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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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First 500 mile service

Hi all,

Just got a 2013 V... thinking of doing the maintenance myself, in this case the first 500 mile service. By doing this myself, does it affect the warranty at all? It cost about $250 at the dealer. The service guy said that $250 might seem a lot, but if something goes wrong with the engine after I "DIY" the oil change, then there might problems with the warranty.

Has anyone done this on their own? Thanks in advance.
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Don't believe the lie. It will not void your warranty if you do it yourself. The 500/600 mile service is a basic tighten to spec, change the oil, top off where needed, and check your adjustables. Save the 250 and keep receipts and start a service log book on all repairs and future work.
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+1. Keep receipts and a log. It will keep your warranty in tact and show a potential buyer down the road that you took good care of your bike.

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I had the local dealer do my 500 mile check. It was not the dealer I purchased my 2011 V from. I've done all the other scheduled maintenance myself...

(My 500 mile check was nowhere near $250... I can tell you that.)

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