So the R6 had its first service today, 1000km. Seems to run a bit smoother and cooler as well. Despite my brother being a mechanic, I unfortunately did not also inherit the mechanical brain. My question is this: Why would it seem to run smoother and cooler? Given that the first service is basically just an oil/filter change and mechanical check, why would it run any different? Is it that the oil used for 0km-first service is a thicker oil designed to coat the new pistons, rings etc and more effectively float out contaminants; meaning that at the first service it is changed to a thinner oil? They put in Motul 15W50 by the way. Would a thicker oil cause warmer running? Not that it was a problem before, just that I noticed the difference (only slight mind you) Or is it just the placebo effect of having had it serviced? And before you ask why I didnt just call and ask my bro - its 10pm and he is in another state. Also he doesn't much care for bikes, so he is practically dead to me anyway. Cheers.