4K mile tune-up and tires?
My bike is almost to 4K miles. I did the 500 mile tune-up with the shop cause I was an idiot. And the shop sucks. I found a better dealership. They actually have a pretty good reputation. At 500 miles the first place changed the oil, screwed up like three things and charged me $300. Talked to the service manager at the better shop today and asked what the 4K miles service included. He talked fast, but basically check evap emmission, check spoke tightness, check brake fluid and hoses, etc. Check battery. There was more but it basically boiled down to changing the oil and giving the bike a good looking over. $180. My wife is all for it (she is convinced I am totally mechanically incompetent whereas in actuality I am only about 75% mechanically incompetent). I don't know. I believe they would do what they claim they will do and the price doesn't seem all that bad.
Side question. My rear tire is about gone. Never had a bike with knobbies before. What would be the cons on leaving the front stock tire on and putting a gripster on the back? Does it feel weird? All I've ever dealt with is street tires before. Any and all thoughts and ramblings appreciated.
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