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post #1 of 11 Old 09-27-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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breaking period!!!!

How much should i expect to pay for my ninja 300 first service at 600 miles?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-27-2013, 02:58 PM
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I paid $150 for the 600 mile service on my 919 and it was in the shop for about 15 mins. What a ripoff. My bike has never returned to the dealer for anything. Best thing to do is get a service manual and do as much as you feel comfortable with yourself. Pay for the really hard stuff or get help from a friend.

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-27-2013, 03:07 PM
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I'm with MM, but if you bought the bike brand new (which it sounds like you did) be careful not to void any warranty you might have if you do the work.

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post #4 of 11 Old 09-27-2013, 04:16 PM
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At 500 miles all I had to do on my VFR was change the oil. Messiest oil change I have ever done, but I saved $50-100.



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post #5 of 11 Old 09-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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Call your dealer, and ask them what does and does not void the warranty.

That stated, all you really need to do is change the oil and go through and make sure everything is tight... no real need to check the valves.

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Screw the dealer! Just get a decent service manual and do it yourself, the dealer is just going to charge you $150-$200+/- for and oil change....hell ya probably won't even get a spark plug out of the deal

Service manual bro, ya need to learn the stuff anyway cause by the time ur bike needs anything in depth the warranty will most likely be expired

Bike warranties IMO are only good for faulty factory parts/engines and even then you'll have a hard time getting replacement stuff out of the dealer....they always seem to drum up some crap about "improper use"....screw the dealer!

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-30-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah guys. I really DO need the Service Manual. New to this and i dont know what kind of service they do to the bike at 600 miles!!!! Is it really just the oil??? Cause thats a piece of cake to do it yourself!!!!

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-30-2013, 09:42 PM
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Yeah guys. I really DO need the Service Manual. New to this and i dont know what kind of service they do to the bike at 600 miles!!!! Is it really just the oil??? Cause thats a piece of cake to do it yourself!!!!
typically at the first breakin maintenance they will check valves, check bolts for tightness and change oil and filter.

FYI, CHECK YOU PM.... there MIGHT be a PM from me with the service manual for the ninja 300 in that PM....


EDIT- looking at the service manual pdf that may or may not of been just pm'd to you on the hypothetical page 29 of the part 1 pdf is the maintenance chart (maybe).... at the 600 mile mark... its just general stuff thats inspected... only oil and filter is changed, the manual doesnt even call for a valve clearance check. First valve check is at 7.6K miles, and every 7.6k Miles after that.

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I would just take it to the dealer, They'll know whats up with it. That way you don't violate any warranty. I mean you payed so much for the bike already..

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post #11 of 11 Old 10-08-2013, 01:24 PM
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Initial service is usually (but not always free) and it's an oil change and extremely thorough inspection (sometimes a valve clearance check too). The idea is to make sure that the bike was set up correctly at the dealer when they unpacked it (motorcycles are shipped partially dismantled in crates) and that it has run-in OK. Sometimes it is required to have this service done at the dealer for the warranty to be valid.

I'd take it to the dealer just to make sure.

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