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#1 rongon

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:32 PM

Just have a question and don't want to start any arguments or controversy. Just some guidance needed.

But I would like to tow a very small trailer with my Spyder and on page 68 of owners manual it says no towing. I asked my dealer and they told me, again that's my local dealer, that if there was a trailer hitch on my Spyder and I took it in for warranty work the warranty would be null and void.

He referred me to page 134 of the owners manual and showed me paragraph #8 under Exclusions - Are Not Warranted, "Damage resulting from abuse, abnormal use, neglect, or operation of the product in a manner inconsistant with the recommendations of the Operators Guide" With that said he said you voided your warranty.

Is this just in the owners manual for legal purposes, is my dealer full of it. Can we tow trailers with the Spyder?? Or would I be taking a chance in voiding my warranty? Or is this something that's up to the individual owner to make that call.



Thanks Ron

Edited by rongon, 17 June 2009 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:46 PM

Just have a question and don't want to start any arguments or controversy. Just some guidance needed.

But I would like to tow a very small trailer with my Spyder and on page 68 of owners manual it says no towing. I asked my dealer and they told me, again that's my local dealer, that if there was a trailer hitch on my Spyder and I took it in for warranty work the warranty would be null and void.

He referred me to page 134 of the owners manual and showed me paragraph #8 under Exclusions - Are Not Warranted, "Damage resulting from abuse, abnormal use, neglect, or operation of the product in a manner inconsistant with the recommendations of the Operators Guide" With that said he said you voided your warranty.

Is this just in the owners manual for legal purposes, is my dealer full of it. Can we tow trailers with the Spyder?? Or would I be taking a chance in voiding my warranty? Or is this something that's up to the individual owner to make that call.



Thanks Ron

See answer under "trailer lights" where your post also appears.

#3 Ken5517

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:26 PM

I have the GIVI side bags.

Has anyone heard of a towing package that will work with the GIVI side Bags yet? :TgC_emoticon142:
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:50 PM

Ken:

I believe that the Bushtec will work with the BRP set-up. Not with Industries 7 mount.... I have both. My wife BRP and I have the Industries 7.

I had the Bushtec hitch and it would not work with the Industries 7 setup, I sold the hitch. But since installing the BRP setup. I believe that the Bushtec will work with the BRP setup.


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I have the GIVI side bags.

Has anyone heard of a towing package that will work with the GIVI side Bags yet? :TgC_emoticon142:



#5 Ken5517

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 09:49 PM

Ken:

I believe that the Bushtec will work with the BRP set-up. Not with Industries 7 mount.... I have both. My wife BRP and I have the Industries 7.

I had the Bushtec hitch and it would not work with the Industries 7 setup, I sold the hitch. But since installing the BRP setup. I believe that the Bushtec will work with the BRP setup.


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sorry but enlighten me, why only with the BRP setup?

I would love to get a trailer once the hitch and wiring package is completed by someone.

I perfer the Bushtec trailer - but want a complete set up from a one stop supplier
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:55 PM

Just take the hitch off when going in for warranty work.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:42 PM

Many of us are, and have been, towing trailers of all sizes for almost as long as the Spyder has been available. That being said, I would never have gotten my trailer if my dealer had said what yours is saying. My dealer specifically told me that unless it was some item or failure that could be directly attributed to the trailer, they would honor my warranty. I worried about the same thing and waited until the owner of my dealership responded, not just a salesman or a service manager. If they won't honor your warranty, they are shooting themselves in the foot. Why would they refuse to do work they know they will get paid for from BRP? Smart business people never shut the door on a possible revenue stream. I don't know what your situation is. I hope there is another dealer within a reasonable distance that might have a more enlightened attitude towards a Spyder with a trailer hitch. I considered removing the hitch before service as suggested, but decided that if I wanted my dealer to be honest with me, I had a responsibility to act in the same way towards them.
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#8 rongon

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for the info. I'm going in to talk with the General Manager next week the Service Manager thinks he owns the shop and has a real bad attitude towards the Spyder for some reason.

Again Thanks Ron








Many of us are, and have been, towing trailers of all sizes for almost as long as the Spyder has been available. That being said, I would never have gotten my trailer if my dealer had said what yours is saying. My dealer specifically told me that unless it was some item or failure that could be directly attributed to the trailer, they would honor my warranty. I worried about the same thing and waited until the owner of my dealership responded, not just a salesman or a service manager. If they won't honor your warranty, they are shooting themselves in the foot. Why would they refuse to do work they know they will get paid for from BRP? Smart business people never shut the door on a possible revenue stream. I don't know what your situation is. I hope there is another dealer within a reasonable distance that might have a more enlightened attitude towards a Spyder with a trailer hitch. I considered removing the hitch before service as suggested, but decided that if I wanted my dealer to be honest with me, I had a responsibility to act in the same way towards them.


Edited by rongon, 18 June 2009 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:47 AM

Just have a question and don't want to start any arguments or controversy. Just some guidance needed.

But I would like to tow a very small trailer with my Spyder and on page 68 of owners manual it says no towing. I asked my dealer and they told me, again that's my local dealer, that if there was a trailer hitch on my Spyder and I took it in for warranty work the warranty would be null and void.

He referred me to page 134 of the owners manual and showed me paragraph #8 under Exclusions - Are Not Warranted, "Damage resulting from abuse, abnormal use, neglect, or operation of the product in a manner inconsistant with the recommendations of the Operators Guide" With that said he said you voided your warranty.

Is this just in the owners manual for legal purposes, is my dealer full of it. Can we tow trailers with the Spyder?? Or would I be taking a chance in voiding my warranty? Or is this something that's up to the individual owner to make that call.



Thanks Ron

Don't quote me but I thought I had read that by law they have to honor the warranty unless they can prove the issue is caused by the modification. This would be true with any mods. For example, you have trouble with your fan and your spyder is overheating. They can not deny warranty work because you have a trailer hitch or handlebar risers. By the way, my dealership has done warranty work on my spyder a couple of times now and I have many mods on my spyder including a trailer hitch.
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