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Offline RedZ1K

First service
« on: April 26, 2019, 04:36:11 PM »
I had my dealer do the first service on my Z1000 today, at just under 500km (CFMoto Canada recommends it @350km but they said I'd be ok for a bit longer if I were being easy on it, which I have been).  I see on the invoice that they used 0W40 Lucas Synthetic oil, but everywhere I look including the service manual and owner's manual I see that 15w40 is recommended.  I assume they know what they're doing, but does this sound like anything I should be concerned about?  I do like Lucas products so that's a plus, and I have no problem running synthetic oil in it.  Just seems a little thinner than I was expecting and they did tell me previously that the first service was important to get the thinner break in oil out of it.

Also, I feel like it has a bad shock on the rear so I had them check it out but they didn't think it was an issue.  It slams pretty hard over bumps and potholes, especially on rebound I think.  Think they played around with the adjustments but I haven't even been home since they dropped it off to try it out.  I took some preload out of the rear a week or so ago which helped a bit but it still didn't feel right.  They told me that if they went bad, CFMoto would allow replacing them with Elkas under warranty at no extra cost.  Anyone run into this?  I'd love to get a set of Elkas under it especially if it's not gonna cost me anything!
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: First service
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 05:12:30 PM »
I had my dealer do the first service on my Z1000 today, at just under 500km (CFMoto Canada recommends it @350km but they said I'd be ok for a bit longer if I were being easy on it, which I have been).  I see on the invoice that they used 0W40 Lucas Synthetic oil, but everywhere I look including the service manual and owner's manual I see that 15w40 is recommended.  I assume they know what they're doing, but does this sound like anything I should be concerned about?  I do like Lucas products so that's a plus, and I have no problem running synthetic oil in it.  Just seems a little thinner than I was expecting and they did tell me previously that the first service was important to get the thinner break in oil out of it.

Also, I feel like it has a bad shock on the rear so I had them check it out but they didn't think it was an issue.  It slams pretty hard over bumps and potholes, especially on rebound I think.  Think they played around with the adjustments but I haven't even been home since they dropped it off to try it out.  I took some preload out of the rear a week or so ago which helped a bit but it still didn't feel right.  They told me that if they went bad, CFMoto would allow replacing them with Elkas under warranty at no extra cost.  Anyone run into this?  I'd love to get a set of Elkas under it especially if it's not gonna cost me anything!
Never heard of CFM allowing the extra cost of Elkas to replace their cheap shocks...but hay..get that in writing!...lol. The 0w40 oil is fine. In act many are going to it for a year-round oil now. Works just fine..and gets to where it needs to be sooner.
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Offline RedZ1K

Re: First service
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 06:17:18 PM »
Never heard of CFM allowing the extra cost of Elkas to replace their cheap shocks...but hay..get that in writing!...lol. The 0w40 oil is fine. In act many are going to it for a year-round oil now. Works just fine..and gets to where it needs to be sooner.

Surprised me for sure.  The service guy who called me to tell me it was ready was talking about the stock shocks being junk, and how he recommends the Elkas so I asked how much to upgrade and that's what he told me.  When I went in to pay I was talking to the sales guy I bought it from and he didn't mention Elkas until I brought it up, then he said they would only do it if a set went bad together (both rears or both fronts).  So it's hard to say but it's definitely something I'm gonna keep in mind.  Kinda hoping for some shocks to go bad now haha
2018 ZForce 1000