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Went for my 12000 km service last week

Total damage, around 300$ (excluding all those taxesssss) and before the oil, filter and air filter change, which brought the bill to 480$ (including next paragraph)

Also had the coolant change for something that has a higher boiling point (motul motocool expert 25) and guess what, no more dripping after a ride

Also had the cluster change, on waranty, free ...
Will last year or so !?

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That seems like a lot. What did they do?

I recently did this myself. According to the service manual all that is required at 12K is to change the oil and filter and spark plugs plus clean the air filter. I also did a throttle body sync (this requires a special tool I bought for $70) as well but it still took only an 1.5 hours at my slow, beginning amateur mechanic, rate of progress.

plugs - $30
oil - synthetic $35
dealer oil filter - $14

Suggest downloading the service manual from the tech section. It guides you through maintenance steps like a recipe book. All that is required to do basic maintenance on this bike is an allan key set, set of screw drivers, a ratchet/socket set and oil collection pan and funnel.

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Why did you have the cluster changed out?


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Had my intrument cluster changed under warranty as well. Push buttons only worked sporadically.
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Why did you have the cluster changed out?

Same as Buckeye, those damn button (reset and mode) didn't work anymore



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That seems like a lot. What did they do?

I recently did this myself. According to the service manual all that is required at 12K is to change the oil and filter and spark plugs plus clean the air filter. I also did a throttle body sync (this requires a special tool I bought for $70) as well but it still took only an 1.5 hours at my slow, beginning amateur mechanic, rate of progress.

plugs - $30
oil - synthetic $35
dealer oil filter - $14

Suggest downloading the service manual from the tech section. It guides you through maintenance steps like a recipe book. All that is required to do basic maintenance on this bike is an allan key set, set of screw drivers, a ratchet/socket set and oil collection pan and funnel.
I get you Sprocker, but I don't have the time to fiddle with my bike (barely have time to ride)

On the other hand, in the owners manual, their's around 20+ things that have to be checked, and even if I had the time, I would be able to do some of them

Maybe I got "screw" for an hour of labour (3 in all), but then, my dealer didn't argue at all for the cluster, got one from kawi even though he had not seen the problem, and took on to himself to debate the waranty issue with kawi and did not/will not charge me a dime for that faulty cluster, whatever kawi decide on that mather

So, when all is done, I assume that hour of labor for the relax attitude from my dealer towards me


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@ sprocket

for throttle body sync, did you need "Special Tool - Pilot Screw Adjuster, E [A]: 57001-1603" mentioned in the shop manual? What did you use for a tach to adjust idle RPM?

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I think for the major services it's good to go to the dealer, unless you're really mechanically inclined. If it's a good dealership with good mechanics...it's worth it.
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for throttle body sync, did you need "Special Tool - Pilot Screw Adjuster, E [A]: 57001-1603" mentioned in the shop manual? What did you use for a tach to adjust idle RPM?
You can build your own tool or buy one (about $100). Personally I think it is worth while to buy one since this needs to be done every year and reduces vibration. It takes all of 2 min to do with the tank removed. Just use the tack to adjust idle speed, it does not need to be set precisely. It is probably the easiest service task to do on the bike and requires no special skills. A short handled screw driver with a small slot blade will take the place of this tool.

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Just had my 6000km service done cost $203.10
Oil Filter $ 16.90
Oil $ 46.50
Workshop Sundries $ 4.40
Environmental Charges $ 3.30
Labour $132.00
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Went for my 12000 km service last week

Total damage, around 300$ (excluding all those taxesssss) and before the oil, filter and air filter change, which brought the bill to 480$ (including next paragraph)

Also had the coolant change
Also had the cluster change, on waranty, free
So, what was done? $300 for a coolant change, and $180 for taxes, oil & filter, and air filter change (or clean and re-oil?)? What about spark plugs, TB sync, brake fluid, etc?


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Just had my 6000km service done cost $203.10
Oil Filter $ 16.90
Oil $ 46.50
Workshop Sundries $ 4.40
Environmental Charges $ 3.30
Labour $132.00
$203.10 for an oil change? Oil at $23.25 per quart, and a $16.90 oil filter? $132 labour to change the oil?

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Had my intrument cluster changed under warranty as well. Push buttons only worked sporadically.
As long as you ONLY ride "sporadically", the originals would've been OK....




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So, what was done? $300 for a coolant change, and $180 for taxes, oil & filter, and air filter change (or clean and re-oil?)? What about spark plugs, TB sync, brake fluid, etc?




$203.10 for an oil change? Oil at $23.25 per quart, and a $16.90 oil filter? $132 labour to change the oil?
Everything for the 12000 k service was done
So with oil, filter, AND new coolant, + taxes, 480$
Before taxes, around 400$


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