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post #1 of 26 Old 06-22-2018, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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14500 mile service

What should I expect to pay for the 14,500 mile service at a dealership? Valve check, plugs ect.? Thanks for the info

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post #2 of 26 Old 06-22-2018, 05:49 PM
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Likely $400 plus......and the plugs don't need changed, save your money for much later on down the road for that.

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[quote[U]and the plugs don't need changed[/quote]

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They are Iridium,,,,good for at least 40K and then some. Waste of money to replace them at 14,500.
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When the time comes I'll inspect them and make a decision.
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The stock plugs can go 10's of thousands of miles with no worries and the iridium plus reportedly last longer. I changed the stock plugs at 80 K just because I had a spare set during a valve check.
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While I was getting my ECU and wiring recalls done at the dealer (the bike was at about 24,000km - 15,000mi) I figured I’d get them to check my valves at the same time. The dealer called me and informed me that the plugs weren’t looking very good. I was a little surprised, but I told them to change them and asked to keep the old ones so I could see them.
Sure enough, the plugs were quite fouled up... almost as if the bike is running waaaaay too rich. I was VERY surprised, but I’m glad I took the dealer’s advice and replaced them.

For the 14,000mi service they will already have the tank off, air box off and everything apart to check your valves, so they shouldn't charge you any more for labor to put new plugs in - if needed. I agree that iridium plugs should last a long time, but the cost of these plugs has come down a quite a bit; for the extra $40 or so, it might be worth putting a new set in, ‘just for peace of mind.
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[quote[U]and the plugs don't need changed
And you know this how?[/QUOTE]


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The plugs will be removed to make it easier to turn the engine over for the valve check. Of course they should be inspected and replaced if necessary, but unless there is a driveability problem it's unlikely iridium plugs will be bad at 14500 miles.
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post #10 of 26 Old 06-23-2018, 10:54 AM
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Is it really necessary to check the valves? I only ask as in a car you can hear when w valve is bad?
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