Squirreltoe's 15k mile service
I brought my 09 in for some scheduled maintenance. I dump the oil and filter every 3000 miles but have not done anything else except for tires.
I called the dealership to get a quote on new plugs, valve adjustment, air filter, throttle body sync....they told me $280 plus parts so I thought that was a good value in exchange for my weekend.
I had them install a new air filter...I decided that I would keep the old one so I can clean it up and have a clean one ready to go. I attached a picture of my air filter so you could see what it looked like after 15k miles with no service.
I also attached a pic of my plugs after 15k. I thought these looked great. I don't think they need to be replaced as often as the service manual says.
Anyway, my bike has been running great and I have had no problems. Surprising to me, they said the valves were still within spec and they just made minor adjustments. The throttle bodies did need some adjustment. I have seen my mileage slip a little so I'll hope to see an improvement after these changes. The total bill including new air filter ended up being $340
I will probably get the air filter swapped out sooner next time, but I don't think the other stuff will be checked until 30k or later.