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  • Offline XRNewey   gb

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    Wow...
    on: June 21, 2022, 01:02:00 pm
    June 21, 2022, 01:02:00 pm
    Just been quoted £900 for the 18k service on a Gen 2  :005:

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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 01:53:40 pm
    June 21, 2022, 01:53:40 pm
    !8k is the 'big' service:
    valve inspection
    fork oil replace
    spark plugs
    plus usual oil and filters

    pretty much involves removing all the plastic, seat, tank, airbox, etc.

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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 02:16:17 pm
    June 21, 2022, 02:16:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by XRNewey [+]
    Just been quoted £900 for the 18k service on a Gen 2  :005:

    I'm with you.. WOW...WTF..  :232: I can't find an emoji with someone bent over being shafted..  :164:
    "When I’m riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive. When I stop riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive" Neil Peart.

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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 02:25:17 pm
    June 21, 2022, 02:25:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by XRNewey [+]
    Just been quoted £900 for the 18k service on a Gen 2  :005:

    was that with Cotswold?

    I had my 18k service on a Gen1 bike in 2020. Cost was £550 and that included the MOT.

    Is there more work on the Gen2 or have labour rates increased by nearly 50% in 2 years?

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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 08:00:47 pm
    June 21, 2022, 08:00:47 pm
    Yes, Cotswold. :028:

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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 08:33:52 pm
    June 21, 2022, 08:33:52 pm
    *Originally Posted by XRNewey [+]
    Just been quoted £900 for the 18k service on a Gen 2  :005:

    And this is why many of us choose to do our own servicing/repairs/tyre changes etc... The cost of just getting a normal service is ridiculous... :027:  :112:

    My bike hasn't been to a garage since it's very first 1000km service... in March of 2017. The 30,000km (18k miles) service is indeed a big one but for the equivalent of nearly $1600 Aussie sheckles....they can stick that where the sun don't shine, When I did mine it only cost me ~$200 for parts and several hours of my own time in my own shed over a weekend...I find it very theraputic.

    Smithy.
    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: Wow...
    Reply #6 on: June 22, 2022, 12:00:12 am
    June 22, 2022, 12:00:12 am
    *Originally Posted by XRNewey [+]
    Yes, Cotswold. :028:

    Shop around. It might be worth travelling somewhere to get a cheaper service and a city break for your £900.

    I know a few people who do this. Plan a holiday to include a service. Ljubljana in Slovenia or Boulogne if you are less adventurous
    https://www.bmw-motorrad-co2moto.fr/ is Boulogne.

    Or maybe M&P in Cardiff or Dick Lovett in Bristol!


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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 03:00:56 pm
    June 22, 2022, 03:00:56 pm
    Having recently done my 2016 gen 1 myself I'm not that surprised as the XR is just about the most awkward bike I've ever worked on. Currently I'm lucky enough to have half a dozen bikes including classic British, classic Japanese, early 916 Ducati. In the past I've had the usual GSXR'S, Aprilia RSV etc too and I'd rather work on any of them. I've always worked on my own bikes plus I do a bit of spannering for a classic road race team.
    From the 20 or 30 fasteners to remove the plastic all with different shoulder lengths, the cable from the left hand fork top secured by 6 cable ties over a 300mm length. To the stupid plastic clip for the fuel overflow tubes that prevents the rocker cover being removed that means you have to loosen the radiator and pull it forward, then if you have some experience of gynecology you can just about remove the screw retaining it and get the clip out of the way  :087:
    Complete pita with no thought of servicing or maintenance, but then most people nowadays probably buy on PCP and it's long gone before they reach this point.
    Last Edit: June 22, 2022, 03:02:22 pm by PL2112

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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 05:22:15 pm
    June 22, 2022, 05:22:15 pm
    I know what you mean about the different shouldered screws.

    Not good enough to have a piece of cardboard to poke the screws into - you need a photo of each side of the bike (and maybe even a plan view) - taped to the cardboard to poke the screws through - to assist with re-assembly!

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    Re: Wow...
    Reply #9 on: June 22, 2022, 09:13:43 pm
    June 22, 2022, 09:13:43 pm
    *Originally Posted by PL2112 [+]
    Having recently done my 2016 gen 1 myself I'm not that surprised as the XR is just about the most awkward bike I've ever worked on. Currently I'm lucky enough to have half a dozen bikes including classic British, classic Japanese, early 916 Ducati. In the past I've had the usual GSXR'S, Aprilia RSV etc too and I'd rather work on any of them. I've always worked on my own bikes plus I do a bit of spannering for a classic road race team.
    From the 20 or 30 fasteners to remove the plastic all with different shoulder lengths, the cable from the left hand fork top secured by 6 cable ties over a 300mm length. To the stupid plastic clip for the fuel overflow tubes that prevents the rocker cover being removed that means you have to loosen the radiator and pull it forward, then if you have some experience of gynecology you can just about remove the screw retaining it and get the clip out of the way  :087:
    Complete pita with no thought of servicing or maintenance, but then most people nowadays probably buy on PCP and it's long gone before they reach this point.

    Haha, never get a kawasaki then, the XR is easy by comparison, tightly packed but everything makes sense and is uniform. Just gotta pay attention where stuff comes from. One of the easiest bikes to complete simple maintenance on, and not expensive at all. Just had my chain and sprockets done myself, grand total of £109.99, cheaper than my 650 kawi, or at worst, same price....