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Old 10-15-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Reaching 600 Miles

Got a new 2009 Yamaha R6 about to approach the 600 mile marker. Question is, should I take it to a Yamaha specialist to change the oil, inspect etc....... or just do it on my own??

I looked at the manual and it basically says check the lines, brake light switches, loose bolts, and loose steering bearings.... oh and chain tension. Most of this, if not ALL of this, I believe I can do on my own. What do u guys think???

Only thing I might need help on is measuring chain tension/slack.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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I took mine to the dealer even though it costs quite it bit, I felt better knowing it was done right and everything was checked.

But each to his own....
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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you will save money if you do it your self. my first check they charged me 2 1/2 hours and ended up paying 200 for it
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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You can check those things for yourself OR you could let me a former Yamaha shop service manager do it for only $100.

J/K really you can do that stuff. There is no mystery. do it your self.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:49 PM   #5
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Yea I was trying to ask them what they do out of the ordinary for checking the bike at 600 miles... I feel like i should take it to them since its the first check up on a new bike, but if they just change the oil and check some bolts then its something i rather do to get the experience and yea, to save the $150-200.
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Learning to check the chain properly, along w brakes etc is good knowledge to have.

Call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, let him know whatcha need and his guys will go over the bike with you. He also offers a monthly maintenance class I'd recommend, no matter how mechanically savy one might be.

Im a master tech for BMW, 7 yrs and he had to point out I was wrong on my chain adjustments; apples to oranges... Offer the best you can for your baby! The more you know about your bike the more you can get out of it.
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you guys get ripped a new one. my first service didnt cost me anything.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:35 PM   #8
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it's the yamaha take it to the dealer for the first one. reason being there are been a few issues with head bolt staying tight and a couple others. it'll run ya about 125.00. and it will save your if you have any warranty issues
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I took mine in for the 1st service. It was $180. Everything after that was done by me, but I felt better having the whole bike looked over for the 600 mile service.
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don't you have to take it in for the first service in order to keep the warranty or something along those lines?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:58 AM   #12
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don't you have to take it in for the first service in order to keep the warranty or something along those lines?
No sir. That's a myth. However to aviod a situation at the dealer I usually have the first scheduled service done there. They have always looked kindly upon me when I needed anything after that. Yes I know they do that for the money...but the part that they claimed under warranty for me was something that could have easily been denied; but they fought and got it covered.
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i would take it in for the first service. Then after that do them youself. Get a portfolio book and keep track of any and all maint done to the bike.
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Yeah first check up do it at the dealer cuz after then the maintenance is lighter and further apart and you have plenty of time to learn also it will be rechecked from its initial build in case they lacked on anything then.
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Yea I think I will take it in for the first time just to make sure everything goes well, keep receipts showing I went there, so future requirements, they should be more helpful. Plus I was thinking....If i did it myself, i need a rear stand and tools and what not to do the maintenance so in the long run, might as well spend that money on the first check up, and get the rest later to learn on my own.
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You can do it yourself. Just may need tarzan to get that oil plug bolt off. Yamaha likes to tighten that to like triple the torque needed.
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you guys get ripped a new one. my first service didnt cost me anything.
kinda what i was thinkin first service should always be free what kinda jip is that?
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