Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
This is really not a complex issue. Money is money. If the dealer offers the customer a good faith estimate, and the customer is willing to pay..............why not? More than likely the customer base will be repetitive. Even if a customer refuses to pay, the dealer can always sell the bike and probably make a profit and even gain a new customer.
Besides, Goldwingers are of a different mindset. They’re loyal to their bikes and willing to pay whatever it cost to ensure reliability. Nothing can compare to peace of mind, when you are 500 miles from home on Route 66, and you’re a 100 miles from the nearest sign of civilization!
Do most auto manufactures offer repair service to even much older vehicles? Of course they do. I doubt if Honda Corp. cares about this issue. This is a collective limitation decision devised by local dealers.
Husband, Father, Army Vet, Commercial Pilot & Master Mason
-1983 Goldwing Aspencade
-1988 Honda Hurricane CBR-1000F