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Anyone have personal experience with a good shop/mechanic for my 2013 DL650 in the Thousand Oaks, CA area?

Closest dealer is in Simi Valley -- I haven't taken my bike in to them yet so I'm not saying they're bad -- I'm just wondering if there's a closer option.
 

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Change the oil and filter, check the chain for alignment and sag, check bolts for proper torque, check the clutch cable and.....bam, your done. Instead of paying the dealer, spend $90.00 on a service manual. You'll be glad you did ;)

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It's really easy to do. I'm heading to Thousand Oaks shortly, I can bring tools and help.

Let me know if you are interested.
Wow, thanks for the offer. :thumbup:

This is my first bike so for my own peace of mind I'm going to take it to a mechanic for the first going over. I'd also like to establish a relationship with a good local mechanic for the jobs I can't do in the future.

I do plan on buying a manual and performing future routine maintenance myself. First I need to buy metric tools ... a Christmas gift opportunity for sure ... I've been grabbing a metric socket here and there but now it's time to do it proper and also buy metric T handle wrenches.
 
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