Hi All, I'm new at this whole bike thing, so bear with me :grin: I took my 16 month old GS500F to Action at Parramatta today, to get a weeping front fork seal looked at and a general post-purchase checkover done (I bought it a month or two ago.) As it was over time for a service the manager advised I get the 12k service done even though it only has 10250-odd on it. Fair enough I said. I got the bill, and it was $560.82. That included oil, filter and the usual things you would do at 12k's, plus a "valve adjustment" of some sort, I assume timing. Is it just me, or is that a little bit high ? I thought bikes were cheap to run...I wouldn't pay that for a 10k service on a car let alone something with half the wheels and a whole lot less complexity. With the fork seal, it's a slow weep so they told me not to worry about it and that the fork is acting normally. What the ??? That doesn't sound right, but like I said I'm new to bikes so maybe it is ? In fairness to Action, the bike does idle more smoothly and pick up better on light throttle openings than it did when I dropped it off, and the slack chain is now obviously tensioned better. What's the general consensus on dealer servicing ? Worth the money, or would I be better off looking around for a quality independent in the Ryde-Parramatta area ? Cheers, Paul.