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I have 114 miles and 13.3 hours on my foreman. I called to setup an appointment for the 1st service, but the dealer told me it would be ok to wait until I have 25-30 hours. So, I asked "if I bring the quad to you with 25 hours and 300 miles that'll be ok?" He responded "yes" Does this sound right to you guys? I know its the dealer but I thought the first oil change was VERY important and should be done at 100 miles or 20 hours, whichever comes first. I just want to be certain I do everything I can to prolong the life of this excellent machine. Thanks for the help.
 

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Your dealer is correct.It's not that big of a deal to get the oil changed right at 100 miles.Heck,a guy I work with didn't get his first oil change until 1,000 miles.He's got an '03 rubicon and rides about 2,000 miles a year.But it sure wouldn't hurt if you changed it now.
 

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A guy I work with says he has not changed his yet on a 04 450 es and hes sunk it a few times too. He says it has 1500 miles on it.
 

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I have 114 miles and 13.3 hours on my foreman. I called to setup an appointment for the 1st service, but the dealer told me it would be ok to wait until I have 25-30 hours. So, I asked "if I bring the quad to you with 25 hours and 300 miles that'll be ok?" He responded "yes" Does this sound right to you guys? I know its the dealer but I thought the first oil change was VERY important and should be done at 100 miles or 20 hours, whichever comes first. I just want to be certain I do everything I can to prolong the life of this excellent machine. Thanks for the help.
Read your manual,it will tell you when the 1st service should be
 

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Thanks for the input, and I have read my manual that is why the conflicting info between the manual and dealership has got me a little confused. All in all, it doesn't sound like waiting like the Dealer said will do any harm and that is exactly what I needed to know. THANK YOU ALL
 

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The valve inspection at 20hrs is the most important part of the 1st service. They just happen to look over everything else, which is why they change the oil. The next service should be at 100 hrs.
 

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I had the same thing with a yamaha V-star. I called the Honda dealer where I bought it from and they couldn't get me in for 2 weeks. They told me it would be fine to run it past the initial oil and service. That unless I had problems or funny noises then I was fine until they could look at it. Yeah Valve adjustment is important but 99% of the time the valves are only off by a tiny bit after the intial break in. And if they are off by to much you will notice it. These engines are pretty well made from the factory as it is. Just my 2 cents.
 
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