9K Oil Change + Chain Tensioning

9K Oil Change + Chain Tensioning

I decided to do this service myself. It's my first oil change ever, and on a motorcycle as well. I also wanted to adjust the chain as it was sagging a bit. I only adjusted a chain once before, and that was on a rented vstrom on the side of the road somewhere in Colorado. The concept is the same across all chain driven bikes. After watching a few youtube videos, ordering some parts from amazon, and picking up some tools from auto zone and home depot, I was able to complete both, making me feel more connected to my bike.

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6K Service

noting really exciting here. i got my 6k service at bmw nyc. i had to schedule a few weeks in advance. i reached 6k just ~4 months after i got the bike. i found out i was supposed to do an oil change at 3k. it doesn't say so anywhere in the manual, just says once a year or if you do a lot of miles to do it sooner. they said it wasn't a big deal at all, and that i should do my next oil change on my own at 9k, and then bring it in again at 12k for scheduled service. they were reasonably priced (i think), and they had it done for me in 2 hours while i waited.