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Post  Dropper on Tue 20 May 2014, 4:05 pm

I have a GSX-1250 FA with 60.000 km on the bike. 
I have been having it serviced my several different mechanics and dealers, and they all overcharge for the work being done. 
My service manual only specifies items to be serviced up to 24,000 km. What happens after that?Can anyone advise of the service schedule items after that?

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Post  Dekenai on Tue 20 May 2014, 4:56 pm

@Dropper wrote:I have a GSX-1250 FA with 60.000 km on the bike. 
I have been having it serviced my several different mechanics and dealers, and they all overcharge for the work being done. 
My service manual only specifies items to be serviced up to 24,000 km. What happens after that?Can anyone advise of the service schedule items after that?
 the cycle is repeated, so your bike should have seen 2 majors (24K and 48K) and will be due for another @ 72K
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Post  Dropper on Tue 20 May 2014, 5:20 pm

Mate, you're a whizz! Why doesn't the manual tell you about that? Thanks for you're prompt reply.

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Post  paul on Tue 20 May 2014, 6:23 pm

Just remember the air filter is every 18000km & new plugs every 12000km ...................if you just start again as per the first or the  6000km service it won't work out from when they were changed last .
( I change the oil filter every 6000km instead of 18000km )

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Post  gazzar on Tue 20 May 2014, 6:31 pm

and if ya don't want the stealers touchin ya up do the services ya self............ there not really that difficult  


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Post  Chook on Tue 20 May 2014, 7:17 pm

@paul wrote:
I change the oil filter every 6000km instead of 18000km 
x 2, not worth changing the oil and not putting a fresh filter to go with it, I've always been baffled by that in the service schedule
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Post  Boatz on Tue 20 May 2014, 7:34 pm

Does anyone here follow the above for filter change interval.    Not me, oil & filter every time.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 20 May 2014, 8:50 pm

I do a filter every time. Why put $50 worth of oil in that's run through a dirty filter?

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Post  Hammy on Tue 20 May 2014, 9:02 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:I do a filter every time. Why put $50 worth of oil in that's run through a dirty filter?

Ditto.
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Post  Jimcoleman on Tue 20 May 2014, 9:58 pm

But it might not be dirty
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Post  Jimcoleman on Tue 20 May 2014, 10:01 pm

I run two oil changers per filter, so i suppose you say one filter (k&n) every 12k
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Post  paul on Wed 21 May 2014, 12:41 am

@Jimcoleman wrote:But it might not be dirty



Poke your finger in the hole & check  Razz

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Post  barry_mcki on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 11:02 pm

Decided as long as I had the lower fairings off the bike whilst I was adjusting the toe-in and camber on my sidecar rig, I'd also do a little PM; plugs, oil, filter etc.  

Bought a K&N off the local dealer for $20 a little while ago, thought I'd give it a go, always used Suzuki filters up to now.  I had changed the oil filter (using a factory filter) when I did the secondaries just before I installed the Arrow headers.  I was going to get a new crush washer for the sump plug but had forgotten to grab one last time I was in town.  As its about a 50km round trip I wasn't going to go in just for a washer, so it will have to wait until next time, and anyway there had been no leaks or oil stains under the bike.

So back to the oil change, made sure I had the right size socket for the sump plug and the ratchet was in the "leftie loosie" direction.  Trial fitted the filter removal tool (one of those strap things that wind up on themselves) and worked out the right size extention tool and where I could poke it out between the headers and not get too burned in the process.  Warmed up the bike, pan large enough underneath to catch all the oil; sump plug loose and off;didn't drop it into the oil or get too scolded by the hot oil; filter off - no more than 1st degree burns; things are going pretty good.  Wish I had of grabbed that crush washer as everything is working out virtually as planned - opps just jinked myself Crying or Very sad

I have not heard  anyone mention that the nut on the front of the K&N oil filter would not allow it to actually get straight on the filter screw, no matter which way I tried to get the filter in, it kept banging the nut on the Arrow headers.  I was not game enough to bend the header - I could just see something snap or crack.

So, in the car, down the road, got the dealer to swap the K&N in exchange for the factory jobbie (plus an addition $5 Shocked ).

Oh, and I also got two crush washers whilst I was there Smile

Next , spark plugs, well at least they'll be easy....... Shocked


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Post  paul on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 11:10 pm

Murphy strikes again  Laughing

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Post  #Tag on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 11:44 pm

Just to make Dropper tear his hair out: #1

Mine gets its oil changed when the box gets notchy, and an oil filter at 18000 (I figure the only time a filter cant filter is when it clogs and the bypass opens)

The bike got a new air filter and new plugs at 18000 and they haven't been changed since. #2

Its now got 110,000k and still goes like it did when it was new.



#1 Remember that the author of this post may, or may not, be a complete knobhead.
#2 You might want some additional information before you try this at home.
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Post  paul on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:09 am

Tag wrote:Just to make Dropper tear his hair out: #1

Mine gets its oil changed when the box gets notchy, and an oil filter at 18000 (I figure the only time a filter cant filter is when it clogs and the bypass opens)

The bike got a new air filter and new plugs at 18000 and they haven't been changed since. #2

Its now got 110,000k and still goes like it did when it was new.



#1 Remember that the author of this post may, or may not, be a complete knobhead.
#2 You might want some additional information before you try this at home.
So.............you don't exactly fall into the obsessive compulsive category then Tag  Laughing Laughing

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Post  #Tag on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:49 am

Eerrm, you might be advised to confer with people who have met me before you find that assumption proven (type,type,type, post,post,post)
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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 6:57 am

@Dropper wrote:I have a GSX-1250 FA with 60.000 km on the bike. 
I have been having it serviced my several different mechanics and dealers, and they all overcharge for the work being done. 
My service manual only specifies items to be serviced up to 24,000 km. What happens after that?Can anyone advise of the service schedule items after that?
It's a repeat and rinse process after 24k but don't be too hung up on replacing or checking the 24k items. I could have easily reused the plugs. Valve clearances were never checked when sold at 45k. It still had the original air cleaner (cleaned). It even had the original fork oil and brake fluid. Coolant was changed though and oil and filters at 6k.
Blinker fluid was low and headlight fluid was none existent. 

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Post  BanditDave on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 7:47 am

The blinkers on my new bike are actually a little fast.

I thought Blinker Fluid might be available in different viscosities, maybe something a bit thicker might slow the blink rate a little.

I have contacted KaleCoAuto.com and am awaiting a reply.

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Post  paul on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 8:36 am

@2wheelsagain wrote:
@Dropper wrote:I have a GSX-1250 FA with 60.000 km on the bike. 
I have been having it serviced my several different mechanics and dealers, and they all overcharge for the work being done. 
My service manual only specifies items to be serviced up to 24,000 km. What happens after that?Can anyone advise of the service schedule items after that?
It's a repeat and rinse process after 24k but don't be too hung up on replacing or checking the 24k items. I could have easily reused the plugs. Valve clearances were never checked when sold at 45k. It still had the original air cleaner (cleaned). It even had the original fork oil and brake fluid. Coolant was changed though and oil and filters at 6k.
Blinker fluid was low and headlight fluid was none existent. 

lol! at Tag.
I'm sure any prospective buyers of your traded bike who are looking for one with a good service history will thank you for that info if they happen to check out this site  lol!
( each to their own though ) Wink

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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 8:45 am

@paul wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
@Dropper wrote:I have a GSX-1250 FA with 60.000 km on the bike. 
I have been having it serviced my several different mechanics and dealers, and they all overcharge for the work being done. 
My service manual only specifies items to be serviced up to 24,000 km. What happens after that?Can anyone advise of the service schedule items after that?
It's a repeat and rinse process after 24k but don't be too hung up on replacing or checking the 24k items. I could have easily reused the plugs. Valve clearances were never checked when sold at 45k. It still had the original air cleaner (cleaned). It even had the original fork oil and brake fluid. Coolant was changed though and oil and filters at 6k.
Blinker fluid was low and headlight fluid was none existent. 

lol! at Tag.
I'm sure any prospective buyers of your traded bike who are looking for one with a good service history will thank you for that info if they happen to check out this site  lol!
( each to their own though ) Wink

Those prospective buyers will quickly learn they're wasting money going by the book for every item.
One of the reasons I sold it Paul was that it was time to do all these things just to be on the safe side. Chuck in brakes and chain and sprockets and it was looking at a $2k service on a $6k bike.
Dont be fooled into thinking I dont think those things require checking or replacing. Just the way I used my Bandit saw these items extend well beyond the "safety" margin Suzuki state for their dealers bottom line. That was my point Smile

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Post  #Tag on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 9:16 am

There's headlight fluid?  Gees, I'm bad at this.

That must be why I have such a shite light.
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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 9:37 am

I understand the manufacturer probably over specifies things a bit with servicing and how you ride or otherwise care for the bike will influence things too.
I got mine at about 5 months old so still a year and a half to run on the factory warranty. My attitude therefore has been to follow the schedule and let the dealer do the servicing, my thinking is if I have an issue that is covered by the warranty normally I don't want a missed service to be an excuse to avoid covering me. I use the bike 5 days a week and cover a lot of kms (for NZ anyway). I have strong memories of struggling with shitters of vehicles as a young fella now I am older I can do without the hassle and I know I am lucky I have the $$ to take this approach!

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Post  MIKER on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 10:38 am

I change my Bandit's engine oil & oil filter every 3000km, not to change the oil filter during a oil change, is like having a shower & not changing your jocks  scratch  Shocked  Laughing

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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 10:44 am

you change your jocks? Shocked

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