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    registering 2nd owner x cal

    i bought an essentially brand new 2008 x cal off of craigslist, the bike had zero time on it, a roadie bought it and didn't like, said it was too heavy. He gave me everything with the bike, manual, price tag, and the original sales slip. He never registered the bike, my question is, does anyone think that I can register as the original owner, in case I would have any frame issues.

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    Yes you can, just go to the website and load your info. That won't guarantee they warranty anything down the road but it certainly won't help.

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    No your not the original owner.

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    I'd be curious about this to as I'm in the same position

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    You may be able to register it online......but the Trek dealer you go to for warranty claim may still ask you to provide the original sales receipt.....so you are still screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    You may be able to register it online......but the Trek dealer you go to for warranty claim may still ask you to provide the original sales receipt.....so you are still screwed.
    he says he was given the original sales receipt
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    Yeah, the original buyer gave me the sales receipt, like I said I have everything, I think I will try to go ahead with the online registration and see what happens.

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    Ahhh, technicalities.

    If you read the warranty, it clearly states the ORIGINAL purchaser. Whether it is a day after it was purchased or 10 years, you are not the original purchaser. Providing the receipt will only prove you are not the original purchaser.

    In the real world, as a representative of the manufacturer, the dealer is required to investigate the parameters of a potential warranty issue. Trek really does count on it's dealers to enforce this since morally it's like insurance fraud. Maybe you can find a better analogy, but now knowing what the stipulations of the warranty are, you can make the decision to be deceptive about being the original purchaser should you have an issue with the frame. I will not say that every situation is cut and dry. Nor would I say that every second owner should be denied coverage. Just trying to point out the facts as I see it.
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