Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Monkton and Pawlyes Island, MD SC, USA
I don't know what dealer you are going to but you can check that dealer's reputation on the "dealer" area or our forum. 3K oil changes are, indeed, a marketing thing, similar to Jiffy Lube, etc. If you go by the owner's manual, you will have full warranty coverage. Yes, you can change your own oil and final drive and tranny fluid. The clutch fluid and brake fluid should be changed as in the owner's manual. aIt is best left to a pro who knows the system. The fluid is susceptible to moisture contamination and if the fluid is bad it can really cost you in repairs....ABS unit, clutch slave cylinder, etc. The $280 is not excessive if the dealer is re-torquing bolts, running the diagnostic check, etc. The filters from the Beemer Boneyard are OK to use. They are one of our sponsors and many have reported good dealings with that firm. Your bike is a very well engineered and complex machine and should have the best of care.
and Pawleys Island, SC