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post #1 of 48 Old 05-14-2012, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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2012 600 mile maintenance

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I am approaching 600 miles - and I would like to do the maintenance check up myself. I know it involves oil, oil filter, lubing the chain and checking all fluids. I would like to know what else is involved, including which bolts to torque - and the torque specs on the bolts... I thought there was a thread on this some time ago, but I could not find it - and also I wonder if there may be more to do on the '12 VStrom... the dealers wants $140.00+, and I can do it myself if I know all of what needs to be done.

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It might involve tightening everything.

Check your warranty manual. see exactly what it says you must do to keep the warranty in effect.

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Hello All,

I am approaching 600 miles - and I would like to do the maintenance check up myself. I know it involves oil, oil filter, lubing the chain and checking all fluids. I would like to know what else is involved, including which bolts to torque - and the torque specs on the bolts... I thought there was a thread on this some time ago, but I could not find it - and also I wonder if there may be more to do on the '12 VStrom... the dealers wants $140.00+, and I can do it myself if I know all of what needs to be done.

Thanks,

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It's all listed in your owner's manual (except the torque specs...I just "snugged" any fasteners that were loose enough to do so without over tightening - didn't really find anything that was loose.)

FWIW, I documented each action along with the date and mileage and stapled a copy of the receipt for the oil and filter to the printout:

Item/Action
Exhaust Pipe/Muffler Bolts = Tightened
Engine Oil = Replaced
Engine Oil Filter = Replaced
Throttle Cable Play = Inspected (ok, no adj. nec.)
Clutch Lever Play = Inspected (adj. to spec)
Drive Chain = Inspected (adj. to spec)
Brake Fluid = Inspected (ok, no adj. nec.)
Engine Coolant = Inspected (ok, no need to add)
Steering = Inspected (lock to lock, no binding or play)
Chassis Bolts/Nuts = Inspected/Tightened

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Hello All,

I am approaching 600 miles - and I would like to do the maintenance check up myself. I know it involves oil, oil filter, lubing the chain and checking all fluids. I would like to know what else is involved, including which bolts to torque - and the torque specs on the bolts... I thought there was a thread on this some time ago, but I could not find it - and also I wonder if there may be more to do on the '12 VStrom... the dealers wants $140.00+, and I can do it myself if I know all of what needs to be done.

Thanks,

--John
Do yourself a favor and take some of your savings and buy a genuine shop manual for it. My dealer ordered me one for about $70. As another poster mentioned the biggest part of the 600 appears to be tightening and torquing things down.

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I was just charged $259 by my dealer for a 600 mile service. The receipt said 2.65 hours of labor were required. Is there really 2.65 hours of labor involved, or am I being taken advantage of?
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I was just charged $259 by my dealer for a 600 mile service. The receipt said 2.65 hours of labor were required. Is there really 2.65 hours of labor involved, or am I being taken advantage of?
They got you... Hook line and sinker... The 600mile service only requires an oil/filter change, maybe a chain adjust and a basic checking for anything loose... Should have done it yourself....

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You are required to ride a 1 mile wheelie at the 600 mile mark. That's it.

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I was just charged $259 by my dealer for a 600 mile service. The receipt said 2.65 hours of labor were required. Is there really 2.65 hours of labor involved, or am I being taken advantage of?
Yup, you got robbed!my dealer in Kingston ALSO wanted 3 hrs labour and $300, so I checked with this forum and most say that it is only an hours work that they got charged. I phoned the Suzuki dealer in Belleville and Toronto, and the Toronto dealer said 1 1/2 hours the longest and the Belleville dealer ( Belleville Sport & Lawn) said he can have it done with only an hours work. I went with them and my bill came to $106. I guess their mechanics are more efficient. I will now NEVER deal with the Kingston dealer again even though that is where I got my bike.
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Yep, only took my dealer 1hr 30min. And mine was free of charge as a thankyou gesture for buying the bike from them. Come to think of it, every dealer I have bought from in the UK has given free 1st service as a good will gesture.

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My dealer said it would take 3-4 hours at a shop rate of $124.00/hour. Said that adjusting the valves would be done during that time. No thanks.
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