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Old 05-31-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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2 questions!

How often do you guys clean/lube your chain.

Where would you recommend i get my first service done at on my cbr?
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Every 500 miles for me. And I do all the work myself. I don't feel the need to spend 90 dollars on a glorified oil change at a honda dealer.
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I clean/ lube my chains after 400miles and adjust if necessary. As far as your first service what does your manual say?
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The manual wont tell me where to get it done, other than a Honda dealer
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The manual wont tell me where to get it done, other than a Honda dealer
It's basically an oil change and bolt torque check. You can take it to any dealership.
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It's basically an oil change and bolt torque check. You can take it to any dealership.
Well any suggestions on where? Wild west is a sponser but i.checked with them tthey don't do discounts on service
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Well any suggestions on where? Wild west is a sponser but i.checked with them tthey don't do discounts on service
You can call other shops in the sponsor section as well. Not sure if it will affect your warranty though.
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Warranty should be fine. If you are looking for a discount on chain lube and oil just do it yourself.
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I think he's looking for discounted 1st service.
Many shops won't discount service work for a couple of reasons. I know the techs will not be happy because they get paid a flat rate. The shop gets half the tech gets half.
Basically, you'd be asking the guy doing the work to take money out of his pocket so you get a good deal.

Imho, step up and bite the bullet or if money is so tight that isn't an option, you'll have to do it yourself.
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I think he's looking for discounted 1st service.
Many shops won't discount service work for a couple of reasons. I know the techs will not be happy because they get paid a flat rate. The shop gets half the tech gets half.
Basically, you'd be asking the guy doing the work to take money out of his pocket so you get a good deal.

Imho, step up and bite the bullet or if money is so tight that isn't an option, you'll have to do it yourself.
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How often do you guys clean/lube your chain.

Where would you recommend i get my first service done at on my cbr?

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Go on YouTube. Search. Than do it yourself. It's as easy as pouring a bowl of cereal.
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Yeah well i like to shop around and save money, having a new bike has nothing to do with it..
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Look around, and do it yourself. It is the most basic 2 things you will ever do....other than put gas.
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This wont affect warranty?
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Absolutely true, however...

Unless the OP is mechanically minded/somewhat experienced the 1st service might be best done at a shop.
It's more than lubing the chain and changing the oil. The are lots of little adjustments that should be checked, fasteners that should be torque checked and just a good general condition look over by someone that knows what to look for.
The bikes are assembled as fast as possible at the factory and the bike assembler at the shop may or may not know what he is doing. The job of taking the new bikes out of the crate and final assembling them, often falls to the new guy. It's easy and doesn't pay well so nobody else wants to do it.
Just because it's easy doesn't mean it's not important or that it can't be up.
No offense to the OP but, if you can afford to buy a new motorcycle, you can afford the 1st service at a shop.

All that said, it IS a good idea to learn how to do as much of your own maintenance as you can. It will save you money, help you to become more intimately familiar with your bike and teach you lessons you'll never know otherwise. Your bike will be better maintained and safer because YOU will be making sure it is.
Then when it's time for the things you can't or shouldn't do yourself, the money you saved will help offset the cost of shop work.

Call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, go see him, let his shop work on your bike and show you things. You'll be glad you did.
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Won't affect the warranty if you don't let the dealer do a service. If paying them makes you sleep better at night, you're gonna have to pony up what they ask.
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