Okay, I got my bike 2 months ago now (it was an 06 with 1800 miles on it). After the first month in the shop...long story on other threads...I have been riding it now for the past 3 weeks and racking up the miles quick, approaching 2500. When my bike was at the dealership for the engine light, I had him do an oil change (since I am sure the previous guy told me it needed it), left it standard HD oil. Anyway, when I was checking out they mentioned a 2500 mile service to change the primary and transmission oil as well. This is not in the manual from what I saw. Is this necessary? Otherwise I am going to wait till the end of the season or 5000 to embark on this myself. Thanks Joy for the write up. Thoughts? 1 more question...Do I need a lift to do these changes? Or can I do them with the bike on the jiffy stand? I know buying a lift will be cheaper anyway then taking it to the dealer. Thanks for the help.