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Offline Pokey

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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 10:08:19 am »
Had my 2011 600 mile done this week at Hudson Valley MC in Ossining, NY. Took a little over an hour. All fluids, oil filter etc,. and general check of bike. $162.00

And you could have done all that yourself for probably $50.
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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 12:50:25 pm »
Mine took two hours at the dealer, total $161.00 with oil and filter along with final drive fluid change and labor.
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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 03:15:48 pm »
My dealer did acknowledge there is NO valve service at 600 mi. check, but did say the "book" indicates 2.0 or 2.5 hours, and said it will cost about $200.

Does it include only fluid change in shaft and engine oil, or brakes too?

If it is only engine and shaft oil, and checking fasteners etc., that seems like a lot of $$$ for that.

I need to get a Service manual.  The owners manual isn't too well written, or too informational!

Seems oil filters are quite pricey comparatively?  Does around $15 seem right?

Peter
« Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 06:23:14 pm by Peter2011C14 »
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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 03:32:51 pm »
I did my own, took me about an hour. Found a couple of loose fasteners and changed the oil and filter. I also bought the paper manual (book) from Kawasaki so I can look at it while I work.

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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011, 07:37:10 pm »
Don't let the dealer take your money.  It took me less than an hour to do mine the first time.  It was probably the easiest oil change I've ever done, including all cages I've owned.  While the oil is draining, check your fasteners.  If you really want to get meticulous, you can check/tighten the exhaust header nuts.  Basic maintenance on this bike really isn't as difficult as some dealerships would have you believe.
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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2011, 09:00:52 pm »
i did the 600 mile service myself, not bad at all

what bolts are you guys checking for tightness?  there are alot of them on the bike.

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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2011, 09:28:41 pm »
i did the 600 mile service myself, not bad at all.  What bolts are you guys checking for tightness?  there are alot of them on the bike.

Good question.  The manual tends to imply all the bolts :) 
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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2011, 09:38:06 pm »
Good question.  The manual tends to imply all the bolts :)

i saw that and damn that would take a while......
i guess i will do that sunday.

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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2011, 06:23:47 am »
It took my dealer about 40 minutes while they changed the oil, checked that bolts and changed the final drive fluid. it cost me about 100.00 to get it done.
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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2011, 03:45:15 pm »
So if I understand what is being said:

600 Mile service is nothing more than changing the engine oil and filter, changing the shaft oil and checking all the fasteners?

I am leaning towards doing that myself, and spending the money saved on a service manual!

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Re: 600 mile maintenance
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2011, 03:50:36 pm »
So if I understand what is being said:

600 Mile service is nothing more than changing the engine oil and filter, changing the shaft oil and checking all the fasteners?

I am leaning towards doing that myself, and spending the money saved on a service manual!

Peter


that is all i did.......
im doing it again at 2000 miles than going 3000mile oil changes and 6000mile diff changes.