I am close to the 1,000 mile mark on my new Harley and want to take it in to the Harley dealer for the 1,000 mile maintenance. Not to just get an oil change, but to also get all the gears and everything else checked out by a professional to see if everything is in proper working order since it is my first bike that I have been learning to ride on.
The thing is, Harley wants around $280 for this first time 1,000 mile maintenance check and oil change. Seems awful steep. Do I get a pic of a hot, naked, biker, chick on my Harley for that price?? Still, I guess I can pay for it just this first time since they supposedly do a full mechanical check-up on it. Has anyone here got it done and can tell me if it was worth the cost?
It's the other oil changes afterwards that I am not sure what I will do about. I live in a condo where I don't have a garage or area to do my own oil changes. I asked the service guy at HD how much for a regular oil change and he said $90.!!
Is there a reason other than being Harley Davidson why they would charge so much or can I get it done cheaper by some other motorcycle shop who will also work on Harleys? I never did an oil change on a motorcycle, so I don't know the difficulty of it, but I'm sure it has to be easier than a car which people can get an oil change done for $40 or less.
I'm thinking if oil changes are going to cost me $90 a pop, I'm going to find me some deserted area with no one around, park my bike and do my own oil change.