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Offline nobsta

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Re: Service cost
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2019, 06:32:01 PM »

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Re: Service cost
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2019, 08:51:44 PM »
I already weighed in on the drive chain slider strip at a savings of about $38 US for the part alone. Another huge savings is the valve cover gasket set with bolt seals. At 73,000 miles on my 2012 800XC I am still running the original gasket and seals. No leaks, no weeps. I source my oil, air and oil filters and plugs where and when I find good deals. I can perform a 12k mile service for under $100 US.

I adjusted valves at 24,000 miles and again at 68,000 miles. First time I did this I ordered shims from Rocky Mountain ATV @ $2 US each. I looked at what shims I had installed and ordered about twenty extras in sizes I would likely want to have on hand in the future. Too bad for me, I only have needed one since. FWIW: Rocky Mtn (based in Utah) sells half sizes as in, i.e. 2.275 or 2.225. These half sizes allow you to put your clearances anywhere in the range you like. Naturally, I choose middle to loose.

In the US, law allows owners to service their own or have any shop they choose do the service without voiding any aspect of the warranty.

Another hidden expense could be in having the valve service. If your dealer charges a flat fee you will more often than not be paying for the actual shim replacement when you, in reality, had no shims replaced. Removing the valve cover and checking clearance is a half hour job at most for a pro. Pulling the cams for a shim replacement would take much longer.

Using a UNI pre filter will save you at least every other paper filter. At my first service, the stock filter was filthy. At all subsequent services, it looked pretty darn clean. I did replace it anyway at 68,000 mi. Used another HiFlo 6501. I would not recommend using a K&N filter to save money. The long term health of your engine is in the balance. On the valve cover gasket, I make sure all the sealing surfaces for the cover seal are clean and dry. The reused gasket itself is clean and dry having been washed in the sink with dish detergent. This original gasket has been removed and re-installed at least a dozen times. The reused bolt seals? Never once even pulled them from their recesses.
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Re: Service cost
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2019, 10:20:30 PM »
The original valve cover gasket at 68,000 miles. You can tell it's not new but still does its job. I would add that proper torque is probably very important.
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Re: Service cost
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2019, 02:04:34 PM »
Muddysump doesn't service 2018/2019 bikes as he doesn't have the diagnostic software.

Just been quoted 280 for the 6K service from the new Triumph dealership in Abingdon/Oxford.

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Re: Service cost
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2019, 05:32:34 PM »
Just had a quote for my 30,000 mile service (which is the same as 6000 miles) and was quoted 385.04 or 408.34 if I want a loan bike. This is from the new Triumph dealers in Watford. crazy prices Found a motorbike garage that will do it for 120.

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Re: Service cost
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2019, 07:04:28 PM »
Yep 360 for my 6k, slightly cheaper than the 400 I was quoted from Laguna!

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Re: Service cost
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2019, 01:09:24 PM »
Just had my 6000 service done at trimoto 136 sounds like I got a good deal

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Re: Service cost
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2019, 05:38:53 PM »
From what my dealer told me the new 2018-19 models with TFT, need a computer to be plugged it makes many checks and shows on your TFT service was done and at which mileage. So I Don't really think I could go to a non official dealer, if I wanted to so they get Monopoly kind of.

Small services here in Switzerland they said 300Chf so around 243 and he said big service was 450Chf so 365, anyway all this to me is pretty cheap as my Honda Africa twin's big service, was a whopping 650Chf, around 527.

So if they didnt tell me stories, the Triumph services will be cheaper overall, time will tell ! But from what I've seen it just might be, that Honda OEM parts in Switzerland are 2 to 4 times the prices in other countries and Triumph OEM parts seem to be same price as England not more expensive.
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Re: Service cost
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2020, 05:17:23 AM »
Got a shock when I had to replace the radiator on my 2019 XCA and would appreciate your advices on parts prices in your region.

The radiator as sourced by the dealer costs ZAR11,500 i.e. ~US$800 and GBP620.

Does this sound right or am I correct in saying that Triumph parts seem to be very pricey to the point of being rude?
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Re: Service cost
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2020, 05:43:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by Q [+]
Got a shock when I had to replace the radiator on my 2019 XCA and would appreciate your advices on parts prices in your region.


The radiator as sourced by the dealer costs ZAR11,500 i.e. ~US$800 and GBP620.

Does this sound right or am I correct in saying that Triumph parts seem to be very pricey to the point of being rude?

Seems rather pricy, I found this looks new 2018 radiators, there's also apparently Chinese shops making them, it's simple tech should not be a problem.

https://www.boonstraparts.com/fr/piece/triumph-tiger-800-xrt-vin-674842-855352-radiateur-2018/000000516417

 


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