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)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.
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'
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.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?
In the UK our consumer laws were slightly different to USA.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.
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.Just downloaded a few pictures of yesterdays Service and ride out, Here's the one of my little screen, it really does work, in a fashion, I like it so that's all that matters
Oh , and the headlight guard ,for catching very large insects
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.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.
Poor show compared to what some others seem to get.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.