Originally Posted by jethrob
It has a one year manufactures parts warranty. However the dealer won't honor it unless you pay him $100 when you buy the wheeler. He said you have to deal with the MFG unless you pay him. His warranty is just for parts too, no labor.
I have no idea of his stock on hand.
I doubt Kazuma has a one year manufacturer warranty, that is even more than Honda or Suzuki. So, get parts from mfg, big deal.
The warranty and parts are ONLY as good as the manufacturer. Recently, we had a long thread about person who bought a brand new atv, immediately had broken parks and requested replacements directly from the manufacturer. Within a month or two it went bankrupt and the doors were slammed shut, no more service, no more parts.
Do remember, many if not all warranty do not cover breakage from any sort of abuse or hard riding. Don't be surprised to get the line "Well, this does not look like a manufacturer DEFECT or It's worn out", so tough luck.
Many folks have their hands full finding parts and keeping these things going, period. I would not personally want to add another headache fighting about warranty issues.
If you think it will be ridden lightly and not much then maybe you will not need much replaced in the first year.
Kazuma is a "name brand" chinese mfg. so that is a plus. I would do some homework, call the manufacturer support line directly and ask about the procedure for getting warranty parts directly from them if your closest dealer is across the state. Any small reseller or shop can go belly up overnight, especially in these economic times. I would not bet my $100 that they are going to be around when you need parts. If you know these guys are SOLID and are SURE they will be around in a year and can get you parts and no hassles about warranty issues, then great.
Lastly, still the labor charges would need to be paid and that can add up quickly with these things. If you are not planning on doing any service and repair yourself, you might want to avoid these things all together.