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Anyone know what they do on the first service other then an oil/filter change and an overall look maybe chain adjust? I don't recall any of my new bikes purchased in the last ten years that had a first service at such a low mileage.
Not sure why not, it's standard practice I would say and has been since a long time .Pretty much all bike manufactures I know of expect the running in oil to be removed after 600odd (1000km)
Check torque on critical bolts ie. discs etc. and ecu up-date if needed.
In the last few years I've bought new Suzuki's, Yamaha's, Benelli, Ducati's and KTMs and all have had 1st service at approx. 600 miles. It's recognised as the most important service of all.

GSX 1400
Hayabusa
MT01
Bandit 1200
Trigger Generic (my son's 1st roadbike)
Husqvarna 50cc x2 (both my son's. 1 written off a week old but still had it's service, just)
TNT 1130
Diavel x2 (including my wife's)
1290 Superduke
690 SMCR x2 (one my son's)
Scrambler, on it's way. (I hope)
 

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Thats all very interesting considering this:
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I think maybe a bit of confusion. We all, me included (and I'm in the trade) call the first check over a 'service' when in actual fact it's more of a safety/quality control check plus dropping the oil used while running the bike in. When checking through service schedules what they mean by 12,24,ooo etc. is 'every'
Obviously the 1st/initial 'service only happens once.
 

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I thought it was mainly to change the oil of all it's impurities during running in? My Guzzi was also 600 miles. For the second service they say 7,500 miles or 12 months whichever is sooner, well I am sure I won't have done anywhere near 7,500 miles, what if I have only done 1,000, I will still have to take it in?
Yes, you need to take it in annually, it used to be mineral oil degrades just with time alone but nowadays the use of synthetic oils kind of changes things as it doesn't degrade the same.
Brake fluid, coolant etc. still need replaced at regular intervals as they still degrade with time.
What gets me is, I have just taken a KTM in for it's 1st annual service, it has done1700 miles and they insisted on checking/adjusting valve clearances. I said my valves didn't go out of spec. sitting in my cave, where as if I had used it for track days and commuting for a year then maybe they needed checked. Bottom line is that's what the cleverer people than me said had to be done for the warranty.
 

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Also don't forget that at least in the USA they cannot specify that you must use specific "authorized" parts and or "dealers" to maintain your warranty status.
In the UK our consumer laws were slightly different to USA.
It used to be a manufactures could not dictate that a service had to be done by them. The stipulation was the garage/agent had to use genuine parts and be VAT registered. They then dropped the vat reg. bit but still have to use OEM parts.
It was also against the rules to force punters to have to use the dealer to re-set the service lamp on the dash. Therefor they hide the instructions in the manual.
If there is a warranty claim that the company wants to contest, they have to prove in court incompetence of the service agent the customer used.

In the written law it states that these rules apply to mainstream manufactures of a certain size. It excluded what's considered small scale production which at the time included KTM and Ducati and a few special car manufactures.
I'm not sure nowadays about Ducati especially since Audi came along.
 

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Just downloaded a few pictures of yesterdays Service and ride out, Here's the one of my little screen, it really does work, :rolleyes: in a fashion, I like it so that's all that matters :)
Oh , and the headlight guard ,for catching very large insects :D

It's all about the proud feeling when walking across the car park to your bike, I don't mean 'check me, bet your jealous' I mean the inner feeling even when there's nobody else there.
For what's it's worth, I think your bike looks 'the biz'
 

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Bike manufactures generally seem to get away with ignoring these laws in the UK. Many seem to think they only apply to car and that bikes are a 'grey area'. It will need someone to take a bike manufacturer to court to get a conclusive answer.
Meanwhile it pisses me off that I'm expected to take my bike to the main dealer to get the service light reset. I have software that will do this and more for the bikes with the Marelli ECUs, I can reset the oil service and Desmo Service lights on the MTS, I have something that might work on the M3C ECU on the Scrambler but I haven't got a bike to try it on yet!
I'll be taking it to Ducat Glasgow for the first service since it's part of the warranty. After that who knows?
Incidentally ,Ducati Glasgow charge a whopping £299 to do the PDI + plates and on the road charges, but they don't charge their customers for the 1st service.
Nobody has actually said and I didn't ask but I had it in my head that they don't charge for labour and we only pay for parts ? (oil & filter) and of course the sump plug washer,something I've never charger for. ever.
 

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Yes. Oil, filter, copper washer and £6.50 + VAT for Service Consumables, whatever they are. I didn't notice until I got home or I would have queried it.
Poor show compared to what some others seem to get.
£6.50 consumables will be for paper hand wipe, greases and oil disposal etc. I always felt uncomfortable charging for stuff like that but I suppose somebody has to pay and shite rolls down hill.
 
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