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  1. #1
    n00bie


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    David
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    Vulcan Nomad 1700. '12
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    May 2015
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    Victoria
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    Default Kawasaki having a lend of us?

    I have always maintained that Kawasaki are shafting us with their recommended service schedules for cruisers.

    The US manuals recommend services are conducted every 6000 MILES.

    Sneakily, for Australia, they just conveniently did a word search in the document and changed miles to kms., thereby stating that services be conducted every 6000 kms., where in fact it should be converted to kms, meaning service every 10,000 kms.

    But money in the dealers' pockets are more important to them than doing the right thing by us, but it really is a sham.

    Has anybody ever thought the same??

    Kettles

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    n00bie On a Mission


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    Phil
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    2008 VN1600 Nomad
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    Jan 2011
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    Qld
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    Default

    I'm with you on this one, 6000k's is excessive, Triumph recommend sevices every 16,000km's for their machines. But if you don't do it and you have a warranty claim I bet they would have you over a barrel.
    Cheers
    Phil

  3. #3
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    David
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    Vulcan Nomad 1700. '12
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    May 2015
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    Victoria
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    Default

    Well I'm glad that at least someone agrees with me.

    It really is a con.

  4. #4
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    Stuart
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    2016 Vulcan custom 900
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    Mar 2017
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    Victoria
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    Default

    I just bought a new 2016 VN900. I thought regular 6,000km services were a bit much, but if the service book isn't up to date and you make a warranty claim, they can deny it. A con, yes.

  5. #5
    n00bie On a Mission


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    Nico
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    '79 Z1000 A3 MkII
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    Apr 2014
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    WA
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    Default

    If this is the case ( I dont do 'new' bikes ) and I owned a bike under warranty I would be doing more than whinging about it on a public forum. Formally ask Kawasaki why the service intervals are so different between the two hemispheres then take it from there.

  6. #6
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    Alfred
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    Kawasaki
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
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    Victoria
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    Default

    Conditions in Australia are far harsher than other countries,hence the intervals.

 

 

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