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wilmoo13
04-19-2009, 12:03 AM
Just got this bike, had 6K service done. My owners manual and the DVD version of the repair manual both specify service intervals beyond the 10,000km (6000 miles) to be 20,000km (12,000) specifically states that the next one is 18,000 miles. Everything I have heard previously (and what the dealer says) is that it is 6000 miles. Since the service is a little pricey, who is right?

marcopolo
04-19-2009, 02:05 AM
Just got this bike, had 6K service done. My owners manual and the DVD version of the repair manual both specify service intervals beyond the 10,000km (6000 miles) to be 20,000km (12,000) specifically states that the next one is 18,000 miles. Everything I have heard previously (and what the dealer says) is that it is 6000 miles. Since the service is a little pricey, who is right?

The service schedule calls for service every 10,000 km, i.e., 6,000 miles, or annually if you don't put on enough miles. Effectively you do the 10,000 km service at 30,000 km, 50,000 km etc. You do the 20,000 km service at 40,000 km, 60,000 km etc. Some things, like brake fluid flushes, are time, not mileage, based.

marchyman
04-21-2009, 07:05 PM
Just got this bike, had 6K service done. My owners manual and the DVD version of the repair manual both specify service intervals beyond the 10,000km (6000 miles) to be 20,000km (12,000) specifically states that the next one is 18,000 miles. Everything I have heard previously (and what the dealer says) is that it is 6000 miles. Since the service is a little pricey, who is right?

You are reading the instructions incorrectly. There is a "service" and there is an "inspection". One is done at 6K and every 12K thereafter. The other is done at 12K and every 12K thereafter. Put the two together and you have scheduled maintenance every 6K miles. I'm ignoring the annual requirements which further complicate the schedule.

Service @ 6K
Inspection @ 12K
Service @ 18K (12K after the previous service)
Inspection @ 24 K (12K after the previous inspection)
etc.

The "Inspection" is the larger of the two procedures.

// marc