Can I install pipes, breather, and map without voiding my warrenty?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Briankj, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Briankj

    Briankj New Member

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    I have a 2011 FatBoy Lo. I'm wanting to install a v&h 2n1 big radius, v&h breather,and a V&H programmer. Will this void my warranty???
     
  2. cycleman11

    cycleman11 Member

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    Easy way to find out is ask your dealer.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I agree there, some dealers will tell you that ANYTHING you do will void your warranty but that's just not true. If you make a modification and that modification damages something, then that part or system will not be covered. If you were to make some mod to lets say the engine and the transmission bearing goes bad, they would have a difficult time connecting the two and voiding the warranty on the transmission.

    Best to ask the dealer like mentioned above to see how they stand on the issue. Different dealers have different views on this issue.
     
  4. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    My dealer told me no.
    Thy said only if my mods caused the problem.

    When you ask your dealer, print this out for some back up :s

    Harley Davidson Community
     
  5. BOWHIKER

    BOWHIKER Junior Member

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    Since I'm guessing the dealer would do the map and you the pipes and breather they shouldn't give you any trouble with warranty . There aren't many new bikes that roll out the door without those mods and they are covered under warranty . The only thing you should consider is whenever you do your own work that could give the dealer an excuss to refuse warrany but only if you did something wrong to cause the problem , as Glider states even you do your own work everything should be covered but some dealers can be jerks . We all want to save money and doing it ourself is one way .
     
  6. mjbhog

    mjbhog New Member

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    I went thru the same thing in 07 with my FLSTN, I heard different dealers
    tell me one thing so I called the factory cause my buddy got a softail and had
    them install the V&H before he picked it up. You will not need a remap if
    you use the fuel pak you program your self. I did it myself.
     
  7. Briankj

    Briankj New Member

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    Thanks so much for the info!!
     
  8. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    What you ask the Dealer is: "If I have you install these items will it void the warranty?" If He gives you the answer you want then you install it yourself.:)
     
  9. 2008fb

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    briankj
    My dealer told me if they installed the mods they would not void the warranty so I had them install the 110 kit, V&H bigshot staggered and screamin eagle pro race tuner the big sucker came with the kit. They kept there promise and did not void the warranty
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Problem here is they can't void the warranty just because you installed something unless that part caused damage and then only the system that was damaged would not be covered, not the entire warranty.

    Your dealer isn't being honest with you.