I will not let the dealer do the oil & filter change any more on my bike!! At the 600 mile service, all "seemed" right. At the 4000 mile service is when I got the shock of my life!! I had driven home from the dealer, about 50 miles, and got home and checked the oil level and I was horrified to see that the oil was nearly BLACK as my son's old Ford Ranger pickup.
Also, I had asked the dealer to save me a sample of the 600 thru 4000 mile oil, and any leftover new oil in the gallon container. The dealer gave me a quart of the sample oil in a yamalube container, and gave me an empty gallon and full quart of the fresh oil leftover. I thought this was strange because the capacity of the crankcase with oil filter is 5.1 liters, and the dealer gave me a full quart of fresh oil leftover???
It just didn't add up!! Oh I tell you I was mad as hell until 8000 miles, then I decided to do my own oil change, then I was even MADDER than hell !! The forward engine oil plug was loose to the point of had I driven it on another North GA mountain run, the motorcycle would have been a chapter in history!! Also, I had the time of my life trying to get the damn oil filter off!! I believe (but cannot prove) it was the original filter born on the bike!!
Well, I let everything drain well and put a fresh new filter on, snugged all the bolts down real good, then proceeded to fill the bike with fresh oil. Guess what...... I used EXACTLY 5 quarts of oil, and, I drove it around say 50 to 75 miles or so and checked the oil and the oil was nice and clean and translucent AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT 4000 miles!!
I went back to the Dealer and checked to "see" who did the 4000 mile service on my bike, and found out it was none other than a JACKASS PUNK Grease Gopher with his head up his ASS!! Kinda like the kids that Damquick1 (forum member) described in his incident with Hit and Run!!
Long Story short....I have found out the hard way to do most of the work on my bike myself!! I can't rely on the dealer to do the routine maintenance, because they will ALWAYS throw the least one out there on your investment!! This is so sad!! I am certain many of ya'll out there have experienced something of the same!!
B.T.W. I use Motul 7100 4T 20W-50 oil in my sled!! And a Yamaha Oil Filter.