I was told by the dealer that it would only be around 100 bucks for the 1st service. Also, I was told that you need to bring your owners manual to the dealer and they will fill it out. This way everything is documented and there should not be problems in the future if warrenty issues come up or when selling you bike for an upgrade... or whatever. But if it is true, about the 100 bucks. That might be the way to go. It's worth calling them and asking. Because the filter and oil change yourself is around 35..They are supposed to change the oil....check major bolts for torque readings to make sure they havnt vibrated loose....and check various things like throttle play and clutch. Just a few things you can do at home for 300 dollar cheaper basically.
very true...the first service IS more than just an oil change and is probably the most important service...one thing missed on the first service could just snowball into a bigger problem. Let them do the first service and then you can take it from there. It is Pricey, $300 for me but hey I spent 10k on a bike I want it to last. Just my 2 centsI whole heartedly recommend changing your own oil and doing other routine maintenance but I'd always let the dealer handle the initial service. They do a lot of stuff to make sure the bike is going to last a long time. It also is required that the dealer do the initial service for the warranty.