There is less competition with motorcycle dealers than there is at the 1000's of gas stations.......!!!!!! and auto service centers..oakcreekeric said:I have to laugh and chime in here... some may get a chuckle.
so.. in my past, i've been a pretty handy guy.. done my fair share of mechanical work... changed my fair share of oil changes.. i figured at 44, i've seen a lot..
recently.. i've had some issues with my 400 and took it to the local dealership... as i was bringing it out for the season.. i told them to change my oil why they were at it..
boy oh boy.. was i shocked at the bill... i got a bill for a $40 oil change... that's right.. $40 for a 2.4 quart oil change.. of course i had to ask.. the guy told me with a straight face, $18 worth of oil ($6 per quart of "motorcycle" oil), $10 filter, $10 labor fee and $2 for O-rings... yep... $40... i about fell out of my chair, considering i get my oil changed in my V-8 suburban for $22..
when i inquired, he mentioned they used "special" motorcycle oil and that is why.. i honestly called a buddy who's had bike his whole life, yep.. there's such a thing. but as buffalo mentions, we don't have to worry about it seeing as we dont have the wet clutch..
anyway.. enjoy your ownership.. had to share my story