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I am dropping my bike off tomorrow to get its first service done. The service guy said it would be $110 which seems to be a good price from what others have paid on here. He said they usually will check the valves by listening to the engine run then if something is abnormal then they will go in. He said they rarely find anything wrong. To have the do it for sure it would be an additional $80. This is a price I am more than happy to pay if its the right thing to do.

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Its all about piece of mind, IMO.

I had it done and they were within spec. I have heard of others being out of spec.

$190 seems a fair price. I paid $165. Some have paid a lot more, others less. You be the judge.
 

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I am dropping my bike off tomorrow to get its first service done. The service guy said it would be $110 which seems to be a good price from what others have paid on here. He said they usually will check the valves by listening to the engine run then if something is abnormal then they will go in. He said they rarely find anything wrong. To have the do it for sure it would be an additional $80. This is a price I am more than happy to pay if its the right thing to do.

What do you guys think?
The first service on the valves is EXTREMELY important, whether it's done at 600 miles or 1000 miles. Valves, especially exhaust valves (because they run hotter) tend to "tighten-up" (lose their clearance) in the first 1000 or so miles. Given the old adage that a loose valve will never burn, just click, and a tight valve will burn pretty quickly, I'd have them checked. As long as they're in there, you might even ask them to set them about a thou on the loose side; over the next few thousand miles, they'll eat up the little extra clearance. Once they're fully "seated", they'll maintain the correct clearance for many thousands of miles.

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JMHO, but, I would find another shop.
He said they usually will check the valves by listening to the engine run then if something is abnormal then they will go in. He said they rarely find anything wrong. To have the do it for sure it would be an additional $80.
is not how it should be done. I have done the 3 Furys that were sold where I work, all 3 had to be adjusted, all 3 "sounded" fine. Mine and another were done at around 1000, 1 was done right at 600. Anyone who admits that he is going to gundeck that part of the maintenance is not someone I would want to work on my bike. Do a search for 600 mile service or first service and see more.
 

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JRump;

Listen to Clueless; he knows whereof he speaks. He's in the business (as I once was), he deals with this shit on a daily basis (over a wide range of models, and probably marques), and he's not trying to sell you anything. Free PROFESSIONAL advice is always worth listening to.

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Clueless is correct.
Mine was serviced around 730 miles and they had to adjusted the exhaust valves.
If they are skipping the valve check process that's not right..
 

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The mechanic who worked on mine said that he could not tell from the way it sounded that the valves were out of adjustment but once he checked them, they were tight on the exhaust side. As far as I know, I'm good to go for another 4,000 miles.
 

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Thanks guys...

This is the exact reason I asked before I took it there. I will shop around and see who else I can find. I assumed since that dealership is where I bought the bike they would be a reputable service provider for my bike.

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Scratched air cleaner hsg.

BE careful on just who works on your bike. At least the dealership replaced MOST of the parts their "best technician" scratched on mine....I will be doing the next service.
 
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