What is involved in prepping a crated bike?
What is involved in prepping a crated bike?
If a dealer is offering you a crated bike at a substantial discount providing you assemble it yourself....DON'T DO IT. Manufacturer's warranty is null and void unless the bike has been assembled out of the crate by the dealer himself. Almost bought one last year till another dealer clarified the small print
i was under the impression that selling a crated bike was illegal. Not certtain but i do believe the dealer is forbidden in legal terms from the manafacturer to selling a crated bike.
that being said there is really nothing too involved in uncrating it and pdi'ing it.
it is worth is to fly westjet to Calgary and pickup a crate fresh bike that has just been through its pdi.
yes it will cost more, but the savings by buying at Blackfoot will more than make up for it. plus, you get to ride it home, just in time for its first service.
Last edited by Bora20; 02-09-2006 at 07:21 PM.
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um.. members of this board have had crate bikes delivered to their door.
Nothing stopping a dealer from getting rid of his inventory if he so desires.....but what if that one bike you bought was put together by someone who wasn't so keen on being at his work location that day...and left a few nuts & bolts loose here n there...........After spending close to 15 g's ...sorry not covered by the warranty. A dealer back east was selling me a crated one for 3500 less then the asking MRSP here in B.C, but i didn't want to take the chance.Originally Posted by doug
you passed on a $3500 savings ? wow
whats the worst that could happen under warranty for 35 hun ?
id be al over that if i was into new bikes
well, lets say you got a yamaha for say 3500 less than msrp and then have a dealer here bulid and pdi the unit, we will say for 300, hmmmm let me do the math...you are still WAAAAY ahead on that deal, and you have warranty!! think about it ppl!!! its not that hard, use your head!!
Nice Try NO-GOAL-OFF!
I think assembleage would be a hella more than $300
More than $300 to install the bars, front wheel and put oil in it would be rip-off. The warranty thing is just there to assist the dealers. I've bought a crate bike before (dirt bike, no warranty issues) and it took me longer to take the crate apart than to prep the bike. If you can save the dough, buy it and have a local dealer do the pdi to keep the warranty intact.
bwahahahahahahahahahahhahaahaha. you guys are fucked. so many urban myths and shit. you can buy and uncrate a bike yourself and still be covered under warranty. you can do all the service work yourself and still be covered under warranty. warranty usually isn't worth the fuckin hassle these days comapred to having someone fix the problem right away for cheaper. get your heads outta your asses.
its the boooogey CRATE ,,oh no its after me !!!
the windscreen and solo cap isnt installed OH MY GOD ,,im fuked now !!
The damn crates have some nasty sharp edges too. Cut myself twice on the crappy metal straps that hold the damn thing together. I think I did get a boogey crate the last time.
I didn't know about the warranty thing. The only new bikes I've ever bought have been dirt bikes so I've never asked about nor expected a warranty with it. I always buy them in the crate because the first thing I always do with a new bike is strip it down and regrease all the major bearings (steering head, linkage, etc). The snot they call grease at the factory doesn't hold up for more than a ride or two before everything starts squeaking.
That sounds like salesman BS to me. Call consumer protection branch and they will tell you the fact - dealers cannot have exclusivity to service work in order to maintain a factory warranty.Originally Posted by nightstalker
I had a warranty item processed through Honda Canada and all they want is the VIN#. They could not careless which Canadian dealer it originated from or if they did the prep. If your bike is from the US then you're on your own.
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I definitely know of at least one guy on this board who just two years ago (or thereabouts) had the crate delivered to his garage. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have done it had this action voided the warranty.
Then again, bike warranties seem to be shit anyway.
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