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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-11-2014, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Angry PCV voids warranty

So for about the last 1K miles the bike would go into 2nd gear then slip for about a half a second then it would be fine until I went back into 2nd gear. My local shop thought it was the shifter fork for second gear and said it would be under warranty. They call the warranty company to start a claim and were told to tear the bike apart to see what the problem is and then make the claim. So they take the bike apart and find that it was the shifter fork and make the claim. They go to order the parts and an adjuster shows up at the beginning of business the next day and looks at the gears and shift fork and agrees then goes over to the bike and starts taking pictures and asks what the red box on the side of the bike was. The shop owner said it was a fuel controller and left it at that. The adjuster leaves, and about 15 minutes later the shop gets a call and said as of today 3/7 the warranty is void and they are not paying the claim.

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I would fight the claim and contact dyno jet and see what documentation they can provide to state that it wasn't the PCV that caused the problem.

Another option is to take to another dealer.


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Well that sucks!

I'd like to know how they relate a fuel controller to be the cause of a faulty shift fork ???

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Is this under factory warrant, a Polaris extended warranty, or aftermarket extended service plan?

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Well that sucks!

I'd like to know how they relate a fuel controller to be the cause of a faulty shift fork ???
Exactly...

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You may want to read up on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

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I'd like to know how they relate a fuel controller to be the cause of a faulty shift fork ???
They probablly figure he went too fast.

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Is this under factory warrant, a Polaris extended warranty, or aftermarket extended service plan?
Sounds like the extended. Worthless.

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You can get a lawyer and take them to court and have them prove that the PCV caused the poor shifting. More then likely you will win if you get trial by jury.
But it might take two or four years to go to court. So your going to pay for it out of pocket and wait.
Try to get the dealer to work with you do not turn him against you.
Get it fixed and go after the warranty company for all out of pocket expense

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You can get a lawyer and take them to court and have them prove that the PCV caused the poor shifting. More then likely you will win if you get trial by jury.
But it might take two or four years to go to court. So your going to pay for it out of pocket and wait.
Try to get the dealer to work with you do not turn him against you.
Get it fixed and go after the warranty company for all out of pocket expense
These warranties are written by the warranty provider. Unlike the manufacturer, they do not have a name to live by, and often times the company that provides the extended warranty for you today, might not be in business tomorrow. Also their fine print covers for the most ridiculous stipulations, like any aftermarket modifications, and leaves the decision completely to them.

This is why I always recommend against spending even a penny on extended warranty for our bikes.

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I would be fighting this one. I would be finding out some numbers to call. Talk to the dealership and see what they recommend doing. If they don't do anything chintzy another dealer.

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