1st servicing for bike...

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  1. Lick Harrass

    Lick Harrass New Member

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    So I've hit 600 miles on my bike, and the dealer told me to bring the it in for its first servicing, however I'm not too pleased with the price they're asking. so, for ~$400, what do you guys think they could do that is worth that much on a brand new bike besides change the oil and mess with the chain a little?

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    Holy Jesus, $400 for the first service? Change the oil yourself
     
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    yeah, thats what I was saying...what the hell can they do to a new bike after 600 miles thats worth 400 dollars??

    The oil change and tinkering with the chain a little should not cost $400...
     
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    Don't do it

    If all else fails, call them, they will tell you exactly what they are gonna do, say thank you, search on the internet, and do it yourself
     
  5. dhacmbs

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    that or get them to bring the price down
     
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    how does one go about doing that? its a dealership, I can only imagine that they're gonna tell me something about a fixed price...
     
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    buy a shop manual or more likely than not you can find one to download online, cost of dyno oil- less than 20 dollars, more than decent torque wrench a little under a hundred bucks- not getting butt raped by the dealer-priceless

    all they are going to do is change the oil and check the torque specs
     
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    Also search message boards that are specific to your bike, you can find loads of information to help answer this question, I own a 600rr and was able to download the entire manual in pdf and also get the entire mantainance schedule that a dealer would use.....
     
  9. Ivy Mike

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    Take it to a different dealer and say "Change the oil and check the chain will ya...make sure the fluids are full too."

    Betcha it will cost less than the first service the other dealer was pushing.
     
  10. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    dude... hells no.. I paid $120 and I thought it was too much, check the oil yourself, top all fluids lube the chain. do everything yourself.
     
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    whats the miles interval for changing oil on a bike ?

    if you leave your bike over the winter, what tune should be done when spring comes ? and how much does it cost if DIY vs outside shop excluding dealers ?
     
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    ask them what their going rate is (probably around 80/hr) then ask what they're going to do. when they tell you change the oil and tourqe some stuff, ask them how long it takes a professional to change oil again? 3 hours?
     
  13. 98formyws6

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    woah thats kinda steep, 60 bucks sounds bout right for non dealer shops, check the bike forums for reputable ones near your house

    as for winterizing everything you need to know will be in your owners manual-put battery on tenderer, stick something in the hole of your pipe so rodents cant get in, either drain the tank and coat w/ oil or use stabil, put bike on stands, change oil before you put it away and again when spring comes, cover it
     
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    winter ride > winterize
     

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