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Old 09-21-2008, 12:39 PM   #1546
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Any of you guys get the extended warranty? Think it's woth it? My dealer offered me 36 months for $525.
I am not saying yes or no but, what would cost you $525 if it breaks?
- engine (detonated)
- head (cracked)
- transmission (pieces)
- case (cracked)
- wheel (broken)
- wiring (burnt)

Except the wiring, most of these would be proven to be your fault.

Use the $525 to spend it on farkles?
Use the $525 for a motorcycle trip?
Use the $525 to make your wife happy?
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:19 PM   #1547
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Extended warranties are never worth it...just more income for the dealer.
x2!

When I was 21 and bought a waverunner I bought the warranty, the only problem I ever had they refused to cover it. I'm VERY handy and can fix anything myself. I'll never pony up for an extended warranty again.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:52 PM   #1548
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Tony bought a new Gixxer with the extended warranty. The thermostat stuck they would not fix it. Said it was a normal wear item. Less then a year old. The clutch hub broke on it after the extended warranty kicked in again a wear item. Everything on it is a wear item. The Japs build good bikes but their warranties suck.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:54 PM   #1549
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A short video from today. Traffic sucked so I just decided to make one final run to the house.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...76327736&hl=en
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:58 PM   #1550
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That was a nice little ride video William. Bikes should have the lawful option of crossing double yellows when slow traffic is blocking an otherwise safe passing zone, but I imagine the "man" would disagree. You sure have some nice bike roads in your area
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:05 PM   #1551
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The DOT has double yellowed just about every road in the mountains. We have starights that are a half mile long and it is against the law to pass. It more or less forces people to break the law. The local sheriffs office are not bad about writing tickets for passing on the yellow because they know it is bullshit ,but the GSP are bastards.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:04 PM   #1552
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No offense, but I seriously doubt this. They've got databases compiled by third parties no doubt. All the info they need is in the VIN. They could care less about whether you think it's a touring bike or a pit bike. ;)

I got one of the VERY first Husky street legal TE450s and they already had the info in their systems.

Actually, it is the VERY first off the line, S# ends 00000 :)

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+1, at least in Canada the insurance companies have every bike catalogued.
Nevertheless, when I insured my Versys in 2007, because the bike was a brand new model, the insurance slip is showing that I have a KLR 650(instead of KLE 650) with Versys' VIN .... I don't mind a bit, since the price is ridiculously low compared to other bikes So, my bike is a pure breed dual sport...
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:12 PM   #1553
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The DOT has double yellowed just about every road in the mountains. We have starights that are a half mile long and it is against the law to pass.
And here I was thinking it was only the nanny state of Oregon that did that.

Even the Forest Service has started doing that. Forest roads used to be posted "passing zones not marked, pass with care" and everything was dashed yellow lines. Now they went the other way and there are no legal passing zones for miles and miles...


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Old 09-22-2008, 04:30 AM   #1554
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And here I was thinking it was only the nanny state of Oregon that did that.

Even the Forest Service has started doing that. Forest roads used to be posted "passing zones not marked, pass with care" and everything was dashed yellow lines. Now they went the other way and there are no legal passing zones for miles and miles...


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The DOT here claims that there are so many bicyclist on the roads that they need to keep the speeds down for safety. All I see it as is more tax money for the state.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:28 PM   #1555
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The DOT here claims that there are so many bicyclist on the roads that they need to keep the speeds down for safety. All I see it as is more tax money for the state.
"more tax money" maybe! It cost most departments approximately $200 to process a citation and most citations are approximately $25. "job security" yes!
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:45 PM   #1556
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You get any kind of traffic ticket in Ga. and you will be looking at 200.00. Sometimes you will get out for a little less but most of the time they will try and get the max.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:21 PM   #1557
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Any of you guys get the extended warranty? Think it's woth it? My dealer offered me 36 months for $525.
Not worth it imo. The main problem is that you have to get repairs done at authorized Kawi dealers, which in my area means I would be relying on some of the worst mc mechanics out there.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:55 PM   #1558
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"more tax money" maybe! It cost most departments approximately $200 to process a citation and most citations are approximately $25. "job security" yes!
You forgot a 0. Obviously, you don't live in OR. The minimum fine for not changing your blinker fluid on time is $200. It only goes up from there.

It's for the children.

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Old 09-23-2008, 11:21 AM   #1559
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Any of you guys get the extended warranty? Think it's woth it? My dealer offered me 36 months for $525.
Your dealers screwing you. Direct from Kawasaki 36mo. is $517.00 My dealer sells 36mo. for $399.00. But I still haven't bought it. bete..
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:37 PM   #1560
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Insurance Alert!!! for the Versys

Just purchased 2008 Versys and love it. As much fun and a lot cheaper than the R 1200 GS that was my last ride. Downside of the purchase, Progressive Ins charges the same rate as the Beemer that cost twice as much!!!
Reason according to Progressive, Kawasaki list the Versys as a Sportbike!!! The Beamer GS gets a Streetbike rating for either the 650GS or 1200GS.
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