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Offline B0M0A0K

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But will it invalidate your warranty?
« on: September 24, 2020, 07:19:17 PM »
Does anyone have a good picture of what you can and cannot do with a brand new bike by way of maintenance and mods that will not invalidate your warranty. How can you judge whether it's going to go to far and invalidate the warranty.

This is a really vague question so maybe some examples would help.

[1]. Modifying the screen.
[2]. Adding auxiliary electrics (to support USB socket, third-party lights, Etc)
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Offline Tioli

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Re: But will it invalidate your warranty?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 03:27:46 AM »
My dealer said I can add anything I want but if it brakes or causes damage don't expect BMW to fix it. If you add genuine accessories then it's part of the warranty.
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Offline SnoDrtRider

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Re: But will it invalidate your warranty?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 02:15:36 PM »
As far as maintenance goes (Oil Changes, Valve Adjustment, Etc.) it seems to vary by country... Here in USA it is illegal for a manufacturer to REQUIRE a dealer service any vehicle in order keep a warrant in force. As long as you keep receipts and document everything a manufacturer cannot deny a warranty claim.
I don't know where we are... but I have been lost here before...

Offline WHS

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Re: But will it invalidate your warranty?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 07:56:31 PM »
Simple rule of thumb.   A warranty is for manufacturer defects, period.   So if you wire in a new socket, tap into the wrong wire and smoke a sensor, that wouldn't be a defect.  Now, you wire in a new socket and the engine starts leaking oil, that's pretty much unrelated and should be covered.