every motorbike rider will follow whatever maintenance schedule they decide on.
personal choice, and that is great.
I certainly AM NOT going to tell you something different.
I only try to lead riders to the Factory Mnx Manual (a very good piece of reading material)
and also I try to communicate what I have found that works after I have many years wrenching and racing/riding.
I do want to point out THAT SOMETIMES, the Factories list mileage/months for some mnx items, such as oil, brake fluid,chain lube and adjust, radiator fluid check and change, etc, but they list differences in requirements that exist between different countries or markets.
Sometimes legal drivers, sometimes environmental agencies, sometimes just govt stuff.
Did you know that for brake hose changes on DR650 motorbike, SUZUKI recommends 4 years or sooner if required? Now, if all of us smart people followed the mnx tables as recommended, prolly any bike 2008 or older would be running custom brake lines. Why the custom??? Simple, they cost less than OEM.
And I prolly can say the same for the Versys brake lines and rubber brake internals too.
And this is the minimum. When the manufacturer says "to inspect", that does not mean simply inspect, it canalso lead to replacement if the item is worn.
For instance if you run the bike very hard, your oil and your brake fluid could use change early.
If that brake fluid is not clear, it is not performing at 100% and could use a change.
why change motor oil so early as most of us do, but let brake fluid go?
Sure, it still work, but not as good as a new fluid flush and fill.
I have had several close calls, I am VERY GLAD my less than 1 year old brake fluid performed at maximum level and prolly stopped me a foot or two better that several year old fluid. Just as I am glad my motorbike oil, my new oil with less than 1800 miles keeps my engine performing perfectly, running better, and cooler than my neighbor who always goes to maximum miles before changing.
I buy fresh lubricants, good lubricants, and change them prolly too often.
He buys cheapest, or even recycles/refreshed maintenance fluids.
He saves money, and smokes expensive cigars ans drinks foo-foo beer
We have choices.....choice is good and I am glad we have that option.
Many people in this world do not.
Safe Riding to all.....sorry to rant!