Called the dealer to set up first service call. $239...
When i balked at the price, He said that "other" bike shops
dont have the proprietary computer to do the diagnostics.
$239 sounds rich to change oil, check fluids and linkage.
Are they pulling my leg about the diagnostic software?
Paid $139, just to keep them happy, could have done it myself. first I have ever heard of OBD--do you have money falling out of your pockets? That is roughly 3X what I paid if you figure in the exchange on the dollar.
: rather than edit, what I meant by ever hearing of OBD , was a dealer suggesting my bike needed to be hooked up for the first service, to imply they are the only ones that could diagnose your bike is completely wrong, and implying to do a service would require this is also wrong, however
if the dealer said that that was what was required for the first service I would ask for a quote in writing stating that, then
find a new service shop if you ever need service and I might suggest you contact Kawasaki for a crooked dealer--although it will be probably more trouble than it's worth.
Others have posted on this thread about doing your own service, while you get the quote in writing , buy a filter and 2 liters of Kawasaki oil , $25 roughly and have a bill made out with your name and address and dated, not made out to "cash". Then say good by to your dealer!! Dated receipt and mark the kilometers down on the receipt, all that is needed for warranty, and 1/10 the cost.