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.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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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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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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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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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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you need an oil filter and a torque wrench. Realistically, you just need an oil filter.
Change your oil and filter. Remove the lower and mid fairins. Look over every hose, make sure you got no leaks. Check every nut and bolt and make sure they are tight (check the header bolts especially. Dont guarilla tighten them either, the studs will expand and contract, so they need to be loose, just not loose enough to fall off).
Spray the brakes down with some cleaner, adjust and lube your chain. Presto, you are done.
 

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Titanium6r said:
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.
Better watch that they dont hook the whatnot to the thingamajig as that is dangerous....LOL
 
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