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Are Yamaha sxs's in general, trouble free enough, to NOT get the extended warranty? A buddy at work has a 07' Rhino that he has pounded on since day one. He said he has no issues at all with it. And if you did get the warranty, what did you pay? Thanks
 

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We have had 3 Yamaha ATVs over the years, never a major issue with any. But i always get the warranty, and did get the 48 on the Viking aswell, cause i dont want to take the chance of something happening to it.
 

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That sounds right, i paid that are around it, it was 8??, cant remember exactly.
 

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Rule of thumb I go by. If you can afford the parts and have the time and know how to fix your machine no matter what the problem than save your money. But if you can't afford let's say $1000 in parts and $600 in labor which isn't out of the question with any of these machines today than adding it to your initial bill when you buy the machine isn't a bad deal and spread out in payments it's much easier to handle. A $50 or $100 deductible is much easier to come up with.
These are great machines and very reliable but once in a while you get one that just has to bust your hump and does cost money. My dime!
 

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Rule of thumb I go by. If you can afford the parts and have the time and know how to fix your machine no matter what the problem than save your money. But if you can't afford let's say $1000 in parts and $600 in labor which isn't out of the question with any of these machines today than adding it to your initial bill when you buy the machine isn't a bad deal and spread out in payments it's much easier to handle. A $50 or $100 deductible is much easier to come up with.
These are great machines and very reliable but once in a while you get one that just has to bust your hump and does cost money. My dime!
adding to this i wouldn't doubt some things cost way more in labor than they do for the parts to fix them. another plus of being a DIY'er
 

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Well I bought the extended warranty. Hopefully it won't be needed. But time and use will tell.
 

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Good to hear, sure wont regret getting it, thats for sure.
 

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what does the warranty cover?
There is a lot that it does not cover. Like no ware and tear items, you know, brake pads or rotors, cv joints, boots, ball joints, tie rod ends, control arm bushings or tired engine. And probably other stuff not covered. Things covered look like electrical items like ignition sys, charging system and gauges. Also engine , cooling system, fuel and exhaust systems are covered. Drive train like trans, final drive, differential 4wd stuff is covered. Also the frame, suspension are covered. But remember, NO WARE items. That's where they'll get us.
 

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. Thanks, I hope thing is trouble free:)
As long as you do all your maintenance on it and don't beat the piss out of it It should last a long time trouble free except for the wear and tear items listed above. Change your engine oil, change your diff. Fluid, grease and inspect even when you don't feel like it or think it doesn't need it then it will last you for many years as true with most engines. Things will break eventually and is expected, on a off road vehicle. Even if you do drive it hard just increase your maintenence level. I learned that really quick on my brute force like someone posted on another thread it was a maintenance freak but it was expected being swamped in 4.5ft of muddy water and flipped 4 times but it never gave me any major problem even being abused but I changed all the fluids every time I got back from a big ride, most times two or three times just to make sure I didn't get any or leave any water or mud that leaked by the seals.

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I purchased the extended warrenty, I had it on my Rhino and was glad I did a couple times in the end, my dealer sold me the 4 year Y.E.S. warranty for $680
 

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Had my rhino for 8 years and the worst repair I had was a frozen choke cable broke. I didn't even consider the warranty on the viking. I have never had a single Yamaha product go in for warranty. Sled, rhino, f115 outboard, bws scooter, fzr 400, snowblower, or generator. For $2200 I will self insurance myself and not loose an ounce of sleep. Just my two cents worth.


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I agree. The price difference just seems ridiculous. $800 in the US and we pay $2200? I have a call into Yamaha Canada for an explanation. This should be an interesting conversation when and if they call me back.
 
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