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Hi. Newbie to these forums, so go easy on me.

So I decided to change my oil on my R after putting roughly 1000 miles on it. I go to the Yamaha Dealership and ask them to help me with purchasing oil (this is, of course, my first bike). They ask me if I did my 600 mile service, and I told them no. So, the salesman told me to really get that done before doing anything to it.

Here's my question: Has any one of you ever skipped the 600 mile service? Anything happen in the long run? What can happen in the long run if I don't do it?

Obviously, the main reason why I can't do it this second is money. It costs quite a bit to do the service, and I have to wait 2 weeks for my next paycheck to come in to even consider it. A few of my friends that own bikes skipped their 600 mile service, but I could care less about what they do to their bikes.

Also, I'm no uber mechanic, so doing the service myself is sorta out of the question.

Any opinion is highly suggested.

Thanks.
 

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well the main reason for the 600 service is to remove al the metal shaving and bad stuff that has been deposited into your oil during the breakin. some shops will also tighten up your cables and check your brakes and other things such as this but the oil change is the biggest part. dont let them trick you into thinking its a thing only they can do. your best bet is to change your oil and use a manual to check all the little things your self. its a whole lot cheaper.

oh ya and im sure you probably need to tighten your chain if you havent already :cheers
 

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well the main reason for the 600 service is to remove al the metal shaving and bad stuff that has been deposited into your oil during the breakin. some shops will also tighten up your cables and check your brakes and other things such as this but the oil change is the biggest part. dont let them trick you into thinking its a thing only they can do. your best bet is to change your oil and use a manual to check all the little things your self. its a whole lot cheaper.

oh ya and im sure you probably need to tighten your chain if you havent already :cheers
Thanks for clearing that up loki. Now, I have one more question. I have about 1300 miles on the R now, and since the stealership told me that, I've been a bit scared to ride my bike due to not doing the service. How many miles can I actually put on before doing the service? Is it still safe to ride my bike? Sorry for the lame questions, but this bike is my real first "investment/big purchase", and I'm just playing the "safe guy" role.
 

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you might still be ok, but i wont put more miles on it if i were you
i had just changed mine two days ago and it was very easy
make sure you pick up an oil filter wrench from the dealership
i had to use a channel lock to yank mine
goodluck
 

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right click and save as........the manual for the 03+ R6's. Tells you all about what they check at the 600miles service. It's all easy stuff except for the throttle body synchronization. These things are honestly very easy to work on if you just take your time, you'll be fine. Plus there is a level of satifaction that comes with doing these things yourself.

http://damnnet.com/download;118
 

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CHANGE YOUR OIL BEFORE YOU RIDE ANY MORE!!!!!!!

By 1300 miles you shaould have changed your oil at least twice already.

I just changed mine at 300, gonna do it again at 600 then again to switch it out to synthetic at around 800-900.

it takes about a half an hour and the only tool you need to know how to use is a socket wrench
 

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Once again, thanks for the positive/honest feedback guys. I guess I'll be driving my pickup for a few days until I get some time off to do my oil. Damn college and work.
 
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