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I'm taking my bike in for its 1000 mile service on Wednesday. I've been screen saving all the posts on what people are experiencing but it's a disjointed list.

Does anyone have a synopsis of what I need to have looked for while they have it ref. lag and leap or any other issues? You know, look for this and this is how you fix it type of list?

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When I attempted to take mine in, the dealership said I was the first one to return for a 1k check up. They wanted nearly 400 dollars to adjust cables, change oil and air filter and a few other things. I rode right back out and did it myself. They also thought I had a separate transmission oil that needed changing. Other HD bikes do, but this is like old UJMs where the transmission is built into the motor case (as opposed to bolted to it).
 

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My service was under $200 before tax ( I do get a discount). I also was the first Street they've done. Didn't take them as long as they thought and they are the ones who told me about the trannie oil (well the tech knew. The service writer didn't).
 

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When I attempted to take mine in, the dealership said I was the first one to return for a 1k check up. They wanted nearly 400 dollars to adjust cables, change oil and air filter and a few other things. I rode right back out and did it myself. They also thought I had a separate transmission oil that needed changing. Other HD bikes do, but this is like old UJMs where the transmission is built into the motor case (as opposed to bolted to it).

Any chance your dealer is the Alamo people are talking about?

400 is steap mine was 250
 

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I was told in December, when I bought my Street 750, that the free 1,000 mile service wasn't a perk anymore at the end of 2014 so my purchase was good timing.
 

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i'll just do my own service and keep all receipts for the parts.

I just cant justify $200 ? for simply changing the oil and filter.
 

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i'll just do my own service and keep all receipts for the parts.

I just cant justify $200 ? for simply changing the oil and filter.
I know I will probably get bashed for this though the 1st service is in my opinion the most important.
It is more than just changing your oil
Here are the major steps in a 1K
Oil&Filter
Tires and brakes
Adjust Steering head bearings
Adjust and lube all your cables
Clean your radiator
Check your fuel and cooling system
Lube your brake caliper pins
Plus much more
This is all in your owners manual if you decide to do it yourself but buy a service manual and save your receipts

If they are a reputable shop they will perform everything that is on the service checklist.

It should cost about $270-$300 depending on the fluids used.
Just my 2 cents
 

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I know I will probably get bashed for this though the 1st service is in my opinion the most important.
It is more than just changing your oil
Here are the major steps in a 1K
Oil&Filter
Tires and brakes
Adjust Steering head bearings
Adjust and lube all your cables
Clean your radiator
Check your fuel and cooling system
Lube your brake caliper pins
Plus much more
This is all in your owners manual if you decide to do it yourself but buy a service manual and save your receipts

If they are a reputable shop they will perform everything that is on the service checklist.

It should cost about $270-$300 depending on the fluids used.
Just my 2 cents
I appreciate your input.
I am somewhat apprehensive that all this would get done at our dealer....and the reason i'm saying this is,

during the delivery of my bike, all I seen was
1/2 gallon of gas was put in the tank, when it was delivered
the bike was not washed and only wiped down a little bit.
there were more than a few loose bolts and screws.
air pressure in the tires was way overflated.

I was charged an additional $1000 for freight and $899 for assembly.

(I feel this was an outrageous raping.)

I used to deliver new vehicles to dealerships for many years via the auto transport I drove. that cost on automobiles wasn't near what I was charged for this little bike.

I nearly didn't buy the bike because of this. but I wanted a Harley, didn't want another big bike, and I knew I would pay it off early.

I'm still feeling chafed from this.

Maybe this is normal, I really don't know.
But when the survey people called me I did mention this.

anyway, I honestly hope I'm wrong, and all the things you mentioned would indeed be done, but right now, I'm very doubtful !

There is a glass window from the sitting area out to the shop area in our dealership. I would want to see exactly what all gets done, before i'd pay that amount of money.

I do also plan to buy the shop manual for this bike.
I have done this for every bike I've ever owned.

Again I appreciate you advising us as to what should be done.
I just hope it would all actually get done.

If they actually do all this as you mentioned, then it is certainly worth the cost mentioned.

again thanks for your advice!
 

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I hear you

It really pisses me off that there are some bad dealers out there that dont do what they should.As it has the unfortunate effect of painting the whole dealership network with the same brush.
There are good ones out there that do give a S***
I would not take my bike to a shop that dont care or dont do what they are supposed to do.Same as why I drive my 30 miles to a good Ford shop when I have 2 much closer.
 

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i'm not saying our dealer is bad.

I know they seem to do a fine job for others.

most are very friendly professionals...shop guys don't seem very friendly, to me anyway. they never smile or talk when they happen to walk through the front areas.

does seem like not very many of anyone there knows much about the street models, you ask a question and they don't know.
you ask for a part, they don't have it but are more than willing to order it for you.

I would want to know all I could about anything I was selling or servicing, maybe after a couple more years they'll come around I don't know.


any...way...,

I cant explain what happened in my case.
and if I do have them do the first service I will be looking through the window the whole time. :D

It is neat how our model is so much different from all the others. My rear turn signal went out already and it requires a special bulb that they don't have in stock like all the others and will take at least a week to get. We are the pioneers though and the ones that help them find the quirks.
 

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I know I can do all of it on my own. However, I cannot find anything on how to adjust the steering head bearing. I found info on other bikes, just not this one.
 

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I sent my wife a list of stuff needed to do the service (oil, filter, lube, etc) and they asked if I was also doing the transmission.......
 

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What??

I sent my wife a list of stuff needed to do the service (oil, filter, lube, etc) and they asked if I was also doing the transmission.......
Essentially you are doing the transmission when you change the oil.Tell them it is not a big twin.It does not have a separate tranny case.:confused::confused:
 

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You have to keep in mind these are Harley techs and Harley has been a one trick pony essentially since the 70's. The Street is one step away from a sport bike with lots of parts that are half seen on Harley and half seen on metrics so that Harley can attempt to keep people coming to them for service. Without you coming in and letting then service your bike, they'll never learn the bike and it's differences from their big motor counterparts. Try to have patience when they ask you a question that they ask all day every day for every model bike except the one they should be asking for yours because you have the one model that differentiates from literally all the others. I think the hdcustomkings contest was a great way to get some techs and dealers to familiarize themselves with the bike, it's unfortunate they did not all take the time to do so.
 

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I do not agree with the Harley tech online here,the store I bought it at cost 350$ and I don't think they do anything but change the oil pretty sure about that - -I have already changed the oil and filter myself at 500 miles so I will keep receipts and see what happens bike runs great with a Firebrand muffler and just cosmetic changes -no problem here!
 

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Relax

I do not agree with the Harley tech online here,the store I bought it at cost 350$ and I don't think they do anything but change the oil pretty sure about that - -I have already changed the oil and filter myself at 500 miles so I will keep receipts and see what happens bike runs great with a Firebrand muffler and just cosmetic changes -no problem here!
Hey I am just sharing that that a 1K service is more than changing your oil.
You can do your own thing.I know there are some shops that cut corners but don't paint everyone with the same brush. I hope that most members will have a good relationship with their shop.
 

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Essentially you are doing the transmission when you change the oil.Tell them it is not a big twin.It does not have a separate tranny case.:confused::confused:
I know that. Thats why I feel I should do it myself.
 

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Checked with my dealer today. $315 for the regular and $340 for the synthetic....seems high.
They quoted me the price for the 1K Sportster service because they said they don't even have the XG750 listed in the computer yet.
 
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