Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
Find a good dealer. You don't HAVE to get warranty work done at the dealer you bought the bike from. Find a dealer who will work with you!
My wifes bike had a dud battery 2 months from new. Completely toast, internal short I guess. The dealer I bought it from said no dice. They said Honda only warranties batteries 30 days from new, even though the bike has a 5 year warranty. I was bummed but, I suppose it makes sense. It's very easy to trash a new battery by discharging it! (Although that's not what happened!).
Anyway, I talked to another shop closer to home. The OEM battery was like $170 so I checked the place closer to see if they had one cheaper. I talked to the parts guy, he came out with a battery and said "here ya go". At first I was annoyed thinking "No, dude, I wanted a price!" and I said "Okay, how much". "Nothing, it's only two months old right?". I told him what the other dealer said, and he just told me "We'll find a way to get our money", insinuating they know some loophole or some way to get Honda to pay for the part. Wow! So the dealer I bought two bikes, helmets, gear, parts, tools, accessories from (a big big dealership) said no-way no-how, and a dealer I've not spent a dime in bent the rules AND took the risk (If Honda says no they are out, not me, they gave me the battery BEFORE making the claim). Needless to say, that place (which is closer anyway) is where I go now for everything.
Anyway; just throwing that out there. If one dealer says no, see if you can find one that says yes. Though I can't imagine a crack like that not be covered.
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT