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600 Mile Inspection...Should I wait?

Picked up my 2020 FJR1300ES 5 weeks ago and yesterday I have reached my 600th mile. I'm planning to let the dealership to do the 600 mile inspection, should I get it done now as the season ends or should I wait a few month and get it done in the beginning of next season?

Does it matter to have fresh liquids sit in the bike for a few months through the winter?
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Picked up my 2020 FJR1300ES 5 weeks ago and yesterday I have reached my 600th mile. I'm planning to let the dealership to do the 600 mile inspection, should I get it done now as the season ends or should I wait a few month and get it done in the beginning of next season?

Does it matter to have fresh liquids sit in the bike for a few months through the winter?
For winter storage, Iíd rather have fresh oil in the sump than used oil. Sitting in the sump vs a bottle on the shelf isnít going to affect the life of the oil for use next spring.
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As it has done the required 600 miles I would get it done now, then it will be ready for spring and always best to sit over the winter with clean oil.

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Make darn sure that they retorque the head bearings, it is a required 600mi service that I believe is widely over looked by the dealerships but I believe it is vital for the head bearing longevity, my .02
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Make darn sure that they retorque the head bearings, it is a required 600mi service that I believe is widely over looked by the dealerships but I believe it is vital for the head bearing longevity, my .02
Yes, I believe it really has to be set with torque wrench. Too many dealers simply grab the front wheel, shake, and declare, ďpass!Ē Then 4,000-25,000 miles later you will need tapered bearings. You might anyway. I know of one with original balls at 97,000 miles no wobble. Nobody really knows how one gets lucky.

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Picked up my 2020 FJR1300ES 5 weeks ago and yesterday I have reached my 600th mile. I'm planning to let the dealership to do the 600 mile inspection, should I get it done now as the season ends or should I wait a few month and get it done in the beginning of next season?

Does it matter to have fresh liquids sit in the bike for a few months through the winter?
Wait.....?????? What season????Man up ..buy rain gear..and heated gear
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Ride it until the last day of (your) season, then do the service. Heated gear is da bomb.
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Every year we hear the moaning and groaning of having to wait for weeks for an appt in the spring when everyone is getting the bikes out. Get it done now while you can.
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At a MINIMUM I would do my own oil/filter change (save the receipt for the consumables, write the date and mileage on it, and add it to your brand new maintenance folder). But doing the 600 mile service during the off season will be an easy wait for them to finish.

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Thanks all. Gonna get it done this Thursday and then just ride as long as the weather permits.

And thanks for the reminder about the head bearing!!
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