Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilford, CT, USA
Absolutely have the dealer do it. You could easily do the work yourself, but some dealers will look at your service records and claim that you voided your warrantee by "missing" scheduled service intervals. One guy bought a used bike, still under warrantee, from someone who was meticulous about service work, but had done his own maintenance after the first 2 years. The ABS failed on the bike and the guy took it to a dealer to have it replaced under warrantee. The dealer refused, saying that the first owner had not brought the bike in for scheduled service, which would have included checking the brake system and identifying any problems. It was a crock, but the guy was out of luck.
'99 Canyon Red K1200 LT - Buddah Bike