Originally Posted by emsweeney
Well I spoke with Charlie in service at Trans-Am Cycles, and instead of talking me into parts, he was telling me what might not be needed. Now that's a switch! I've made an appointment for Sat. the 6th of Sept. to bring my baby in. Here's hoping!
Yes that is what I like about Charlie. He has been doing this for a BUNCH of years and gives you practical advice. He said I would not check the valves until 16,000, as you said I was taken aback. He then explained that in ALL the LT's he has done never had one need anything at 12,000. He said by 16-24,000 it was time to check them and rarely has he found an issue.
He will do as much or as little as you want but will advise you of cutoff points when it must be done.
He also advised 12,000 at least for synthetic oil in the motor.
At 6000 I wanted him to change oil/FD/Trany. I carry the FD/Tranny oil in with me, as I used the Banned Brand of synthetic. So the wrench and I are talking and I said to him I did the Tranny at 3,000. He said man you don't need to change it and I would not if I were you, but if you want me to I will. I said don't worry about it then. So he does his thing and the FD and the 6000 service. Then I had asked about the Diagnostic Reader. Well he gave me an education on it in the brake software portion. I got the print out and it is simply amazing. It gives you pressure's on various point on all the circuits, with and without applying pressure, and all kinds of stats on your brakes.
I then go in and get a filter and crush washers for my 9000 mile and the bill was like 168 bucks. Hell I asked Charlie if it was right. He laughed and said yes.
Bottom line he knows I do what I can to support him, and he takes care of me. Never had an issue with the bike except for the brake squeal and he put on EBC pads and noise deadener on the piston/pad contact area, it helped. I put a EBC rotor on it and called it a day. Other then that I got the 600, 6000, and I will do all the 12,000 except the oil. I then will let them change the oil, read it on the machine, check it over, and stamp my book and be on my way.
He simply told me ride the bike, if anything breaks we will fix it, period.