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Hi All,

I have reached my 600 mi on my CBR 500R ABS... I have given it at the dealer for fluid change. :D
 

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What are they doing at the 600 mi? I have heard different things about this service (on the CBR250R forum - different bike) - everything from some fluids, to a general 'tightening up' of the bike from the initial break in period to valve adjustment. Also, the price seems to swing from a $100 or so to $500-600. If I need put $500 into the bike about a month after I buy it I guess I'll just consider it part of the purchase price when comparing it to another bike.

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How'd you ride it for the first 600 miles? You going to consider it broken in and ready to go from this point?
 

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The break in for the Honda CBR 500R is 300 mi according to manual. But I did it for 600 mi. I think its only the oil change and new filter. Dealer gave me a quote of $125 + supplies. He don't know exactly the price for the service. I will post the maintenance list on the manual later today
 

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It doesn't have any rpm limit in the manual but it does say that don't give full throttle and sudden downshift of gears and also sudden braking. Yes I could consider it a broken after 600 mi. But according to manual its 300 mi just FYI.
 

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My dealer said take it easy for 300 Klm's and bring it back for a service at 1000 Klm's. The oil will defo need changing but depends on the hard break in or not whether that should be done earlier. I've actually taken it a bit easy so will wait.
 

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I just called the dealer where i purchased the bike from and got a quote of $110 which is great . I then called the closer Honda dealer and they quoted me $350....... so i would def. call around when ready for it.
 

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This is what I have been hearing too - I am not sure where the discrepancy is coming from or if they are even providing the same services

Thanks for the feedback
 

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I just got my bike serviced by a friend who works for Honda but I went to his house so I got a great deal and he only charged me $200. It took him about 5 hours- to change the oil, filter, and valve adjustment. The oil and filter are fairly easy and straightforward, however the valve adjusment is the tricky part since this bike is so new and the mechanics have to learn as they go. Of course all motorcycles might be built in a similar fashion but there is a certain amount of learning that is necessary when you work on a brand new model; so some dealerships may be over-under compensating for that fact.

Also I had to buy 7 new valve shims which were $6.99 a piece.

My Honda Dealer quoted me $250 for just the Labor.

Hope this helps!
 

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As I posted, when my bike was serviced ( 370 $ cdn) fluid changes, 20 point inspection, as well as valve, inspection ! Congrats, on reaching 600 miles :)
 

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RedLady, I was thinking maybe the price differences were possibly because I bought the bike at that location so they were charging less.
 

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RedLady, I was thinking maybe the price differences were possibly because I bought the bike at that location so they were charging less.
That may very well be the case! But be aware, often times they tack on extra charges and your bill ends up doubling. I think if that dealer has serviced other 500r's then they would also be quoting more accurately so its a question worth asking.

I didn't go through my dealer because they have yet to work on a 500r. but perhaps your dealer is a bit different. :)
 

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My question is, why wld one have to replace 7 new shims on a brand new bike??
 

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Congrats. Do motorcycles need fluid changes at 600 miles?
Definately oil change. It's good to replace the old that will have particulates in it from the brake in. Some owners do a couple of oil changes by the time of the first service.
 

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hey, quick question. i currently bought a ninja 250r. its my first bike, and i'm planing to upgrade soon. i've been looking into the cbr500r QUITE a bit. my main concern is the cruise rpm on the cbr. thats practically my only reason to upgrade. i dont want a 600cc super sport or anything like that. but i dont wanna be reving at 10,000 rpm on the freeway.

what rpm does the cbr500r maintain at about 80mph in 6th gear?
and also, is this cbr500r a good keeper? as opposed to my ninja 250r thats mostly just a training bike
 

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Just brought my bike to the dealership this morning. $378 for labor and with the lube, oil, filter change plus tax I'm looking around $415 give or take. I also bought my bike from the same place and no discount at all.
 

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hey, quick question. i currently bought a ninja 250r. its my first bike, and i'm planing to upgrade soon. i've been looking into the cbr500r QUITE a bit. my main concern is the cruise rpm on the cbr. thats practically my only reason to upgrade. i dont want a 600cc super sport or anything like that. but i dont wanna be reving at 10,000 rpm on the freeway.

what rpm does the cbr500r maintain at about 80mph in 6th gear?
and also, is this cbr500r a good keeper? as opposed to my ninja 250r thats mostly just a training bike
You're answer is about 6000 rpm. Whether its a keeper or not is what is your riding style? For me it will be a keeper. For others it's a stepping stone to their ultimate dream bike, end of the day they want more ponies.
 
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