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I recently bought a 2012 Burgman 650 from RideNow Powersports in Tucson, AZ (the only official Suzuki dealer we have here) and am coming up on the 600 mile service. I am extremely unhappy with RideNow due to some broken promises they made during the sale, so will not be going back to them. I would really prefer someone with some Burgman experience do the first service, as I have lost all confidence in RideNow & do not have any faith that they assembled the bike correctly in the first place (although I have not noticed any issues so far), and my own mechanical skills are minimal. Any suggestions on somewhere/someone else to take my bike to for the 600 mile service would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Even if your mechanical skills are 'minimal', a great time to start learning IS with doing your own service. As far as difficulty, with 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult, an oil, tranny, and even final drive oil change is about a 2. You don't even have to take any tupperware off. If you are up to it, then get your oil, get your filter, you will need a correctly sized hex wrench or hex-head for a 3/8 drive, and an oil drain pan. You will need a correctly sized socket or wrench (I believe it's 17mm, as I just did mine last week) for the engine oil drain plug. Even if you have no tools, you can get a basic socket and wrench set, the right hex head socket tool, the oil, filter, and gear lube and still save a bundle over what the dealer will charge you. We are here to help and there are lots of help videos. If the timing is right, I'd even get on the phone with you and guide you thru it.

I was down in Sierra Vista until last August, now I'm in Columbus, OH. If I was there I'd be glad to show you how to do it..unfortunately, I'm not, now.
 

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Even if your mechanical skills are 'minimal', a great time to start learning IS with doing your own service. As far as difficulty, with 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult, an oil, tranny, and even final drive oil change is about a 2. You don't even have to take any tupperware off. If you are up to it, then get your oil, get your filter, you will need a correctly sized hex wrench or hex-head for a 3/8 drive, and an oil drain pan. You will need a correctly sized socket or wrench (I believe it's 17mm, as I just did mine last week) for the engine oil drain plug. Even if you have no tools, you can get a basic socket and wrench set, the right hex head socket tool, the oil, filter, and gear lube and still save a bundle over what the dealer will charge you. We are here to help and there are lots of help videos. If the timing is right, I'd even get on the phone with you and guide you thru it.

I was down in Sierra Vista until last August, now I'm in Columbus, OH. If I was there I'd be glad to show you how to do it..unfortunately, I'm not, now.

I appreciate the offer and the advice. I understand your point and would definitely have agreed with you, if not for my lack of confidence regarding the assembly of the bike. I wanted to take it to someone who really knew bikes so they can make sure that all bolts, wires, tubes, etc. were present & connected properly. On the recommendation of some folks from the Sky Island Riders Club (who threw an awesome scooter rally this past weekend by the way), I took it to Cycles, Skis, & ATVs (CSA). The folks at CSA seemed to be familiar with the bike (they already knew what needed to be done, but asked me to bring the owner's manual in with me so they could show me exactly whet they were going to do and why) and went out of their way to assist me (they stayed 20 minutes past their closing time so I could drop the bike off when I got off work). I will be doing future fluid changes myself, but will definitely be taking the bike back to CSA when I come across something I am not able (or willing) to do myself.
 

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Glad you found a place you can trust to do it right. :thumbup:
 

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Glad you got recommendations from the Sky Island Riders. I want to retire to Tucson and have been following the clubs adventures. They seem like a bunch of great scooterists.

I will be doing my first service and don't want to break any tabs. I will definetly research how to do the change without removing the side panel.
 
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