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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question DIY servicing

Right I think I will take a different route with this bike compared to letting the stelaership doing EVERYTHING.

So I am going to do an oil change around the 250-300 mile mark after riding it but not like I stole it but not nannying it either.
I have watched a few vids on YT and pretty confident that it will be easy. I have a Abba Skylift which will help a lot :-)

When it comes to the first service at 600 the stealership wants 180 for it but again I can get fully synthetic kits for around the 30-40 mark which includes the seal washer etc.
So with me doing this service what do I do with the service book as obviously I can't stamp it officially but will that affect the selling price later on?

The bigger services I will have to let the stealership do as I don't have the knowledge of kit to do them.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 11:45 AM
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Re: DIY servicing

What year?

The >>>REALLY IMPORTANT<<< thing is to not overtighten the plug when you reinstall it. See this for what can happen. There are several such threads here. Use a new crush washer every time (they look like copper but are actually steel). A torque wrench is highly advisable, particularly if you're new to such things. There's not much to changing the oil but get a service manual and look in the preventive maintenance section.

I got fed up with the craziness and switched to an aluminum plug and an elastomeric seal. Now I tighten it just a bit beyond hand tight. But I also use safety wire to make sure that it doesn't back out. There's a thread here about it but the pics don't display any more.

Don't know what the service book is about but keep a log of what you do, when you do it, current mileage, and save your receipts.

P.S. You may also be interested in changing the oil filter. Suzuki sells the 09915-40620 wrench for that. But it's nearly $25. The earlier 09915-40611 wrench is still available, works fine, and is half the price or less. The only filter that I would use other than the Suzuki part is the Mobil-1 M1MC-133 and there may be availability issues in the UK. I try to prefill the filter before installing (you'll only be able to get it about half full because of the installation angle), clean the sealing surface on the crankcase, and smear some oil on the rubber seal. Pay attention that you don't cross thread it.
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Re: DIY servicing

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What year?

The >>>REALLY IMPORTANT<<< thing is to not overtighten the plug when you reinstall it. See this for what can happen. There are several such threads here. Use a new crush washer every time (they look like copper but are actually steel). A torque wrench is highly advisable, particularly if you're new to such things. There's not much to changing the oil but get a service manual and look in the preventive maintenance section.

I got fed up with the craziness and switched to an aluminum plug and an elastomeric seal. Now I tighten it just a bit beyond hand tight. But I also use safety wire to make sure that it doesn't back out. There's a thread here about it but the pics don't display any more.

Don't know what the service book is about but keep a log of what you do, when you do it, current mileage, and save your receipts.
it's new 2019 :-) hopefully pick it up on Friday
Thanks for the info will do some more searching on here.
The service book as in stamps to show its been serviced. I will just sign it myself and like you say keep all the receipts and maybe pics/videos of the service when I do it.
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