That's what the manual says alright. But the real question is, "What did they actually do ?rynosback said:If you look in your owners manual on page 7-4, it lists the services and what needs to be done. Replace the oil and filter and the rear end oil. Inspect Exhaust controll valve,Throttle play, Clutch cable play, brakes and steering. Tighten Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts and chassis bolts and nuts. Hope this helps.
Agreed !Lamonster said:I would encourage everyone to do their own work. It's not that hard once you get into it and you will have more confidence about your ride when you know that it's been done right. Take the money you would have spent at the dealer and buy a shop manual. Best money you could spend on this bike.
Agreed second.Lamonster said:I would encourage everyone to do their own work. It's not that hard once you get into it and you will have more confidence about your ride when you know that it's been done right. Take the money you would have spent at the dealer and buy a shop manual. Best money you could spend on this bike.Â
What a pile of $hit they fed you!ÂVZR1800 said:but I gave them a xerox copy of the maintenance list from the manual, and they never changed my rear, saying it's nonsense to change it so soon.Â
Yep, That's why I posted it. I changed it later that night myself, rather than take the bike back there.Bluecruzer said:What a pile of $hit they fed you!
I dropped my rear end fluid at 300 miles ~ 500 km and you better believe it needed it. Next one probably around 750 miles - synthetic probably too.
It's about 5 bucks. NO messing with straps, fits right on the end, makes it very easy. Well worth it.ditch said:I use a strap with a tube that fits over aÂ rachet to change the oil filter.Â Don't know how to describe the tool but for those who have seen one you know what I'm talking about. They work well and probably alot cheaper than a SUZUKI oil filter wrench.
Check this thread:BlkM109r said:Mine cost $23 for parts only. They didn't charge for the labor because of all of the problems with the oil overfill etc......but they didn't change the rear end fluid. I asked why it says in the manual to change it? They said they "checked it, but it didn't need to be changed". What BS! I drained it last night and changed it myself. It looked like liquid black sand there were so many shavings in it, with about a quarter inch of shavings stuck to the plug itself. I'd hate to see what they think it needs to look like before they change it! Needless to say, I will do everything myself from now on. The dealer will get no more money out of me. I'd suggest to all the new owners here to change it yourself, and often. It takes 5 minutes to do and it costs $9 for sythethic lube.
I paid $67 for a Oil and Filter Change in Flagstaff,AZ.
ldpost:man i just bought a filter and gal. of oil from stealer friday night, and it cost me 43.00!!!! oh and i got couple of those damn push pins ...stealer told me me they were 2.99 each ...i about fell over at the total !!! think im goin full syn. oil next time around WONT BE MUCH MORE!!!
How much was your 1st oil change / tune up at the dealer. What did it cost you and what did they do for a 500 service check up.