Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Central PA
Its not Harleys stance. Its the agreement they made with the Feds/EPA over the tampering violations.
Harley dealers are not allowed to service scooters that have non approved tuning devices on them. At the moment only the SE epa tuner is approved by Harley. The dealers are only allowed to install Harley approved maps, and no dyno tunes are allowed. Some dealers follow it to the letter, some sort of see it as a guide line, and some still dyno tune. This dealer probably just got a letter from Milwaukee documenting how many tampered scooters his shop had worked on and how it could effect their ability to order desirable scooters moving forward.
Harley also installed software that reports the state of the ecm to them every time the Tech tool is connected. The software will tell them if you installed an aftermarket remapper on the scooter.
Harley cracked down of some Fla dealers last year during speed weeks, and word was that there would be more enforcement this year. I doubt that the MoCo really has much desire to be policing this, but in exchange for not having their dealer network raped by the EPA, they agreed to do it.
As far as the warranty is concerned, they would have to prove that the tuner caused or contributed to the failure. But that would basically force you to pay a lawyer more than the cost of the repair, and they know it.
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