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Old 02-14-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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ok so i bought my 2010 r6 at west houston yamaha about two weeks ago and i guess on a brand new o miles bike it needs to get its oil change after 600 miles.well i have a few questions.

1. Yamaha wants to charge me almost 200.00 for the first oil change.anyone have any idea whats so special about this one than the rest?I am so used to doing it my self on all my cars and the last bike i had.

2.Would my warranty void if i didnt take it to them for the first oil change or any of my oil changes ?

3.Do i really need to do it at exactly 600 miles or can i hold off until say 700 or 800 miles?

Thanks in advance please let me know
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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I bought a new 2007 Honda VFR last July. They were the same way.

1: Honda was insistent that I bring it in so they can charge me $160. I told them to suck it.
1: Warranty should still be valid. I know mine is.
2: I changed the oil at 800 miles

Also a good friend of mine bought a new BMW 1000RR From Wild West Honda, he told them to go jump off a cliff..rofl..he did however have to take it back to them after the break in period because the BMW has a limiter that won't let you go over 9000rpm. He took it back at 700 miles and they removed it..
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:18 AM   #3
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I bought a new 2007 Honda VFR last July. They were the same way.

1: Honda was insistent that I bring it in so they can charge me $160. I told them to suck it.
1: Warranty should still be valid. I know mine is.
2: I changed the oil at 800 miles
thanks for fast response .anyone else?
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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from what i know its more then just a oil change its also retore everything n what not n i believe u gota do your 1st service to keep your warranty
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Change it yourself. Just keep receipts for oil and filter, that way you have some documentation should any issue ever arise.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:29 AM   #6
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Change it yourself. Just keep receipts for oil and filter, that way you have some documentation should any issue ever arise.
That's what I have always done.
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A warranty claim should only be denied, as a result of something you neglected to do and proof can be shown that as a result of that neglect that a specific part failed.
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Ok yeah ill keep documentation..I used yamalube on my last bike .I want something syntetic .motul vs amsoil castrol?
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:19 AM   #9
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which one is the best for my bike?
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:31 AM   #10
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the dealer is SUPPOSED to check a bunch of other things during the first service. Most don't.
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Change the oil and filter as soon as you can. There's so much metal shavings in the oil when you're breaking it in the first hundred miles. I use mobile 1 synthetic 10-40 and I have good luck with it. They cost about 8-11 bucks a quart depending on where you go.
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I run Mobil 1 Synthetic and like it, may try Amsoil my next go-round though.

Feel free to change it yourself if you know what you're doing.
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Mobil 1 Synthetic 10-40 is $8.99 at cycle gear
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my understanding is they check all fluids ,check for loose bolts , tire wear , check chain etc ....
stuff you can do.
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I'd use non-synthetic oil during break in, just change it frequently. That's just me though. For instance, I change oil/filter three times during the first thousand miles. Then every 1000 there after, and change to fully synthetic at 5000.
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I am going to do it myself. Buying the filter at the dealership .going to keep reciepts as proof of maintenance
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:29 PM   #19
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I would pay someone else to do the first change. Dealer or Motorcycles Unlimited but someone where it can be documented that it was done. If you insist on doing it yourself then be sure to check the rest of the items when you do it.

What is $200 for a bike that cost thousands?

I agree that routine oil changes you can do yourself.
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i mean im a mechanic i work at volkswagen .im more than capable of doing a oil change and checking everything on the bike .my main thing for this thread was is it really necessary to charge 200 for a dam oil change lol.its crazy.!!!
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