Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Vancouver Island-Canada
If the dealer will ACTUALLY do all this for $500 then pay the man...if it includes the questions? section.
"What I intend to do:
Change Oil and Filter
Drain and replace brake fluid
Drain and replace coolant
Change oil filter
Check chain and clean with kerosene (what do you use to lube the chain?)
Run seafoam through the tank (the service department was worried about the fuel filter?
Do I have to change the brake lines just because they are 4 years old?
Do I need to change the brake pads because of age?
The tires are the ones that came with it when I bought it new the code says they are 9 years old, I have not seen any dry rot, should I swap these out?
Where do you get your parts and oils?"
2500 miles is barely broken in on these bikes. Some will tell you MUST do brake lines and tires and some will even insist on brake pad replacement. I believe Suzuki says to replace brake lines at 4 years as a CYA thing. Many people have done fine with much older tires, brake lines and pads.
If your the type of person that sleeps better at night getting it all done than go for it. If your comfortable taking risks, however minor, than you are the only person that can decide. I would suggest the following at a minimum...
Oil and filter=Yes.
Replace brake fluid=Yes, every two years.
Brake pads=No, unless worn down.
Coolant=Yes, long life every 4 years + -.
Clean chain=up to you, cleaning not really required. I use 90w gear oil others use a whole plethora of other products.
Seafoam=sure but plan on doing the fuel filter bypass soon. You can make your own "seafoam" like product from common shop supplies.
Tires=everyone is going to insist you replace them. Again, that's up to you. I ran on a 12 year old set, started out with 3000 km and went to 15,000km with no issues...but I'm a risk taker...and cheap!