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I bought one for mine, being a first year model. My thought is, if you can afford it, why not, just for the peace of mind. If in three years it turns out it was a waste of my $1,100, no big deal. I think most anyone would happily throw away that much for 3 trouble free years of fun. If it's not trouble free, it's under warranty. win/win
 

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For being a newly engineered machine, I went with a full 5 year just for peace of mind.

Reliable or not, something someday will fail and it'll be covered. Parts and labor add up.
 

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I got a tip from one of the porters at Kawasaki. He said after a year of ownership you’ll get a card in the mail for extended warranty for a year for around $300 bucks. He said he jus keeps extending the warranty on his rides. Beats the $2200 that the dealer wanted for a 4 year plan.
 

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Thanks for the info, I will be one of the rare 2nd owners of one of these machines. It is still under warranty, we will have to see what it takes to transfer to me and get registered with Kawasaki.
 

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I got a tip from one of the porters at Kawasaki. He said after a year of ownership you’ll get a card in the mail for extended warranty for a year for around $300 bucks. He said he jus keeps extending the warranty on his rides. Beats the $2200 that the dealer wanted for a 4 year plan.
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I got a tip from one of the porters at Kawasaki. He said after a year of ownership you’ll get a card in the mail for extended warranty for a year for around $300 bucks. He said he jus keeps extending the warranty on his rides. Beats the $2200 that the dealer wanted for a 4 year plan.
Original warranty is only six months. Will they notify you then ??
 

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best a question to ask your dealer..........I know my extended Warranty you can cancel at any time and they'll pro-rate the costs.
 

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This is an old thread I dug up in a search for the topic so I'm posting here because it asks the exact question I have: Extended Warranty Yes or No?

A little background. The dealer priced the 3-year Kawasaki warranty at $1575 and of course I refused. I went through this on the Wolverine X2 and was able to buy the Yamaha YES 4-year warranty for $599 from a dealer in another state on eBay. $600 over four years is $150 a year, heck yeah I'll do that. Before I left with the KRX the dealer showed me his price in a book, it was $775. He offered it to me for $1100 saying he had to make something on it. I walked. Now I'm looking for something similar on the Kawasaki and I'm not finding them on eBay.

I saw something over at the Wolverine forums where Big Pine sold a KRX warranty for $828. If that's true, that's $276 a year for the three years.

Here's where I'm on the fence. The KRX appears to be over-built for the way I ride. I'm a put putt around guy, even on fast straightaways I'm not goosing it and jumping it will never happen. So I'm questioning the need for the warranty. It's the second year for the machine, etc.

I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
 
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This is an old thread I dug up in a search for the topic so I'm posting here because it asks the exact question I have: Extended Warranty Yes or No?

A little background. The dealer priced the 3-year Kawasaki warranty at $1575 and of course I refused. I went through this on the Wolverine X2 and was able to buy the Yamaha YES 4-year warranty for $599 from a dealer in another state on eBay. $600 over four years is $150 a year, heck yeah I'll do that. Before I left with the KRX the dealer showed me his price in a book, it was $775. He offered it to me for $1100 saying he had to make something on it. I walked. Now I'm looking for something similar on the Kawasaki and I'm not finding them on eBay.

I saw something over at the Wolverine forums where Big Pine sold a KRX warranty for $828. If that's true, that's $276 a year for the three years.

Here's where I'm on the fence. The KRX appears to be over-built for the way I ride. I'm a put putt around guy, even on fast straightaways I'm not goosing it and jumping it will never happen. So I'm questioning the need for the warranty. It's the second year for the machine, etc.

I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
I did not buy the extended warranty also mine is a first year model. I did have one issue since purchasing it.
It was the switch that turns 4x4 drive on/off and differential
It had ran past the six-month period but since they were having troubles frequent with this problem Kawasaki decided to throw it in under warranty it may have been eight months old at the time. The cost would’ve been a little over $800 to replace and fix.

i’m personally not a warranty type of guy being on this type of vehicle I am going to tinker with and of course at this point warranty wouldn’t cover anyway

My opinion hope it helps
 

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I bought the 3 year from my dealer for 1000 bucks. Kawasaki wants $1500 for the same on their site. Seeing as I have a first year production run, it was a simple insurance policy for me.
 

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This is an old thread I dug up in a search for the topic so I'm posting here because it asks the exact question I have: Extended Warranty Yes or No?

A little background. The dealer priced the 3-year Kawasaki warranty at $1575 and of course I refused. I went through this on the Wolverine X2 and was able to buy the Yamaha YES 4-year warranty for $599 from a dealer in another state on eBay. $600 over four years is $150 a year, heck yeah I'll do that. Before I left with the KRX the dealer showed me his price in a book, it was $775. He offered it to me for $1100 saying he had to make something on it. I walked. Now I'm looking for something similar on the Kawasaki and I'm not finding them on eBay.

I saw something over at the Wolverine forums where Big Pine sold a KRX warranty for $828. If that's true, that's $276 a year for the three years.

Here's where I'm on the fence. The KRX appears to be over-built for the way I ride. I'm a put putt around guy, even on fast straightaways I'm not goosing it and jumping it will never happen. So I'm questioning the need for the warranty. It's the second year for the machine, etc.

I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
I’m an occasional pedal to floor guy also. I just don’t beat up my machine all the time. Rock crawling for example is not for me. I like to cruise and enjoy the outdoors. Couple hills, little mud, some dunes. I don’t think I’ve ever got the CVT temp over a bar. I passed on the warranty. And as much as I’m on Kawasaki’s radar if something did break, they’d take care of it for me.
 

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I bought a three year from another dealer that offered it at a much more reasonable price. You can find them now for a couple hundred less than what I paid. Relatively cheap peace of mind for an early build, first year machine. Mine was built in October 2019, purchased in December 2019.
 

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Yep, and on the X2 it was the first year for that machine so I thought I needed the warranty. It's looking to me like the KRX second year model has the bugs worked out. Plus its so overbuilt for the way I ride. So I'm really on the fence on this one. I have until July 14 to decide, when the 6-month included warranty wears out. I appreciate your opinions, please keep them coming!
 

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First, and I don't understand why this even needs saying but it comes up everytime this is asked. The included warranty is 6 months, it can be extended by up to 3 years. You didn't get a 4 or 5 year KPP no matter what your dealer told you.

I would say the warranty is worth it. These machines seem reliable, but there are not enough people with high miles to know yet for sure. A driveshaft or axle is damn near the cost of the warranty. I'm willing to bet I can break at least one before the warranty is up.
 

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I generally don't break stuff, another way of saying I'm pretty conservative. I didn't extend the warranty.
 

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First, and I don't understand why this even needs saying but it comes up everytime this is asked. The included warranty is 6 months, it can be extended by up to 3 years. You didn't get a 4 or 5 year KPP no matter what your dealer told you.

I would say the warranty is worth it. These machines seem reliable, but there are not enough people with high miles to know yet for sure. A driveshaft or axle is damn near the cost of the warranty. I'm willing to bet I can break at least one before the warranty is up.
Actually there’s a local guy here that has 5000 miles on his. No issues with the drive train. Or anything mechanical for that matter.
 

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That guy from Moab, the mechanic, that recently posted here is relevant. I'd never tell people to do one thing or the other. Info and personal decisions. Moab Tourists vs. KRX

Keep 'em coming guys everyone that buys a KRX faces this critical decision.
 
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