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I tend to get long winded, so I'll make this short .. I have 800+ miles on my bike, haven't had the 600 mile service done yet (thought it was 1000mi). Dealership can't get me in until Sep 9th, and service guy said it would take a couple of days.
So my questions for you guys are:
a. do I park the bike until then, and let them do the service (he said $200+)?
b. and if I let them do the service, will they use AMSOIL if I ask?
c. do I just do the first service myself, as it seems pretty basic according to the service manual (avail here on the forum!)?
d. if I do it myself, are any of you Yamaha mechanics just in case I have a road-block?

Thanks in advance, I know you guys (and gals) won't let me down ... BTW, I'm riding it to work tonight just in case you guys decide I should park it until I change my oil, so there's another 55 miles!!!!
 

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I brought mine in with 1400 miles. lol i forgot. They said it was no problem at all.
I say keep riding. Im not sure what oil they use, they told me they had to be the one to do the first service, after that i can do my own ( for warranty purposes)

I payed $250
 

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I cant remember but im pretty sure i only payed like 90 for my first service... and that was from a different dealership than i bought it from... the one that i bought it from wanted the bike for a couple days and about 250 dollars but this one set an appointment and had my bike for about 4 hours and it was done
 

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save your money and do it yourself. Change oil and filter, IMO just use regular motorcycle oil yami oil, check your belt, and check all the bolts to make sure they are tight which you should do regularly.
 

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Ride it, it will be fine, paid 260 for my first service, I think they may need to do the first for warrenty reasons, not sure for you though, ask your dealer.
 

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I did my own service at almost 1000 miles. My dealer too couldn't get me in a timely manner either, so I just bought the Yamalube oil and filter from them and did it quick.... extremely easy! I checked my belt after putting on my side mount plate too, so no worries there either.
My dealer never told me that I'd have to bring my bike to them for my first service either.
 

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They cant say anything about your warranty if you do your own service. They may give you crap about it but they cant void or not do warranty work because of it. just keep receipts and write it down in your owners manual in the maintenance log. Servicing this bike is fairly easy and straight forward. first service just change the oil and filter, check the belt tension and give the bike a good once over and just check hoses and suck to make sure they look good and nuts and bolts are tight.
 

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My first service was just over 1k miles with no problems. I also got the dealer to do my first one just because this was my first bike. I will change my own oil from here on out! Id say keep riding!
 

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I did my own at 600. I bought a case of Yamalube which my butt is still hurting from. and a filter and changed it myself. I also checked the clutch cable and it was a little loose. I can't believe that the dealerships are raping people for tightening this. They should do this for free. You loosen the lock nut, adjust the adjuster nut and tighten the lock nut back. It takes less than a minute. The only vehicle I have every heard of someone absolutly having to take it in to keep the waranty is beamer, mercedes or some car like this. But these people usually don't change their own oil anyways. Just change your oil and filter and start riding.
 

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So everyone is running YamaLube? No AMSOIL users? The way I heard it, if you use AMSOIL from the first oil change on a new engine, they will warranty/guarantee it for life? Not sure about this, will do some research. I've rode the bike the past two nights to work, so I'm looking at almost 1000 miles now. Forecast is for rain next week when I was planning on taking it in, so I may just do it myself. Drive belt tightening and lubing the control cables may be my only stressful moments... And I'm guessing tanny and engine share oil? I need to get back in my owners manual, obviously!!!
 

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i use valvoline 4 stroke full synthetic, 10w-40 in stryker and same in my sportster, except 20w-50.
 
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