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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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How bad is it

To go about 100 miles past the recommended 600 for one's first service? I have an appt to have my first service done next tuesday, but a great opportunity to take my bike for a little trip on the weekend popped up... I'm torn, as I certainly want to do right by my V. If it makes any difference, I am not an aggressive rider by any means. Feed back appreciated!


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 10:10 AM
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The first service is pretty much just an oil change. I wouldn’t worry too much about being a little over the recommended mileage.
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Not a biggie. Go on the trip!
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I went over about that much on my first service, and the bike has been trouble-free for the past 57k miles => no worries.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guys. Looks like I'll be making my trip afterall.


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Holy smokes, you got all those farkles already and the bike isn't even broken in yet!!! (I'm so jealous...) Post some pics from your weekend ride so those of us spending our weekend on yard work can dream a little....
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Just make sure all your bolts are tight.
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Thanks for the info guys. Looks like I'll be making my trip afterall.
Change oil and filter NOW, before leaving for your trip.
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Change oil and filter NOW, before leaving for your trip.
^^^What he said. Change it NOW

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^^^What he said. Change it NOW
Agreed, changing the oil is easy and quick. I'd say make it happen.
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Quick and easy in the summer out on Long Island where I have a garage, yes. Quick and easy in the middle of Manhattan in the street? Not so much. Getting rained out so it's a moot point now; but I'm happy to do it myself when it's not super inconvenient/dangerous... The big apple does pose some limitations.


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Any motorcycle dealer/repair shop in NYC?
At least do a simple drain and refill, without removing oil filter. It takes less than 2 quarts. Original oil filter is over-torqued and very hard to loosen.
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it's a non-issue togo a few extra miles. There are two main reasons to change the oil prematurely at the first change. first there are usually additives in the break in oil that help seat the new parts and suspend contaminents and secondly during break in, there are small metal particles floating in the oil from the first seat in of parts that need to be removed. A few extra miles before the change won't hurt anything, but don't skip the change
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Quick and easy in the summer out on Long Island where I have a garage, yes. Quick and easy in the middle of Manhattan in the street? Not so much. Getting rained out so it's a moot point now; but I'm happy to do it myself when it's not super inconvenient/dangerous... The big apple does pose some limitations.
Find a "will work for $" guy. Plenty in NY I bet! Get an empty gal milk jug and 2 qts of oil. Have him drain oil it's real easy, pour in the 2 gts and go. BTW I've always done the motorman break in on all my bikes since 2001 and then changed the oil at 50-75 miles and never had an engine problem. Just my opinion of course. I was born in Flushing,Queens and moved to L.I. and now live in Colorado.
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