Having the dealer perform the first service has always made a lot of sense to me.:wayhappy: Certainly a reasonable plan more so, If your dealer believes it's necessary to maintain the warranty, why not establish a working relationship with your dealers service department, if the cost is not totally unreasonable. With my first service one of my valves was out of spec and needed to be adjusted by the dealer.Hi all: I have a question. When aksed, the dealer where I purchased my new Boulevard said the the first service(very important) had to be done by the dealership or it would void my warranty. Anyone have any info on this? Is it true? Ride safe. little al.