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Offline Dicey

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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2019, 01:15:26 PM »
Bree I'm not moaning  I'm chuffed to bits, just thought it was part of 18k service that this was checked, mechanic says they never have to shim them at this miles

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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2019, 01:47:20 PM »
Yeah but they have also not changed your plugs, so that's not right is it.


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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2019, 02:12:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
Yeah but they have also not changed your plugs, so that's not right is it.



I cannot answer for them on the Plugs, but I would not change mine at 18 thou unless they were a problem. Modern plugs can easily go way past the 18 thou range. I can only think that they have experience that shows the plugs are okay. I do not remove mine to check they are ok. If the bikes running as it should then leave well alone. I can only assume that they run diagnostics and if everything is hunky dory they are happy to leave it alone.    :027: :027:
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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2019, 12:14:15 PM »
As a serial offender in not checking valve clearances, my old ZZR1100 never had a single check in 40000 miles and my 2003 BMW R1150RT hasn't been checked in 11 years and 70000 miles. Modern oils are wonderful. As for spark plugs, a modern system at 40KV will throw a spark across the room so if it works, it works. The 11 year old(at least) plugs are still working fine. My XR is closing on 36000( still running fine) so I'm guessing service quotes that will be crazy high. All this for a stamp in the book. Might be more cost effective to take the second hand value hit and do the service myself

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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2019, 05:30:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dicey [+]
Smithy I will do tensioner myself, but wouldn't chance doing shim check to much for me , changing pads andoil no problem shim check to technical for me!

Checking them is quite easy, rectifying any that may be out of spec is the difficult bit...I'm a Honda man from way back, checked 'em all but never had cause to adjust shims on any Honda I've owned. When the time comes to do my XR, l suspect it will be the same....90% of us don't rev the crap out of our engines continually....tbh, during my commute to work, l rarely see 5k rpm... :027:

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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2019, 11:52:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dicey [+]
Just had bike in for 18k service got quoted about £500 that was without fork oil being done as had new seals fitted at 13/14k , quote was 2weeks ago, took it in for service today and I had new manual cam chain tensioner with me and asked if they would fit it while panels all off , goes back to pick up bike here was tensioner lying on desk so I asked why they hadn't fitted it and he said you have to stip your panels to do that and would have to rebook it in for this, I said well you could not have done shim check or new plugs and he said none of that required at this service just basics oil and filter an brake fluid, spoke to the mechanic when he took bike round to me and questioned him about it that I thought it was big service and he said age and miles and computer says no required yet strange one this but book all stamped and cost £229 so I'll just fit tensioner myself thi was bmw dealer that did my 12k service as well.

Which dealer was it you took it to? Mine is also due the 18k service soon and both Motorrad dealers near me have quoted £700+

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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 03:05:39 PM »
Dealer was john Clark Aberdeen, like I said quote over phone 2 weeks before I took it in for service was £500 to  £550 without fork oil change due to new fork seals fitted a few thousand miles before so I was expecting to pay that but when I picked bike up was told didn't need plugs or shims doing this service. I'm happy with this bike has it's full service history all done at bmw dealers my 12k service was done here as well.

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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2019, 01:29:03 PM »
I had the 36,000 service done at Mono Motorcycles in Funtington in Hampshire, I got a 4 page report with all the valves done and showing they were all in tolerance, cleared the fault code for the exhaust valve and reset the service lights as will, runs like a dream now, very pleased with the service and only cost me £465.00, I asked him to check the head set bearing, told they were fine but needs new wheel brarings, back in to sort next week,
He put picture up on his facebook page and here is the link  https://www.facebook.com/monomotorcycles/photos/a.235936220204237/654403218357533/?type=3&theater

He did say he think the cam cover didn't come off at the 18K service as some of the cable and fixing still look the same as when it done at the factory,

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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2019, 02:15:02 PM »
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Re: 18K Service cost
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2019, 06:41:13 PM »
Back to mono on Friday for him to replace the front wheel bearing, just 70 pounds with OE bearings and labour.
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