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My local dealer told me it was going to be like $230.00 :( buck to get the first service done.

What has everyone else paid? ???
 

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Did you ask what is included? If they try to include the valve clearance check dont let them do it cause 08 dont need till 7.5k

should be basic stuff like oil , oil filter, fluids and make sure everything is tight on the bike, and PSI on tires etc. Heres what my dealer told me when I asked....

REPLACE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER

INSPECT ENG IDLE,ADJUST IF NEEDED

INSPECT,LUBE AND ADJUST ALL CABLES

INSPECT,LUBE AND ADJUST DRIVE CHAIN

INSPECT EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM

VERIFY ALL FLUID LEVELS

INSPECT CLUTCH SYSTEM

INSPECT FRONT AND REAR BRAKE SYSTEMS

INSPECT STEERING

INSPECT RADIATOR HOSES

CHECK AND TIGHTEN NUTS,BOLTS AND FASTENERS

INSPECT ALL SAFETY SWITCHES

CHECK AND ADJUST TIRE PSI'S

*****LUBE AND ADJUST DRIVE CHAIN EVERY 400 MILES****
 

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I'm gonna go have my (personal) first service, don't know how many for my bike, it should have all the stuff done a new bike would have checked. Let's see how much it'll be.
 

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I take mine in on Monday, and they said it would be 162.50. Kinda want to do it myself, but i figure I would rather have someone who knows what they are doing do it the first time, because i really couldn't tell if anything was out of place. I will probably be dong most of the maintenance from here on out though.
 

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You can also check craigslist if you have it in your area. I found a guy in my city that will come to wherever I need work done and @ $35.00 an hour. For major stuff maybe take to a garage but the lightweight stuff like check brakes, hoses cables, bolts blah blah its a convenient deal. And you can watch and learn as well while they work on the bike...
 

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I'm taking mine to an old school guy in Morro Bay that does basic service for $75 & includes just about everything. He only charges $150 for service With the valves. One of my friends, at cal poly, had his done & he said the job he did was meticulous. He does track prep too. Completely redos the front forks, a least on old baby ninjas, and the bikes handles like on rails. Safety wire, braided SS brake lines, or anything you want. And unlike most shops, I can talk to the guy doing the work. Cheers
 

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update, turns out 162.50 was just the labor. Oil and filter was additional, but not much. + tax the total was 194.xx out the door here in ohio
 

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i'm taking mine in next week it's going to be $au226 apparently . dunno how they can justify it for an oil change . even though i'm a qualified mechanic i have to take it to the dealer for the first service other wise it effects the warranty. prob a good thing though cos i have found about 4 things they didnt set correctly when assembled (eg) gear shifter bolt loose and excessive freeplay in clutch so i think they need a 2nd go at it hahaha
 

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Yea I'm supposing that's the value of taking it in. They find all the stuff they either didn't do right in the first place, or that's worked itself loose during break in.
 

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Agree. They know what they are looking for. Even though I missed my 600 mile check up. haha. The dealership was booked out 5 weeks. So when the time came to take my bike in I had over 1800 miles on it. I just canceled and did some research and did it myself. Oh well. The bike run great. I do think though that my valves may be off a little and need to be adjusted. When I open up the throttle and get going I hear this wierd sqeaking/rattle/dry bearing/loose washer sound. Im not sure what it is. Maybe I should have taken it in for the 600 mile anyways. haha
 

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Yeah... that definatley sounds like something has worked itself loose/out of sync. I actually hear something I think is similar to that noise when I get on it in my truck, but I just blame it on old age/high mileage.
 

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i just got mine back from it's first service.!! it feels like a different bike , goes harder ,exhaust sounds deeper and more torque. not sure what they did on top of the normal things, but the guy smiled as he gave me the keys back and said your gonna love it now. haha dont think it was just an oil change ... any one know if they de-tune it for break in or anything like that
 

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No not sure what they do for certian,
but I bet he messed with the air gas screw etc. that is normally sealed off due to emmissions. (at least here in the states)
Mine has a hole drilled in the cover now to access it .
probably synced the carbs. tighten the cables and chains.etc... enjoy!
 
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