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Okay folks how many of you used the dealer for your 1000 mile service, and how much did you pay? I'm a newbie to Harley Davidson so I'm just learning the ins and outs. I can manage my own oil changes but some of the other stuff like belt tension and valve lash are over me. Does that stuff really need to be done? I don't mine paying for it, but how do you know they actually check all that stuff?
 

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i have my maintenance done with the dealership until the vehicle's factory warranty is up. just make sure whatever work is done is clearly noted on the receipt; and hold on to those service receipts for proof that you kept to the maintenance schedule
 

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Got the 1000 mile done at the dealership cost was $200.When she hit 5000 miles I did it all myself and will do it every time from now on.
Don't like the idea of someone else working on her. And yes you want to check belt tension especially if you like to go through the gears quickly
as for valve lash its like every 15000 miles after the 1000 mile check. Almost all of it is easy checks anyway.
 

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I do my own work. Only reason I went to the dealer for the 1k was, I needed other things fixed as well. And for them to evaluate the performance of the K&N AF and FB Muffler.


Then I got off cheap as I had already most of the work.
 

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Update: Changed my own oil and filter; dealer cut me a deal and only charged me $100 for the 1K service. Gave me a great feeling for the dealer since they originally quote me a $275 fee. :)
 

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First service!

I think it depends on the dealership. I also am new to Harley and to bike riding. The dealership that I purchased my bike from quoted me $450 for the first service. I called down to the dealership down the rode who only quoted me $250. I think I will pay the $250 for the first service just because you never know what may be loose etc on a new bike. Most people I have talked to said the first service is worth what you pay. But I would definitely shop around. Obviously dealerships charge different prices.
 

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I bought a copy of the service manual for down the road, but plan on following the maintenance schedule at the dealership until the warranty is out. I paid $210 out the door. Some have gotten it cheaper or free, but I've seen some pay much worse so I feel okay going back to the dealership I bought my bike from. Hope everything checks out!


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I did the 1k (1600km) service myself. I plan to do all the services myself. I'd prefer to just have the dealer do it, but I hate getting ripped off. Here in Kitchener, On, Canada, you can spend $140 on a 7 hour maintenance course at the local college. They will teach you everything you need to know to complete the services yourself and a lot more. I just spend $10 on the service manual instead and read how to do everything. Also Youtube videos....

It's a pretty basic machine. There is no reason to pay such a ludicrous fee for a simple oil change and inspection. You can tension the belt without a fancy tool. But buying the tool is still cheaper than going to the dealer.
 

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I just rolled 15000 miles on my 750 Yesterday. Will be taking her in this week for the 15K Service check. At 10K I stated doing my own oil change. Recently I purchased a Bike pump to bleed the brake fluid (I highly recommend getting this). I was told from my dealer the cost for the 15K service check was $445.00 which included bleeding the brakes. Without bleeding the brakes the cost was $311.50. Parts are extra. I bleed my own brakes now. Its easy with the pump. Just hook up air hose to pump, bleed line to brake bleeder. Follow the proper steps/procedure and 15 minutes later, all done.
 
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