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Does the Cbr300r require a 600 mile valve check? I know they got rid of it on the cbr500R. The 13 cbr 500 had more then half of them needing adjustment at 600 and the 250 was only like 10 percent. The reason I am asking is because I am trying to decide between the ninja 300 which requires it at 7500 miles and the Honda. Trying to price out the better value.
 

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But does it include a valve check? If you don't mind look in you owners manual maintenance section and it will tell you.
 

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Looked in the owners manual and a valve check is at 16k miles. 600 mile service is just change the oil, and inspect idle, brakes, clutch, and steering head bearings.
 

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I was told the same thing when I picked up my bike. "Bring it in for a check after 600 miles to ensure everything is seated properly."
 

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With my 250 the mechanic just had a quick listen to the engine and said "yep, all good" so I didnt even bother taking my 300 in for a 1000km check as I live 160km away from dealer. Did the oil and filter myself. He said its very unusual these days for a modern bike to need valve adjustments at 1000km/600miles.
 

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Decided to give the local service tech a call in regards to the 600 mile service, and he quoted me including the valve adjustment. I pointed out that there wasn't a valve adjustment until 16k miles. After double checking, he apologized and said only the oil & filter change (along with the other inspections) was all that was needed.

Quoted me a price of $150 including parts & labor... Is this fair or too high?
 

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Quoted me a price of $150 including parts & labor... Is this fair or too high?[/QUOTE]



I paid about 140 for my first service.
 

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From what I have noticed on this forum along with some others i'm lurking, that price sure seems to be just about right, around what others are paying
 

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I paid about 140 for my first service.
From what I have noticed on this forum along with some others i'm lurking, that price sure seems to be just about right, around what others are paying

Thanks for the feedback guys. I called 4-5 dealers earlier today and asked for their best price. Most of them ranged from $150 - $200. Thankfully, one of those dealers quoted me $116.75 including parts, labor, taxes, and all fees. I made sure with them if they use all genuine Honda parts and oil, and they confirmed. Also confirmed that they perform all the other checking and adjustments according to the manual... Fluids topped off, chain adjusted and lubed, engine idle speed, brake system, steering head bearings, nuts / bolts / fastners, clutch system, etc. Looks like I will be paying them a visit almost any day now.
 

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Thailand.. price of my 1st service was 250b.. less then $10. :) Got free Oil for the 1st service. hehe

The cost of servicing a bike here is crazy cheap compared to back home.
 

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Thailand.. price of my 1st service was 250b.. less then $10. :) Got free Oil for the 1st service. hehe

The cost of servicing a bike here is crazy cheap compared to back home.
Now that's a deal... Or a steal. :laugh:
 

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First valve check in Australia is at 24,000 km (16,000 mi) no first service valve check now required
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I called 4-5 dealers earlier today and asked for their best price. Most of them ranged from $150 - $200. Thankfully, one of those dealers quoted me $116.75 including parts, labor, taxes, and all fees. I made sure with them if they use all genuine Honda parts and oil, and they confirmed. Also confirmed that they perform all the other checking and adjustments according to the manual... Fluids topped off, chain adjusted and lubed, engine idle speed, brake system, steering head bearings, nuts / bolts / fastners, clutch system, etc. Looks like I will be paying them a visit almost any day now.
Not bad at all, hopefully when you do go to that dealer, that it all goes over well. That price is good enough to have me go right to them and forget the rest
 

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I was not going to buy the bike if the manual recommended a 600 mile valve check. It was the first thing I checked before I bought the bike. Yes, the first valve check is 16,000 miles. I don't really take my bikes back to the dealer unless it's for warranty or recall work, but I enjoy changing oil and other maintenance. I've had to adjust my chain twice now in 1500 miles. I also adjusted the rear break pedal upward a little, but that's all I've done other than the 2 oil/filter changes. It's easy to do the routine maintenance on this bike if you want to save some money too. Lots of YouTube videos on how to adjust chains, change oil, check for steering head issues, etc.
 

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600 mile service is next week- quoted $130 from the dealer I bought it from. Excited to stop worrying I'm breaking it in wrong. At 1000 miles it will finally feel like I own a bike
 

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Not bad at all, hopefully when you do go to that dealer, that it all goes over well. That price is good enough to have me go right to them and forget the rest
Makes sense. Fyi, I had my 600 miles service done a couple of weeks or so ago... Got a price of $113.50 including all fees and taxes. Worked out well. :)
 

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Glad to see that there are Not the 600 mile valve check service, like the CB500's had. That service may have stopped me from buying that bike.
Still I would like to see a youtube on Valve Check for the CB300, like to see what needs to be removed from the bike for access, I do My own service, shim under bucket, cams need to come out, if shims need replacement.
wonder if gas tank needs to be removed and radiator needs to be removed?
 
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