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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-26-2020, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2017 ES that I don't ride very often (4600 miles in 2.5 years). I got two quotes on the 4000 mile service in the Austin area, both around $500 - $600. I don't want to spend that much. If I was to itemize out what is truly needed, what should I prioritize besides the oil change? It has only had the first oil change at 600 miles 2 years ago. I ride very easy, only on pavement and no dust. The bike has been garaged since purchase. Brakes seem fine, I am very easy on them, not an aggressive driver at all, tires are fine also, no wear on edges. I'm 63 years old.

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Perhaps if you gave us the list of items you got included in your quotes we could opine intelligently. Maintenance schedules may have changed since 2008 when I bought mine. And maybe include what you believe to be your maintenance skill level. Many things are for me a rainy day item when I'm in no hurry and have no where to go.

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I'd change the oil & oil filter, the rear end oil, check the tire pressures and ride another 4000 miles and repeat ...a couple of times lol. If you do it yourself it will cost you about $50. Having a shop do those might be $100 plus parts. If you lived close to me I'd do it for nothing if you picked up the filter and fluids. I'm 70 and it's a snap to do.

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Iíd check steering torque,
Oil/filter/FD fluid. Thatís all youíd need for that interval, normally. But it still has the factory clutch and brake fluid, that definitely is probably ready to be changed.
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I'm going with Bill..... time for all that. I'm interested in the list they're quoting on....
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Odds are, they are including a throttle body sync, which it may or may not need.


I've had mine for six years, and I don't think mine needs it.

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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-27-2020, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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They are quoting straight from the maintenance schedule for the 4000k service...thx


Spark plugs
Check condition
Adjust gap and clean
Crankcase ventilation system
Check ventilation hose for cracks or damage
Replace if necessary
Fuel line
Check fuel hoses and vacuum hose for cracks or damage
Replace if necessary
Muffler and exhaust pipe
Check for leakage
Tighten if necessary
Replace gasket(s) if necessary
Electronic fuel injection
Check and adjust engine idle speed and syncronization
Engine Oil
Replace with 20w40 (API SE), warm engine before draining
Air filter element
Check condition and/or clean
Cooling system
Check hoses for cracks or damage
Replace if necessary
Replace w/ethylene glycol anit-freeze coolant every 2 years
Brake system
Check operation, pad wear, and fluid leakage
Correct if necessary
Clutch
Check operation and for fluid leakage
Correct if necessary
Control cables
Apply chain & cable lube or 10w30 engine oil thoroughly
Shock absorber assembly
Check operation and for oil leakage
Replace if necessary
Front fork
Check operation and for oil leakage
Repair if necessary
Steering bearings
Check bearing assembly for looseness
Brake and clutch lever pivot shafts
Apply lithium-soap based grease lightly
Brake and shift pedal pivot shafts
Apply lithium-soap based grease lightly
Wheel bearings
Check bearings for smooth operation
Sidestand pivot
Check operation
Apply chain lube or lithium-soap based grease lightly
Sidestand switch
Check and clean or replace if necessary
Chassis fasteners
Check all chassis fittings and fasteners
Correct if necessary
Brake hoses
Check for cracks or damage
Replace every 4 years or if cracked or damaged
Wheels
Check runout and for damage
Tires
Check tread depth and for damage
Replace if necessary
Check air pressure
Correct if necessary
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I don't think I've ever done about half that list . Looks like the only "real" things are engine oil & a few lubes. Everything else is a look with a flashlight.
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The only things I would add to Russís comments above for 4K miles would be to do the final drive oil, flush the brake & clutch fluids and if they didnít do the steering head bearing retorque at the 600mi initial service (most donít) I would do that. The rest of all that is as Russ sayís a rainy day flashlight service.

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Thanks all,I will get a quote on the recommended fluid changes and steering torque check...Bill
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