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Should i feel obligated to take my bike to the dealer for its first service, oil changes etc etc. will it void any warranty if i dont? i have a 72 month- unlimitied miles through yamaha. can they void it? what am i getting for the 600 mile service other than the first oil/filter change? what do some of you guys do? also what kind of maintance schedule is on these after the 600 mile first service? whats everyone using for oils/filters etc etc brake fluid? basically how can I properly take care of my bike without paying up the ass to have the dealer to it. i am pretty mechanical enclined and worked at a car dealership for 2+ years.



and because we all like photos ill toss in one.

 

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bump any one?
 

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Some people say you dont need to take it to the dealer for the first service. I took mine in for the service at 600.
 

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from what i understand you keep the receipts for the materials used and denote it
i think the schedule is in the owners manual with a place to write in when it was done
 

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from what i understand you keep the receipts for the materials used

This is correct.


If I were you, I would cancel the extended warrenty contract and credit the money toward your loan. I think you have up to 60 days to cancel without penalty.

All the 600 mile service is, is just a glorified, way over priced oil change. If you have your heart set on keeping the extended warrenty, go over your contract with a fine tooth comb and look for anything that implies you have to let them overcharge you for glorified oil changes to keep from voiding your warrenty.

If there is nothing that implies that you have to let them service it, as was already stated, KEEP ALL RECIEPTS!!! and document everything, but if it were me, I would cancel the extended warrenty and take the money.
 

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thanks guys. whats everyone using for materials, any suggestions?
 

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thanks guys. whats everyone using for materials, any suggestions?
Use your bank statement, credit card statement, printed receipt, photos, etc.
 

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Use your bank statement, credit card statement, printed receipt, photos, etc.
no i meant what is everyone doing as far as like oil/filter what brand where they getting it what weight etc. also i intend to take a pic of the oil change and the odometer and keep a file with all receipts and stuff. think that would do.
 

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i intend to take a pic of the oil change and the odometer and keep a file with all receipts and stuff. think that would do.

That is a great idea. Pretty much most of the motor oils are very good quality today. I guess it just depends on what color bottle you like. Motor oil has come a long way since the straight weights of the 50's, 60's and 70's. Hell, motor oil has come a long way just in the past 10-15 years. Motor oil has become so advanced, that I know Tribologists that claim some regular dino motor oils are nearly as good as the synthetics, although I would highly recommend using a synthetic motorcycle specific motor oil over just regular conventional dino oil.

You can pretty much run anything that is a name brand. Like I say, it is all good. I don't have an R6, but the most commonly used weight for the R1 is 10w-40.


Check your Owners manual!!!



It should say "JASO MB" on the back of the oil container, and should have a rating of at least "SL", which any good motor oil is at least "SL" or higher.
 

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no i meant what is everyone doing as far as like oil/filter what brand where they getting it what weight etc. also i intend to take a pic of the oil change and the odometer and keep a file with all receipts and stuff. think that would do.
When it comes to oil and oil filters, I stick to OEM unless I have to change it and can't get OEM stuff in time.
 
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