It's not just an oil change. Check your owners manual and see if it is something you are comfortable doing.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?
Supposedly its more than an oil change but the 1st service scam is nothing more than an expensive oil change.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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My choice for the 600 mile service was Dealership. They went over the whole bike to make sure everything was right, nothing had been missed at Suzuki, or the selling Dealer. After that confidence level for this guy is 100%
It's not just an expensive oil change.. it involves checking all bolts to ensure they are tight, adjusting chain, throttle play, etc.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.