01-21-2012, 09:33 PM #1
Modifications and Yamaha Manufacturer Warranty
I have the Y.E.S. 4 year extended warranty and the last thing I want to do is jeopardize that warranty by doing modifications. Would changing the intake and ride plate (R&D) void the warranty? Air filter (Riva)? How about a ECU reflash? Certainly internal engine component upgrades would void...Right?
Wonder if there is a way to get written confirmation that specific modifications would be OK and not void the warranty.
01-21-2012, 09:51 PM #2
Best thing to do is talk to the Dealer that you would have do the warranty work if needed....but thats not always a guarantee that it will be covered, as some times they have a representative (from Yamaha) come check the unit out , depending on the extent of the repairs...intake grate or ride plate more than likely wont void your warranty.....the mod has to have been a part of the reason for the failure to void the warranty.........the reflash will more than likely void your warranty .........like i said best to talk to the Dealer and see where they stand.......
01-21-2012, 10:32 PM #3
thats a good question last year i bought two 2011 fzr's with the y.e.s extended 4 year warranty plan i too was also concerned with this .so i called the yamaha corporation in california and they told me you are covered from any manufactures defects even with mods as long as the defects where not caused by the after market products . one thing that i did not ask is about changeing your ecu or having it re programed.so i dont know about that but they did say they would cover manufactures defects only.but i have been led to belive that the yamaha assessment represenative is your local yahmaha dealer so unless you have a good relationship with them you are screwd.my yahmaha dealer is 200 miles away and there a bunch of jerkoff's
01-22-2012, 11:22 AM #4
01-22-2012, 06:55 PM #5
As I understand it, the reflash is NOT a warranty friendly upgrade; at that point you are making changes to the RPM limit settings, ignition timing, fuel map, internal boost limiter, etc... some guys will buy an extra ECU for this reason. If you have questions send a PM to Jerry and he'll give you the scoop on all this.
Last edited by YoYamma; 01-23-2012 at 08:21 PM.
01-22-2012, 08:57 PM #6
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
01-22-2012, 09:19 PM #7
Yamaha sells some Riva performance parts so I don't see why they wouldn't cover them unless they are not installed properly.
01-22-2012, 09:32 PM #8
If the mod is directly related to the failure , doesnt matter who installs it.....
01-22-2012, 10:00 PM #9
01-23-2012, 12:18 PM #10
Yep...thanks guys. I think I'm going to do the bolt ons myself. R&D intake/ride plate, Riva pro filter. Maybe in the future sponsons. ECU is a toughy. Either buy a spare and swap ($1,500 with reflash) it out if it goes in for warranty work or go Motec ($4K with programming). Either is ridiculously expensive but I have got to have the RPMs at some point. Is there a aftermarket override like for the new Sea Doos out there without ECU replacement?
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By D22jaguar in forum Yamaha Open DiscussionReplies: 5Last Post: 09-19-2011, 06:25 PM
By mjh3ides in forum Yamaha Open DiscussionReplies: 2Last Post: 09-11-2008, 09:25 AM
By skwiggey in forum 4-Tec PerformanceReplies: 6Last Post: 12-17-2007, 10:34 AM
By Fatty in forum 4-Tec PerformanceReplies: 1Last Post: 08-28-2007, 03:45 PM
By Vman in forum Sea Doo Open DiscussionReplies: 2Last Post: 01-05-2006, 01:09 PM