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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-03-2009, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Maintanance at every 400 & 600 miles?!

Would everyone PLEASE shed some light about this. I got my hands on a 2009 owner's manual & it says I need to take the bike to the shop EVERY 400 & 600 miles 4 SERVICE! SHEESH!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-03-2009, 10:38 AM
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What page? I've got my book right here. Where are you? What state/country? Fill out your profile, that helps in situation like this.



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well im not sure what the 09 manual says but the 08 book has its service intervals at 6000km or approx 4000 mile intervals with some items at longer intervals . Of course this is after the 1000km 600 mile first service. Just put fuel in and ride ......
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fortb, you are reading the wrong book-check it again, think there's another 0 in there somewhere.

Both operators and service book make it quite clear about sevice intervals-there is a 600/1000k initial service. Then it every 6months or about 3-4.5kmiles. Tried to do a copy and paste from the service manual, but it wouldn't paste correctly.

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Sounds like your dealer has been printing his own literature!


That's a ridiculous frequency. Clean your glasses, reread the paragraph again. I think you are quite mistaken.

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Well I was wondering. And I apologize if I freaked anyone out but guys @ the superstore did tell me & I showed them the book that this was going 2 b the case. now that i'm getting feedback here i'm seeing what you're telling me. i hate when people sell things and never even looked at the manual. ok so under frequency the 1 6 12 18 ect stands for months but how do u figure out the miles? do u add 1 zero or 2?. On pg. 93 it does mention something about every 400 & 600 miles. i'm new 2 bikes. would these 2 inspections & lubrication b able 2 be done by myself?


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would these 2 inspections & lubrication b able 2 be done by myself?
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Keep the chain lubed and adjusted, change the oil and filter every 6500 with good oil, clean the airfilter as well and adjust the valves at 16k. Other than that do not take it to a dealership for anything.

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Keep the chain lubed and adjusted, change the oil and filter every 6500 with good oil, clean the airfilter as well and adjust the valves at 16k. Other than that do not take it to a dealership for anything.
I second that.....
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My warranty guide says that a dealer has to do scheduled maintenance during the warranty period. According to these forums, however, it's only a Canadian requirement.

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Probably referring to general maintenance.

You'll want to clean and lube the chain every 600miles or you'll prematurely wear out the sprockets and chain. Check the chain tension, throttle cable, tire wear, etc. i.e. general inspection of all the external bits and pieces. All in all not more than an hour's work when including a good washing to the mix and all well within the capabilities for even the least mechanically inclined rider.
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The most excellent mechanic who set up my bike
and briefed me about it said chain maintenance was
of paramount importance and should not be limited
to miles. He claimed you should inspect it regularly
and relube it as often as necessary, which could
be 150 miles if you ride in rain and other, chain-
hostile conditions. He also showed me how to check
and adjust the slack. Nice meeting a kindred spirit
with respect to preventive maintenance.
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My warranty guide says that a dealer has to do scheduled maintenance during the warranty period. According to these forums, however, it's only a Canadian requirement.

That requirement would be illegal in the US.

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