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Time for 1st oil change

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  1. ebrowensano
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    I purchased a new (leftover) 08 1100 Silverado. Its time for the 1st oil change. (800 miles). I usually do all of my own maintenance, but I'm considering taking back to the dealer for the 1st oil change. My question is what other items are checked at this interval, other then a filer and oil change that would make we want to let the dealer work on my bike.

  2. tunc
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    wont ya have to get the dealer to do the first service to keep ya warranty
    was what i had to do down here
    spose thats the time that they spose to check the bike over for any probs
    from new
    the oil change on the 1100 has a heap of threads on here
    ya realise ya got to drop the exhaust to do it

  3. yaro
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    When I did my 600 mile service they also checked the valves. I had them install an ORK at that time .

  4. quicgmicg
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    wont ya have to get the dealer to do the first service to keep ya warranty was what i had to do down here spose thats the time that they spose to check the bike over for any probs from new the oil change on the 1100 has a heap of threads on here ya realise ya got to drop the exhaust to do it
    You may want them to do the first one like tunc said, just to check the bike over, but...

    Fortunately we have the "Magneson-Moss Act" here in the States. As long as you can prove the work was done, you don't have to take it back to the dealer to keep the vehicle under the manufacturers warranty. If the dealer forces you to do this, they must do the complete job at no charge. Most dealers will try to "politely" force you into into it. If so, just let them know you'll contact the State Attorney General....believe me...they will change their tune in a hurry.

    For the rest of the maintenance information, make sure to check your owners manual.

    If you need one, or access to the shop manual..follow this link / go to the bottom right side of the page under "Documents, Links".......

    sloneservices.com/SilverBack/VStar1100-FAQ.htm

    Hope that helps

  5. ebrowensano
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    As much as it pains me, I think I'll take it back for the 1st service I enjoy doing all of my own maintenaince. One change I'm planning is installing an ORK and switching to a synthetic oil over the winter months From what I've read, its not an overly complicated job, just time consuming.

    Thanks for all the replies

  6. zilwerzdar
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    As much as it pains me, I think I'll take it back for the 1st service I enjoy doing all of my own maintenaince. One change I'm planning is installing an ORK and switching to a synthetic oil over the winter months From what I've read, its not an overly complicated job, just time consuming. Thanks for all the replies
    My 1st 600 mile service cost me $295.52. I hear the next one is the same price and the 3rd one is more because they'll change the plugs. I think I MAY start doing it myself. Although I don't think I'm being ripped-off, it's too expensive to do this so often coz I ride alot...

  7. bkman
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    The first service is critical, in my opinion. I would take it to a competent dealership to have this done. If you have an owner's giude, you will see that there are several things that are supposed to be done during this first service. Some of these are:

    Change the rear-end (final drive) oil
    Change the engine oil and filter
    Adjust clutch
    Balance carbs
    Valve adjustment

    There are more things on the list, but I don't remember them all. I would say that it is probably worth it to just have this first service done at the shop, even if you never go back.

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