Senior Knee Dragger
How many of you guys in here do work and maintain your motorcycles yourself? Do you guys plan to do maintain / service your Honda CBR500? or do you just send it to the dealership or bike shop to do it?
Loserlaser, please don't mislead the readers by saying that you burn your warranty if you don't have it serviced at the Honda dealer. That may be true where you live, but not everywhere else. In the US, for example, it is illegal for the manufacturer or dealer to make such a stipulation. If you keep your receipts and record your mileage and the corresponding dates of your own service and it's apparent that you've performed the service correctly, your warranty cannot be voided. That practice has been outlawed for years in this country.As a corporate drone, i do not have time even for changing the oil. You burn your warranty as well if you do not service it at honda and get your service book stamped.
recently established honda big bike service has modern standards and staff trained in japan fortunately.
Anyway, no chance!
I changed the oil/filter at 250 miles and there were no metallic bits in the oil. Will be changing again shortly. Im at 612 miles and the only problem I've had is the R&G frame slider bolt breaking issedoff Hit a deep manhole cover, heard a metallic "tink" and something hitting my shoe. Stopped at the next light and found it had broken off. Now it's sitting at home and I'm waiting for the new "engine hanger collar" spacer to come in. Need to extract the broken bolt too.DSc mine's a 14' and the dealership i've recently switched to and purchased mine from had told me to bring it in for the break-in service, i'v never heard of one not needing a break-in, i looked at the manual long enuf to find the hdlight adjustment for aim and its been sitting on the same shelf where i dropped it since lol