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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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First Oil Change/service!

Just hit 600 miles on my 07 gixxer 600. First of all - is it better to go to a dealer and pay around $170 to get first service done? (All they really do is check your fluids and change oil/filter) I am pretty good at that myself so I desided to skip the dealer.
Second question - I know synthetic oil is not recomended for new engines, but I heard a lot of people use it; so which is better - synthetic or regular oil?
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dealer will waste your money, might as well get used to doing this stuff yourself.
as for the oil type, cant help you there. I go by what my OM tells me.
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wait a few thousand miles before using synthetics... they don't allow for engine break-in.

don't forget to re-adjust your chain.

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Some dealers actually check all fluids, valve adjust, and other things to check for problems that can be waranted to Suzuxi. That is why it is more expensive. Usually not necissary though.

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i never knew u werent supposed to use synthetic on a new motor. i change my oil every thousand and been using synthetic ever since my first oil change. but no problems

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Yeah hold off for a couple changes for the Synth oil.



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The first service is the only one that you might want consider doing at the dealer.

Reason being... they can check the proper alignment with the wheels, do torque settings on countless number of nuts/bolts.



And when doing any of your own maintance on a vechicle under warrenty. You need to keep all your oils reciepts for future for warrenty purposes. It proves at least that you were buying the oil for the maintance.

Plus on this actual do the first one debate.... it really depends on your mechanical ability as well. There is
ALOT of checks to complete on this service over any other service.




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I was talkin to my friend today about this and he says to me "I'm gonna get it checked out at the dealer before this riding season." So I asked him when he had his first service and he replied with "Haven't had one yet." Knowing fullwell his bike had like 2000 KMs on it I almost sh*t in my pants. Then he explained how they did it all when he had his accident, which just so happened at the 600 mile mark. I couldn'thelp but laugh.

As for me, I plan on having the dealer do the first one but I'll do the rest after that.
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if its just an oil change type thing, do it yourself. way to easy to pay someone to do it. Other things like valves are more involved. Either way you go, make sure they tell you exactly what they're gonna be doing. When I took mine in for service, I assumed they'd check valves, but they're like "naw you don't need to do that till 6k" which is definitely not true...

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Reason being... they can check the proper alignment with the wheels, do torque settings on countless number of nuts/bolts.
ha!!! torque setting on nuts and bolts?? they cant even fix the damn problems that i have with my bike. its been in for 3 services and still havnt been fixed. but i guess that depends on where u take ur bike. i "have" to take it to the dealership where i bought it from

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ha!!! torque setting on nuts and bolts?? they cant even fix the damn problems that i have with my bike. its been in for 3 services and still havnt been fixed. but i guess that depends on where u take ur bike. i "have" to take it to the dealership where i bought it from
My local dealer sucks too. I just roll on to the next closest one. (1.5 hour) and enjoy every mile.

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My local dealer sucks too. I just roll on to the next closest one. (1.5 hour) and enjoy every mile.
haha, nice! yea seems every dealership i have dealt with or my friends have dealt with suck ass. really sucks cause i bought a service plan when i bought my bike. but i really bought it for the valve adjustments

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I don't buy the extended service plans cause it also means you have to worry about voiding that warrenty with mods.

It is hard to find a good dealer. That's why if you find one its good to start a relationship with them. I have did that with both of my bike purchases the
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Well from what I've gathered so far, at 600 miles the only thing a dealer will do is oil change. They aslo say they check fluids(duh), but all that can be done at your garage. I think I will take it in to have them look at it when I hit 1500 miles.
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Well from what I've gathered so far, at 600 miles the only thing a dealer will do is oil change. They aslo say they check fluids(duh), but all that can be done at your garage. I think I will take it in to have them look at it when I hit 1500 miles.
They are supposed to do a lot more then that, such as check all the bolts, check the chain, and adjust if necessary, among other stuff..

My dealer wanted 300$ Definitely way too much for me..

My friend who works at that dealership now says they will most likely void my warranty because of it.. I don't understand why bike dealers do this and all the car dealers don't.. Fuggin



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Yeah they are suppose to be checking the bikes tracking, change the motor oil and filter, check the other fluids, lube the cables, and check the various safety switches.




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A 1st line mech at a dealership will change your oil and filter. He will check chain slack and adjust the chain (with a little loob). He will check your tire pressures, (something you should do very frequently). He will adjust your hot idle speed, he will test ride your bike (his favorite part) and look/listen/feel for anything loose or binding. Then, he will perform the magic that so many customers notice...he will adjust out the throttle slack to almost zero. "Wow, my bike feels great!", we often hear. Just from a simple throttle freeplay adjustment. A really good dealership, they do exist, will set your sag at 600 miles as part of your 'sales deal'. We always did...

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