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Turned 640 miles today on my new Versys1K SE LT during my German Bakery run to Colorado Springs. So when I got home I decided to do the 600 mile service. Not a big deal. the checks listed in the service manual took about 45 min. All was in order so I moved on to change the Break In Oil. Easy as pie. No issues. The oil change took about a half hour. And I did not spill anything. Not a drop.
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Nice! Do you expect the warranty to hold if you're doing the services yourself?
Judging by your stable and garage equipment, I wouldn't be surprised if you were more qualified than the dealer to do the job, but if something malfunctions, they'll probably claim it's your fault...

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Looks like you are well equipped to do more than just a service.Nice garage.
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Nice! Do you expect the warranty to hold if you're doing the services yourself?
Judging by your stable and garage equipment, I wouldn't be surprised if you were more qualified than the dealer to do the job, but if something malfunctions, they'll probably claim it's your fault...
In the US as long as one keeps good records and use parts and supplies that meet or exceed manufactures specs the warranty is safe. Of the many motorcycles and automobiles I have never had a warranty failure. The 600 miles service is just checks and an oil change. It is not rocket science.
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Legally, yes, you're in the clear. I think the law is similar over here. However, I wouldn't be surprised if the dealer said "Your engine seized at 5000 km? Must've been running on bad oil. I see you have an invoice that says you bought up-to-spec oil, but how do I know you've changed it correctly?". At this point it becomes your word ("I know how to change oil and I didn't botch it") vs theirs ("Looks like oil-related damage to us").

Sadly, my local Kawasaki dealer's mechanics were atrocious, I didn't trust them with the simplest jobs and had to correct their mistakes almost after every service... Started taking a 1 hour ride to a different city to find a more competent dealer. It was worth it in the end, since I've had to have my shock replaced just as the warranty was ending and they asked to see Kawasaki stamps in the service log. But yeah, I'm doing my own services nowadays. And that Kawasaki dealership thankfully is no more, they've gone under.

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