Well, that’s out-of-the-way now. The bike’s been run in and now the fun can begin! This will probably be the first and last time this machine is serviced by someone other than me.
Initial observations on riding home from the dealership were that vibrations had dropped quite a lot – the key lock in my Touratech GPS mount doesn’t rattle as much as it did before (which is annoyingly noisy). Chassis fastners should have all been checked and torqued up correctly. The clutch seems to have a smoother bite. So, I guess that’s due to the change of engine oil, as I believe manufacturers may use something special for the running in period (or so I’m told). The engine also idles a little more happily (would fluctuate between 1’500 and 2’000rpm before and I could feel the difference in vibrations when at a stand-still).
So, next service due at 2’500 miles. Can’t wait(!) Well, actually I can because I am still waiting for the workshop manual to arrive.