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  • Offline HagarTHEHORRIBLE   gb

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    Service intervals
    on: September 03, 2022, 03:57:07 pm
    September 03, 2022, 03:57:07 pm
    How often do you service your bike (Gen 1) every 6000 or if you are not doing 6000 per year do you service it every year?

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    Re: Service intervals
    Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 04:25:51 pm
    September 03, 2022, 04:25:51 pm
    I was flipping through my service book as my XR is going in Monday for a service

    It's a 2016 bike that I have owned since 2018. The previous owner had services at 600, 2700 (annual in 2017) and 7800 (annual in 2018). I had the bike serviced in 2019 at 13k and in Sept 2020 at 18k. The bike is only approaching 23k now and I skipped the annual service last year. I have a 2016 R1200RS and that had a service last year so it got used more, going to Scotland twice in 2021 and Germany last spring.

    I recently changed the brake pads on the XR myself. The XR has also been treated to new tyres recently.

    If I keep the 2 bikes, the mileage on them will remain lower than pre-Covid as I am rarely commuting. I mostly work from home now. I think I will continue to service them either by mileage or every other year but I do not expect to do 6k a year on either of them. I'm going to Spain in a couple of weeks so the XR will do that trip and perhaps that's the way I will do it, the bike with the most recent service will do long trips.

    The requirements for an annual service is just bollocks. The bike gets a safety check each year with the MOT and I'll change pads etc on an as needs basis.

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    Re: Service intervals
    Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 05:27:19 pm
    September 03, 2022, 05:27:19 pm
    Yeah that's what I thought I only do about 3k a year so every other year will be fine.

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    The requirements for an annual service is just bollocks. The bike gets a safety check each year with the MOT and I'll change pads etc on an as needs basis.

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    Re: Service intervals
    Reply #3 on: September 05, 2022, 10:40:13 am
    September 05, 2022, 10:40:13 am
    Yes but....
    Whilst I agree that the mechanical things won't wear out if you're not riding the bike its worth keeping an eye on anything that might degrade with age, so check the condition of all hoses & cables & tyres for the rubber going hard.
    Also do not neglect changing the coolant & brake fluid at the recommended intervals regardless of mileage to prevent corrosion inside the cooling system and to stop brake fluid turning to a black sludge & needing new caliper seals.
    Mark