From the Suzuki DL1000 Service Manual;
I = Inspect and clean, adjust, replace or lubricate as necessary
R = Replace
T = Tighten
More frequent servicing may be performed on motorcycles that are used under severe conditions
Item Note 1000km 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 600 mi 4,000 7,500 11,000 15,000 1 month 6 12 18 24 Air cleaner element I I R I Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts T T T Valve clearance (tappets) I Spark plugs I R I R Fuel hoses Replace every 4 years I I I I Engine oil R R R R R Engine oil filter R R Engine idle speed I I I I I Throttle cable play I I I I I Throttle valve synchronization I I PAIR (air supply) system I I Engine coolant Replace every 2 years Radiator hose I I I I Clutch hose Replace every 4 years I I I I Clutch fluid Replace every 2 years I I I I Drive chain Clean and lubricate
very 1000km (600mi)
I I I I I Brakes I I I I I Brake hose Replace every 4 years I I I I Brake fluid Replace every 2 years I I I I Tires I I I I Steering I I I Front fork I I Rear suspension I I Chassis bolts and nuts T T T T T Item Note 1000km 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000
The following is my opinion only;
I am following the Suzuki maintenance schedule with the exception that I am replacing the oil filter as well as the oil every 6,000 km
- Use mineral oil at first then change to full synthetic at 6000 km (not before)
- Change the oil and filter every 6000 km
- Get your dealer to do the 1000 and 24,000km services
- Do the other services yourself. Keep your receipts and record the services.
Above assumes you can change the oil and filter, change air filter, bleed brake fluid, check brake pad thicknesses, check chain and sprocket wear.
Not a big job; get someone to show you the first time if you are new then you should be able to do it yourself next time.