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Offline Bigeck

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 08:48:28 AM »
Thanks Guys looking at the mileage I usually do it would not be worth my while taking out a plan I also find it crazy they want to charge £200 for a first service especially on the R model as theres not a lot of fairings etc to remove on my last new Suzuki they charged £50 for the 500 mile service which I thought was about right maybe there is a lot more involved on this bike.

Offline Alan

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 09:13:03 AM »
No, it is pretty much just an oil change and some checks.  The charge for the oil is more than £50, so Suzuki must be subsidising that.   My recent service which was just an oil change plus standard checks is billed as follows:

BMW Service (Health check) £45
Oil change £15
Oil filter £13.69
Sump plug washer £0.96
3.5l oil £49.60
Sub Total £124.25
VAT £24.85
Total £149.10

Not unreasonable labour charges but oil price is a bit steep but they have to pay for their fancy showrooms and the free coffee somehow

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 11:13:05 AM »
Personally, I took my bike to the dealer for the initial service and other than warranty work, it will never go there again.

My initial service was $385 CAD (221 GBP) and for what they did (oil and filter, checked steering head bearing nut, etc) I can think of way better ways to spend my money.

Also, my nearest dealer is a 90 minute ride so that makes it less appealing regardless of price.

Offline podders

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 01:07:13 PM »
Once ive haggled as much as I can and at a stage to commit to buying a new bike, I always ask for the first service to be free , BMW Wollaston agreed to do that for two bikes of ours last year.

Always worth an ask...

Offline Jon_Dong

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 04:32:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonS1KR [+]
It doesnít sound like theyíre doing you much of a favour there. Servicing on my í15 R has typically been around £230 (no air filter change) to £270 (with air filter change). Three annual services like that wouldnít run to £949  :027:

Damn, mine cost £190 last year and its booked in again next week for £190 including oil, filter, full inspection and brake clean. £270 seems well steep

Offline SimonS1KR

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 07:08:59 PM »
Iíd be interested to hear which elements of my dealer service are more expensive than others in the U.K. The costs seem pretty similar to Alanís, plus some extra work involved (brake fluid and air filter)...though I guess Alan also uses Dick Lovett as heís based in Bristol  :027:

Labour:
BMW Service (Health check) £45
Oil change £15
Air filter change £15
Brake fluid change, front £37.50
Brake fluid change, rear £15

Parts:
Oil filter £13.46
Sump plug washer £0.96
3.5l oil £49.60
Air filter £26.36
Brake fluid £5.69

Sub Total £223.57
VAT £44.71
Grand total £268.28
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 07:15:31 PM by SimonS1KR »

Offline Alan

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 07:39:15 PM »
Thanks for that, I now know what my servicing costs will be  :002:  Yes, mine was serviced at Dick Lovett Bristol, although I didn't buy it there.  It was bought as an approved used bike from Sunderland
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 07:41:16 PM by Alan »

Offline Bigeck

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2019, 03:08:17 PM »
Well I got an email from the dealer to say my bike was now in the showroom  :046: he also added that it was restricted as I already knew and that the first service was £150 after the 600 miles so not too bad then as I get a discount on labour and parts although It would have been better if it was included but no joy with that one. Going to be a long week till I get home next wed on the plus side all the extra bits I have ordered are sitting waiting for her.

Offline Chinook

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2019, 03:27:27 PM »
Read about a main dealer yesterday and the 150 bikes he sells year only 5 are S1000r. So Iíd really push for that first service free and maybe some other goodies?
Bought mine last year free service and tail tidy. Wished Iíd pushed for more 😄

Offline nrthrnbkr

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Re: Servicing costs
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2019, 02:33:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonS1KR [+]
Iíd be interested to hear which elements of my dealer service are more expensive than others in the U.K. The costs seem pretty similar to Alanís, plus some extra work involved (brake fluid and air filter)...though I guess Alan also uses Dick Lovett as heís based in Bristol  :027:

Labour:
BMW Service (Health check) £45
Oil change £15
Air filter change £15
Brake fluid change, front £37.50
Brake fluid change, rear £15

Parts:
Oil filter £13.46
Sump plug washer £0.96
3.5l oil £49.60
Air filter £26.36
Brake fluid £5.69

Sub Total £223.57
VAT £44.71
Grand total £268.28

That doesn't seem bad - I just had the first annual service - no air filter, but all the other items including brake fluid - quoted £225, but actually charged £199 (got a discount) on the day inclusive of VAT so it's fairly comparable

On Oil, I normally drop it between services, but Castrol 5w fully synth is priced at between £13-15 a litre online which is cheaper but again not massively so.     
« Last Edit: May 17, 2019, 02:35:32 PM by nrthrnbkr »

 


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