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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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K guys and gals...it's that time. I'll be hitting my 500 mile mark by this weekend and will be taking my bike in for the inspection.

Yes I did a search on this. The only info I found were folks asking if they should take it in for the initial check up. The question here isn't should I take to the dealer. This pertains more what the service entails. That being said, let's start the show:

My question is do they do anything other than change the oil, torque specs, and check belt tension?? I asked the one of the service techs at the dealer and they said other than those two items, they check the bike's computer for error codes and check for any software updates and perform them as necessary. Do they (or should they) check the tranny, clutch, compensator, any other parts to check for abnormal wear or anything?

Also,,,,the dealer is not a Vic only dealer, but a dealer of many makes. They do have a specific Vic tech, but I am also wondering...since I will be paying for it...should I take it to a Vic specific dealer or is the dealer I bought it from OK?

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My dealer stated they change all the fluids, oil filter and inspect the bike top to bottom making adjustments as necessary.

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Same thing mine said. Just seems strange to me that there is no mention of a tranny/clutch inspection. I guess an inspection of the drained oil would let you know though.
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They will make sure you have DOT approved air in the tires. Basically there's a list in your owner's manual of everything that needs to be checked for the 500 mile service. The dealer will confirm that they have checked all those items. If they do really check them all, that's something only the mechanic knows. Hopefully they're not just putting check marks in the book to justify the hefty charge.

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I'm wondering what they are going to charge for an oil change and a visual inspection.

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I'm wondering what they are going to charge for an oil change and a visual inspection.
Oil change kit is like $68.I think shop rate was like $85 per hour last time I checked. So, if you are handy with your own tools. it's worth it to do it yourself. I just can't see paying that much for an oil change.

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Same thing mine said. Just seems strange to me that there is no mention of a tranny/clutch inspection. I guess an inspection of the drained oil would let you know though.
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Get a firm price quote from your friends at "Bend Over Motor Sports", then call Az Victory & compare. Both dealers should know up front what it costs parts & labor. If you go to Az Vic, they service only Victory & have a "crack" tech.

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They will make sure you have DOT approved air in the tires. Basically there's a list in your owner's manual of everything that needs to be checked for the 500 mile service. The dealer will confirm that they have checked all those items. If they do really check them all, that's something only the mechanic knows. Hopefully they're not just putting check marks in the book to justify the hefty charge.

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Crossroads:Help me out here Did Obama sign another stupid law into effect? My owners manual says nothing about having special D.O.T. air. Matter of fact, it just gives the recommended pressure. Where can I get this "special" air you are talking about? Is it only available at the dealer? Perhaps that's why those dealers charge so much?

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K guys and gals...it's that time. I'll be hitting my 500 mile mark by this weekend and will be taking my bike in for the inspection.

Yes I did a search on this. The only info I found were folks asking if they should take it in for the initial check up. The question here isn't should I take to the dealer. This pertains more what the service entails. That being said, let's start the show:

My question is do they do anything other than change the oil, torque specs, and check belt tension?? I asked the one of the service techs at the dealer and they said other than those two items, they check the bike's computer for error codes and check for any software updates and perform them as necessary. Do they (or should they) check the tranny, clutch, compensator, any other parts to check for abnormal wear or anything?

Also,,,,the dealer is not a Vic only dealer, but a dealer of many makes. They do have a specific Vic tech, but I am also wondering...since I will be paying for it...should I take it to a Vic specific dealer or is the dealer I bought it from OK?

Thanks again!

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I had mine done at Chesapeake Cycle in Annapolis MD.

It cost $211.94

Oil Filter - $12.34
Washer - $0.95
5 qt oil - $34.95
Labor - $154 ($77 an hour)
Shop Supplies $7.70
HAZMAT Disposal - $2.00

I'm not sure what the Shop Supplies were. I assume they use shop towels and pay to have them cleaned; or maybe some kitty litter??? The HAZMAT and Shop Supplies were at the bottom and I was thinking tax. I should've asked but I honestly didn't look at the bill close enough until I got home.

I did the 2500 and 5K mile service myself. The first time I bought the oil and filter it cost $50.86
Oil Filter - $11.99
5 qt jug of oil - $35.99
Tax - $2.88

Second time it cost $55.06
Oil Filter - $11.99
5 1 qt oil bottles - $7.99 ea $39.95 total
Tax - $3.12

They didn't have the 5 qt jug so I ended up paying $4 more for the oil. But hey, they did throw in the $1 crush washer for free

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