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Servicing the bike

How many miles should the bike be serviced at, mine had done 2400 when i brought it, its just coming upto 3000, how many miles untill i service it again?

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Depends on how hard you ride it, if you thrash it everywhere then i would be looking at yearly services if doing them yourself, if you are keeping up the service history then the usual is yearly. but much cheaper and easier to do yourself. also you know more about your bike do's and dont's n stuff.

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