parts guy even said I could wait NLT 700-800 miles. True?
The dealer told my wife she could slide a bit on her 600 mile service on her Stryker, but probably wouldn't push it over 1000.
I have always been a little leery of anything someone say's was told to them by the "dealer", wether a car or motorcycle dealer.
The assumption of course is that the reference to the dealer carries a lot of weight by the fact that it is seen as an "authorized" extension of what the manufacturer claims to be required.
Nothing could be any farther from the truth.
I have been in the auto-service business for well over 25 years, and I am forever chagrined when a customer tells me they are going to spend several thousand dollars at thier "dealership" to get thier 30,000 mile (or whatever mile...) service done.
They always seem to think that thier manufacturer requires this particular group of services to maintain warranty, simply because thier "dealer' is making the recommendation to do it. Often, dealers will outright lie to customers and tell them it is required for warranty reasons when it is not.
The owner;s manual and the warranty requirement booklet that comes with the car is the last and only word on what is required to maintain a warranty.
Dealerships are nearly always NOT considered an agent, or a representative of what a manufacturer requires when the chips are down.
Dealers are simply independant contractors trying to earn some business, just like me and my shops.
Just because the technicians uniform patch says "Ford" or "Yamaha" or any other brand name does not mean he knows any more than any other mechanic working at any independant shop in your town. Many times they are far less knowledgeable and trained than the local independants.
If the manual says "change at 600 miles", but the "dealer" tells you not to worry about it, that it is good to go over that amount, then you are assuming any risk if a warranty issue arises based on the gear-box fluid change interval. The dealer certainly is not going to eat the cost of repairs if the warranty doesn't cover it.