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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Initial service questions.

.Hey guys, need to take my 05 sixxer in for the 500 mile service this week (got it less than 5 days ago with 0 miles, lol, my dad thinks I'm skipping school to ride) I was wondering what all is done at an initial service and what I can expect them to charge me for it.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 06:29 PM
 
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should be described in the handbook. Oil change for starters. Should be nice and thick of fragmented metal from the engine for the break in period.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 04:58 AM
 
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The initial service is an oil change and a look over to make sure nothing is coming loose (header nuts are bad about coming loose). Also a chain adjust.

Expect it to run a couple of hundred.



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The dealer that I bought it from mentioned stuff like adjusting valves and the like...if it's just an oil change, then screw paying the dealer for that!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 06:36 AM
 
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You got time before valve adjust...

A great many dealers count on the first service to suppliment any loss the took on the sale.



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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 12:57 PM
 
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i'm due for mine too, i'm actually at 800miles, a little over but its been in a warm garage for the winter. anyway, i know that the dealer told me that kawasaki will be more inclined to honor any warrenty issues if the first service is done and recorded by the dealer, so i will take it there for that, i was quoted around 130$ for the service, this includes hourly rates, and shop materials. oil etc.

on a side note, a buddy of mine just had his CBR 600RR serviced and he said they do a ton of stuff, like reset gear ratios, and things of that nature,said it felt like a different bike when he got it back. his cost about 200$ maybe honda does things different. who knows.
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Reset gear ratios?!?!?!?!?!?


My bullshit meter is going off the scale.



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just relaying what he told me, if its BS then its BS
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I've always maintained my own bikes and the like, and I have just about every tool I can think of. Is there anything that I would need some seriously specialized tool for if I were to do the service myself? Anyone know of how I could find out exactly what needs to be done in case I do do it myself? Sorry, just don't feel like paying a shop $200 to check my tires, change my oil, and adjust my chain.
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