Re: First 600mi service. Too early?
I would base it on your riding habit during those 400 miles. If you rode it hard or aggressive, I'd say you're fine to do the oil change now. If you babied the s**t out of it or just cruised, I say wait until after your trip after opening it up some - essentially follow the manual.
You'll notice upon doing the first service, which includes checking a lot of things to be in spec at ~600 miles, your oil will contain a lot of fine metal in it. I know mine did. The very thin oil they use from the factory will have a mirror like metallic look to it from all of the metal floating in the oil. Either way you should be fine. I've witnessed people do the service both early and kinda late. It was the ones who waited later to do it are those who ran into oil problems down the line. I know people who purchased a bike brand new, ripped on it at the track for a track day as their break-in, and then changed the oil right after. On a track day, typically the full day will rack up somewhere around 100 - 150 miles.
Just my thoughts and opinion.
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Last edited by Straight Success; 09-21-2019 at 05:56 AM.