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View Poll Results: Who does there own Maintenance
Bought Service Maintenance plan from factory 1 0.85%
One of our site sponsers gets my business 19 16.24%
I buy a 24 pack and go to a friends for Maintenance 14 11.97%
I do it my self 96 82.05%
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:47 PM   #41
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Thanks Every one. Got my new Yellow/Black CBR 1000RR Saturday. 8700 out the door! put 130 miles driving it back home! LOL. i just guessing here. that the First 600 mile Glorified oil change should be done by the pros. after that get dirty with the bike?
you have to take it to the dealer to continue the warranty

honestly is just like the oil in your car.. that easy
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nevermind ima bumbass and ill get my wife 2 do it 2nite.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #42
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i do as much as i can, and take the rest to M/U
Yessir!

Metric Motorcycles does my dyno work. Motorcycles Unlimited does my suspension tuning. I do all the rest.

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you have to take it to the dealer to continue the warranty
False.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:58 PM   #43
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Yessir!

Metric Motorcycles does my dyno work. Motorcycles Unlimited does my suspension tuning. I do all the rest.



False.
as far as i know the first oil change when the bike was bought new you take it there as per warranty

after that i think you can do it
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:02 PM   #44
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:03 PM   #45
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as far as i know the first oil change when the bike was bought new you take it there as per warranty

after that i think you can do it
Hmmm i'm going to need to double check that. on paperwork it said that it wasn't included.

need to sit down and re read the verbiage on the paperwork.
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as far as i know the first oil change when the bike was bought new you take it there as per warranty

after that i think you can do it
Not true, sir.

Document your maintenance. That's all that's required.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:06 PM   #47
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Hmmm i'm going to need to double check that. on paperwork it said that it wasn't included.

need to sit down and re read the verbiage on the paperwork.
ok i think i missed explain

as far as i know the first oil change is required to be done on the dealer

but not free

anyway someone else will chime in
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:10 AM   #48
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Called a different dealer and he said :
1. better to get the certified people to do it. because they know what they are doing.
2. any one can do the maintenance but we can't warranty items due to improper maintenance.

and for the life of me i couldn't find any paperwork that was given to me or searched online for it...?
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:43 AM   #49
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Ken (guitarman) and Wayne have already started talking about buying one- then we could help out friends and only charge about $10 a piece. It sucks having to pay $35 a tire just to put them on the rim.

Sometimes just having friends and family are the best tools you can own!
Yeah, don't you owe me a sammich? Or a beer? J/K

I will probably order the tire changer pretty soon. Just taking them off and hauling them to a shop is pain enough especially living way out here. It'll be nice to do them right here in the garage.

I'm surprised by the poll that so many do their own maintenance. Personally I like the satisfaction of knowing that it's done right and makes the whole motorcycle experience that much better. I think even if I were rich and could afford to have my stuff worked on by a reputable shop that I would still want to do my own maintenance. There's a gratification to it.

I think buying the extended warranty/maintenance is a waste of money personally. But that's just me because I would have no use for it. And besides, these bike are pretty reliable as it is. You never hear of one breaking catastrophically in the first couple of yrs unless someone is really abusing it.

I also think that there are some that are intimidated by doing something mechanically involved. Maybe because of the lack of familiarity with tools or something like not knowing righty tighty lefty loosy. Maybe getting a book on basic mechanical skills from the library or book store would be handy. And then having the right tools is also a factor. If you need something like a torque wrench you have to justify the cost over just taking it in. Easy for the mechanically inclined, not so much for the non mechanically inclined.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:14 PM   #51
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its cheaper and you run less risk of legal action.
You said it right there.
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sorry my earlier post got deleted. apparently disclosing how a current sponsor is suing a customer for an injury isn't considered good business.

even though I didnt disclose the sponsor name.


oh & to make it relevant to teh thread - do you own work. its cheaper and you run less risk of legal action.

Money talks above morality.
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i like to do my own maintenance so i save money and better understand the way my bike works so i can feel more confident in my riding
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