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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 06:26 PM
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If you do any service during the warranty period yourself, be sure to keep the receipts for the parts and materials and document what you did along with the mileage when you did it. Then keep that info at least until the bike goes out of warranty. Without that info they can void your warranty because you didn’t follow the recommended service cycles.

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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 12:12 AM
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I changed my own oil and filter for the first service but I still took it to the dealer to have it scanned and have the maintenance icon reset. Turned out there was a software update that made the drive by wire better. $50 and 30 min later I was out and about with a better bike.
Very nice - I was just about to ask this question. Dealer tried to sign me up for 3 years maintenance for $2000 and I said no as I was coming from Hondas and can usually do maintenance myself; but I haven't done a first service as my other bikes were all used.

Anyway - was planning on doing the same: oil/filter myself and potentially going to the dealer for the OBDII scan.
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Does the spanner icon come on every year (for annual service) irrespective of mileage?
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Good question or is it even possible to permanently remove the spanner icon ? After warranty of course.
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Good question or is it even possible to permanently remove the spanner icon ? After warranty of course.
Well my new Thruxton is over 17 months old and no spanner icon, but I did the oil and filter change at 12 months as I didn't have the milage up.

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Good question or is it even possible to permanently remove the spanner icon ? After warranty of course.

Thereís aftermarket software that allows the user to communicate with the computer but it requires a Windows machine. It was just more cost effective for me as a Mac owner to go to the dealership rather than buy an extra laptop and usb interface.

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Does the spanner icon come on every year (for annual service) irrespective of mileage?
No, maintenance intervals are mileage based. The ECU doesn't know today's date or when the bike was put into service.

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"test ride it to make sure things are smooth and right"

THAT is funny!

They (a harley dealer, too) did not even notice the check engine wrench before or after the service. No comment but once I asked they just shrugged!

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I thought that little wrench meant you are saving lots of money being able to do it yourself.

The check list is in the manual.

The only things you can't do are ECU related and anything there should be under warranty for that first 2 years or 24,000 miles.

It is what it is, until it isn't
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I am heading up tomorrow for the 1st service. I purchased the third year warranty for $500 which gives me $200 back in parts. I put the $200 towards my windshield and they gave me the 1st service free which is around $300. So you just break even but get and extra year on the warranty side. Good so far only it is a 3.5 hour ride one way, all highway to the dealer and the service takes around 3 hours. It will be a long day tomorrow and it is going to rain. The dealer told me they use a break-in oil in the engine that they must remove and must be done at the location you purchased the bike due to the deal on the warranty. After the first service I can do my own service and I will do all the rest unless I have a warranty problem.
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