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post #1 of 23 Old 12-14-2015, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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I just did my first service at 588 miles.

Dang everything was TIGHT!! Needed my super secret filter wrench, and had to put a rag on the oil filler to open it with a pair of channel locks.
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I just did my first service at 588 miles.

Dang everything was TIGHT!! Needed my super secret filter wrench, and had to put a rag on the oil filler to open it with a pair of channel locks.
At least it wasn't falling off
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Careful putting that oil bolt back in, if you make it too tight it can strip.
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Do you have a list of things you checked/changed? Or did you simply follow the owners manual? I'm curious what all is involved in the recommended 600 mile service.
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On page 7-4 of the manual:

Tighten the exhaust pipe bolts & muffler bolts
Change engine oil
Change engine oil filter
Check idle speed
Check throttle cable play
Inspect the drive chain
Inspect the brakes
Inspect the steering system
Tighten chassis nuts & bolts

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Do you have a list of things you checked/changed? Or did you simply follow the owners manual? I'm curious what all is involved in the recommended 600 mile service.
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Thanks! I've been too busy riding since I brought her home last week to read the manual.
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post #7 of 23 Old 12-15-2015, 12:45 AM
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With my lack luster purchase experience at my dealer and the fact I am still waiting for locks for my side cases from them, I am very weary of turning my 15' over to them for a 600 mile service. Will I have issue with any potential warranty work if I chose to service the bike myself going forward?

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I'm not sure. I always keep a record of my receipts and list of things done so I can document service to a dealer or a buyer (truth be told it is because I'm old and need a reminder of what I have done).

Your quote "lack luster purchase experience" makes me worry that they might not support you well if you had an issue (you won't). Maybe it is time to make a relationship with a better dealer.



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With my lack luster purchase experience at my dealer and the fact I am still waiting for locks for my side cases from them, I am very weary of turning my 15' over to them for a 600 mile service. Will I have issue with any potential warranty work if I chose to service the bike myself going forward?
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With my lack luster purchase experience at my dealer and the fact I am still waiting for locks for my side cases from them, I am very weary of turning my 15' over to them for a 600 mile service. Will I have issue with any potential warranty work if I chose to service the bike myself going forward?
the three lock assembly/tumblers should have came with the bike. they are made for your ignition key. Under the seat or with your owners manual maybe.
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post #10 of 23 Old 12-15-2015, 03:34 PM
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Maybe it is time to make a relationship with a better dealer.
I am in North West Arkansas. All of the Suzuki dealers are owned by the same family. There are three dealers.... sheesh.

I am very well equipped to maintain any type of motorcycle I own (Goldwing, V2, Metric Cruiser). I just don't want to get into a "proof" discussion with Mother Suzuki if I ever have a warranty issue.

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