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Offline aimer

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Fixed price servicing
« on: April 18, 2013, 05:24:38 PM »
Have just got a quote for the next 2 services from my local Triumph dealer on a pay now and don't pay labour or vat increases and its 600 :005:

That's for the 12000 this year and an 18000 next (with an MOT thrown in next year as well). I was a bit shocked at the price, it seems the 12000 is quite dear due to valve clearance checks.

What are others paying for their 12000 or 2 year service if they are mechanical bump ties like me?

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Offline outagas

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Re: Fixed price servicing
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 09:22:00 PM »
Not very constructive but, OUCH !

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Re: Fixed price servicing
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 09:30:47 PM »
Previous bikes James 197, BSA C15T, C15 SS80, 68 Bonneville, .....large gap...TY250, Sprite 250, B40 trials, Transalp, Tiger 885i, Tiger 955i, Thunderbird Sport, Tiger 1050, Thunderbird Sport, Tiger 800, Triumph TR5T ????? still pondering what's next!!!

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Re: Fixed price servicing
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 09:34:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by aimer [+]
Have just got a quote for the next 2 services from my local Triumph dealer on a pay now and don't pay labour or vat increases and its 600 :005:

That's for the 12000 this year and an 18000 next (with an MOT thrown in next year as well). I was a bit shocked at the price, it seems the 12000 is quite dear due to valve clearance checks.

What are others paying for their 12000 or 2 year service if they are mechanical bump ties like me?

Cheers,

Aimer.

*Originally Posted by outagas [+]
Not very constructive but, OUCH !

Lee!

OUCH alright!

I just had my 20k service. Did everything myself except for the valve clearances and it cost me $650.01NZ!

Labour $381.00
Valve cover gasket x1 $57.9O
Valve cover bolts x6 $47.98
Valve shims x5 $43.50
Motul antifreeze x1.8lt $15.35
GST @ 15% $84.78
Total $650.01

Owning a modern bike is not cheap!

All in all, if the quote you have been given includes all the consumables then it looks pretty good to me bearing in mind it is for the next 2 services.

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« Last Edit: April 18, 2013, 10:54:23 PM by Gr82briding »
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Re: Fixed price servicing
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 10:37:03 PM »
Shop around with the Triumph dealers....

An MOT is 30 quid... Or haggle out of the riding season and get it for 20.. That's what bridge motorcycles charge for an MOT in winter.... You can get an MOT at any bike shop..

I'm not sure how labour intensive doing the valves on a tiger is... As long they do the full monty as per specification, then 500-600 isn't too bad.. Assuming consumables cost around the 100 pound mark..

Before I bought my tiger I asked about servicing costs and the dealer told me that the  12000 mile was a biggie and expect to pay around 500, so that's what im expecting.. To pay..

I look at it this way... You buy a performance vehicle and take it to a main dealer.. You pay for the expertise and they fit approved dealer parts and the job takes 5 to 6 hours... They do all the software updates and your bike comes back all shiny and fully safe and serviced.... Job done... ( In an ideal world).

There was a big hoo hah in the Honda VFR world when the VTech came out... Honda ended up subsidising the 18,000 mile service because the engine had to come out to do the valves..... And the customer bill still came to 700!

The other thing to do is find out if the dealer would give a discount for say 5 or 6 services on a group deal.... With the members in your area... Worth a try...

Greg
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Re: Fixed price servicing
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 01:34:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by lancashirelad [+]

Is that price list still valid as it states 2011?
Anyone got experience with A1 Motors in York. I found several favorable comments via Google from a few years ago but nothing recent?

Team Roberts Doncaster quote 189 & 479 for 12,000 & 18,000 [not sure if that is inc. VAT]
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 01:37:46 PM by Grrr800 »

 


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