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what is done at the 600 mile checkup on a new versys?

anyone know the specifics of this operation? my local kawasaki guy says $120 plus whatever parts are needed, is this a fair deal and anyone have an idea of what parts could be needed and if so the ballpark costs? thanks-
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Is this your first service under warranty?
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I just had mine done. I paid $200. I know...I'm a sucker.

The service guy said it included a standard oil change, but that they'd also retorque all major bolts and check and adjust the fuel system (which meant pulling off the tank). And check all the major systems for any warranty issues.
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Same $120 price at my dealer only I made him throw it in for free when I bought the bike.

He said they basically go through everything to make sure it is up to spec.
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anyone know the specifics of this operation? my local kawasaki guy says $120 plus whatever parts are needed, is this a fair deal and anyone have an idea of what parts could be needed and if so the ballpark costs? thanks-
I am not sure how you guys get your bikes down there, but here we get direct from Kawa Japan as CBU-Complete build unit. For the warranty to be effective the first and second service is complimentary and compulsory, otherwise you default the warranty. You only pay for the oil, filter , service is on Kawa. They check all the the fittings and common areas and its fast visual check and see service.

If you bike is under warranty , please get it done as per book otherwise you might default your warranty.
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Well I just had my 1000km (600mile) checkup done. They charged me around €100 euro, so $125 dollar seems the same.

I checked the bill and only an oil screw and oil where the parts used. When I inspected the bike I couldn't find anything else they did except maybe check a few things visually. The checkup is way to expensive if you ask me.
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I had the dealer do the first service on my 650r, i believe that they change the oil, check and adjust the throttle and clutch cables, check for loose bolts, and i can't remember anything else.
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this is my first service under warranty. are you saying Kawasaki is supposed to pay for this? if so, what do i do to make that happen?
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Same $120 price at my dealer only I made him throw it in for free when I bought the bike.
Damn, why didn't I think of that.

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this is my first service under warranty. are you saying Kawasaki is supposed to pay for this? if so, what do i do to make that happen?
i paid for my own. Just my first, i did every other service.
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Oil/filter change and they might inspect the cables, levers and torque.

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I hate dealerships.
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I guess I may be a skeptic...but the service/checkup is only as good as the person doing the work...so I do my own....never know what actually goes on back there behind closed doors!


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I SUSPECT~~ NOT MUCH besides the oil change. YMMV
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Purchase of service or parts as a condition for a warranty is illegal in the US. A dealer requiring a purchase of service should be reported to the federal commerce dept. Your BBB might be able to provide you with additional information.
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this is my first service under warranty. are you saying Kawasaki is supposed to pay for this? if so, what do i do to make that happen?
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Damn, why didn't I think of that.
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Kawa will only pay for the service(Labour) not parts.

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Yes it possible if you get the deal when you make your purchase. some dealers will do it as they have already marked up in the initial payment. Nothing in this world is FREE.
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I'm not bringing mine in. I already have 1000 miles and my oil has been changed three times. My change has been adjusted due to the 44t sprocket. What else could they do? My dealer told me if I already did all that just check the clutch and I'm fine. I'm just hoping not having any service documented won't affect my warranty.
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Print off a generic service record and jsut keep it up to date on everything you do.
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fastoman, how do i bill kawasaki for the service?
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I am not sure how you guys get your bikes down there, but here we get direct from Kawa Japan as CBU-Complete build unit. For the warranty to be effective the first and second service is complimentary and compulsory, otherwise you default the warranty. You only pay for the oil, filter , service is on Kawa. They check all the the fittings and common areas and its fast visual check and see service.

If you bike is under warranty , please get it done as per book otherwise you might default your warranty.

Not in the US. Federal does not allow a written warranty to be tied to any payed for parts or services. The service and the parts will have to be complimentary for that condition to be enforceable. Even then it would be the manufacturer's responsibility to provide the service in a convenient way. Which pretty much translates as bending over backwards to ensure the service can be done at the owners convenience and not them.
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