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I had the valves done yesterday at the dealer at 790 miles. Said they were a little loose. I think it runs better with more power after the valves were adjusted. I asked the dealer how much to do the rear end oil. As I had aready done the engine oil and filter at 607 miles. He said $60.00. So I said I would do it myself as I needed to learn how to do it anyway. Went pretty well but the covers for the feet area are a little tought to get off. I did not take them all the way off. Just loose enough to pull them out of the way. Finally found out where that fan filter is. It is a filter for the fan that cools the belt drive assy. Under the slotted cover that is inset in the big black belt cover. It was somewhat dirty so used soap and water and it came clean as if new.

Next was the rear end oil. Figured out which one was the drain and the other is the level hole. It is the two bolts right next to the 200ml stamp in the metal casing. Drained the lower bolt and refilled with around 200ml of 10w40 in the upper hole until it started flowing out of the top or level hole. Pretty easy really. The biggest pain is getting the covers back on along with the foot rubbers.

Oh, I had taken it to another dealer to do the valves beacuse the dealer where I bought the bike I had a feeling had never worked on one. They checked my tires and I had 11lbs in the front and 13lbs in the back. The dealer I purchased from must not have checked them. Idiot me just assumed they were fine since it was new. That will be the last time I take anything for granted. Bike rides a lot harder now but probably helped acceleration.

I figure I hammered on the selling dealers price so hard they gave me a great deal but skipped much set up or all setup labor.

So maint should not be a big deal anymore as I know how to do most everything except valves. Might just have to figure that procedure out also.

The Dealer charged me 95.00 for valves and spark plug. Went ahead and did a plug while they were in there. Also checked various things in the manual while doing valves also. So by doing my own engine oil and rear end oil, probably saved $150.00 or so. And learned along the way.
 

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wow.
$95 for all that labor - good deal.

It's normal for the first service valve adjustment to show loose.

You can get a service manual for about $25.
Many of the screws on the Burgman are the same size except for
a few slightly longer ones.

I cleaned my front fork tubes today.
 

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Mark Mettler said:
I had the valves done yesterday at the dealer at 790 miles. Said they were a little loose. I think it runs better with more power after the valves were adjusted. I asked the dealer how much to do the rear end oil. As I had aready done the engine oil and filter at 607 miles. He said $60.00. So I said I would do it myself as I needed to learn how to do it anyway. Went pretty well but the covers for the feet area are a little tought to get off. I did not take them all the way off. Just loose enough to pull them out of the way. Finally found out where that fan filter is. It is a filter for the fan that cools the belt drive assy. Under the slotted cover that is inset in the big black belt cover. It was somewhat dirty so used soap and water and it came clean as if new.
Mark - great read, thanks for sharing with us.

You have the right attitude in wanting to learn the bike - I can recommend the Service Manual to assist that process. The art of tupperware removal and replacement (known in some circles as tupperware oragami!) is not difficult it just helps to have the manual to give you some clues.

I would however urge caution with respect to tyres and their condition and pressures. I would see these as a pre-ride check - but I would say that because I have these fitted http://www.thetyrepressuremonitor.com/faq.html

Enjoy and stay safe.
 

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Reply on tires.

Thanks Norman for the post on tire monitor guages. I just might have to invest in those. Thanks Mark
 
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