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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2006, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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First scheduled maintenance...

My 05 GSX-R600 has about 450 miles on it....I remember the dealer telling me I should bring it in around 500 to have the 1st service done but it costs like 200 bucks or more. What do i really need done??? Im afraid they are going to charge me for things they arent doing anyway.

let me know....BTW...i can adjust my own chain and change my own oil. What else do I really need done for my 1st maintenance on my bike? thanks.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2006, 12:15 PM
 
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According to the Suzuki owner's manual, your first maintenance should be after 600 miles or 2 months, and should include the following:
Tighten exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts
Inspect, clean, and adjust valve clearance
Inspect, clean, and adjust fuel line
Replace engine oil and oil filter
Inspect and adjust idle speed
Inspect and adjust throttle cable play
Inspect and adjust clutch cable play
Inspect, adjust, and lubricate drive chain
Inspect and adjust brake hose
Inspect and adjust tires
Inspect and adjust steering
Inspect and adjust front forks
Inspect and adjust rear suspension
Tighten chassis bolts and nuts

By the way, if you do decide to do this...save all of your reciepts, Suzuki is a b***h about their warranty sometimes, and if they think you haven't done something and you can't prove otherwise (like change your oil regularly) they can void your warranty...
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The only one in that list that is anything of time consuming is the valve clearances...




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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2006, 05:22 PM
 
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My first oil change is on monday, book says 600 miles for a zx10, and I was told that not having them do your first scheduled maint can void your warranty. If thats not a concern for you then di it yourself. Oh, and only cost me $120.
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yea but did they do a whole series of insp. on your bike or just the oil change at 600?

the reason they are saying over 200 for me is because i guess they are checking the valves and chain drives and suspension...etc.! but hell, i can look at most of that stuff myself...


the only thing i am worried about is the checking of the valves....in my manual it has a - next to it. no I or T marks.

I would hate to pay the dealer 250 bucks and only get a few tightened bolts and an oil change.
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I hear ya Hemi! Why don't you ask the dealer what they are going to do to the bike? Then play dumb and ask if you could watch to learn more about the bike... See what they say...




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ya know what....i talked myself outa it!!! lol

Im not paying them for anything.

Im gonna do it all myself with a buddy of mine down the block who has all the tools to check valve clearance and pressure etc etc.

Instead of paying 275 for 1 time in the shop....im gonna spend 150-200 on stands and a few quarts of oil....then at least i can do everything to perfection(my standards)...make sure no dealer fouls with my stuff...and i will have stands to make future maintenance and cleaning easier on myself.

i could care less about the warranty issues...im gonna pipe it, remap the fuel, etc over the summer and its not like im gonna trade it in...ill sell it privately in the future.

So im happy now...my buddy used to have a ZX-12 and had a few ducatis (rode for about 15 years) and knows what he is doing...and has EVERY tool imaginable so i think im set and in better hands than some moron working for 12 bucks an hour at the local dealer.
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As said above, you could lose your warranty by not bringing it in, that's if you have a warranty. They are mean about it, big time.

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well...i do have a warranty....its on 05 purchased brand new.....but....i dont really care about the warranty on most of my things since i mod them anyways.....

i dunno...i mean...a pipe, filter, fuel map retune, suspension change (etc etc) will void the warranty anyway right? i dunno..... lol i think spending the money on the stands and tools is much more worthwhile and cost effective, since i dont really trust me dealer anyway ( i trust stand alone shops alot more) but my neighbor has the know-how and 15 year experience on his bikes and all the tools...so i think i will do it myself with his help. Id be alot happier never having to go back to the dealer and get ripped off again.
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I highly doubt they'll check the valve clearences. Go to the dealer and ask them what they do. They should have a checklist you can refer to right there.
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I don't know if I'd spend that much money for the first check up either. I do most of my work myself.
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You do NOT have to take it to a dealer to maintain your warranty........ there are specific laws against that.
Just keep receipts for oil, filters and other parts etc... and keep a log of the service you did at the intervals stated in the manual.

I seriously doubt you need to check valve clearances yet !
my manual states first inspection is scheduled for 16,000 miles
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Yeah I respect and back that decision Hemi! Get the stands.... but get PitBulls, they are the best.

Then keep your reciepts for your maintance and the old parts. If you have a serious problem bolt the stock exhaust back on and go. But you'll find that most dealers that are cool... when they do a warrenty claim as long as your mod isn't the cause of the failure that they will take care of it.

Besides, its not like its a 2, 3, or 4 year warrenty that you would loose.




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Yeah I respect and back that decision Hemi! Get the stands.... but get PitBulls, they are the best.

Then keep your reciepts for your maintance and the old parts. If you have a serious problem bolt the stock exhaust back on and go. But you'll find that most dealers that are cool... when they do a warrenty claim as long as your mod isn't the cause of the failure that they will take care of it.

Besides, its not like its a 2, 3, or 4 year warrenty that you would loose.
There may be laws to protect you, but my warranty expiration date is 3/17/2010, which I had extended for next to nothing, its the same warranty coverage as factory and im not gonna screw with the possibility. I always have and will continue to do my own maint. But the first one gets done by them and I will be in the shop to be sure they dont scratch or harm her in any way!
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Yeah my 9R had a extended warrenty... they usually don't cost much.




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