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I agree with you. I didn't use my ESP but they are pro rating it at 80%. I gave the dealer $400 for nothing because trading up to the RGU. I should take the $1600 and buy the ESP but what I understand now is the returned $ does not come back to me since I bought it last year with the Heritage. It will go directly back to Eagle mark and put on the principle. I'll make a call today and find out
Way I understand it , you wont get it if the ESP was included in your financing package ..
 

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I can see if you buy a used bike. I just bought new and have 2 years on the factory warranty. As discussed if I bought a 5 or 7 yr plan, those years run at the same time as my factory warranty. If it was a true extended warranty then the clock should start ticking after the factory warranty ends.

When I near the end of my 2 yrs if my bike is one of those Friday afternoon assembly line bikes then I'll purchase the plan. Otherwise I think it is a rip off.
without the ESP and road hazard , my rear tire that picked up a nail before the two years was up would have cost me , it didnt , was free ..

They call it a five or seven year when actually it is a three or five year ..
 

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I wouldn't even think of owning a Harley without the esp. Things are way too expensive to repair if anything breaks and we all know ,it's just a matter of time and miles before something fails. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I just took my RGC in for some Dyno passes to set up the TTS tuner.

After taking to the service manager I may pick up the ESP right before my 2year factory is up in May 2014. This dealership is willing to work with Modded bikes and said unless a problem was from a Mod (and he said it would have to be a case of no, if's and or but's that the mod was at falt) they would work everything out under the ESP. Nice to know they are willing to work with yea.

The only thing he said was DON"T let the factory two year run out before I do the ESP. Pick up the ESP a month or so before it expires. More money if you let your factory warrenty run out.
 

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All my adult life I have stayed away from service contracts. As Consumers Reports has always reported that they are not worth the money.

I have thirteen motorcycles in my collection. Had I gotten the contract on each one I would have had 1.5 less bikes.

I ride 30K+ a year. I do all my own service (another huge savings) I have had only one warranty claim on the bikes and that was recently with the crack in the inner fairing.

Given the extreme break in procedure that I do which is a dozen heat cycles before it goes on the road then a three thousand mile easy break in, I simply have not had any issue with the bikes.

My touring bikes go 22K before the rear tire needs replacing. In riding since 1956, I have only had two flat tires. I fixed both.

I am positive that I will never experience the service costs on my bikes that will even come close to the cost of a contract on each one.

I have an attitude about motorcycles. That is they are a luxury item and if one can't afford the maintenance then one should not have a bike. I do carry that to the extreme with only liability insurance. They go they go. I will just replace it with another shiny pretty one with all the money I saved on diy,no service contract and insurance. I am so far ahead now that I could throw away 6 of them.
 

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and I see at least an inner fairing in my future, I can't believe how faded and white mine is becoming, and all over too.

So far,no mechanical issues, although I wonder if my compensator sprocket is going.
I hate to tell you but you will find that body panels are not covered under the warranty. Had a similar issue where screw tabs were broken on EG fairing and dealer would not replace.

I have never purchased another warranty.
 

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If they weren't making money off selling the ESP insurance, they wouldn't sell them. I have never bought any kind of insurance/ESP on any vehicle or anything else unless I was forced to. So far, I am WAY ahead of the game.
 

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They talked my wife into the esp when she bought me the 2011 heritage for my 50th birthday it was a surprise I knew nothing about. But when we traded it in 2 years later for the RGU we didn't get the warranty and they sent us a check for 1600.00 dollars. 3 days after I got the RGU the motor went down they knew I was pissed and gave me the 5 year for free which I was impressed that they stepped up and took care of me. I've already had both tires replaced and a rotor. Here's something to think about also when I had the heritage they talked me into letting them put a SET and dyno tuned it and then I found out that it actually voided the warranty go figure so if anything had went wrong it would deffinety had to go back to that dealer


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For me it's peace of mind, had it on my EGU and it saved my butt on a trip, got a 5 year plan on my RGU, for the cost it makes me feel better and that's what counts to me. Had a front and rear tire replaced already at no cost to me. My local dealer takes good care of me but having that warranty makes me feel better.

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extended warrenty

a Harley service tech said if you change headers it will void anything on engine.as we all know war. is provided by outside company.if, if you have Harley do all of your work,a engine problem may be covered.i cannot ride a stock bike. I have to many stories of friends that the warrenty failed to cover.if I loose an engine then I will build bigger,do not really care...diesel5
 

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this program is offered up to two or three years after you roll out of the showroom.

I traded up for my RGU and the extended service could NOT be transferred. Its only for the bike you buy it for! (this is not what I was told when buying)

I filled out the proper paperwork at the dealer after calling the phone number on the back of the card. I will (hope) recieve 80% back (pro rated- cost $2000.00 ). Think about it....
you can buy the esp at anytime before your factory warranty expires.

the warranty cannot be transferred from one bike to another, but you can transfer the warranty to someone else if they buy your bike.

keep in mind, however, the esp start date is the date that the bike was placed in service, ie. the day you bought it. so the 5 year is actually only 3 years beyond the factory 2. and, if you decide to cancel it, it isn't prorated from the time that you bought the warranty, but from the in service date as well. so if you bought a 5 year, one month before your 2 year warranty expired, and then decided to cancel it one month later, you would lose the amount of money from the time that your bike was put into service, not just one month.....
 

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My bike a 2008 at the end of the 5 yr. ESP had 67K miles on it. That ESP was easily paid for in the years after the normal warranty ended. The limit on renewing the ESP is 70K miles, So I bought another ESP. I plan on keeping the bike till it hits 100K. It is also a good selling tool when I decide it's time to sell.
I am planning on taking it in for another compensator so that on its own will help offset the cost. It also is great knowing that on road trips I don't need to worry about out of pocket emergency repair expenses.
 

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I will be getting the extended warranty!
 

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Dont Buy It If Your Not Stayin Stock

Hello.

I had my bike in for a warranty issue (loose left hand handle grip).
Next time I went to dealer for a repair quote (bike damaged by moving company in moving trailer) the service guy mentiones my bike has been flagged!!

I ask what you mean flagged?? He says my bike comes up as modified and all warranty is void.
I have a stage one on this bike , very minor upgrade (pipe n filter and tuner)

The dealer that looked at the loose grip reported my bike as modified and I now can not get warranty work covered!!!!!!

Mackie Harley Davidson in Whitby Ontario Canada flagged my bike. Thanks Mackie!!

Warranty can be taken away very easy!!

Just sayin!!!!!!!

See ya on the road guys!!!!!!:D
 

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If they weren't making money off selling the ESP insurance, they wouldn't sell them. I have never bought any kind of insurance/ESP on any vehicle or anything else unless I was forced to. So far, I am WAY ahead of the game.
Obviously - the ESP is sold to the advantage of the seller -

that said - if your ride many many miles per year and or ride the piss out of it, and or don't do any of your own maintenance and or do no major mods - ESP is for you ...

but for the average joe fair weather low mileage rider - if you buy it your BETTING against yourself where your luck will fall - I just won't bet against myself - would you go to a casino and bet your friends your going to lose your money gambling at the tables ?

jus sayin - statistics says MoCo will make money more often than not (thats their business and a successful one)

No big deal - spend as you like - thats what we all do anyway - I would never tell someone how to spend there money or what to do to feel good - thats what the USA is based on

Enjoy - thats what its all about
 

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taking away warranty

Bought the seven year plan with the new 13 RGU I bought in July this year. Have 26,000+ klms on it. I WILL be claiming something in the next seven years. Reading my ESP contract it has a separate item line stating changing tire size will void warranty.
Yes, the WHOLE esp contract!!!!! Not just the wheel and tire option.
My service manager has told me to make sure I have the correct size tires on if I have a larger warranty claim as the Harley inspectors often spot check bikes.
It really does come down to the dealer and your relationship with them. The flat rate allowed for repairs under warranty is notoriously low. This is the reason a dealer other than your own may look for an "out" to deny warranty....
 

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//snip// I just won't bet against myself - would you go to a casino and bet your friends your going to lose your money gambling at the tables ?
Using that logic I'm guessing you don't have health or life insurance either? ;-)

ESP, and any after-market, extended warranties are just insurance policies. And insurance is basically you betting against yourself according to the coverages provided.
 
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