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post #11 of 152 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 02:31 PM
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Brilliant write up and photos, thanks for taking the time out to do it. Lets see a photo of your Mustang now!!

Although I normally do all my servicing I'm getting the dealer to do my first one, hopefully it won't be some 'punk' but probably will be. I'm going to do another oil change at 1000 miles so the 600 mile one will be the first flush! I'm getting the dealer to do it so there are no issues with warranty etc. but want to change it again so I know whats actually in it. I'm always suspicious that the guys in the dealership chuck in any old crap and keep the good oil for themselves or eBay!!

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Brilliant write up and photos, thanks for taking the time out to do it. Lets see a photo of your Mustang now!!

Although I normally do all my servicing I'm getting the dealer to do my first one, hopefully it won't be some 'punk' but probably will be. I'm going to do another oil change at 1000 miles so the 600 mile one will be the first flush! I'm getting the dealer to do it so there are no issues with warranty etc. but want to change it again so I know whats actually in it. I'm always suspicious that the guys in the dealership chuck in any old crap and keep the good oil for themselves or eBay!!
No problem! I have a hard time trusting dealerships around here any more, I've had problems with several of them on both my cars and bikes. The first/last time I took my CBR250R to the shop for initial service, they apparently filled it up while it was on the kick-stand, and charged me 90 bucks to boot! I wondered why the bike felt a bit more sluggish than usual on the ride home.. I ended up draining about a third of a quart of excess oil out of the thing. Needless to say I won't be going back there!

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Now that IS nice!

I sold mine 12 years ago and have regretted it every day since - especially when the prices shot up!!
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ceebs500 "My sentiments exactly, Ollie!" Stan Laurel.

When you do it yourself you have only yourself to blame/congratulate! I did not have a torque wrench that would handle the small values for the little Ninja. That was the first tool I bought to accommodate the new bike.

Will you have to ride the bike back to Jolly Olde England? If so, pick a fun route if you have the time. I don't need much of an excuse to go for a ride. I do lots of solo exploratory rides.
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Rob, I'm in England - in fact I never been to the USA even though I've had a couple of your great muscle cars!

I too like to do a lot of solo rides, you can go at your own pace, stop when you want etc. I think Scotland beckons for the X!!
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Brilliant write up and photos, thanks for taking the time out to do it. Lets see a photo of your Mustang now!!

Although I normally do all my servicing I'm getting the dealer to do my first one, hopefully it won't be some 'punk' but probably will be. I'm going to do another oil change at 1000 miles so the 600 mile one will be the first flush! I'm getting the dealer to do it so there are no issues with warranty etc. but want to change it again so I know whats actually in it. I'm always suspicious that the guys in the dealership chuck in any old crap and keep the good oil for themselves or eBay!!
Same worries here about first service bein done by someone who dont care, worse so as with valve check I guess nearly all fairing will have to come off etc
So expect fudged or missing fasteners, had similar issues on a Ducati 748 years ago expected more as it cost a fortune to service to!

I think best take it in clean and shiny then atleast spot any scratches etc to then.

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Great write up there..

Only thing I would do is take off the oil filler cap prior to undoing the drain bolt. That way it won't allow any potential pressure or oil drain lag when oil is coming out.

Love the plastic bag trick - will definitely be giving that a go.

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cant wait to do it.
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Good write-up.
But what is this blasphemy, posting cars on bike forums!
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