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Old 09-23-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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Do you follow your owners manual?

Alright, so right now what I am doing is saving money, keeping riding to a minimum so I can get alot of things done to my bike at once. Example: new sprockets and chain, bmc race filter put in, install power commander, get steering bearings checked etc.. But I bought a owners manual and it has the service recommendations and i bought my bike with 10,000 miles and about im about hit 12,000 and it says im in need of new spark plugs, steering head bearings, and brake lining. Do yall follow the service recs in your manuals or what does MH recommend?

Side note: Im asking bc I am kinda newb and although I like to learn I just dont trust myself doing things to my bike and riding it lol, so for literally everything I take it over to Motorcycles Unlimited
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Consult your mom for maintenance, let Motorcycles Unlimited take care of the work unless you trust yourself to do it without messing anything up. Patrick and company will tell you for sure what you need, and spend that money that you're going to use on performance parts and upgrade rider. That is all.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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I follow my manual as close as possible but I just did my plugs and they were still looking ok so I kinda wish I waited longer. But then again, I had iridium plugs and they last forever. I guess since you might not know what kind of plugs are in there, it doesn't hurt to replace them. Oil is always good to change. Patrick always says Oil is cheap, engines are expensive so I try to live by that. My air filter was dirty as . I have a K&N now and plan on refreshing it fairly often. Alot of people will tell you not to follow the service recommendations but it's your baby so take care of it the way you see fit, that's how I see it.

oh yea, and I'd advise against a race filter, they let more thru and should be used only for track. I found a freakin' leaf in my airbox so who knows what else gets in there. The streets are filled with
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:35 PM   #4
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I follow my manual as close as possible but I just did my plugs and they were still looking ok so I kinda wish I waited longer. But then again, I had iridium plugs and they last forever. I guess since you might not know what kind of plugs are in there, it doesn't hurt to replace them. Oil is always good to change. Patrick always says Oil is cheap, engines are expensive so I try to live by that. My air filter was dirty as . I have a K&N now and plan on refreshing it fairly often. Alot of people will tell you not to follow the service recommendations but it's your baby so take care of it the way you see fit, that's how I see it.

oh yea, and I'd advise against a race filter, they let more thru and should be used only for track. I found a freakin' leaf in my airbox so who knows what else gets in there. The streets are filled with
Ya I hear that. I guess ill just add it to the list of things to do. I change oil pretty often, and clean and lube chain every two or three rides.

anyhow, Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:03 PM   #5
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Most of the time unless I know it's wrong. BMW has a way of over doing their service manuals. That and sometimes they are just plain wrong.

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Old 09-23-2010, 11:16 PM   #6
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Yep, I follow MOM's service intervals and do the regular maintenance. I'm a newb too so it helps having a manual to follow.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:55 AM   #7
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dont trust that manual theyre only the people who designed and manufactured the bike what the do they know lol but seriously i try to follow it as closely as i can
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