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So i dropped off my stryker for first service the other day (700 miles on it), I know I know I don't ride enought, but I did buy the bike in mid july and I still ride my hayabusa too. Anyway, when I got the call that it was ready I asked how much, he tells me $311.77, I said "for what, it's only the first service", his response was "we did a lot, we changed all the fluids and it rides better", I said I'll see you in a few minutes and we'll continue this conversation in person. I get there wit the check list from yamaha on what should be done on the first service, he said let me go to talk to my boss, came out 5 min later and said that their was some miscommunication and all I owe was $200 flat. I said fine, paid it and never will I go back to the dealer for an oil change again aka "service". I live in New York City and don't have many options on dealers here.
 

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That's why they call the "STEALERS" not dealers. I do all my own maint. and keep records. Nothing says you have to take it to them.
 

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People... Get a price quote up front... I use to work in a dealer ship. ask for a price quote and sign the work order with that price on it. In California they cannot be a penny over and if they are you can get your vehicle back and not pay and in Oregon the law stated it had to be with in 10% of the quoted price. and there not supose to do any work until a signed repair order is provided or with verbal approval by phone so check the state/federal laws and read the fine print.
 

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Roger said:
I just had mine done last weekend payed like $170.00.
Really, what type of paint job did you get. LOL........How much was the oil change?
 

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JRC65 said:
Roger said:
I just had mine done last weekend payed like $170.00.
Really, what type of paint job did you get. LOL........How much was the oil change?
It was all included oil change check and top off all fluids check all and adjust pedals,levers, cables and lube as needed tire pressures and whatever else they are suppose to do at 600 miles
 

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I do my own, that way only one I can get pissed at is me, beginners...get in your book and read, you'd be surprised how easy things are, might even get one of these guys with a video camera to do a quickie oil change...just to "show and tell"

Ride safe yall
 

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Stormblade said:
I do my own, that way only one I can get pissed at is me, beginners...get in your book and read, you'd be surprised how easy things are, might even get one of these guys with a video camera to do a quickie oil change...just to "show and tell"

Ride safe yall
Now i will i just let them do the first one incase they spot something i'am not aware of. Also for anyone following the above advise please just do a search about what oil to use dyno/syn yes no problem using synthetic it's just what you prefer. ty
 

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Taking mine in with 700 miles on it today......They're charging $100 bucks, since I bought the bike there....

In the future, I'll likely do oil changes and other minor maintenance myself
 

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Hey this may be lame but, I live alone so how do I get the bike to stand level to check levels and do my own maintenance? I've seen the 2"x6" board lift and all the other lifts but don't those require the bike to be level to start?

Or can I just hold the bike steady while working a lift so that it keels over gently to lie flat on the lift rails? Never worried about it with the sport bike it had a center stand so sorry if this is a stupid question.
 

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AHam said:
Hey this may be lame but, I live alone so how do I get the bike to stand level to check levels and do my own maintenance? I've seen the 2"x6" board lift and all the other lifts but don't those require the bike to be level to start?

Or can I just hold the bike steady while working a lift so that it keels over gently to lie flat on the lift rails? Never worried about it with the sport bike it had a center stand so sorry if this is a stupid question.
Or can I just hold the bike steady while working a lift so that it keels over gently to lie flat on the lift rails?
That's the way I do it.

In this video I just watched they show the bike on a 2X4 up level.
 

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Just picked my bike up yesterday from its first service in North Austin. I let them do the first one then I take care of all the rest. Cost was $183.
 
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