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This is a discussion on 20 Hour Initial Maintenance within the Wolverine General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha Wolverine Gen 1 708 cc SxS category; Do most people take their bikes to the dealers for their maintenance plans or is it easy enough to do at home? Most of the ...

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    20 Hour Initial Maintenance

    Do most people take their bikes to the dealers for their maintenance plans or is it easy enough to do at home? Most of the time I would say the dealer for sure but with only a 6 month warranty I'm not sure if it is worth the extra money or not.

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    It really depends on the dealer in my opinion. My dealer in Roseville, CA is outstanding and I took mine in for this service. There are many dealers that have screwed over others on this forum, though.

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    I had a pretty terrible experience with mine here in Morgantown, WV so I am trying to decide to give them any more business, drive to the next town, or just do it at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mounties77 View Post
    Do most people take their bikes to the dealers for their maintenance plans or is it easy enough to do at home? Most of the time I would say the dealer for sure but with only a 6 month warranty I'm not sure if it is worth the extra money or not.
    It depends. Are you out of warranty? You can get a YES warranty for less than $800. The 20 hour service is easy to do yourself if you have some mechanical skills. Whatever you decided keep all the receipts. You may want to sign up for the yamalube advantage free warranty before the first oil change.
    http://yamalubeadvantage.com/

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    knowing what I now now, get the extended warrenty if you can afford it or intend to leave the machine stock. if you plan big modifications then just do the check at home. I took my machine to the dealer and theres no possible way they did everything they are supposed to do but still charged an un Godly amount of money. I too feared the warrenty but I opted to not buy an extended warrenty because I wanted to add a PCV and Clutch and tires so I figured at that point they wont cover much anyway.
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    My feelings on the subject: many dealers have useless service departments who don’t really do the full inspections. I say skip the dealer if you can and learn as much as you can about your machine. If you do a few mods you can learn a lot very quickly. It’s just like legos. Ha!
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    You will juiced out here by dealers. I had dealer replace a rubber on my bike and I normally mount myself, but had them do it since dismounting/mounting a tire in the parking was frowned upon. I got the bike back and the rear axle bolt was loose, only thing keep tire on was the chain. Glad I checked it before I rode off. Never again. I just bought the service manual online for the X4 and I am able to get Yamalube at cost (not much of markup anyways). Plus, you learn your machine a little and may help you in the bush and sense of accomplishment. +1 on doing it yourself.
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    Just read through the manual.
    The 20hr is just an oil change, transmission fluid change, and rear diff fluid change. The rest of the items are simple checks that, quick frankly, most deals will barely spend 1 minute on each (which to be fair is probably all that's needed at 20hrs).

    The fluid changes are definitely more involved (3 drain plugs for oil, removing passenger seat and rear inner fender for transmission), but I doubt they'd take an average person more than 2 hours.

    Figure what your time is worth.... but 2 hours in the garage is much more enjoyable to me than the hassle of trailering to the dealer and back. Not to mention the few hundred dollars you'll save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejrod View Post
    Just read through the manual.
    The 20hr is just an oil change, transmission fluid change, and rear diff fluid change. The rest of the items are simple checks that, quick frankly, most deals will barely spend 1 minute on each (which to be fair is probably all that's needed at 20hrs).

    The fluid changes are definitely more involved (3 drain plugs for oil, removing passenger seat and rear inner fender for transmission), but I doubt they'd take an average person more than 2 hours.

    Figure what your time is worth.... but 2 hours in the garage is much more enjoyable to me than the hassle of trailering to the dealer and back. Not to mention the few hundred dollars you'll save.
    The other thing that is supposed to be checked is the valve clearance, at least it is on the R Spec. That is the one that takes the time to remove the bed.

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    the new x4 valves are much simpler to access thx to engine location , looks to be a quick job

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