Yamaha Star Stryker banner
1 - 20 of 101 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just had the break in service (600) mile service done. I believe someone else said it in an earlier post (couldn't find it), but it is shifting a whole lot better now. It used to feel like it was slamming into 1st, but now its as smooth as the rest. Can finally get after it now (safely of course) ;). Road trip to Savannah this weekend, get to see how it rides after 3 or 4 hours, instead of an hour or so.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
468 Posts
The oil in the transfer case was probably changed, and clutch adjusted, typical 600 mile service stuff, glad to read it's better, and let us know how your ride went!

RSR
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
how much did your dealer charge you??? they wanted $250 at my local shop, so i ended up just doing it myself. The checklist they gave me was alot of look at and adjust if needed, check bolts, check hoses, i mean come on, it is a 600 mile bike. Ended up costing me $35. Does anyone have any opinions on the valve adjustments at every 4,000 miles interval????
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
8,694 Posts
I Own And operate a Engine Rebuilding Machine Shop and I definatly recommend the valve adjustment. Until they come out with a good hydraulic lifter for bikes- this is what we live with. not doing it runs the risk of burning a valve and lower engine performance. Real pain to do on MC though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
I will more than likely continue to do all my own maintenance and service, the dealer told me that they would charge me about $110 for just he adjustment so more than likely have them take care of that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
468 Posts
dutchs said:
I will more than likely continue to do all my own maintenance and service, the dealer told me that they would charge me about $110 for just he adjustment so more than likely have them take care of that.
For a $110 I think I would let them do it too. It must be just over an hour labor is all, so it can't be to difficult. But if anything gets screwed up, it's on them.

RSR
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
RedStar said:
dutchs said:
I will more than likely continue to do all my own maintenance and service, the dealer told me that they would charge me about $110 for just he adjustment so more than likely have them take care of that.
For a $110 I think I would let them do it too. It must be just over an hour labor is all, so it can't be to difficult. But if anything gets screwed up, it's on them.

RSR
My thought exactly, that last thing i want to do is misadjust it and cause valve or seat damage. I just could not believe how much they want for an oil change and adjust belt, i have always done all my maintenance on my other bike, but i think internal engine is just better off being done by the dealer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
334 Posts
If you can, get the service plan. It pays off in the long run. Though it's pricy as **** up front. You'll spend more than you would if you service it yourself, but not near as much as paying for each service individually.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
8,694 Posts
So far only got 300 miles. Halfway there! Bad weather forecasted here for this week also, but none like our friends down south and Central are experiencing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
I was to take it back at 500 miles not 600. I have now 546 on it. Could there be a reason to get the bike back at 500. My first service is free that what I work out when buying the bike..
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
8,694 Posts
The Manual and Dealer say at least 600 miles, but no more than 1000 miles for first service.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
968 Posts
The valves are just tappets, according to the manual, way easy to adjust! I'm coming up on my first service also, I'm planning on checking them just incase.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
It cost me about $160 for the service :mad:, but I was in a hurry to get it done (had a trip planned for that weekend and too much work to do before then). They said they did more than just change the oil and check the belt, but how much can you do on a bike with 600 miles. I will be doing more of my own service work in the future, part of the fun of having a bike anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
968 Posts
If you get a factory manual and are mechanicaly inclined it'll walk you through everything step by step. I've worked on bikes for years so I guess I just take it for granted, but as far as services go there's just not allot to do that requires specialty tools on this bike. Well, except for sinking the FI, but for the price of the service, you could buy the tool or make it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
I'm wondering how important it is to do it at 600. I've had my Stryker about 2 weeks and i'm at 550 miles. No dealers are open till tuesday to get my filter and oil.I really want to ride the next 2 days but that would be another 200ish miles.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,876 Posts
I think if you go a little over, its not too much of an issue, just as long
as you get it done ASAP. I believe that first break in service is probably
the most important one....I agree with AresX I bought the service plan
for mine as well. I have 1 service left and then I will be doing them on
my own. You will get to know your bike as you do more and more mods
and this forum will be of good use.....believe me, I know. ;D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
I plan on doing everything myself. I actually asked if i could have the bike in the box and PDI it myself. They weren't going for it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
468 Posts
Go for it, it's ok, but not recommended to exceed 1000 miles before first service.

Mape said:
I'm wondering how important it is to do it at 600. I've had my Stryker about 2 weeks and i'm at 550 miles. No dealers are open till tuesday to get my filter and oil.I really want to ride the next 2 days but that would be another 200ish miles.
RSR
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
8,694 Posts
Dealer told me first service must be between 600 and 1000 miles.
 
1 - 20 of 101 Posts
Top