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The dealership maintence guy told me I needed to change the oil the first time at 2000 miles. My owners manual says 4000. Now the gold wing specialist at the dealer tells me I should have changed the oil at 600 miles, and again at 3000. He says since we are in Louisana and it is so hot and humid, I should change it every 3000 after that. The book says every 8000. I am confused. I had it changed after the first week of riding...2300 miles. Any comments? I plan to switch to synthentic on the next oil change. I ran synthetic in all of my last 4 bikes(over 150,000 miles) and no problems. This is my first wing.:eek:
 

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Regardless of what the dealer is telling you, the information in your owner's manual is what Honda states as being correct. Sounds like the dealer is working very hard to get as much money out of your pocket as they can. Maybe it is time to find another dealer to work with...
 

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Steve, not to rain on his parade, but your dealer is all wet. There is NO 600 mile check/service/oil change whatever, unless YOU want to. That's out of your pocket, just as all other regular scheduled maintenance on any vehicle, various free for so many miles service packages notwithstanding (some automakers e.g. Honda's Acura division offer this). The tolerances in these engines now are so good there really isn't a break-in period (not like the old days anyway) anymore. She's good to go once the (proper) PDI is done. Yamaha has certain inspection procedures on certain models to guarantee warranty coverage (Roadstar that my buddy rides) but Honda does not. As long as you can document the proper service interval as outlined in the service manual you're covered.
 

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The last new Honda I baught was a VTX1300r. Thje dealer told me about the 600 mile service (About 225.00) He said it is to make sure all bolts ect are tight and valves are in adjustment. Another dealer told me that all goodies, boltts, nuts ect shauld be inspected at dealers assembly and set-up. Having grown up in a bike shop I agree with the second dealers statement. I know there are dealers out there that throw the bike togather and shove it out the door. They want you to pay for something that is their responsibility. Heare is an idea. If the dealer insists on this 600 mile crap tell him to drive it 600 miles, service it and you will buy it when he has done his job.
 

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I changed my oil at 600miles and every 3000 miles thereafter. I kept the bike under 3000rpm for 500 miles and 4000rpm for first 1000 miles. Actually I rarely hit 4000rpm any way. I change oil every 3000 miles no matter what the manual, or the mechanic says. I havent yet run synthetic oil.
 

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I change my oil and filter every 8,000 miles...............air filter at 70,000..spark plugs at 100,000 regap at 50,000.............check valves every 40,000 miles an bike has never been back to my dealer an has 83,000 miles on my 08.......change rear in lube every 20,000 miles........first oil change at 1,000 miles an thats when the Amsoil goes in...............
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Steve, dont let the dealer scare you, if you follow the manual you cant go wrong. Haven said that you cant do any harm in changing the oil more frequently. I had a harley for 16 years and i changed the oil every 3-4000km. The bike developed a leak at the cylinder base gasket which meant i had to pull the cyinders off at 90,000km. When i took the cylinders of i was amazed on how clean the engine was inside and the scuff marks were still on the cylinder . I replaced the rings while i had it off and was told that there was hardly any ware. What i'm saying is if you want to change the oil more reguarly go ahead and do it, oil is cheap, i know i will be doing it to my new wing.
 

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i do oil changes on both wing when they get 5000 miles on them
 
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