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post #1 of 4 Old 03-25-2007, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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500 mile service...

Is it really necessary ?
I have always heard the first service is just an expensive oil change,
and that very few dealers actually check the valves.
I already changed the oil at 50 miles, and will do it again today when I
hit 500 miles. (462 at the moment)
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-25-2007, 09:38 AM
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The only thing I have really heard about the first service is it keeps the warrenty in check.No first check,it may give them (Kawasaki) an out in the future if needed.Not that it's an outstanding warrenty anyway.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-25-2007, 10:14 AM
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Well as i've been told now by my dealer and some folks here, if you do the maintenance yourself just keep records. Hell, if you dont think the valves need checking, just jot down in your manual that you checked them, make up some bs clearances. I personally will check mine at 500. I like the bike too much to not do it. But i wont go to a dealer for it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-25-2007, 12:32 PM
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I would check the valves MYSELF between 500-1000 miles, you did good by changing the oil at 50 miles, and you will more than likely find shavings in the oil change at 500 miles.
Keep your receipts and documentation of the services you do. Go by the book and there isn't anything they can say IF you have it on paper that it was done.

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