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floridajon

got my 2018 in april  4900 miles now. Had the dealer do the first maintenance 600 mile did the  oil change at 4000 myself.I plan on keeping this thing a long time and doing the majority of the work myself,, i'd like to know other members experiences and opinions on this topic. i love this bike and shes a definite keeper

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mjh937

I have done all my maintenance myself with the exception of the 600 mile check which I had an independent shop do.  I had not done any motorcycle work before but am reasonably competent doing car maintenance.  This is a simple bike that is easy and fun to work on.  It is also satisfying to have done it myself. 

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Cruizin
18 hours ago, floridajon said:

got my 2018 in april  4900 miles now. Had the dealer do the first maintenance 600 mile did the  oil change at 4000 myself.I plan on keeping this thing a long time and doing the majority of the work myself,, i'd like to know other members experiences and opinions on this topic. i love this bike and shes a definite keeper

Check out our tech tips section, it has DIY posts on how to do everything yourself. 

https://fz07.org/forum/16/yamaha-fz-07-tech-tips/

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gregjet

If you haven't changed the front suspension springs/damping at least change the fork oil. Yamaha OEM fork oil ( like many other fork oils) has no antioxidants in it and degenerates reasonably quickly . That plus the initial few hundred miles will build up most of the metal wear in the oil and accellerate wear.

While you are there do the spring/ damping upgrade ( cartridge/GVE whichever) and change the rear shock to something less resembling a pogostick. These changes will make THE biggest change to the enjoyment of you bike you can do. Puts the bike into a much more expensive league in terms of handling. Check out the suspension posts. You won't find a better quality of information on many forums anywhere.

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Slow poke

Can someone tell me if fork cartridges are that much better than the GVE for spirited riding in the mountains. I do not commute only ride twisty mountain roads but sometimes roads are not so smooth.

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