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Offline Trawets

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Re: Increase in service cost
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2019, 10:21:25 AM »
Got my 6k service last week (2018 XRx) at Bill Smiths Chester, 183 but would have been another 50 if the throttle bodies needed balancing. However, they did say that the 12k service was 550 plus another 125 if the shims need adjusting etc. etc., and should allow up to 800 for everything. The bike will be out of warranty by then so I will be servicing it myself from now on.

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Re: Increase in service cost
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2019, 12:21:26 PM »
I don't understand why people have their bikes serviced at a dealers, the warranty is still valid if you have a service at a independent bike shop (as long as they use Triumph recommended parts) and the labour charges is much lower.

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Re: Increase in service cost
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2019, 12:43:58 PM »
[I don't understand why people have their bikes serviced at a dealers, the warranty is still valid if you have a service at a independent bike shop (as long as they use Triumph recommended parts) and the labour charges is much lower.]

Agreed, but my thought was, at 183 with a dealer using genuine parts at 49.80 plus vat and labour 103.30 plus vat l didnt think an independent would have been much cheaper and no hassle for the 12 months of remaining warranty.

Offline Bladerunner99

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Re: Increase in service cost
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2019, 12:53:41 PM »
$300 AUD for 1year/10,000k service April just gone - 2018 XCA.
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Re: Increase in service cost
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2019, 05:16:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
I don't understand why people have their bikes serviced at a dealers, the warranty is still valid if you have a service at a independent bike shop (as long as they use Triumph recommended parts) and the labour charges is much lower.

That's certainly the case with cars but you may find it a bit more difficult with motorcycles
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Re: Increase in service cost
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2019, 07:17:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
That's certainly the case with cars but you may find it a bit more difficult with motorcycles

One of the main reasons to stick with the dealer is in the event of a warranty claim. If you have the bike serviced outside the dealer network, why would you expect them to go into bat for you with Triumph. Especially when warranty work may well cost the dealer money to implement. After a while that reason goes away as its less likely to get sanctioned by Triumph.

FWIW I had an out of warranty good will repair, and that was pre cleared with Triumph by Staffs Tri before my bike arrived at their workshop.


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Re: Increase in service cost
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2019, 09:41:05 PM »
agreed and that's the only reason I use main dealer while still in warranty.

 


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