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Old 04-21-2008, 01:32 PM   #67
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Joined: May 2004
Location: Irvine, Calif.
Oddometer: 1,088
Originally Posted by NoVector
... Basically, don't baby it, change the oil/filter early (<50 miles!), then again around 500 miles, then just go with what the book says...
Just changed the oil on mine for the first time after 200 miles mixed riding. It was so clean (gold and clear) I thought about just pouring it back in.
No metal shavings or any gasket stuff like I usually see at the first service of other bikes.
(I would like to source a drain plug with a magnet to confirm no shavings.)

I didn't even bother to put in a new filter - I'll wait until the 500-600 mile service when I may switch to synthetic blend.

Other service info: chain needed very little adjustment; spokes <1/8th turn;
license plate light housing was loose so I added a spacer washer;
bled forks again - no apparent pressure build up.
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