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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Authorized Dealer or authorized mechanic?

Hi Just got a new cb500f not long ago and I'm about to hit the 600 mark, ready to take it for the first service. My question is, in order to keep warranty ok, do you need to take it to the dealer, or would any authorized mechanic be ok? How do I know if a mechanic is Honda authorized?

Anybody knows any good places in the Bay Area? Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 12:22 PM
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my personal preference is to take to dealership for the first service and after that you can take it anywhere or DIY. Just keep all the receipts safe.

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To the Dealer. You may need a good relationship in the future. If only to buy parts.

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Bay area = San Francisco area? In USA, all you need is photos and receipts to prove that the work was done. I keep a log book of fuel and maintenance work, plus pictures from a digital camera.

Additionally, I have never needed the warranty. The motorcycle warranty in the US is typically one year, which doesn't get most folks to their first valve adjustment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus...s_Warranty_Act

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They can't void a warranty in the State of California for not taking it back for the first service. PERIOD!! You can do it all yourself, and "NO" you don't need any type of documentation in the State of California.

I changed my own oil at 600 miles. Also in this state you can use any oil you choose or filters without reprucusions. They simply can't void a warranty in this state. We also have a lemon law and you don't need to take it back 3 times to use that either. It can be implamented even with only one issue.

California have the best most aggressive consumer protections laws with vehicles bar none.

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