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Old 05-14-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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New bike break in service

Anybody know what's all involved in the first break in service? Does a dealer have to do it? They want to charge $300. If not do y'all know of a good place to have it done at reasonable price? Thanks for input!
I have a Kawasaki Z1000 btw
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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i would really check the maitenance schedule for your specific bike; but for my sv650 the 300 (or 600) SVC was an oil change plus a chain adjustment then the following 1000 mile service was an oil change plus checking the engine fasteners and things of that nature.

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They change your oil, stare at the bike for a second, and say "looks good".
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They change your oil, stare at the bike for a second, and say "looks good".
Hahaha ya that's why wondering if anybody knew of place that stares at a lower rate
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it looks like your first svc interval was at 600 miles so that would be for:

throttle control system inspect
idle speed inspect
EVAP Emissions (CAL) inspect
Radiator hoses/connections inspect
Clutch Adjust
Oil change
Oil filter Change
Brake light switch inspect/adjust
Brake fluid level inspect
Steering inspect
Nut,bolt, fastener tightness inspect

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They change your oil, stare at the bike for a second, and say "looks good".
exactly

just change the oil yourself and clean/lube the chain & check tire presure
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:26 PM   #7
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Change oil after first 50, 500 and 1000 miles. Ride it like you stole it. Then its all good.
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Change oil after first 50, 500 and 1000 miles. Ride it like you stole it. Then its all good.
according to your maitenance schedule you're going to want to change your oil after your first 600, 4000, and 7500 miles though, and you're definitely going to want to inspect those brakelight switches (remember you do have two) and the clutch and the nuts/bolts/fasteners
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There's a lot of debate on whether or not following the manufacturer's break in procedures is worth it. I think they're not. If its going to break let it break while new, and you still have warranty
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There's a lot of debate on whether or not following the manufacturer's break in procedures is worth it. I think they're not. If its going to break let it break while new, and you still have warranty
then im sure you've read the comments where they suggest that millions of dollars in R&D and the finest engineers have reccomended this schedule for a reason?
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There's a lot of debate on whether or not following the manufacturer's break in procedures is worth it. I think they're not. If its going to break let it break while new, and you still have warranty
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then im sure you've read the comments where they suggest that millions of dollars in R&D and the finest engineers have reccomended this schedule for a reason?
For Triumphs you just replace the oil that leaks out
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:00 AM   #12
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Check with the warranty first. Some people want the first service to be done at the dealer to avoid voiding the warranty. I had someone else do my first service because I found out my bike is already expired on the warranty... Decision is really up to you
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As long as you're having your vehicle serviced, they cannot void the warranty just because the work is done outside the dealership.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/article...ne-maintenance
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I have a Ducati and way looking at the same thing should I get it done at the dealorship or not. I don't trust them that much. Where I do trust Motorcycles Unlimited and they charge a little less and I would feel more confident that they did a good job on it. And when I'm there I may get my suspension looked at and dialed in.
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I have a Ducati and way looking at the same thing should I get it done at the dealorship or not. I don't trust them that much. Where I do trust Motorcycles Unlimited and they charge a little less and I would feel more confident that they did a good job on it. And when I'm there I may get my suspension looked at and dialed in.
I went to Motorcycles Unlimited yesterday and was a third of the price the dealer wanted. You could sit there and watch them work on it in the AC. There dealer you just have to take their word that they did something. I would recommend Motorcycles Unlimited for service. They even stamped my records book to make kawasaki happy
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thats why it is called the stealership
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The first break in service is essentially just a mind over matter thing. My guys changed my oil, tightened my chain, retorqued the axle bolt, and checked my headlight, blinkers, drove it around the block, lubed my chain, and checked the fuses.

I watched them! so for the first service, I think it's alright to let them do it. Sure, you can do all of that, but again, it's peace of mind ( mind over matter ) kinda thing. I go to action sports in college station, those guys are cheap, fast, and excellent !!
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make sure to follow the first break in process according to the manual because these things are high revving with tight tolerances. the ones after that, like the spark plug change are mehhhh you can postpone those for a while. like it states change spark plugs. mine are iridium and last much longer.....stuff like that. any mechanic on this forum that's close to you can offer help with no fee. well just buy a beer or something.
i did stuff like this for a living. If I was closer to you, I'll help you. Motorcycles Unlimited isn't that far. they offer free classes or something
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throttle control system inspect
idle speed inspect
EVAP Emissions (CAL) inspect
Radiator hoses/connections inspect
Clutch Adjust
Oil change
Oil filter Change
Brake light switch inspect/adjust
Brake fluid level inspect
Steering inspect
Nut,bolt, fastener tightness inspect


$80 oil change and $220 of inspecting.
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