So I had my GS500 serviced late last month, as a precaution for my 5,000km trek next week for the Black Dog Ride. New tire on the back, and I asked them to look into a 'lurching' that was evidently noticeable around 50 kmph. it seemed every circulation of the chain I would feel a slight resistance. I also asked them to tighten my left mirror stalk. $350 service, and +$150 for a new rear tire. Picked up the bike, the mirror wasn't tightened, the lurching was still there, and I had to take it on their word that the 'full safety check' i asked for was done. Handed over $560 no questions asked. 2.5 weeks later, my bike is leaking oil like a whore. I take it back, they say that they went no where near the left side of the engine. I'm sorry, but if I ask for a full safety check, and pay over $350 for service ALONE for a GS500... (aka basically ****ing bullet proof), would you not call foul over an oil leak 14 days after the service? Don't get me wrong, I know things can go south, but I bought this bike 4 months ago with 9050km on the clock. it now has 18,500... I can't help but feel that if i never took my bike to them, it would be in better condition. The lurching was never looked into, and the mirror stalk completely untouched. ( I don't have the right socket to tighten it ) So two out of 3 requests completely ignored, and the third issue (basic service) has resulted in oil leaks. They claim it's nothing to do with them, as they went no-where near the alternator side of the engine. Why this didn't happen after I requested a full check is bizzare. The GS hasn't changed in 20 years. Incredibly co-incidental as far as i'm concerned. Yet they want to charge me a whole load of new oil, as when they drop the left side of the engine apparently all the oil will be lost... why they can't drain the oil THEN work on the gasket is beyond me. I'd love anyones input... I'm very happy to re-book to anyone out west melbourne. I need my bike ready to ride 5,000km next week.