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Old 06-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hope you all can help. If I do tge service myself will I void the warranty? Also what is really the oil I should use if I do, do it myself? Thanks
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No it doesnt void your warranty. U can do it yourself and its alot cheaper. U can even go to the dealer and just ask for the oil and the filter and it will cost u about 25 bucks for all
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No it doesnt void your warranty.

i would double check this with kwaka. i was lead to believe the 1st service must be done by dealer , after that, do what ever you want
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From Kawasaki Australia site
Q. Will my warranty be affected if the periodic service is done by a non - Kawasaki Dealer?
No. Warranty covers the unit for manufactured defects. The quality or lack of periodic service has no influence on whether a failure is a manufactured defect or not. Warranty does not cover failures caused by faulty workmanship. We strongly recommend you use an authorised Kawasaki Dealer as they are factory trained, have the necessary special tools and up to date technical information.
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http://www.kawasaki.com.au/company/support

Glad I found this, because I thought I had to pay them to keep the warranty as well. Going to save $$$ by doing it myself.
Note: This is from kawi Aus. Other countries may be different
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Q. Will my warranty be affected if the periodic service is done by a non - Kawasaki Dealer?
No. Warranty covers the unit for manufactured defects. The quality or lack of periodic service has no influence on whether a failure is a manufactured defect or not. Warranty does not cover failures caused by faulty workmanship. We strongly recommend you use an authorised Kawasaki Dealer as they are factory trained, have the necessary special tools and up to date technical information.
And here is the url
http://www.kawasaki.com.au/company/support

Glad I found this, because I thought I had to pay them to keep the warranty as well. Going to save $$$ by doing it myself.
Note: This is from kawi Aus. Other countries may be different
Cool, thanks for that. The only prob I could see is Kawasaki turning around and saying that faulty workmanship on another dealer/service center's behalf caused the issue. Although they would then have to try and prove that they did faulty work, and it wasnt just a faulty part or parts to start with.

Good stuff to know, thanks very much General.
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I recently took my bike for the 6000km service and they don't just change the pads.they gave me a check list of all the components that were checked and tweaked and the bike feel a lot better than it did before the service.just keep that in mind.these guys are pros and know what to look for and how to fix it to get the best out of your bike.it does cost a lot but I really feel that its worth it
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I recently took my bike for the 6000km service and they don't just change the pads.they gave me a check list of all the components that were checked and tweaked and the bike feel a lot better than it did before the service.just keep that in mind.these guys are pros and know what to look for and how to fix it to get the best out of your bike.it does cost a lot but I really feel that its worth it
Yeah Im gonna refer to the manual, see what needs doing, when. If its a major service, I'll probably pay to make sure its done properly. Also, the sale staff told me that kawi will help you more if you get the services done proffesionally. Could be BS, could be accurate, I don't know
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Q. Will my warranty be affected if the periodic service is done by a non - Kawasaki Dealer?
No. Warranty covers the unit for manufactured defects. The quality or lack of periodic service has no influence on whether a failure is a manufactured defect or not. Warranty does not cover failures caused by faulty workmanship. We strongly recommend you use an authorised Kawasaki Dealer as they are factory trained, have the necessary special tools and up to date technical information.
And here is the url
http://www.kawasaki.com.au/company/support

Glad I found this, because I thought I had to pay them to keep the warranty as well. Going to save $$$ by doing it myself.
Note: This is from kawi Aus. Other countries may be different
this is true *AFTER* the first service. im well aware of this, but what about the *FIRST* service, this still does not answer my original question
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Ya the dealer told me first service should be done with them. I know how to change my own oil. I just feel like I am getying raped at that cost. I judt dont want hassle on warranty work if needed.

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Ya the dealer told me first service should be done with them. I know how to change my own oil. I just feel like I am getting raped at that cost. I just donít want hassle on warranty work if needed.

i understand, thatís why when i bought my bike, i did a lot of negotiating i got the 1st service included in the sale, i payed labour only
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