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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 3:41 pm Thread Starter
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Booked in for the 6000 miles service on Wednesday (its actually done a bit over at 6500 but hey ho the 600 service was at 700)

Should I be making any special requests? Like change the bevel box oil again (they did it at the 600 miles service)
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If you do not want to change your rear drive oil yourself, I would definetly ask them to do it. Grif just posted on this recently and feels it should be changed every 6k and monitored for about 20k miles or until it comes out clear. Then every 10-20k there after. I agree with that and thats what I'll be doing.

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Roger that, or just do the service yourself and save the bucks. The GS-911 will also read and reset fault codes, handy to have around.



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Roger that, or just do the service yourself and save the bucks. The GS-911 will also read and reset fault codes, handy to have around.
Has to be dealer serviced to maintain the warranty, having said that the service was 180 USD so fairly reasonable really.

I had the rear bevel box lube done too just to be on the safe side.
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Re: 6000 mile service

Here in the US they can't deny warranty claims based on a lack of dealer service, as long as the work was done according to the factory schedule and to factory standards. Most home mechanics simply keep all receipts for factory parts bought and document all work done to the bike.

I tend to let the dealer handle most service work up to the 36K mileage limit so that any factory service bulletins or software upgrades get done. For me the 36K was over inside of a year, but still it paid off when I needed the new air box and a whole new clutch pack which were both done under warranty without any hassles.

And yes, these GTs are a whole lot easier and cheaper to maintain than the old flying brick bikes. At least so far, as I haven't gotten into the valve check/adjustment procedures yet. But we'll get there soon enough.

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