and really... "fork" the dealer. learn to do at least the basics if you do not already know how. for the most part, there should never be a reason to go back to the dealer unless you are lazy. nothin' personal, it's just that I am not impressed by dealers for the most part, and it is far better for you in the long run if you know the bike
I pretty much agree, I do my own maintenance. That said, I've had three issue covered under warranty fixed at dealers. Davis Service Center in Montrose, CO for fork seals as well as Seminole in Eustis, FL. for warped front brake disc and clutch return spring have done an excellent job.
To expand on Davis, a couple of years earlier they installed tires on my KLR. The Shinkos were only about $10 over internet pricing, the install price(on the bike) was reasonable and the tech found a hanging up rear brake pad (ERC was having issues with too thick of plating in the hole for sliding for a while) that they charged only $15 to fix. This was all done with them knowing I was from out of town.
When I returned two years later for the fork seals warranty work, they were running behind in the shop so they had to put me off a day. As a bonus to me for having to put off the repair, they washed off two months of dirt from the bike, gratis. One other thing about that dealer that was pretty cool, pretty much everyone working there was there two years before. Lack of employee turnover is a good thing. The parts lady I dealt with had been there over twenty years and knew her stuff. One almost
doesn't mind spending money there.
Sorry about the length but just like to put out a good word for Davis that went above and beyond, and Seminole that did meet expectations.
Now M&M cycles in Golden, BC can kiss my _ss. They ripped me off for $392 to change the oil, filter, and mount and balance two tires that I brought in, about $200 more than I was quoted on the phone.