I did mine twice by 1200 miles already... first one LONG before the 600 mile point to get out all the initial metal shavings.
And it's EASY to do an oil change yourself. I think somebody even posted a whole thread walking you through the process if I'm not mistaken - do a search for "how to change oil" or similar and see if you can dig it up, that might help ya. Basically, nothing to it.
"Keep yer feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked."
Did the first one (oil & filter) after 15 laps at Little Talladega Raceway, which was a little over 20 miles. Then after that weekend of proper motor break-in did another change after 230 track miles. Next up came one at 500 and another at 1,000.
I just bought my bike about a little over a month ago and already have close to 1200 miles on it. I've tried to take it into the shop twice already but they always have so many bikes in there that they keep screwing up the scheduling and say that they have to reschedule my appointment again. This is really starting to piss me off but it's not my question. My question is, if I'm this far over the limit for the first requested oil change, should I be in fear of ruining my bike already? I've heard mixed opinions about it and was basically told that it'll be fine, just take it in when you get the chance. Is this true? Should I stop riding it altogether until I can take it in?
I've heard that they do a bunch of other stuff as well as change your oil and filter and that's why you're charged more (i.e. Tires, bolts, valves, and whatever else). Is this bullshit? Should I just change my own oil and filter and be done with it?
In addition to changing the oil, there are several maintenance procedures that should be performed at the 600-mile mark. You can do it all yourself if you follow the instructions in your owner's manual.
You may want to read the entire manual. It contains the answers to many of your questions.
Seriously, it's not hard. Don't be afraid to get in there and get your hands dirty. Be careful when you remove those little round things on the bottom that hold the left and right sides of the fairings together (I don't know what they're called). They have a center pin that needs to be pushed in first, then you can pull them out without breaking anything. Other then that, if you've ever changed the oil in your car, it's exactly the same procedure. The link Rob posted is all you really need.
Edit: You'll also need yourself a set of torx drivers. If you don't have any, get them. A small flat head screw driver sometimes works but it's much better to have the right tool for the job.
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