(PMA) Priority Maintenance Agreement


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(PMA) Priority Maintenance Agreement

Post by Wingrider73 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:57 am



Hey guys:
I purchased a new out of the box 2016 GL1800 last September.

Along with the purchase, taxes, and title transfer fees on and on, I also purchased a 60 month mechanical protection policy ($1334) and a 36 month priority maintenance policy ($2199). I normally don't do this on new stuff but at the moment signed the contract.
After reviewing my contract to make this post, I am pretty sure I REALLY don't need these policies. However, I would like your opinions. Knowledge is powerful!!!

Be gentle now... I am a new owner and not familiar with long-term mechanical issues with the GL1800s.

Question: do I really need to keep these policies on a new machine? I can do most of the light mechanics myself. If something major happens I will have to depend on a certified mechanic. My understanding this rarely happens to GL1800s.
Thanks - looking forward to opinions....


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Re: (PMA) Priority Maintenance Agreement

Post by MikeB » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 pm

I really don't understand why you thought you needed two policies. A single Honda Protection Plan from Honda ( http://powersports.honda.com/protection ... orida.aspx ) would have been sufficient and, they are not that expensive if you shop around. At least not as expensive as buying two plans.
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Post by themainviking » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:55 pm

Not knowing what your plans entail, I cannot say if I would be able to advise at all. If the Priority Maintenance plan covers all oil changes, clutch fluid changes, brake fluid changes, air filter changes etc, then for someone who does none of their own maintenance, it might be a good thing to have. As far as the addition to your warranty plan, Goldwings do not have a propensity for breaking down. Mine is a 2009, purchased new in October 2010, and it has not had a breakdown of any sort. It has passed any 60 month add on warranty it could have had. I think yours will as well, unless you put a whole lot of miles on it within that 5 years, such as 40K a year. That could conceivably create breakdown situations. These are pretty well engineered machines without much failure.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 pm

It depends on your own security in doing your own maintenance, hope that all of the normal scheduled items are included in the 2nd policy... it is very pricey it seems to me.

my 2002 has never broke down once on the road.
The previous owner ( 1) provided me with all of his records, and he was a very anal person.

He opted to install Traxxion suspension on it, and gobs of Kury chrome crap, half of which I have removed.

at 114,000 miles it still runs like the fabled sewing machine.
I change oil once a year ( 4k to 8k miles )
tires when needed, have two sets of brakes pads, still in the OEM packaging....
I am not hard on brakes, I use the engine to slow down.

After I bought it, looked at his records and the alternator was original....
I was making ready to take a 4,000 mile round trip to make some rallys and family reunions, and opted to install a new OEM alternator. the one I removed went into the trailer that followed me.
I never once needed anything out of that trailer. but, that was my insurance package.
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Re: (PMA) Priority Maintenance Agreement

Post by Wingrider73 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:07 pm

Thanks to all so far...
Yep! I really don't know why I purchased both policies in the heat of buying the bike. My bad and I wanted opinions as to the dependability of the bikes over the five year period. My previous bike was an '05 with 75,000. There were two previous owners, one used the bike in Iron Butt competition. The transmission/gears were making noises I could not identify by taking it to several mechanics. So... I bought this 2016.
I ride around 3-5,000 miles a year mostly in the north half of Florida and south Georgia. I ride to Western NC two-three times a years. I plan on making the Sturgis trip this year as well. Other than that I am usually within a few hundred miles of home.
I am waiting on a few more responses before I decide to cancel the extended warranty.
Thanks for the replies. I appreciate your time to write back.
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Post by MikeB » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:18 pm

It's been a while since I bought a new Gold Wing. What is the factory warranty? Is it 3 years and 100,000 miles?
Anyway, if you did not have the extended warranty you could always buy it before the factory warranty expired. You did not have to do it at the time you bought the bike. I don't know if you can cancel it and then re-instate it or not. If it were me, I'd just keep the extended Honda Protection Plan.

As to the Maintenance Agreement, you can probably cancel that at anytime and not worry about it. If you do your own oil changes and are familiar with wrenching on your bike for things like air filter changes and fork oil changes, you probably do not need the maintenance agreement.
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Post by Wingrider73 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:04 pm

Thanks Mike and others:
Looking to canceling the extended warranty. I know better than buy one of these things however at the same time there might be a totally out of the ordinary repair not expected.

I don't remember ever buying an extended warranty on any of my vehicles and managed just fine.
So, I think my mind is made up... cancel the warranty and cross my fingers!
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Post by cihilb » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:52 pm

I would cancel both policies. They do not appear to be Honda OEM policies, but some aftermarket ones. If you really want to extend your warranty, the get the Honda extended warranty. It adds 4 year to the 3 year warranty for a total of 7 years. You can buy it as long as the 3 year warranty is in effect. It does not include normal maintenance. If you are the least mechanically inclined, you can do it yourself.
You can get the Honda warranty for about $800.
Do the other warranties have a deductible? Honda's does not.
I had the Honda warranty on my 2004 and it paid off. Had both shocks serviced for leaking and both handle bar controls replaced because of bad switches.
I had one on my 2012 and NEVER used it. It's a gamble. As i said, if you start having any problems, you have 3 years to buy it.

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Post by Wingrider73 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm

Thanks so much.
Every reply validated my decision to cancel.
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Re: (PMA) Priority Maintenance Agreement

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 am

Wingrider73 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Thanks so much.
Every reply validated my decision to cancel.
James
I would have done the same. Ask the dealer if they sell a Honda extended warranty. I believe with new bikes it is only sold as a 4yr plan. Some dealers and salesman push the aftermarket plans because their commissions are huge.

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Re: (PMA) Priority Maintenance Agreement

Post by cihilb » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:16 am

GoldWingrGreg wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 am
Wingrider73 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Thanks so much.
Every reply validated my decision to cancel.
James
I would have done the same. Ask the dealer if they sell a Honda extended warranty. I believe with new bikes it is only sold as a 4yr plan. Some dealers and salesman push the aftermarket plans because their commissions are huge.
And the coverage may not be as good as Honda's. Honda has no deductible and you're guaranteed OEM parts.

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Post by Wingrider73 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:53 pm

I read the fine print on the dealers extended service contract. I can’t cancel it so I am locked in. At least I will get the value of service back.
I am still trying to cancel the five year maintenance agreement.
Thanks for the reply. Love and learn I guess.
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Post by cihilb » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:21 pm

Wingrider73 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:53 pm
I read the fine print on the dealers extended service contract. I can’t cancel it so I am locked in. At least I will get the value of service back.
I am still trying to cancel the five year maintenance agreement.
Thanks for the reply. Love and learn I guess.
James
Too bad the dealer didn't disclose that. He must be making a ton on commission! I just hope that whatever company is holding that contract doesn't go under. That happened to a lot of the service contracts on cars.
Did you get any paper work showing exactly what is and is not covered and what your deductibles will be? If not, you may still be able to cancel it due to lack information on exact coverage.

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Post by cihilb » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:24 pm

cihilb wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Wingrider73 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:53 pm
I read the fine print on the dealers extended service contract. I can’t cancel it so I am locked in. At least I will get the value of service back.
I am still trying to cancel the five year maintenance agreement.
Thanks for the reply. Love and learn I guess.
James
Too bad the dealer didn't disclose that. He must be making a ton on commission! I just hope that whatever company is holding that contract doesn't go under. That happened to a lot of the service contracts on cars held by a secondary company.
Is the contract transferable to another owner?
Did you get any paper work showing exactly what is and is not covered and what your deductibles will be? If not, you may still be able to cancel it due to lack information on exact coverage.

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Post by Wingrider73 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:12 pm

My fault for not taking the time to read the fine print prior to signing. I’ll suck that one up. Yes, I know what the contract covers.
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Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:51 pm

cihilb wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:16 am
GoldWingrGreg wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 am
Wingrider73 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Thanks so much.
Every reply validated my decision to cancel.
James
I would have done the same. Ask the dealer if they sell a Honda extended warranty. I believe with new bikes it is only sold as a 4yr plan. Some dealers and salesman push the aftermarket plans because their commissions are huge.
And the coverage may not be as good as Honda's. Honda has no deductible and you're guaranteed OEM parts.
And loop holes up the a**. The other problem is that if all the 'i' are not dotted and the 't's not crossed, they do not pay. The other problem is finding a repair shop willing to work with them.

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Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:00 pm

Wingrider73 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:12 pm
My fault for not taking the time to read the fine print prior to signing. I’ll suck that one up. Yes, I know what the contract covers.
James
Can you cancel payment ??? If you borrowed money to pay, you borrower will support your decision.

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Post by Wingrider73 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:39 pm

Yes. Financed with the intention of paying it off within six months. I will surely follow up on cancelling the payment through the lender.
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Post by GoldWingrGreg » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:16 am

Wingrider73 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Yes. Financed with the intention of paying it off within six months. I will surely follow up on cancelling the payment through the lender.
Thanks
If possible, dealers will usually "bend" to a lenders request. Most dealers need a continuous good relationship with the lender.



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