Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Southwest Iowa with more than a little time spent in Ames
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Maybe an oil change after the first 500 miles, but shouldn't need a full service that soon. If they are insisting that you should halve the factory recommended maintenance interval they are just trying to rip you off, or maybe they know they did a have ass job on the dealer prep before sending the bike out the door.
It's good to do the first oil change early on any engine. If you can get an oil analysis or even have a good mechanic look at and screen the oil it may turn up issues that would otherwise lead to early engine failure. On airplanes the mechanics typically run the waste oil through a filter looking for metal filings. It's SOP to cut open the oil filter and inspect the filter element for any debris that doesn't belong there as well. On any water cooled engines the mechanic should be looking for coolant leaking into the oil. Even if the bike has been sitting on the show room floor or storage shed for an extended period of time there could be some break down of the oil or more likely condensation.
All of that being said, mine sat on the show room floor for over a year before I bought it and I didn't get an oil change until the 1K scheduled maintenance.
You may want to put a torque wrench on any of the bolts you can easily reach that get torqued during the scheduled maintenance. I did that and found nothing that needed tightened nor was overly tight.
Central and SW Iowa
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