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Hi all. This is my first time owning anything with a warranty so I have some newb questions regarding warranties. Bear with me.

Would warranties still be in effect if you make mods? Say like aftermarket exhausts, ECU reflash, maybe that PUK upgrade that people are so excited about.
If it doesn't then is there no reason to get an extended warranty later on?

I'm just confused as to what modifications would make certain warranties void and what is acceptable.

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Hi all. This is my first time owning anything with a warranty so I have some newb questions regarding warranties. Bear with me.

Would warranties still be in effect if you make mods? Say like aftermarket exhausts, ECU reflash, maybe that PUK upgrade that people are so excited about.
If it doesn't then is there no reason to get an extended warranty later on?

I'm just confused as to what modifications would make certain warranties void and what is acceptable.

Thanks.
Ask your dealer
 

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People may site the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act for those of us in the US, which basically states that a manufacturer can't void your warranty unless they prove your mod caused the specific issue, but in reality challenging that is not easy (do you feel like hiring a lawyer?). If you mod, you may or may not have problems with certain warranty claims. That's just a risk you run. That said, generally manufacturers won't deny a warranty on a part unrelated to your mod. If your gauge cluster goes out and you have an aftermarket pipe, you have nothing to worry about. If it is related, even if it didn't cause the issue, then all bets are off.

A good relationship with your dealership can help, but is no guarantee.
 

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As far as my dealer goes the bike is still under warranty but they won't cover parts you have had replaced that aren't OEM. I've had my rear shock replaced with Nitron but they still replaced a faulty disc. As above I would think any unrelated parts should be covered but it might also depend on your dealer
 

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People may site the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act for those of us in the US, which basically states that a manufacturer can't void your warranty unless they prove your mod caused the specific issue, but in reality challenging that is not easy (do you feel like hiring a lawyer?). If you mod, you may or may not have problems with certain warranty claims. That's just a risk you run. That said, generally manufacturers won't deny a warranty on a part unrelated to your mod. If your gauge cluster goes out and you have an aftermarket pipe, you have nothing to worry about. If it is related, even if it didn't cause the issue, then all bets are off.

A good relationship with your dealership can help, but is no guarantee.
Actually the way the law is written it falls on the dealer to prove the modification caused an issue.
 

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Actually the way the law is written it falls on the dealer to prove the modification caused an issue.
Correct, unless they tell you to fly a kite and say they think it caused the problem, regardless if it did or didn't, or if you think it did or didn't. This happens all the time. Like many aspects of the law, if they don't follow it or think they are justified, then you have to go get a lawyer. The law is there as your defense in court. The law doesn't guarantee compliance.
 
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