I see people looking at this post and not responding... I can only assume no one knows anything about this or no one cares to help. either way, both cases give me a good reason to believe my Yamaha mechanic when he said don't bother with the r1 forum sites. most advise is bogus or will hurt your bike.. just looking for some help. on a basic maintenance issue.
Mate give people a chance. You only started the thread asking the question 15 minutes before writing this post. There are many people who can answer your question on this forum. Looks like you already have some good info coming in the previous couple of posts. When you posted it was 4 am in the morning for me, was your mechanic available then?
There is a wealth of experience on this forum, and yes sometimes there is bad advice mixed in but people are generally given alternative info to consider when that happens. Some members are also mechanics too I bet.
If you wish to follow the advice of your mechanic without question from now on and not ask the forum that's you decision but for someone to say not to bother with forums and most advice is bogus or will hurt your bike I believe is a little narrow minded and elitist.
I don't know your mechanic so they may be a better mechanic than God himself but it's foolish to think there are not capable, passionate and knowledgeable people on here as well. The forum is free and has a wealth of knowledge available, some of which has been learnt the hard way by members, and sometimes been contrary to Yamaha's official stance then proven to be right. (Eg, members talking about gearbox failure on 15 model which was originally denied by Yamaha if I recall correctly, ended up being a recall. Valve stem issues on some early 07 models, again, not recognized by Yamaha and there are other examples I'm sure)
Anyway, my opinion is the forum is a great free and readily accessible way to get info when you need it and I have found the quality of the info on the forum, to put it bluntly, generally craps all over the knowledge of the average bike mechanic, especially dealership mechanics.
All this is of course just my opinion and you're free to have yours too.
Any other basic maintenance issues the forum can help you with?