I took mine in for the 1000 mile (it was a couple years ago) and paid $150. They did change all the fluids, or at least told me they did. I also had a ton of play in my clutch and throttle, both adjusted during the service. I have done all my own service since then, was just chicken when I bought the bike and thought I should have the first one done by the dealer.They'll also check throttle cable play, clutch cable play and possibly check your tire air pressure, if you're lucky.
No they told me when I baught the bike that they changed the plugs at a 1000 mi check up and on the recipt it listed the plug type, and that they changed them 6r12BUL. is this a hotter plug?I can't see or ever heard of a Harley dealer, or any brand dealer replacing a part that's rated for 16000+ miles at the 1000 mile service.
Changing the spark plugs, unless requested by the owner, or due to remapping, or needing a higher heat range (Owners who live in a colder climate usually require a hotter heat range, over guys that live in year round warm) doesn't benefit the owner, or the dealer.
I'm not saying it's not true....I just never heard of it, or there's more to the story.
They told me when I baught the bike that they change the plugs automaticly. I didn't whant you to think I was b.s.ing you. I know that they insited on not reving engine for the 1st 500 mi. maybe I fouled the plugsShort drive.
Long idleing periods.
Starting the bike up numerous times with short runnings in between.
Mechanic that doesn't know what he's looking at.
Air cleaner temporarily covered by the rider wearing a long, flowing gown that wrapped around the filter, smothering the engine for air..........
Don't lose sleep over it.
They didn't do anything wrong, just unusual. Call them and ask them why they were replaced......see what they say.......
I'll tell you exactly what I paid for the bike and what I got with it. I paid $10400.00 I got the 1000&5000 checkup they delivered it 20- 30 mi. to my house not sure on the distance. Installed a conector for my bat. minder, filled the tank. Gave me $200 off any merchandise I bought because I took the bike course up the street from them. Inspiction sticker T shirt, 15% off anything I bought in the store next two weeks, after purchase of bike, now I get 10% off any thing I buy in the store. oh ya the bike is a sportster low matalic red actualy its bugandy. How'd I do?Free....cool, oh wait..........i bet you payed for it somewhere in the sticker price.
ok Dave, to be honest after hearing about all these other dealers. mine sounds to good to be true, but he has a platinum rep, and his pricing couldn't be better, I went out of my way to buy from him.No dude....I never thought YOU were BSing me for a minute. I suspected the dealer did......but not you.
I just figured they TOLD you they swapped them out, and never did, charging you for them.
Like I said......don't sweat it.