Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Encinitas, California
New member from San Diego
Just bought my first bike, a 2005 Vegas with 11,600 miles from the original owner for $6000. I actually got it last nite and havent had a chance to ride it yet since im on duty for the next 48 hours.
The bike is all original and stock, the only thing the original owner did was order it with the tach and the little clock on the handlebars. The bike is in great shape with a little bit of pitting on some of the chrome but nothing to bad, you would have to get up close to really see it. The original owner had every single reciept and service record from the day he bought it and luckily he bought and had it serviced from the same dealer i will be using which is about 15 miles away.
I have a steep learning curve, as i said before this is my first bike AND im just learning how to ride. I just took the motorcycle safety course a few weeks ago so its baby steps for me(ride within my limits and exp).
With that said, my first question is:
The previous owner had the 10,000 mile service done on it in 2008, since then hes put 1,600 miles in the past 4 years which was the last time the oil was changed. Should i get a full service done now? or just an oil change now? OR just wait till i hit the 12,500 service and get it done then?
It makes me a little nervous that all the fluids, filters, etc. havent been changed in almost 5 years. I called the local dealer and they said it isnt a problem and that i could wait till i hit the 12,500 service mark.
What are your thoughts???