First service – 500– 700 KM / one month
The first service of a two wheeler is done at 500 -700 KM or one month of usage. During this service, Engine oil is changed and water service is done. Though usage is still less, manufacturers recommend for a change of oil as chances of contamination of oil is more due to presence of small metal pieces in the tank during setting of new engine.
Second Service – 2,500 – 2,700 KM / 4 months
The second service is carried out between 2500 – 2700 KM and 3 months from first service. During this service clutch plates are changed along with changing oil. Apart from this chain lubrication and checking of all bolts and nuts are done.
Third service – 4,500 – 5,000 KM / 7 months
The third service is carried out at 4500-5000 KM and within 3 months from second service. This service will include change of oil and other fluids. Also, by now it is possible that the bike may have had some damage or banging during common usage, which may require replacement. For example, in my bike the rear seat foot rest edge was broken during a small accident and hence the same had to be replaced with new one as it is a molded part.
Fourth service – 6,500 – 7,000 KM / 9 months
The fourth service is carried out at 6500-7000 km or 2 months from date of third service. Here apart from change of oils, it is recommended to change the clutch plate, as with clutch riding the plates tend to wear out. That being said, the damage wasn’t too bad, and carried on with the same plate for now.
Fifth service – 8,500 – 9,000 KM / 11 months
The fifth service is carried out at 8,500- 9,000 km or 60 days from the date of the fourth service. At this point, the clutch plate change cannot be delayed and should be carried out.
Sixth service – 10,500 – 11,000 KM / 13 months
Sixth service is carried out at 10,500 to 11,000 km of usage or within 60 days from fifth service. During this service, again engine oil is replaced, but now there is a more thorough physical check, such as nuts and bolts, electrical check, battery water wash, etc. It is at this point that you will find your two-wheeler starting to age.