New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question


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New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby the.zman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:30 pm



Just bought a new 2012 last month and it is time for its 30 day maintenance. I only have about 75 miles on the bike. Is this servicing necessary?



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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby themainviking » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:54 pm

Only if it voids your warrantee to not have it, which I highly doubt. I bought my 2009 brand new in Oct 2010 and the dealer told me that he would see me when I had 5,000 miles on it. They no longer come with break in oil, so really, there is nothing to do for servicing except make sure they prepped it right before selling it to you.
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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby Red Ron » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:42 am

Have an '08 bought new in Jan. of '09. Have never taken it in for service in 47,000 miles. I just document it in the owner's manual.

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:58 am

Read your owners manual. Your first service is not due until 4K miles. If your dealer is telling you different, he is a "stealer", not a dealer!
Now having said that, only 15 miles and it's a month old :!: :?: :D

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby Mike 545 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:48 am

I thought that when you break-in a new bike, you take it out and work the engine for 50 miles; than take it back and have the oil/filter changed - you know, accelerate and use engine compression to decelerate. Is that procedure still recommended?

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:02 pm

Mike 545 wrote:I thought that when you break-in a new bike, you take it out and work the engine for 50 miles; than take it back and have the oil/filter changed - you know, accelerate and use engine compression to decelerate. Is that procedure still recommended?

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby Mike 545 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:45 am

Why not? Could someone give a bit more of info? This is not a wise-crack.

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby Ghostman » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:23 am

if you look in your owners manual there is a section that tells you how to break in your wing. Now some dealers because of early transmission issues will ask you to come in for a 6-700 mile oil change. If they're telling you to have a 600 mile service where they go over the whole bike ,that's not supposed to happen until 4000 miles and this guy is a STEALER. Heres how they put one together.



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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:52 am

Mike 545 wrote:Why not? Could someone give a bit more of info? This is not a wise-crack.

Nor was my simple no meant to be. As already posted, the first service is due @ 4K. IMHO, anything earlier than that is a waste of time and money. Any dealer than wants to do an early Service, just wants your money.
There has been no need for the "infant " service for new vehicles for years! My first oil change for my Traverse came @ 12K as indicated by the onboard oil change notice!

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby ogilly0753 » Thu May 03, 2012 12:48 pm

The owners manual states first check at 4k. The dealer recommended to me to change the oil at 800 miles which I did myself. Other than that I use the schedule outlined in owners manual.
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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 03, 2012 1:10 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:Nor was my simple no meant to be. As already posted, the first service is due @ 4K. IMHO, anything earlier than that is a waste of time and money. Any dealer than wants to do an early Service, just wants your money.
There has been no need for the "infant " service for new vehicles for years! My first oil change for my Traverse came @ 12K as indicated by the onboard oil change notice!


My wife took her nearly-new car to the local dealer for free oil change/tire rotation (it came with a year's worth free). The sharks there saw a woman on her own, and told her that the car needed engine and cabin air filters (I had just changed them a couple weeks previous), a rear side marker bulb (car doesn't have rear side marker lights) and a complete transmission service (car has less than 20,000 miles on it, first transmission service is due at 100,000 according to maintenance schedule). She had the sense to call me, I told her to decline all of it.

GM later sent me an email asking my opinions of my "service experience." I let them know exactly what I thought.

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby mcbrown » Fri May 04, 2012 2:43 am

Bought my 2010 Goldwing Luxury here in Perth Western Australia in September 2011. As per the owners manual the first service was done at 1000km (600 miles) and then at 6000km (4000 miles) and it will then be every 6000km (4000 miles)thereafter. We have 2 Goldwing dealers here and when I asked for a quote from the dealer where I bought it from it was AU$330. I then went to the other dealer it was $265. So much for looking after their customers. Both said they would change the oil and filter which was not listed in the service requirements in the manual (mainly check and inspect at the first 6000km). I wanted the oil and filter changed regardless of what the manual said so I did the $265 service.

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Re: New 2012 Goldwing Servicing Question

Postby jscholes » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:53 pm

Wingers, I am an old motorhead. The reason for a before 4k or 5k oil change on a new bike is the same as a car. First, 'break in oil' is not different oil, it is the oil in the vehicle during the first few hundred miles, thus "break in oil". In my 2014, I changed my oil at 1000 miles. When an engine, ANY combustion engine, is new, it is not "seated" yet. Pistons and other moving parts need to seat. As they "wear in" miniscule metal particles or shavings are created, thus the early recommended oil change to rid the system of these. This is a quote from The Washington Post asking if you still have to break in new cars. Same moving parts so applies to us as well. While there is no longer a drive steady Mph and such "break in" it did say this:
"The only caveat comes with that first oil change. Make sure you change your new car's oil and filter for the first time at 1500 miles unless otherwise recommended by the manufacturer. The reason? Metal has worn off while mating surfaces were established, and those metal scraps need to be removed from the engine before they cause long-term damage."
To play devil's advocate there is a site about 7 myths about oil that somewhat agrees but not completely:
Regarding a shorter duration oil change for the first one:
"There might be a grain of truth to this, according to the experts at Blackstone. Oil samples from engines during the first 3,000 miles of driving show elevated "wear-in" metal levels, coming from the pistons and camshafts, says Ryan Stark, Blackstone's president. But he added, "To me, it doesn't make that much difference because if the filings are big enough to cause damage, they will be taken out by the oil filter."




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