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My First Mod

What warning?

Apparently, Suzuki feels it’s their moral obligation to point out the fact that motorcycling is dangerous.¬† Personally, I think it’s so that they can cover their asses…

Smack-dab in the middle of the gas tank is a warning sticker that reads as follows:


Failure to follow these safety precautions may increase your risk of injury:

  • Wear a helmet, eye protection, and bright protective clothing.
  • Don’t ride after consuming alcohol or other drugs.
  • Slow down on slippery surfaces, unfamiliar terrain, or when visibility is reduced.
  • Read owner’s manual carefully.

Thanks, Suzuki, for that friendly FYI!

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Happy Wrenching!

The dealer wants $300 to do an oil change.

Well, not exactly.  They want $300 to do the initial 600 mile break-in service, which includes:

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Drive chain cleaning, lube, and adjustment
  • Tighten chassis bolts, exhaust pipe bolts
  • Brake inspection
  • Engine idle speed inspection
  • Throttle valve synchronization
  • Throttle cable play inspection
  • Steering inspection

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