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My local Suzuki dealer just quoted my about $400 for the 6500 mile service on my 2002 DRZ-400S. Ouch! ~$350 labor, and $50 parts. I have the service manual from the guy I bought the bike from, but I'm not a very experienced mechanic. I might just have to learn how to adjust the valves myself... even if I have to buy $100 on tools and spend 10 hours on it, it will still be worth it.

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With the service manual and the good help here you can do danged near anything that needs to be done on the bike including your valves, etc. What all did they do for $400? Seems a little steep to me...If it was just a basic service like oil change, checked the fasteners, service the air cleaner, etc. I'd say they got in your pocket pretty good! :)

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I'm sorry...I need to read more closely. This was a quote for service...they didn't actually do the work? Ya know if they're gonna service everything including swing-arm, pivot, shock, head-set, check & adjust valves, etc. etc. that probably ain't a bad deal. However for that money you can buy every tool you need and have $ left over for some mods / bike protection, etc. Don't be afraid to work on it yourself. Especially if you have the service manual. You'll learn lots about your bike and it may save your a$$ sometime when you're out in the Big Lonesome especially if you carry a few tools, etc. I go places on my bike by myself that it would take God 3 weeks to find me. So, I kinda like to know what goin' on under that seat! Good luck... :)

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My local Suzuki dealer just quoted my about $400 for the 6500 mile service on my 2002 DRZ-400S. Ouch! ~$350 labor, and $50 parts. I have the service manual from the guy I bought the bike from, but I'm not a very experienced mechanic. I might just have to learn how to adjust the valves myself... even if I have to buy $100 on tools and spend 10 hours on it, it will still be worth it.

wow,i need to go to work for that place.

we charge 2 hours (about $140) and parts on a drz is $30 tops.

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No - I haven't had the service done yet - I just wanted to get a quote. I'm tempted to do it myself I must admit...

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No - I haven't had the service done yet - I just wanted to get a quote. I'm tempted to do it myself I must admit...

You can do it! Just search the forum. Read Burned's and Bronco's FAQ and study the manual. Nothin' magic to do other than a little thinkin' and a little work. I enjoy working on my bike and you tend to get to know it quite well. If you take care of it you can enjoy thousands of trouble-free, dependable miles outta the DR-Z. You can expect to do a little more maintenance than you would on a car or truck but not really much more. Good luck... :)

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