Are you sure? I was told that was the only service you had to get done by a friend not a dealership. Anyway I paid about $150 for mine and it was only about $30 in parts. The rest was all labor. Man do I hate how they rip your nuts off with labor charges.It will not void your warrenty.
The 2003 bike takes valve adjustment checks every 15,000 miles, starting at 15,000 miles. The first service is performed at 600 miles, and includes more than just an oil change and chain slack adjustment. Check out your manual for a list of all scheduled maintenance.Originally posted by Tyler Durton
When are you supposed to get your first valve adjustment done?
Originally posted by jmickle11
Well, my dealer wanted $180 + parts to do the first service. And, they were adament about checking the valve clearance. And, I've gotten the stands, spools, and manual for about $150 total.
Yeah I think that is a much better way to go. That way when I need to do this stuff next time I will already have the tools to do it. I checked around at several Kawa dealers in my area and they pretty much all wanted $200 to do the service. I did notice however that there is a spot in the manual that recommends that the initial service be done by a "Competent Mechanic" which obviously means that it doesn't have to be done by the dealer. Thanks for all the help.
A buddy of mine (a newbie like me) got his done at the dealership for around $150. I changed my own oil & filter at 600 miles. Oil at $1 a quart (Mobil 10w40 non-syn) and filter for $6. Do a search on oil (nonsynthetic and synthetic), oil changes, and oil filters. You'll find a lot of helpful into. I did recently find articles that the FRAM oil filters might be a little crappy. I suggest speaking to your dealer; I am. I also clean my chain every weekend.Originally posted by Tyler Durton
How much can I expect to pay for the first service job done at 500 miles and what all will they be doing. I guess it is absolutely necessary to maintain my warranty.