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Old 09-20-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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first service

i have 4,500 miles in my gs500, i wonder when will be my first service?

i have no problems with my bike yet just making sure i am doing the right thing

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:44 PM   #2
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i have 4,500 miles in my gs500, i wonder when will be my first service?

i have no problems with my bike yet just making sure i am doing the right thing

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you should have had a first service at 500 miles and then at 3,500 miles. I am assuming your talking about oil changes and not valve services.
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you should have had a first service at 500 miles and then at 3,500 miles. I am assuming your talking about oil changes and not valve services.

yes valve service and so ya know check up ?
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Owner's manual... has all services by time and mileage...
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See the column to the left....

http://www.gstwin.com/maintenance_info.htm
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Some of the items on the page posted above seem really often. I don't know anyone who is going to check their valves every 4K if they are just riding street.

Typically you are supposed to check the valves at 600 miles and then again at 12,000 mile intervals, I believe. Also, they recommend spark plugs every 8,000 but you can typically go longer than that if you are just riding street.

Oil & filter should have been changed at 20 miles, 600 miles, and then in 3,000 mile intervals.

Clean & re-oil your air filter every 2 oil changes.

Chain lubed every couple hundred miles. This is something that people neglect. Check your sprockets when lubing to see if it is time for new chain & sprockets. Always replace both sprockets and chain all together. Also, lube your cables.

Coolant changed at minimal once a year. If you use distilled water and water wetter, use Prestone flush to get the deposits out of your lines before refilling.

Brake fluid varies a lot, but you can usually see it get darker in color when it needs to be changed.

Also, don't forget about repacking your wheel & head bearings and fork oil when you get a lot of miles on it.

No need to rotate the tires
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Depending on the riding you do, its important to change from summer to winter air. And especially in the summer rotate the air in your tires weekly.

Blinkerfluid should not go low unless there is a leak.
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Depending on the riding you do, its important to change from summer to winter air. And especially in the summer rotate the air in your tires weekly.

Blinkerfluid should not go low unless there is a leak.

i think ill call patrick to set up an appt i cant rotate the air, that will be very hard for me

blinker fluid is gone remember im a squid ha ha ha

ok now seriously i havent done the valve adjustment or anything that the page refers to

wonder how much will the bill might be? just asking this is the first bike i have kept runnin this long
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I would check with your owner's manual to be sure... it should say near the back somewhere.

I did the sparkplugs once in my busa(now at 26k) so I dont follow the recommendations, but I also did 23k on weekend rides within a year; so I know its not sitting and collecting buildup.
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I would check with your owner's manual to be sure... it should say near the back somewhere.

I did the sparkplugs once in my busa(now at 26k) so I dont follow the recommendations, but I also did 23k on weekend rides within a year; so I know its not sitting and collecting buildup.

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