So I've just gotten the first service done one the bike here.
And I've seen/read in this forum somewhere that many of you just did the service yourself, to save cash and what not.
And seeing that the first service mainly was just an oil and filter change I thought about doing it myself too.
But I got strickt message back from the dealer that in regards of the guarantee it had to be done there at the dealership, because the first time service was infact more than just an oil and filter change.
They inspected the whole bike, every nut and bolt, lights, exhaust, all the fluids and refilled if nesseseary, they looked deeper into and fixed things I mentioned that I found odd about the bike, etc, etc.
They litteraly went over the whole bike, to make sure that everything was in proper order as it should be.
So now I'm kinda concearned about those of you who did the service yourself, instead of letting the dealer handle it.
The dealer that each and every one of you have purchased from may each have their own way of doing things, or ways of not doing things in worst case.
So I thought I should share this experience with you guys, just to let you know.
The bike might be new, but that doesn't mean it's a 100%, they might just have scr*wed up something at the factory when building it.
When I picked up my bike, sense I live 4hrs from the nearest service shop, the service manager went over the entire bike before we loaded it, should me everything I needed to know for servicing it myself. Sense its a $4600 bike, it only comes with 12 month factory. Think you can by extended, but why would you? lol.
I just did my second service on my 300, oil/filter change, adjusted slack, check lots of bolts, coolant, brakes, everything is good. Don't know about yours, but it tells you how to do all this, and what to do for each service checkup in the service manual. Unless you need a tire change, there's really nothing on this bike you can't do yourself. Just need a few wrenches, maybe a socket or two, and a good pair of eye's. lol.
Now I don't know if its true or not, but anything major that goes wrong with a bike, you'd know right away. Most cases it simply won't run. New bike, parts stretch and break in. But you can't go wrong as long as you follow what to do at each service interval.