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Tiger 800 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: Bobrussell13 on December 22, 2019, 12:23:50 PM

Title: 6000 mile service
Post by: Bobrussell13 on December 22, 2019, 12:23:50 PM
Hi all,

       had my six month old tiger 800 XRT booked in for its 6000 mile service (5458 actually) I do around 1000 miles per month riding every week day Monday to Friday, two days before the service the bike wouldn't start, it was turning over OK but not firing up, so they came and collected it, they said they changed the fuel as it was contaminated and they changed the plugs and now it's OK.

My question is, I fill up at the same Shell garage every time, the tank had 1/3 fuel left in it, so I used 3/4 without a problem, do you guys think it was the fuel?

by the way 6000 mile service, getting the bike going (one hour labour) plus new plugs £430 is this the norm or expensive? they also changed the rear wheel bearings under warranty as they said they had seized up? I oil the chain every week and the rear wheel, seemed free enough to me.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: Mav on December 22, 2019, 12:36:44 PM
Thatís expensive, mine 6000 mile service was £263 including changing the chain rubbing strip.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: glassbacken on December 22, 2019, 02:38:24 PM
I bought a new tiger xrx the dealer couldnít get it started for days! They put it down to fuel. Changed fuel and it was ok, they got the fuel from the same place they fill up all there bikes. How strange is that!
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: alke46 on December 23, 2019, 02:20:33 AM
This is the very reason I like to do my own maintenance.  Seems like dealerships in general must have a license to steal from their customers.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: coddy on December 23, 2019, 06:39:26 AM
*Originally Posted by Mav [+]
Thatís expensive, mine 6000 mile service was £263 including changing the chain rubbing strip.


Mine was £210 for the same service from Clive Wood.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: Tigermainia on December 23, 2019, 09:26:43 AM
My service charge was £222.50.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: KildareMan on December 23, 2019, 09:40:43 AM
Ä211 in 2011 (10 months in)
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: Paulhere on December 23, 2019, 09:51:54 AM
Oil, filter & sump washer = £40. The BS is free.

The oil will be top spec, the filter will be a new one. Ha.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: KildareMan on December 23, 2019, 02:42:38 PM
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Oil, filter & sump washer = £40. The BS is free.

The oil will be top spec, the filter will be a new one. Ha.

PLugs also - from memory, so tank off etc.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: Paulhere on December 23, 2019, 03:06:51 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
PLugs also - from memory, so tank off etc.

Plugs? Sure'n they'll be fine for 12k. If you want to look at your plugs at 6k, that's fine. Lot of stuff in the spec that is just a money spinner for the dealer & stuff we do ongoing as routine maintenance.

Ford spec for plugs is 100k miles for a 1.5Turbo

https://www.richmondfordwest.com/service/ford-focus-maintenance-schedule.htm
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: gordybrock on December 23, 2019, 07:32:04 PM
*Originally Posted by alke46 [+]
This is the very reason I like to do my own maintenance.  Seems like dealerships in general must have a license to steal from their customers.
  :0461:
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: KildareMan on December 23, 2019, 11:12:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Plugs? Sure'n they'll be fine for 12k. If you want to look at your plugs at 6k, that's fine. Lot of stuff in the spec that is just a money spinner for the dealer & stuff we do ongoing as routine maintenance.

Ford spec for plugs is 100k miles for a 1.5Turbo

https://www.richmondfordwest.com/service/ford-focus-maintenance-schedule.htm

I know I know. Just commenting on the schedule not my preference. Tank of and airbox inspection easily add 1 hour to overall cost. Personally my iridium plugs have been in at least 7 years now and all good.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: nobsta on January 23, 2020, 07:32:45 PM
I've had issues with fuel before. My scoot kept cutting out which was unusual for the bike, changed the fuel and all good. Also I find when riding abroad my Tiger seems to run more lumpy (2018 xrt) especially when at higher altitude which I thought strange as I'm sure the electrics are suppose to sort the mixture out. I put it down to altitude and crap fuel, maybe more ethanol than we're used to. Twice I been to the Black Forest B500 and noticed a change in the way the bike runs. Once off the high points its smooth again. Maybe something I should have mentioned to my dealer but not over sure I was imagining it?
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: Paulhere on January 23, 2020, 08:01:09 PM
*Originally Posted by nobsta [+]
Twice I been to the Black Forest B500 and noticed a change in the way the bike runs. Once off the high points its smooth again. Maybe something I should have mentioned to my dealer but not over sure I was imagining it?

Sounds odd. I've ridden the high passes, eg Iseran, Bonnette, Timmelsjoch, Stelvio, Grimsel, Susten, etc. not a problem with fuelling. The B500 is only approx. 1,000 feet above sea level at it's highest, shouldn't be any problem, great smooth road.
Title: Re: 6000 mile service
Post by: nobsta on January 23, 2020, 08:22:12 PM
That was my thinking too. Maybe I was being over sensitive about the running of the bike but it seemed a bit different to me.