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    Servicing Costs
    on: April 10, 2022, 05:32:58 pm
    April 10, 2022, 05:32:58 pm
    Hi, Not posted much on here, but do enjoy reading the other regular posts.
    Just wondering if I really am being ripped off by my local BMW main dealer in Peterborough (obviously not allowed to mention the name).
    Recently had 6000 mile service on my 2018 XR Triple Black, MOT and 2 x new Michelin Road 5 tyres fitted, total cost £703.00!!!
    I know and appreciate that BMW network is slightly more per hour on labour charges than the Japanese manufactures, but just thought this price a bit on the steep side. Anybody experienced something similar, or is this price you pay for owning a BMW?

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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #1 on: April 10, 2022, 06:35:37 pm
    April 10, 2022, 06:35:37 pm
    It would help if you could separate out the cost of the tyres, including any labour charge for fitting.

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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #2 on: April 10, 2022, 07:54:22 pm
    April 10, 2022, 07:54:22 pm
    On the face of it seems high to me, but a lot depends on tyre type, and putting the tyres on at BMW dealer is going to cost more than from a tyre specialist.

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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #3 on: April 10, 2022, 08:04:35 pm
    April 10, 2022, 08:04:35 pm
    Tyres from a BM dealer....next time you need your haircut try the dentist.... :110:

    Pair of Road 5’s £300 ish + fitting

    MOT £30ish

    So what’s the service cost ? £300/350

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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #4 on: April 10, 2022, 08:41:31 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    Tyres from a BM dealer....next time you need your haircut try the dentist.... :110:

    Pair of Road 5’s £300 ish + fitting

    MOT £30ish

    So what’s the service cost ? £300/350

    Agree...although the 6000mile service is just a glorified oil/filter change and a wipe of it's bum....why it would cost 300+ quid is beyond me.

    I refuse to take my bike anywhere these days for fear of the work being done poorly or not being done at all.....and getting ripped off for the pleasure.

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    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #5 on: April 10, 2022, 08:41:48 pm
    April 10, 2022, 08:41:48 pm
    Just had a 6000 mile service on a gen2 at a BMW dealer in Suffolk. £235 for oil and filter change, brake fluid change, nothing to air filter as have a K&N. Plus I guess a good look round with nowt to report. 🤔🥴
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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #6 on: April 10, 2022, 08:47:40 pm
    April 10, 2022, 08:47:40 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Agree...although the 6000mile service is just a glorified oil/filter change and a wipe of it's bum....why it would cost 300+ quid is beyond me.

    I refuse to take my bike anywhere these days for fear of the work being done poorly or not being done at all.....and getting ripped off for the pleasure.

    Smithy.

    if it is a 2018 bike having a first 6k service then there are likely to be some age related things to do. Depends if it has had annual services in the interim.

    Also, is it a service at a 6000 miles or a multiple thereof?

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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #7 on: June 10, 2022, 08:28:11 am
    June 10, 2022, 08:28:11 am
    Just had my 6k here.

    I was not paying attention when I “checked in” and signed to have the work done as my 600 mile service was a reasonable $250, even though I had to redo one body panel they had not put back properly. Now the dealer labour rate is $185/hr, total labour was $277 (1.5hrs); with consumables the bill was $442, plus 10.1% sales tax, $488 or £387.

    I swear the tech almost dumped it braking too hard on the front in the wet coming back from the test ride, they nuked my Bluetooth connections somehow, and I’m not sure they did the tyre pressures as it had the same pressures in/out, below spec. I won’t be accepting their generous offer of doing my tyre change, and likely will do the 12k myself. Just need to cough for a GS911 to reset the service light that may well pop before I get that far because, well, “BMW annual service” (and it is still raining endlessly here, thanks La Niña!)

    I’m a bit disappointed as my experience at this dealer has generally been good, and the nearest alternative is a one hour ride away.

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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #8 on: June 10, 2022, 08:51:54 am
    June 10, 2022, 08:51:54 am
    *Originally Posted by herveyw [+]
    Just need to cough for a GS911 to reset the service light that may well pop before I get that far because, well, “BMW annual service” (and it is still raining endlessly here, thanks La Niña!)

    I’m a bit disappointed as my experience at this dealer has generally been good, and the nearest alternative is a one hour ride away.

    You don't need a GS-911 to reset the service light, Motoscan and an OBD-Link MX-LX will see you sorted.

    Smithy.
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    Re: Servicing Costs
    Reply #9 on: June 12, 2022, 07:27:04 am
    June 12, 2022, 07:27:04 am
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    You don't need a GS-911 to reset the service light, Motoscan and an OBD-Link MX-LX will see you sorted.

    Smithy.

    Motoscan seems to be Android only unfortunately.