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post #1 of 78 Old 02-11-2019, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question first 600 miles oil change question

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I am up on my first 600 miles on my new 1000. My question is, if I do the oil change myself will it void my 1 year manufacturer warranty?
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No. Just keep your receipt and write milage and date when done.
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No. Just keep your receipt and write milage and date when done.
Thank you. The dealership wanted $168 for the oil change....
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While there are hoards ready to pile on about that cost....remember,

a motorcycle oil change is not the same as a car oil change.

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I'll add this...it won't void your warranty if you're in the United States. Other countries have different laws regarding warranties. I know the OP mentioned a dollar figure for the oil change so he's likely in the US, but our not-in-the-US brothers might be reading this, and their warranty laws are likely different.

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Good afternoon all,



I am up on my first 600 miles on my new 1000. My question is, if I do the oil change myself will it void my 1 year manufacturer warranty?
It's not just an oil change. Check your owners manual and see if it is something you are comfortable doing.

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While there are hoards ready to pile on about that cost....remember,

a motorcycle oil change is not the same as a car oil change.
You're right - a motorcycle oil change is way easier, so the price is that much more ridiculous
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The book says to replace the oil and filter, inspect the clutch and throttle free play, inspect and adjust the chain, and tighten the exhaust and muffler bolts. It also says to inspect the throttle valve synchronization (model E3-3 only), but for $168 you can almost guarantee that will not be done.
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It's not just an oil change. Check your owners manual and see if it is something you are comfortable doing.

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Supposedly its more than an oil change but the 1st service scam is nothing more than an expensive oil change.

Sure they might give the chain a nudge with a toe to see if its even remotely adjusted, glop on some lube and check the tire pressure. Then collect $168 for 15 minutes worth of time and $25 in oil and filter.

For crying out loud its a bike with 600 miles on it. If anything is wrong like loose fasteners or maladjusted cables that is something that wasn't caught at dealer setup (another BS fee so many get bullied into paying).

If the 600 mile service was a necessity for the general well being for the motorcycles "break-in" process (another BS throwback) the manufacturer would include as part of the deal to protect their equipment from failure. But it isn't truly needed in this ere of modern manufacture its simply just a way for the dealer to squeeze a few more dollars out of the customer.

When is the last time you bought new car that has a "required" 600 mile service to change the oil, check the fasteners and do a general check of the vehicle? My Toyota got its 1st oil change at 10,000 miles or 1 year whatever came 1st.

Motorcycles; if you aren't over maintaining them you must be under maintaining them!


To the OP as stated if in the USA change the oil, document it and keep the receipts for the oil and filter.
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I did my 600 mile oil change, bike still running, world still spinning.
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