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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New Jersey
I believe the first service at 10 hours is required for the warranty. But, it doesn't mean you have to pay the dealer to do it. Warranty laws vary by state, but as long as you have the reciepts to prove the work was done, you should be fine. I had my dealer throw in the parts and supplies for the first service for free when I bought it, I just paid for the labor (Well under $200). At full price, the service was just under $200... so $400 is outrageous.
I recommend the 10 hour service as the oils have all the "leftovers" from the manufacturing process in them, such as metal shavings, cleaners, dust, etc....
After that, I change the oils whenever I play in a lot of deep water or mud. The motor and rears don't hold much fluid, so changing it is cheap insurance.
I would go easy for the first 5 hours or so... and then I would hit it a little harder each hour after that until Im running it all out...
Todays motors are built with better engineering, machining, and metals. So, I don't personally believe that a lengthy break in period is needed.
2015 Brute Force 750i.... stock for now.