Has anyone done their own first service minus the computer stuff

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Greg di, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Greg di

    Greg di Been here awhile

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    I'm picking up a 790r tomorrow and the dealership quoted me almost $600 for the first service. That is friggin criminal. It's an oil change we all know that.

    Obviously they have to plug in and do the computer stuff which no one else can do.

    Has anyone here done the oil change and mechanical service on their own and then brought the bike in JUST for the computer part?

    I'm Ok with paying for an hour of shop time for the plug in even though it's a five minute job at the most.
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  2. Venturer

    Venturer AKA klakeman Supporter

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    I did my first oil and filter change, and later took the bike to Wolly’s for the other dealer service items plus Cruise Control flash (I also installed the CC handlebar switch myself) and Quickshifter enabling. I dont remember the exact charge for this, but I recall thinking they were fair. I took photos of my oil change process and noted mileage. Wolly’s accepted my proof, and marked the record as “customer performed oil and filter change”.
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  3. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    My first service was just under $300. Other than the computer it’s an oil change and look at stuff you should be anyway. Chain, etc. I’ve changed my oil myself since, not hard. Plenty of videos out there. Kits are available also.

    Check steering head bearings.

    It’s all here.

    https://790adventure.net/
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  4. mrosamilia

    mrosamilia n00b

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    What do they do to the computer exactly? If I perform my own first service am I going to have a service engine soon light stuck on or something?
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  5. comradecasey

    comradecasey Been here awhile

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    You can turn the service light off yourself. All they do is record it in the mothership's files that they did the service. Your warranty is good either way if you do it yourself or if they do it.
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  6. CHRIS_D

    CHRIS_D Been here awhile

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    Hi Greg,

    If you don't mind me asking, which dealer are you buying from?
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  7. Crusty the Clown

    Crusty the Clown Nutup-or-Shutup Supporter

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    Just change it yourself and keep the receipt! You can turn off the oil change caution and reset the oil mileage when its do next!
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  8. mrosamilia

    mrosamilia n00b

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    Thank you everyone!
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  9. Greg di

    Greg di Been here awhile

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    I called around and found a shop that will let me do the the oil change myself and then only charge me an hour to do the rest with the electronics.

    My selling dealership have me the "you'll void your warranty" song and dance. That right there instantly voids all credibility.
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  10. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    My first service was $300 AU, about $220 USD
    Find another dealer
    Shouldnt need computer plugged in unless doing updates which should have been done to yours at pre-delivery which couldnt be that long ago.
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  11. Greg di

    Greg di Been here awhile

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    I was between three different dealers and at this point, two were willing to negotiate with me. It just came down to convenience for picking it up at the end of day.
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  12. JohnRansom

    JohnRansom Been here awhile

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    According to my dealer, who I will rate as an honest set of guys here in Utah as far as I know, the first service will run about $170. This includes an oil change and general checkup. When I asked why I shouldn't just change oil myself, the mechanic said that he recommends that for all but the first service I DO do it myself. However, he said that in his experience, the first thing KTM will ask the dealer if there is a warranty claim is "who did the 600 mile service?" Evidently, if it is the consumer, they will be much more likely to try and shaft you.

    Utah is very expensive though, COL wise, so the fact that your dealer wants double what mine does sounds to me like you need another dealer. Also given your "dead after 30 miles" thread, I would say your dealer might have screwed up the build out of the crate. Again, find a different dealer.
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  13. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig They call me... Huckajawea

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    Not all dealers are created equal.

    The other big part of the 600 miles service that has yet to be mentioned are the various checkes and tightening of fasteners. @Greg di given your issues with your bike, I'd pay the full freight at a different dealer to perform the 600 mile service.
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  14. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    And insist on the clutch oil jet check
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  15. Toddv

    Toddv Long timer

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    Did it myself, there is no computer stuff involved. The flashing break in RPM limit message on the tach turns itself off shortly after 600 miles/1000 Km.
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  16. JohnRansom

    JohnRansom Been here awhile

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    I'll second that one. I haven't had my 600 mile done yet, but I will be requiring this check. If for some reason that jet is plugged, the clutch will burn up.
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  17. No-Fret

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    My shop said 600 mile first service is $149 before tax. Includes pulling clutch pack and checking oil jet.
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  18. Greg di

    Greg di Been here awhile

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    $149 sounds too good to be true. Especially with pulling the clutch.
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    Mind sharing who?
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