I did my own at 150 Miles , changed the oil and filter , frt and rear diff oil and gave it a good look at the brakes , susp and air filter. Every spring I do the same thing regardless of hours run or miles put on , It may seem excessive to some but I got 5 hard years out of my 250 Recon and had No problems in that time, as far as what the dealer does you may want to Buy the Honda TRX500 FE/FM manual and do it yourself it's easy and I find it more gratifying. call the dealer were you bought it and ask for whats involved or done and how much. It may differ from dealer to dealer . Good luck .
they might not honour the warrenty say if your engine blows or something, but i never did any servicing at the dealer i did it all myself. i took it back on the last month of warrenty to get the display unit replaced cause of moisture, they replaced it no prob
My dealer also told me "just change the oil and you're good to go, don't worry about anything else" even after I repeatedly asked them..."are you sure???" This is my very first ATV and I was able to follow the owners manual and change the oil & filter with no problems.
I plan on changing the gear fluids next. I was going to adjust the clutch as well but it seems to shift ok (other than a little tight coming out of Reverse) so i'm not going to fool with that.
I may get my dealer to check/adjust the valves later on but for now, that's it.
Honda Foreman Forums: Discuss the latest Honda Foreman in our free Honda Foreman forums. Also talk about Honda's other ATV and UTV's including the Honda Rubicon, Honda Rincon, Honda Rancher and Honda Recon