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Old 08-13-2003, 11:51 AM   #1
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If you can't do oil and valve clearance then you shouldn't own the darned thing. So easy.
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:04 PM   #2
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Wouldn't that disqualify about 95% of the current crop?
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:40 PM   #3
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You should tell that to all the V-Rod owners
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:53 PM   #4
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My dealer charged me for the oil on my first service. I think it cost me $24.00. Why would I want to do it myself and chance the warranty?
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Old 08-13-2003, 02:25 PM   #5
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I just spent $80 servicing my Magna, oil, filter, plugs, and I did it myself!! $36 plugs, $32 oil, $12 filter. I'd hate to imagine what the dealer would charge me. But that was it's 32,000 mile service anyway. Valves haven't needed any adjustment, but then I haven't checked because they haven't made any noise and it runs like the day I got it(only had 10k on it then).



Hmmm I was wondering, I know a guy that is selling a '99 Concours, Magna is '94, and he is asking about 5K for it. Does anyone here know what a '99 Concours, showroom condition, 18k miles, J&M audio pack, would go for?
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Old 08-13-2003, 03:11 PM   #6
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Retail is $5115 per KBB.com
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Old 08-13-2003, 04:13 PM   #7
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So you have to do your own service in order to own a bike now? Damn, I missed that memo.
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Old 08-13-2003, 04:13 PM   #8
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Thanks MOfo, I had already looked at KBB, but I know that NADA is quite a bit lower. I should have been more specific I spose. I'm looking more for market value, not book value.
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Old 08-13-2003, 05:42 PM   #9
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I honestly have no idea where you guys came up with "Doing it yourself isn't hard, but likely will void your warranty..." It is purely fictional that doing the work yourself will void your warranty. Granted if you break a piece in the process or do something completely backwards causing something to break, that problem will most likely not be covered. However, if you actually read your warranty statement you won't see anywhere that you are required to have YamSuzKawHonH-D perform routine maintenance on your bike in order to keep your manufacturer's warranty. The reason for that is because it would be illegal for that requirement to be made. You guys might want to consider talking to someone who actually knows what they are talking about before spreading rumors. I think Motorcycle Consumer News is the best publication for factual information, that's where I got this information from.
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Old 08-13-2003, 06:38 PM   #10
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Only if you want to be down wit' the set
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