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Il ive in NJ and I called my dealership and got a quote on the first service fee. A whopping $270. I mean come on, to change the oil / filter, check the air filter, grease the fittings, adjust the chain, and maybe adjust the valves. They sure know how to screw us at the dealerships. Does anyone have the service manual for the 2007 gytr on a cd. I am leary about the one on ebay for $2.99. Just seems cheap. Any suggestions.
 

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Look on page 2 of the "Raptor 700 Service " thread that is stickied above this one. There is a link to download a PDF version of the factory service manual.... FREE! :thumbsup: :grin_nod:
 

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Il ive in NJ and I called my dealership and got a quote on the first service fee. A whopping $270. I mean come on, to change the oil / filter, check the air filter, grease the fittings, adjust the chain, and maybe adjust the valves. They sure know how to screw us at the dealerships. Does anyone have the service manual for the 2007 gytr on a cd. I am leary about the one on ebay for $2.99. Just seems cheap. Any suggestions.
that 270 is steep, in delaware they want 245, still to steep, when i just spent 20 bucks on oil and filter and got the best oil there is
 

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I thought the 1st service was supposed to be free. It says so on my warranty manual. All I had to pay was for the oil and filter. But I am in Portugal, so it might be different for you.

I got the service manual for my 2006 Raptor on eBay, and it was about 3 USD as well. It is a CD copy, so that is why it is so cheap.
 

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You might want to call around. I found almost $100 difference between different dealerships' quotes here in Washington (state).
Don't forget to ask each what they actually do when "servicing" the your quad. I found that to vary by dealership as well.
 

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i just had mine done this week for the 1st service and it came to $195.00

it was 2.3 hrs it said
 

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i need to get mine done and my dealer wants 177 to do it. but iam going to do it my self, ive adjusted valves in v8 car motors so this should be really easy. motion pro has the tool kit to adjust the valves for like 48.00 . but i was told all you need is a 10mm box wrench and a flat blade screw driver..duno
 

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All you need is basic hand tools and a set of feeler gauges to adjust the valves. Oil change is real easy, and so is chain adjustment. Check the plug color, clean the airfilter, greese all the zert fittings. Only other thing you will want to do is go through and check the torque on everything. Lugnuts, hubs, handlebars, steering stem, a arms, etc don't waste your money on having the dealership do it. If you arn't confortable adjusting the valves do everything else first and take the quad in w/o the plastics, fuel tank etc, so they can get to the top of the engine w.o haveing to do anything. It will save you on labor rates.
 

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WOW! and i thought $128.00 was bad... :eek:

and that was oil, filter, AND valve adjustment. the guys were cool enough to let me in the shop and BS with them while they did it too. they spent a good 2+hrs on it making sure everything possible was up to par. :)
 

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$131.50 is what I was told it would cost from the dealer when I picked it up last week.... :) That price is in writing on a dealer memo sheet to remind me..... :thumbsup:
 

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Just do the service your self. It's not that hard. :thumbsup:
 

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Guam brought out a good point..im not comfortable doing my own valve adjustment so i need the dealer to do it..but i can do everything else....now besides the oil change and chain adjustment what else is important for me to check/adjust??
 

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Guam brought out a good point..im not comfortable doing my own valve adjustment so i need the dealer to do it..but i can do everything else....now besides the oil change and chain adjustment what else is important for me to check/adjust??
Adjusting the valves may seem intimidating but it really is VERY easy. Just read the manual. If you get in a spot that makes you think you screwed up just stop and ask. I'm sure you will find that it wasn't nearly as difficult or technical as you thought. ;)

BTW...$270 is a COMPLETE rip-off. Ask them what the hell their shop rate is. They are either stupid high or they are trying to hose you. Either way, I would head down the road.
 

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hmm from reading everyone who has done their own valve adjustment and reading how easy it is i just might do it myself..my local dealer wanst $330 for initial tune up and another place wanst $250...ill just buy the tools and a torque wrench and do it myself.

where is the best place to buy the gauge tool and i believe its the adjustment tool??

thks guys
 

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You can buy a feeler guage set at pretty near any tool store, just make sure they cover the adjustment range. Per Factory Service Manual, Chapter 3, page 12
Intake = .0035 - .0051 inches
Exhaust = .0063 - .0079 inches

The adjustment tool is a Yamaha item, I managed to set mine without it but it would definatley be easier.
 

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My tip is to get the angled feeler gauges that you can disassemble. They will give you a more accurate feeling and I think they are easier to work with.
 

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ok got a feeler gauge...do i need a tappet adjustment wrench or can i do without??

also what valve is the intake and which one is the exhaust?
 

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cool...thks
 

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You need a torque wrench. The valves in front are the exhaust, the rears are intake.
 
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