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I have a 2013 Outlander xt 1000, I called a dealer to get the maintenance message turned off he said he could blah blah blah and did I get my first service done, I said yes I did it and he said have your valves been adjusted, I said no this is the first ive heard of it and he said that at the first service they need to be adjusted by a dealer. Have yall done this or got this done? How much out of adjustment were they? What did yall pay? Thanks in advance.
 

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A lot of dealers, including mine, say wait about the valves...maybe do them at 25 or 50 hours....my dealer told me that rarely are they out of spec at 10hours...so, I didn't get mine done, but I will at probably at 50 hours or so just to be safe...
 

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well good, because im at 50 hours lol
 

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I did mine at 20ish hrs and they were out of spec
 

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Dealer doesnt HAVE to do it. Mine is at about 60-70 hours and still havent done them but will here sometime this summer.. My dealer said to wait to at least 30hours to check them. They said some were out of spec at 30 and some where the same at 50.. So it really depends. I can tell you mine isnt getting done at the dealer. Gonna do my buddies maverick and my outlander at the same time.
 

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Just wondering those of you that got it done at dealer, how much?? He said to keep warranty that you HAD to get them done at dealer, mine warranty is out so idc, just dont want to do it.
 

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Dealer will do a sloppy job Find a mechanic friend if needed and help fetch him tools and watch and learn from him Its not a hard job. Mine was easy because I had the headers off to install the Muzzy!
 

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I know how to adjust valves i just have never done it on a can-am and on a can-am changing the oil filter aint easy lol, so im going to let them do it. No body knows what they paid?
 

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CHECk/SET valves

he said that at the first service they need to be adjusted by a dealer. Have yall done this or got this done? How much out of adjustment were they? What did yall pay?

Its usually INCLUDED in an invoice for several tasks and a WHOLE BUNCH of "checks" so the cost isn't laid right out there.
I can tell you that in the BRP FLAT RATE chart, they're stating 3 HOURS for the job...its not cheap (unless they SAY they did it but DIDNT DO IT) as I suspect is OFTEN THE CASE.
 

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I got a printout with the lash values from the dealer. They didn't adjust them at the 10hr service but they did check. They also caught three things they warranted as well. Front/rear input shaft seals and a radiator leak.

The dealer I bought from offered me a 3 year service contract for $1400 for as often as I used it based on miles and hours combined. I also get 24hr service turn arounds year round.
 

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Alright this dealer told me 15 to get the message turned off and 110 to adjust the valves, didnt think that was too bad.
 

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I know have 15 hours on my new 2015 outlander max 650 xt and still no message. Could the dealer have just disabled the messages. He did know i was going to do all the servicing.
 

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I know have 15 hours on my new 2015 outlander max 650 xt and still no message. Could the dealer have just disabled the messages. He did know i was going to do all the servicing.
Yours should be coming on anytime now....No worries....
 

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Ok so I have read somewhere that as long as you use the correct fluids and keep receipts you don't have to take to dealer for the notorious FIRST service. I was told by my sales rep to put aside a couple hundred bucks. He said bring it in around 5-600km. I'm getting there and would rather do the fluids myself. Can you avoid this? I will take it in for valves eventually.!
 

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35 hours and still no message. If they never come i will consider myself lucky. I just did valve adjustments before my last big ride. They were well out of spec.
 

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Ok so I have read somewhere that as long as you use the correct fluids and keep receipts you don't have to take to dealer for the notorious FIRST service. I was told by my sales rep to put aside a couple hundred bucks. He said bring it in around 5-600km. I'm getting there and would rather do the fluids myself. Can you avoid this? I will take it in for valves eventually.!

That's true!They want to beat you out your money just change the fuilds..look at your manual to look for other things && grease your machine:)
 

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I take mine to the dealer for the first service for a number of reasons-
Being new, and if the dealer is good, you will get the latest and greatest when the hook it up to the computer.
I find it is also a good way to establish some sort of relationship with the service department. If there is later trouble, there "should" be less skepticism on prior service and responsibilities.
It will be a good time to figure if the dealer is worth supporting in the future and if they are mechanically capable.
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