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post #1 of 5 Old 12-31-2014, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Going to buy a new 650 in Ca. ??

If so, I would suggest you negotiate a bit regarding the 600 mile service.

Included in the 600 mile service ( IN CALIFORNIA ONLY ) is the adjustment of the " Throttle Plates " requirement.

I did my own 600 mile service but mentioned a bit of an uneven idle etc. to the service manager and he said they can make the plate adjustments only for $100 or so....because it's a requirement at the first service.

I'm guessing if you buy in any other state, the dealer would make the understandable required adjustments at no charge " under warrantee " but not in Ca. Not a lot of money I know but kind of a pain to pay out 3 days after riding out on a new bike.

I mention this if you plan to do your own 600 mile first service. Negotiate the adjustment at the time of sale and save a few bucks. Not sure if a new Vee has the same Ca. only requirement to adjust or not.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-03-2015, 01:15 AM
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California is run by lunatics. Everything is "legal in 49 states."

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Thank you Texas for judging Cailf to be run by lunatics! Why else would we elected a feller nicknamed Moon Beam? :biggrinjester:
What dealers do is what they can extract from you. I'm rather sure there are special dealers in other states too.
The dealer I bought my G650GS from wanted 530 bucks for the 6000 mike service. I don't go there no mo!
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California is run by lunatics."
Yep, and greedy ones. We call it "The land of the fee".
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Thank you Texas for judging Cailf to be run by lunatics! Why else would we elected a feller nicknamed Moon Beam? :biggrinjester:
What dealers do is what they can extract from you. I'm rather sure there are special dealers in other states too.
The dealer I bought my G650GS from wanted 530 bucks for the 6000 mike service. I don't go there no mo!
Do the service yourself. It's painfully simple and entirely listed in the full service manual. Dealers are the worst. I come from the Harley-Davidson world, still in it actually and we don't call the "stealerships" for nothing.

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