Chief Safety Ossifer , CEO Doofus HD
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dulles, VA
FWIW: M8 Warranty & Fines
FWIW - I have only gotten to 2 dealers here in the DC area so far to discuss the M8, the EPA, the tuning and warranty voiding. Here is what I have so far and I know its no surprise to you all:
1. If a owner uses any tuner other than a HD Street tuner - the power train warranty will be voided
2. All new (M8 associated) SE add ons will adhere to EPA standards
3. Any other add ons affecting engine/power/air will void the warranty.
QUOTE FROM ONE LONG TIME DEALER ASSOCIATE: "Jim I'm sorry, in a way this issue has always been there. But we always could take care of you by staying with us. Now, we just can't risk the $36,000.00 fine."
25 OCT 2016 ADDITION: GM sent this to me from MOCO Policy:
U.S. Customers: defects or damage impacting the functionality
of powertrain components in a motorcycle that has been tuned
using a tuner or calibration that was not covered by a California
ARB Executive Order or otherwise approved by EPA’.
In addition to this change, *** a new VIN block message will now
be used on all warranty claims where the motorcycle meets the
above statement. The VIN blocked message will read:
• ‘Non-compliant part affected powertrain’. *** In addition, warranty
claims will be denied for this reason.
The definition of powertrain in this instance pertains to the
engine and all of its components, including the ECM (Engine
Control Module), primary drive and transmission including all
120,000k+ HD Miles
Retired Civil Servant, Navy Vet, MC Addict
Last edited by DOOFUS; 10-25-2016 at 10:38 AM.
Reason: ADD HD POLICY