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Old 09-18-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Yamaha Warranty question

Has anyone in here ever had warranty work done on your bike with aftermarket parts installed?

Reason I ask is because I have a 520 conversion and K&N air filter. My engine blew about 3 months ago and I'm gonna take it in to see if they will fix it under warranty. I dont have any of my stock stuff left and dont really feel like purchasing all of it if its not necessary.

When the motor blew, it sounded like something released in the motor and shot out the case. After that I head a very loud grinding noise. Although when I did pull in the clutch it rode out smoothly (Engine was dead and I was coasting) till i came to a stop.

Please if anyone here works at Yamaha or knows someone that does please chime in.

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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520 kit and an a/f wont cause an engine to puke...

maybe it just had enough of hauling your fat around...



ok, sorry but for real. i dont work at yamaha, but that is something i would imagine would be covered by any dealer. the thing to worry about is how long its going to take and where to take it so its done right.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:33 PM   #4
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I used to work for Yam and I would say they should cover it. Like Chris said a chain and A/F won't make any difference.
What will matter is the exact cause and whether that is covered by warranty. Like if there isn't any oil or somethin.
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Another question.... If I got shot down with one dealership not wanting to cover my motor under warranty, could I try my luck at another dealership or does my account/Vin get flagged?


thanks for the responses guys!

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magnuson-moss act states that the stealership has to prove that the parts you installed caused the motor to blow. if the dealership installed the parts then it doesnt matter at all and they are responsible
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:09 AM   #7
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A+ to marlboro man, in addition TX consumer law (lemon law etc) provides certain remedies. basically though, it should be covered as long as it the circumstances causing it to blow were covered. ie, if you ran it with no oil, or you raced it, and they figure either of those out, you're prolly not gonna get the warranty coverage.
IMO, stock airfilter and stock sprockets are cheap enough it might be worth going back to stock just to avoid any questions... who knows they might say the sprockets had your bike operating at a higher rpm than designed and the oil from the filter damage something...
it would be BS but I wouldn't put it past em.
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who knows they might say the sprockets had your bike operating at a higher rpm than designed and the oil from the filter damage something...
it would be BS but I wouldn't put it past em.

That is my main concern right there. Anyone have a stock gearing they want to get rid of? I basically have a a somewhat new 520 conversion and would be willing to swap for stock for free.
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They should cover it BUT if it was considered ABUSE then I sure the vin # would be flagged and prolly would not ever cover anything ever.... at any dealer
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If you don't mention it they prolly won't even realize the 520 conversion is there.
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well to get the motor out to figure out how it blew they are gonna have to take the bike apart, and I'm guessing as many bikes as they work on they are immediately going to be looking for and be noticing any aftermarket stuff.

when you live and breathe something you notice a lot more right away than a layperson would notice in a long time.
besides as soon as the bike is on a lift the evidence (as it were) is gonna be staring them in the face.
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it's all going to depend on when it happened and how come it took so long to get it into the shop. but if a shop declined to do the work you can call yamaha customer service and complain to them and they will handle it immediatly. but an after market chain and sprocket will not affect if the engine is covered. now if you went ahead and installed a pc3 power commander with full system and etc. along those lines where it affects the engine they might bicker a little bit with you but they should still take care of it. used to work for yamaha and had tons of experience with this type of stuff.
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Saweeet.... Well then i will just go ahead and take this thing up there as the warranty expires in December. Glad i got the extended warranty but hope all goes well also.
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for the record, I dont know anyone with a honda or a suzuki that had their motors blow up (at least for no apparent reason).
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