Well I've been on roadglide.org , this forum for about 1 year and I have a terrible tendency to never pay attention or overlook threads that may be related to me, but sure enough this one about the VH FP3 pack is.
Found out today after my 18' M8 scoot has been having issues. So, Mike, the service manager, from harley dealer up here, mentions that, if they put your bike on a scanner and is flagged with an aftermarket tuner, your HD warranty and ESP will be voided.
Now, original warranty when you buy your bike new is, the engine/transmission section- that's to say you may still be eligible for warranty on other area as: (CAN-BUS), ABS, Radio Diagnostics, Lighting,Battery and Accessories.
Now, here's where they get you-you may incur say,for example a 'low idle temperature sensor', however, its not as clean cut as it sounds, if the dealer calls up harley headquarters or something, and they find out that the low idle temp sensor, does not fall under the category of 'SENSOR'....it may have a sub heading, where since this is connected to the ECM, and that this particular sensor monitors the low idling of the engine, therefore this sensor may not be covered and will not be classified as just a sensor, but rather under engine/transmission.
Does that make sense?
So, the service manager says, you could have reset your tuner to default and chances are your warranty would not have been voided.
Then he says, I'm surprised your taking it so well,lol...what am I suppose to do, flip out and lose it. I put on the FP3 myself, along with my 14'inch apes, and tormentor RCX headers and TAB mufflers with zombie baffles and aftermarket precision billet footboards.
If I had known, I should say, I never would have installed a FP3 Vance and Hynes auto tune. I mean you buy a $30,000 motorcycle and you void the warranty with a $300 gadget is stupid to me, however, again no one told me.
He did insist that if I put on a Harley tuner with a screamin eagle kit, your warranty would not have been voided, now I know why people put on screamin eagle kits on brand new bikes, its for the warranty. Lets face it, nothing sounds good or is as tempting like the endless amount of aftermarket mufflers to choose from and where you can add a nice set of straight pipes, its just not the same. You grow addicted to that sound. And rightfully so!!!!
So, at that this point, I was incurring all types of problems by washing the inner fairing with a regular garden hose and blowing out my $300 HERTZ speakers and tweeters and drenching my ARLEN NESS aftermarket air cleaner. I mean,all I was doing was washing my bike, talk about bad luck following you around. I'm ready to just jump off a bridge and throw my $30,000 bike with it, because I cant stress over this bullshit anymore.
It makes you wonder..why me?. why in the 'FU&K ME'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have had it!!!!
oh did i mention, I bought this bike brand new last year in 2018 with 50 miles, and I have a total of 2,000 miles on it presently!
SO tired of this shit!