I'm just repeating what the guy in service told me when he rolled the bike out for me. He said that they would be checking valves. They made it sound like this first service was essential, and that I could take care of my own stuff from then on.They wont be checking valve clearances at the 600m mile service unless it sounded like something was amiss (extremely unlikely).
Your basically paying good money for someone to change your oil and filter, give it a check over and adjust cables etc.
If your happy with that then that's cool, I just didn't want anyone to be scared off from having a crack at it themselves and saving up to $200.
You can be our resident rubber expert FanaticJust don't ask me for advice. I might just tell you to patch a random oil leak with a stretchy condom of some sort, lol. :laugh:
That's what i love about Honda, just about everywhere you go that has honda products you'll find an endless amount of people raving about how good they are.As a beginner, I would opt for the valve adjustment with the dealer, and do the rest yourself.
Should be around $150. However, if the bike has been running fine, I would probably skip this valve adjustment checkup, and do the next one around 8k miles.
Oil change is a piece of cake, 15-20 min max for beginners.
Chain adjustment even easier, <5 min.
Bearings, more than likely nothing needs to be done about it.
Honda bikes pretty much come in perfect condition from the factory. All bolts mounted, with sealant, so it's not like a Chinese bike that you'd have to find spare bolts, because half of them are lost on the last highway trip.