Did any of you guys take your Indian in to the dealership for the break-in service after 500 or so miles? If so, how much did it cost you? I'm curious.
I did the first one due to warranty I don’t want to hear any BS. I’m no mechanic but I’m pretty mechanical thanks to all my years on HD. This ain’t rocket science get a manual if you can read and follow directions. You’d be amazed at what you can do. Most of us learned same wayWow... I had a feeling I was getting the wool pulled over my eyes... Mine cost $417. I still paid it because I'm not qualified enough to check literally everything on the bike (I'm still learning), but I decided after that financial hit that I'd do all subsequent services (oil changes etc.) myself and save $350+...
lol no you wouldn’t stop it !Yes and I do not recall the price. I do know it raised my eyebrows a bit. Manager said that one (500) and the 5k one were the most expensive until I think the 20k one?
I'm ok with it. I bought a Premium motorcycle. If I couldn't afford it, I'd have stayed on the porch.
I just got another recommendation less than an hour ago for Daytona...sounds like they do good work up there.Did they give you an itemized receipt? It would be interesting to see where the costs were at. $75 for oil change kit. Hard to imagine $342 in labor and tax to change the oil and inspect the bike. The biggest issue, especially for new Indians is the battery terminals are loose and the exhaust header needs a little tightening. Also you may want to check the seat bolts but since you have to take off the seat to check the battery terminals...
I see that you are in Orlando but when you are ready for tires I would recommend making a trip to Daytona. Their tire prices are about average of everyone else but labor is free if you buy a tire from them. I got charged 1.5 hrs labor by my local dealer for a rear tire on my Vic so I went to Daytona and had it done on my Indian. I'm on the email list for the dealership and read about the free labor. Sometimes some of the independents will change a tire for a flat fee even if you bring your own. Just keep all of your receipts for warranty purposes.
Been having Daytona Indian service my Chief since I've owned it (August 2018). Bike sat for over 7 years (last tagged in 2012). After my Division Chief towed the bike to Daytona for/with me (full enclosed trailer), I talked with the service dept. with them suggesting the things I should have done, and I suggested the things I wanted done.I just got another recommendation less than an hour ago for Daytona...sounds like they do good work up there.