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I bought the 48-month extended warranty today for my NT700V for $430. Here is the email I received.
Hi, Christopher,Thanks for the inquiry!

The HondaCare Extended Warranty retails for $660.00 for your NT700V. Our web pricing for the 48-month warranty is $430.00.

This is the Honda factory extended warranty that is accepted at all Honda dealers in the US and begins at the end of the original warranty.

Honda also offers Roadside Assistance for the same term for an additional $125.

If you would like to purchase or need more information, please let me know.

The information needed for purchase is the VIN number, mileage, address and phone number and payment can be taken by credit card.

Thanks again!

Alan Landes
Blue Ridge Powersports
[email protected]
540-434-7345
Alan is willing to extend that same price to others. He did ask that when you contact him, to mention my name. I suppose the best way to do this is to PM me, and I'll give you my name. I suppose he might be wishing to know where his business is coming from. I can assure you that I am not getting any kickback on this. I am just trying to pass on a good deal that could save you a bunch of money.

I wanted to wait till the first year's warranty was almost over, There was always the chance that I would wreck the bike, it get stolen, etc. But I didn't want to wait too long. I haven't bought the extended warranty for any other bikes, but with the NT being discontinued, perhaps parts prices would go up as they became sourced only from Europe. Add in the $100 labor charges around here, and the warranty might pay for itself.*Everett Powersports did as I expected and quoted me the full $660 price. CdA Powersports were more competitive at $525. Alan's first price was close to that at $489, but he lowered it to the $430 when I mentioned another NT owner's name and asked if he would match it.

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The price still should be $430.

It goes by the class of motorcycle like "street bike", not the specific model. That's why I posted it here.

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Thanks for sharing this with the site. I bought the 5 year plan from the dealer since the CTX is a new bike with the new DCT. Just didn't want something expensive to happen to the engine or electronics and get a big bill later.
 

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I'm assuming the extended warranty doesn't cover any of the regular maintenance. So I guess it only covers some type of failure and not normal wear and tear. I've never had an extended warranty on any vehicle I ever owned, and up to now never have regretted not taking it. It seems like most of you buying are taking the warranty.

I know my fuel pump failed on my Majesty last summer and the dealer estimate to replace the pump was $800 of which $500 is labor alone. I replaced the pump myself but I can now appreciate the labor side of the bill since we had to strip the Majesty down and drop the subframe to just have enough room to get the clearance to remove the pump from the tank. It was quite a job and my neighbor and myself put about 12 hours into the effort, neither of us ever having any experience pulling a scooter apart. I was offered the extended warranty when I bought the Majesty used, but I think it would have expired by the time the pump failed.

I guess I just hate putting out the extra $$ for these types of warranties when for the most part the odds are against you ever collecting on them.

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For people who put a fair amount of miles on their bike it might be a good deal, but for us folks who use their bikes mainly for recreational use and don't put that many miles on the bike before the warranty runs out. Also it's a Honda, their bullet proof.
 

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I also bought the extended warranty, though I don't normally buy them on anything. As Jeff mentioned, the 'new' DCT made me decide to. I bought the 5 year plan, but was told I'd be charged for only 4 due to some offer from Honda. Cost was $550.

I'm seeing $430 in here, and $660. So I have no idea where my cost came from. The fact it's a California model and has whatever stupid additional stuff this nanny state requires? The dealership lied to me? I'm a complete doofus?

Who knows. lol... But I'm glad for whatever reason that I got it with this bike. Something about the DCT after several years just makes me wonder. lol
 

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Moridan, you're not a "dufus" at all. But that's the reason I posted the info on the Extended Warranty, and where to buy it from. We're at a disadvantage on buying this warranty. The dealership knows how much profit they want to make, but we don't know where else we can buy it from...till now. ;)

The MSRP is $660. Dealerships can charge any price for it. In your case, the dealership charged you $550. You got a good deal on it...but it could've been less.

The warranty is from Honda...not the dealership. Which is why you can go to any location in the continental USA (with the possible exception of Florida) and use the warranty there. (Florida has some very strict warranty laws. Best to check before buying if you live there.)

The warranty is commonly referred to as a 5-year warranty, but it really is 4 years...plus your first year warranty...for the total of 5 years. (Suzuki does it that way too.)

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Now you have me wondering which is correct. 'Dufus' or 'doofus.' lol...

As for the rest, I was mostly already aware. I knew it was "supposed" to be $660, but the dealership owner said it'd "only" be $550 as the contract was being written up. At that point, I didn't really care either way since I'd decided no matter what to take the most-likely money losing proposition to get the extended warranty. haha

Oh yeah... and I didn't know about the Florida part. But since I'd rather go to the DMV on a Monday morning to try and register a Salvage Title jet ski with multiple lien-holders than go to Florida, I think I'm safe. ;)
 

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Unfortunately I bought mine used (only 1147 miles on it), but the original factory warranty has expired so I could not buy the typical extended HondaCare warranty. They DO however, offer a 2-year second owner plan that covers everything the HondaCare warranty offers - the only limitation is that it is only good for 2 years. Cost me $560. Ouch, but worth it if I need it.

Even the dealer was telling me when I was purchasing it that Honda puts out such quality stuff that the warranty was probably not needed, but I got it anyway.
 

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Just bought a 48 month extended HondaCare warranty with John Evans at Blue Ridge Powersports for $430 for my '14 ctx700DCT. This is a great deal. Thanks for the referral.
 

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I tried locally and also to some of the distant south east locations noted here where folks got good deals. I found in general that the out of town folks that I called all seemed to be "busy with customers or the person I needed to talk to was gone for the day". After leaving my name and number and being promised call backs, no one called. One dealer in Alabama that was recommended on this site was contacted 3 times. Always busy or gone and no calls returned. My gut was that they checked out my area code and realized I didn't live in their part of the country and that I was price shopping. My assumption was that they really didn't want to offer any deal to someone living in the midwest who for all intents will never do business with them again.

Local folks quoted prices but the best I could find was $550 for 4 years. I thought long and hard and reviewed my experience with my Vespa and Yamaha Majesty. I had no problems in 6 years of ownership with the Vespa which I bought new. The Majesty had a fuel pump failure in my 5 years of ownership and was 7 years old when the pump failed. I replaced that pump for about $250 using my own labor.

Based on the experiences I've seen here, I'm not seeing any trends towards problems so for all intents I passed on my chance to buy a warranty which ended yesterday. In the mean time I'll start throwing $15 a month towards a repair fund that I will use in case something does pop in the future.

Honda does build good bikes and I think my chances of needing warranty repair is probably minimal. I'm a low mileage rider currently hitting 600 miles in 12 months of ridership. I think back to all the autos that I have purchased over the years new, and all the finance guys at the dealership questioning my wisdom in not taking the extended warranty. I've never regretted turning them down and have never had any repair come up that would have occurred in the extended warranty period. I keep thinking of my travel trailer where they wanted $280 annually for an extended 5 year warranty. I've had that trailer for 10 years and have spent about $800 on repairs. All of those repairs have come after that extended warranty expired. I think the actuaries know that their risk for needing to cover extended warranty repairs for those extended periods is probably pretty small.

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Based on the experiences I've seen here, I'm not seeing any trends towards problems so for all intents I passed on my chance to buy a warranty which ended yesterday. In the mean time I'll start throwing $15 a month towards a repair fund that I will use in case something does pop in the future.

Jack
Smart idea.

I bought my bike yesterday and will pick it up Saturday. They offered me three different warranties on my way out the door--the standard "covers almost everything for 5 years" warranty, a theft policy, and a tire & wheel policy. The only one that's remotely tempting is the tire & wheel policy for $300ish. I'm going to do a little more research on that one. I'm a low-mileage rider like you, Jack (although I hope to ride this CTX on some longer trips), and I'm hoping this bike lives up to the Honda brand name and the quality that's associated with it.
 

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Smart idea.

I bought my bike yesterday and will pick it up Saturday. They offered me three different warranties on my way out the door--the standard "covers almost everything for 5 years" warranty, a theft policy, and a tire & wheel policy. The only one that's remotely tempting is the tire & wheel policy for $300ish. I'm going to do a little more research on that one. I'm a low-mileage rider like you, Jack (although I hope to ride this CTX on some longer trips), and I'm hoping this bike lives up to the Honda brand name and the quality that's associated with it.
Who did you end up buying it from? What model?

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Just read an article in Consumer Reports that states buying an extended warranty on any new item is throwing money down the drain, anything that fails usually happens after the warranty has run out, you're buying a Honda for crying out loud, the most reliable motorcycle made, as for the DCT it has been out since the VFR 1200.
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I of course will check with Honda at some point, but does anyone know if I can get the extended warranty if my "used" 36 mile odometer reading bike is over 1 year old ?

Is there any on line method to verify whether or not the prior owner purchased it? The bike was purchased through a third party whose name I don't know.
 
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