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Offline wildkaw

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15,000 miles check up at delear is it necessary
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:21:48 pm »
My motorcycle just turn over 25,000 miles and was going to take it to the dealer for a crazy rattle fix in the mirror. They told me that these bikes do not come with enough grease in the swing arm and steering steam. The dealer want over $500 to replace the steering bearings and grease the swing arm.  Is this necessary on a new bike only 12 months old??  I commute on the bike from Fort Worth Texas to Austin Texas every week so the miles rack up quick.  I cannot believe they do not have grease fittings?  This does sound like a lot of work it would take me all day? Just wondering if it is worth the price to let them work on my girl?


Offline stevewfl

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Re: 15,000 miles check up at delear is it necessary
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 03:36:05 pm »
I've had mine done every 25,000
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Offline Mad River Marc

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Re: 15,000 miles check up at delear is it necessary
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 09:22:51 pm »
They are correct that it doesn't have enough grease on the swingarm and the head bearings, but 500 bucks to grease them sounds a bit high in my book.   I just do it myself it really isn't that bad to do....
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Offline anthony - Sacramento

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Re: 15,000 miles check up at delear is it necessary
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:34:36 pm »
They are correct that it doesn't have enough grease on the swingarm and the head bearings, but 500 bucks to grease them sounds a bit high in my book.   I just do it myself it really isn't that bad to do....
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