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First real visit to dealer at 22K miles

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#1 Eric L

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:26 AM

Ive done all my fluids myself as well as various lube points since I've owned the bike. I wanted them to look at the brakes, as I seem to be incapable of seeing the wear groves, as well as anything else they are supposed to look at. Since my last brake flush, the brakes feel a little spongier to me and I was planning on bleeding them, but figured to let them change pads.

Got a call... 'uh your bike is perfect'. You dont need brakes. We did tighten your vstrom handguard on the right side though' These guys were telling me I would probably need that pivot under the bike serviced, but apparently they don't want my money.

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#2 TomInPA


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

You're 4K miles from your first valve check. Normally change coolant and do other fluids at the same time. I also need to get at the swing-arm pivots and it kind of bothers me I haven't yet done that. The FJR is a reliable bike, and doesn't require a whole lot to keep it going well, but compared to cars, you have to admit, we put a lot of work into them.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hey Eric:

Doesn't surprise me at all. Like you, I take care of all my fluids. I've got 18k on mine, and it runs like a scalded cat (gotta love them 05's). Did a throttle body synch a couple weeks ago, they were just a hair off. Now it accelerates off an idle a lot cleaner, but overall there's not much difference, if any - since doing the TBS. Haven't checked my brakes either. Thanks for the reminder: better check em before heading out for Daytona this weekend.

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