YES WARRANTY Purchase, renewal, questions

HeliMark

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Yamaha has been sending out offers to extend the 4 year YES another 1 or 2 years. I got mine when I had maybe 6 months left on a 4 year YES plan. Once you have the card, you can call D&H and they can verify eligibility and give you a price on adding more years.

You may or may not be in the system for this now. D&H asked me for the verification number or something like that off the card I got from Yamaha. They may be able to look up your VIN in the YES system and see if you are eligible.

Edit; I'd wait until you are under the one year point to worry about it.
I just looked at my "YES" warranty card, and it expired back in Feb. Forgot about when it was expiring. Oh well, it is a Yamaha.

Guess if they sent the offer to my last last address, it didn't get forwarded to the last address to be forwarded to the current address.
 

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I got the 4 year plan for $691. Deal?

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Not horrible. Was under $500. I paid just over $500 for the last one from the local to me dealer. Threw them a bone since they tried to get as close to D&H as they could.
 

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The same deal was available this spring. If you want you can return the extended warranty to the dealer, and buy from D&H. Or you can be happy if you like your dealer.
 

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The selling dealer is entitled to make some profit.

I tried to get my local dealer to get somewhere close to what D&H sells it for. The guy wanted to sell it to me for just under a $1000. Wouldn’t even discuss matching or getting close.

You have a year and as long as you buy it before the year warranty is up it’s available.

Yamaha started sending me mail to renew it, and their retail was just over $650ish for four years.

You can see if you can get the dealer to refund your money, and wait a bit and buy it for less. Or you can be happy you have the extended warranty in place and it’s done.
 

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When I bought my bike, the dealer wanted $900 for the 4 year YES. I showed them what D&H would charge, and they matched it.
I put a curse on the dealer that ripped me off on YES. I canceled and got my money back but not without hassle. It burnt down the other day. Moral; don’t screw customers with powers.
 

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Anybody know if the original owner is the only one who can purchase the Y.E.S.? If my bike sells before the 1 year warranty is up, can the new owner purchase the extended warranty? Thanks.
 

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Anybody know if the original owner is the only one who can purchase the Y.E.S.? If my bike sells before the 1 year warranty is up, can the new owner purchase the extended warranty? Thanks.
Anyone can add the YES warranty for 12 to 48 months as long as the bike is still covered under the original 12 month factory warranty and in their name.

The key to doing this is that when someone buys the bike they need to go to a dealer and have the warranty transferred into their name. As long as they have the title in their name, (or in some cases the sale paperwork is enough. Varies by dealer). Depending on the miles, dealer and blind monkey throwing the dart, the dealer may require you to pay a small fee for an "inspection", but I have not had a dealer try that with me.

It takes about 5 minutes to transfer the warranty. My dealer did this w/o inspection and even told me they didn't need me to bring the bike in. They just needed proof that I was the new owner.

FYI - Call Yamaha warranty division and make very sure you know the exact end date of your existing warranty. I bought a car that was 'under warranty' only to discover that the factory warranty expired a few days before I bought it. The seller made it right, but they though it had 3 months left.
 

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Have about 1 week left on the original factory warranty, called D&H and the lady said $389 for the 4 year extension, not sure what I’m going to do yet.
 

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You're kidding? You have a Gen I bike and are heading to Inuvik hopefully in the future? Never mind that it's fully transferable too, so a huge perk to the future buyer if you decide to sell in the next say, three years. When I sold my '12 with 109k, it still had around a year of YES left on it. Nice for the new owner, just in case. It was a great deal anyway, but still, that may have helped push him over the edge to buy.
 

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You're kidding? You have a Gen I bike and are heading to Inuvik hopefully in the future? Never mind that it's fully transferable too, so a huge perk to the future buyer if you decide to sell in the next say, three years. When I sold my '12 with 109k, it still had around a year of YES left on it. Nice for the new owner, just in case. It was a great deal anyway, but still, that may have helped push him over the edge to buy.
Yamaha warranty would actually be useless for a USA bike while in Canada. Hate to spend another $389 but also hate the thought of being sorry I didn’t buy it later.
 

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Yamaha warranty would actually be useless for a USA bike while in Canada. Hate to spend another $389 but also hate the thought of being sorry I didn’t buy it later.
Unless you have a catastrophic failure, you might be able to limp it into Fairbanks. Just depends on what happens where. Dealerships vary, but yes, Yamaha Canada doesn't generally honor Yamaha US warranties.

Having had a $4k plus YES claim, the sub $400 cost seems pretty cheap to me. I'm not generally a warranty guy, but the YES has paid for itself on both my FJR and my S10 because I rode them.
 

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Have about 1 week left on the original factory warranty, called D&H and the lady said $389 for the 4 year extension, not sure what I’m going to do yet.
That $389 spread over the 4 years is pretty cheap insurance. Even a very minor repair would certainly cost you more than that at dealer labor and parts prices. I have the 4 year YES warranty on my S10 and recently bought one for my F150 and my wife's Subaru. These late model vehicles are very complicated and expensive to repair.
 
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Well I bought the Yamaha 4 year extended warranty today from D&H Cycle , $389.00
Most likely won’t put a lot of miles on the Tenere but hopefully if anything does go wrong Yamaha will be happy to fix it free of charge.
Anyone else interested in buying the extended warranty from D&H Cycle you need to do it over the phone in order to get the full discount and have your vehicle vin number available when you call, I talked to a lady named Renaa and she was very helpful , and yes I had to ask her how to spell her name Renaa to make sure it was right.
http://dandhcycle.com/services.html
Bought the 4 year extended warranty for my Goldwing when it was a couple years old and the last warranty repair was done at 289,000 miles, Honda and my dealer always treated me very well, hopefully Yamaha will do the same.
 
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