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Offline gryan39

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« on: April 28, 2021, 09:06:48 PM »
Bikes in for service. Just get idea cost how many hours would say takes check and adjust 2 shims.
Its been done but will see what bill is morra.
Shims  2 adjusted and oil filter plugs service.
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Re: Service
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 09:30:30 PM »
2 shims?  Well, shims themselves are not too pricey.  But it is a lot of labour getting to the valves to check and change.

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Re: Service
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 10:20:19 PM »
Ye just idea how many hours to check and adjust them.
2 3 4 5 hours?  So I can judge if getting fair deal. First time used this mechanic

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Re: Service
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 10:13:02 PM »
Well got bike back. 2 exhaust valves needed sorted as tight.
Needed done I suppose but it sure hurts your pocket

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Re: Service
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 10:42:52 PM »
Fwiw - a full (12k, OK well 13.6k) service with 4 shims, new chain and mot cost me 521 in 2019. Knock off the chain and mot and I'd say it was about 350, but I think this was at the same place as you may have gone so it may not help you much!

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Re: Service
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2021, 11:25:58 PM »
My daughters boyfriend who is a Triumph trained mechanic did the full 40k service on my Tiger at my place in less than two hours. Admittedly I took the plastics off before he arrived but that would only add maybe ten minutes to the time. Didn't need any shims.
I believe that Triumph use the BMW service model. They charge for what they decide the job is worth not a fair hourly rate for the work actually done. I am sure that mechanics in Triumph dealerships get paid for working 8 hours a day but get charged out as if they had worked several more hours per day.

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Re: Service
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 02:58:26 AM »
The economic model used by many car and bike dealers is  to competitively priced the sale price of the vehicle and make up the profit margin in the servicing costs. That model was learned from  IBM (  :173: )and Hewlett Packard decades ago.
Doing your own servicing is very satisfying and will save you a bundle of cash. Appropriate tools, a good manual, and a willingness to give it a go are all you need. I've always done my servicing and the bikes I currently own have a cumulative self-serviced history of about 350K kms. No issues, huge savings. And Mr. Haynes will help you out if you need it.
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Re: Service
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 06:41:25 PM »
I'm very much looking forward to a Haynes for the 900 GT Pro.  I was able to scrape the official manual into a PDF but it's not as good for the home mechanic.

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Re: Service
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2021, 06:54:27 PM »
Could be some wait, Haynes only updated the 'gen 1' Tiger 800 manual to cover 2015 'gen 2' 800 onwards last year.  :027:
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Re: Service
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 03:04:48 AM »
Hey folks, not to hijack this thread, but with regards to the comments about the Haynes manual:

I've always been a big fan of actual manufacturer factory service manuals. Are there great advantages to the Haynes manual over the factory manual?

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