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I finally reached 600 miles on the s4r-- i love this bike, it fits me so well and the handling is awesome---it feels like its part of me. Anyways I have a couple of questions. What all is done at the 600 mile service ? Is it more than an oil change ? My deaaler is 50 miles away and it looks like the weather is going to deteriorate pretty soon, I'd rather have the bike serviced locallly, but not if its much more than an oil change.

Also, I notice the engine kind of slogs below 4500 revs-- would sproket changes help this ?

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Dan
 
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Just an oil change and a check list. Check the chain and other stupid sh!t. I'd still have the dealer do it just in case there's some goofy stuff that he may know about that hasn't been made public.

Sprocket change will raise the RPM in any given gear, reletive to speed. It'll get you out of the hole quicker, but your engine will still exhibit the same response below 4500 RPM
 
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I got the free 600 and 4k mile service in the mail a few weeks after I got my M800... It lists everything that is checked and done to the bike on the actul voucher that you get in the mail...
I'am in a similar situation... I'am a lil over 400 miles... and you are right the weather is gonna start to change are here as well... would it be better to wait untill the year turns over before getting the service... I mean its gonna start to rain and get all cold... Why get the service done only to store the bike for the winter... I kinda thinking to get it serviced before everyone starts getting ready for spring... just my view i guess... what does everyone think?
 

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Well luckily I really wont be storing the bike. In Colorado we can ride all year, not every day of course, maybe not even every week, but often (I hope). I'll just wait for good weather to get it serviced at the dealers.
Ona880s-- I couldnt stand the thought of my new monster sitting all winter with all of those break-in bits floating around--Where are you located ? No chance of putting another two hundred on and getting it serviced before storing is a must ?
Jason-- I've briefly read of the OEM battery acid problem--does that really plauge every monster ? Anyways just to be safe--Can anyone recomend a non OEM battery. I havent looked at the battery yet. Have to lift an almost empty tank up, right ?

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I would take it in and let the dealer service it for a couple of reasons.
1. Liability - Under warranty they can't blame a problem on you if you let them service it.
2. Recalls - It's good to have them check for any recalls. On my wifes 2002 620 the instrument cluster was recalled. I wouldn't have known it unless I brought it in.
 
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