I might be wrong, but I don't believe that it will void the warrenty. I have never taken my bike to the Kawi dealer to have stuff done. Well, I had them do warrenty work, but never maintenance. Even if you just keep the receipts, and write down the date and milage, you should be fine. You could even go to a local shop, which might be cheaper. I have plenty of friends who don't take their stuff to the dealer for maintenance, and haven't seen a problem yet. You might be able to contact Kawasaki if you are really worried about it.
I just read carefully my warraty and Owner's obligations and it said
"Owner must deliver the motocycle to an authorized kawa motorcycle dealer or equally qualified service facility for inspection, maintenance services and adjustments according to the periodic maintenance chart contained in the owners manual"
tomorrow I will call some dealers and i will ask prices
Thanks so much by your comments and suggests and if you know any dealer close to PLEASANT HILL where I can go ..please let me know.
What's Up Everyone!!
I have a question [?]
I bought my bike a month ago and added an engine's warranty by 5 years.
My bike (Kawa ZX-6R 2003) [8D] is over 500 miles and it needs its first maintenance.
I thought it was only a change oil and that's it
But when i called to my Kawasaki Service Department
They tell me that the first maintenance over 500 miles is:
- Oil Change
- Clear Air Filter
- Synch Charbs / injectors
- Adjust Fasteners / Steerings
- Functional Checks
- Lube & Adjust Chain
- Coolant, ET....
All this maintenance is 290.00+taxes [xx(][xx(]
They tell me also that if I don't take this first maintenance I lost my engine's warranty. What the hell...!!
I check my manual up and saw periodic maintenance chart
- Idle Speed-Check
- Throttle Control System
- Evaporative Emission Control System
- Brake light switch-check
- Brake fluid level-check
- Nut, bolt and fastener tightness - check
- Engine oil change
- Oil filter - replace
- Radiator hoses, connections - check
- Drive chain - lubricate
- Drive chain slack-check
I think they will all this stuff done (Fist Maintenance) [?]
They let me know also:
The next maintenance is over 3750 miles.... other 290 bucks [V][V] and
Over 7500 miles my bike needs a Valve Adjustment plus maintenance = 500 bucks [V][V][V][V][V]
This is my first time that i buy a new bike.[8D]
Is it OK to pay 290 bucks [V][V] for my first maintenance [?]
Please let me know what you think
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That $$$$$$ seems a bit rich to me [}]
I got my '01 first service and it was $175Aust all up
so ring around and get the book stamped when you do get it serviced
and dont get ripped off !!! [}][}][}]
You can get any machanic to do the sevice and the warrantie is still good !
Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act!! In a nutshell, no manufacturer/dealer/vendor/etc. can void your warranty unless they can PROVE that any damages to your product (i.e car/motorcycle/computer/printer/whatever) are a DIRECT result of the work that was done (either by you/your friends/your mechanic/etc.)
For example, if you install an aftermarket pipe and your engine seizes a week later, they're gonna have to PROVE that the pipe is what caused the engine failure (i.e. highly unlikely). The dealer/manufacturer can't simply void your warranty on the basis that you have an aftermarket exhaust. However, if they can PROVE that your engine seized because you only added 2 quarts instead of 4 (or 4.2...whatever) quarts, then YES they can void your warranty.
Basically, the Magnusson-Moss Act stipulates that as a consumer/owner of a product, you can legally do whatever you want to your product (e.g. all maintenance such as oil changes; any modifications such as jet kits, aftermarket brakes, exhausts, headers, turbos, blah blah blah...) - and if anything goes wrong, it is burden of the dealer/manufacturer to PROVE that your work/modifications DIRECTLY CAUSED the malfunction/failure.
**DISCLAIMER** I ain't no frickin lawyer!!! And also keep in mind that just because there exists such a "consumer-friendly" law, it doesn't mean that you won't have to fight like hell to get the dealer/manufacturer to comply!! From what I've heard (on other motorcycle/car forums) it's still a PITA to prevent the dealer/manufacturer from trying to void your warranty.
Do a Google search on "Magnusson+Moss+Warranty - tons of results.
Dont worry about voiding your warranty, it's not going to happen. Also alot of what they say they are going to do at the first service is bullshit. They're not going to clean your "brand new" air filter
This IS what they are going to do:
Take your bottom fairing off. Maybe even lay it on the ground to give it a few new scratches (free of charge though),
then going to change your oil and oil filter, then put your scratched fairing back on, then push your chain up using their finger, if its too loose they "might" tighten it, but at 500 miles on your bike it shouldn't need adjustment yet. But they will spay a bit of chain wax or a cheaper lub on your chain. And thats IT. Your DONE!
Dont tell me you cant change the oil yourself and save 290 bucks!
All the other stuff on your list is crap. Its normall stuff.
Steering-check can you stear the bike?
Brake level-check Can you look right in front of you at the resivour
Radiator hoses check is there a big green puddle on the ground
Brake light-check When you press brake does tail light get bright
These checks are standard pre-ride checks not to be done by the Stealership. Also you dont get your first valve adjustment until 15,000 miles.
Dealerships are total ripoffs. Keep your recipts from oil, filters, even stuff like chain lube, cleaners, any thing that has to do with your bike, keep them. You never know what might come in handy. As long as you actually do the maintenance, like stated before, they have to PROVE that it is your fault in some way.
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