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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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So how did I do?

Just got my new '09 900 classic - Out the door @ $7700. That includes the 5 year warranty and the lojack. Not overly concerned if I paid a bit more than I should as I was pretty comfortable with the shop, the staff, and it was the bike I wanted, but I am curious. The real question I have is if the warranty will really do me any good - most people say no, but I think the extra piece of mind is worth it. And has anybody actually had to use their lojack for recovery? Thanks
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 07:24 AM
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All that matters is that you're happy with the deal. And welcome to the world of Vulcan. I picked up a new 900 Custom a few years back after a 20+ year hiatus from riding and have enjoyed every ride on the bike especially morning commutes. When I bought mine, I included a three year extended warranty but it has expired. But I never needed it. The bike has been perfect. I did change the stock tires after only a few thousand miles and went with the Metzeler ME 880's. They made a big difference in handling especially 2-up. Good luck.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 07:36 AM
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Congrats on your new scoot, and welcome to the forum.

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 08:13 AM
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Enjoy your new ride. You will find it to be a good solid bike and does a good job in town and on the open road. When it comes time to change out the frount tire get a Metzler MH90/21 tire it makes it even a more solid ride.
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congrats on the new ride
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I think you did good brother. I paid 5800 and change otd on my brand new black classic 900 2 months ago, BUT that was including my trade in ( 2000 Suzuki merauder vz800), which they gave me $1000 for, but it actually needed $400 of work so in actuality they gave me 1400 for it with repairs. My otd did not include any extras or extended warranties.

Congrats and enjoy the new ride. I know i do. Im happy and don't care "if I could have got it for a little less".
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 05:17 PM
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Congrats on the new ride. Enjoy.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 05:54 PM
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I got the three year ext warranty and service plan with mine as well. I have not used the warranty, but I have taken full advantage of the service plan. The last one was billed at almost $400. I hope to get one more in before it runs out.

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 06:29 PM
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Most will tell you that extended warranties are a waste of money ... untill you need one.
Peace of mind is a good thing, having someone else pick up the tab is even better. Just be carefull what accessories you add that may void the warranty and give cause for certain parts to become exclusions.

Congrats on the new ride, its a great bike.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 08:30 PM
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In May, 2009, I pulled the trigger on an '09 V900 Classic LT. I didn't get the extended warranty but the ride is rock solid and has never needed warranty work. I paid $8K otd and have been very satisfied that I got a good deal. I plan to ride it til the wheels fall off.

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