Thanks a lot mate.the law here Is just so stupid!!!Sorry for the delay - busy morning.
OK so the law in South Aus is that in order for your warranty to be valid, all scheduled services MUST be done by a qualified motorcycle mechanic and recorded accordingly until such time as the end of your warranty is reached.
This means that unless you are a qualified mechanic, although I'm sure you can handle an oil change and bolt tightening, it actually would cause issues if you went to make a mechanical warranty claim at any time.
However, you can take it to ANY qualified motorcycle mechanic, so if you don't want to take it back to the dealer you can take it anywhere else.
(interestingly this is how places like Ultratune etc sprung in to existence, and why car dealers offer capped price servicing for the life of the warranty).
it doesn't however prevent you from doing things outside of the scheduled service by yourself (i.e an oil change outside of the regular interval)
I've met Paul, he's a gruff guy and personally I prefer to chat to the other mechanics at the dealer - they're nice guys and quite chatty about the FTR.
hope that helps!
Hi all. ive just come across another option from dunlop... Roadsmart3 170/60/18 that will fit 4.25 rim apparently..Are those battlax the most grippy tyres we can buy at the moment? Coz I do lots of twisties.