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    Cost of ownership
    on: June 29, 2022, 05:32:54 pm
    June 29, 2022, 05:32:54 pm
    So, after handing payment for the 18k service (4k miles over due) I've looked back and seen over the 5 years of ownership I've parted away with £3997.20 on servicing, MOTs and repairs alone. Is this normal?!

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    Re: Cost of ownership
    Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 05:47:30 pm
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    What?! I’d say not. Must be the repairs, what have you needed repaired?

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    Re: Cost of ownership
    Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 06:46:34 pm
    June 29, 2022, 06:46:34 pm
    So, I've skimmed back through my mound of paperwork, to list a few..

    At 8711 miles - Fork seals, fork stanchions (parts covered by BMW and I coughed the bill for the fit at £116.), top box barrel, cruise control switch (covered under warranty.)
    At 11479 miles - Chain and sprocket, front wheel bearing, exhaust flapper seized (covered under warranty for replacement headers.)
    At 14168 miles - Front wheel bearing again..
    At 19555 miles - Front wheel bearing yet again, third-time lucky!
    At 22006 miles - Chain and sprocket, water pump and... advised the exhaust flapper has seized again and verbally quoted £2500, not sure if that's entirely accurate but feel it very well could be.

    Thank god for extended warranties even at £35pm, looks like the bulk of the cost was actually servicing, MOT's and discs/pads/tyres.
    Last Edit: June 29, 2022, 06:51:43 pm by Roadsprocket

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    Re: Cost of ownership
    Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 08:22:28 pm
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    That’s unlucky. I just sold mine at 6 years old, about 16k miles, never had anything but routine servicing, mots and tyres.

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    Re: Cost of ownership
    Reply #4 on: June 29, 2022, 08:47:41 pm
    June 29, 2022, 08:47:41 pm
    *Originally Posted by Roadsprocket [+]
    So, I've skimmed back through my mound of paperwork, to list a few..

    At 8711 miles - Fork seals, fork stanchions (parts covered by BMW and I coughed the bill for the fit at £116.), top box barrel, cruise control switch (covered under warranty.)
    At 11479 miles - Chain and sprocket, front wheel bearing, exhaust flapper seized (covered under warranty for replacement headers.)
    At 14168 miles - Front wheel bearing again..
    At 19555 miles - Front wheel bearing yet again, third-time lucky!
    At 22006 miles - Chain and sprocket, water pump and... advised the exhaust flapper has seized again and verbally quoted £2500, not sure if that's entirely accurate but feel it very well could be.

    Thank god for extended warranties even at £35pm, looks like the bulk of the cost was actually servicing, MOT's and discs/pads/tyres.

    3 lots of front wheel bearings and two sets of chain & sprockets in 22k miles..?? WTF.. :033: :027:

    My bike has 56k km on it and has only had the original Regina chain changed at 8k km due to a tight link...the DID ZVMX chain and sprockets I have on there now have done 48k km...and they're still ok....with an aluminium rear sprocket.. :028:

    Never needed to change a wheel bearing either...what's going on there..??

    You must have got a Friday bike.

    Smithy.

    Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 10:23:42 pm by 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: Cost of ownership
    Reply #5 on: June 29, 2022, 09:06:05 pm
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    3 lots of front wheel bearings and two sets of chain & sprockets in 22k miles..?? WTF.. :033: :027:

    My bike has 55k km on it and has only had the original Regina chain changed at 8k km due to a tight link...the DID ZVMX chain and sprockets I have on there now have done 48k km...and they're still ok....with an aluminium rear sprocket.. :028:

    Never needed to change a wheel bearing either...what's going on there..??

    You must have got a Friday bike.

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    or spends a lot if time on the rear wheel and lands with little grace

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    Re: Cost of ownership
    Reply #6 on: June 30, 2022, 09:57:29 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Roadsprocket [+]
    So, I've skimmed back through my mound of paperwork, to list a few..

    At 8711 miles - Fork seals, fork stanchions (parts covered by BMW and I coughed the bill for the fit at £116.), top box barrel, cruise control switch (covered under warranty.)
    At 11479 miles - Chain and sprocket, front wheel bearing, exhaust flapper seized (covered under warranty for replacement headers.)
    At 14168 miles - Front wheel bearing again..
    At 19555 miles - Front wheel bearing yet again, third-time lucky!
    At 22006 miles - Chain and sprocket, water pump and... advised the exhaust flapper has seized again and verbally quoted £2500, not sure if that's entirely accurate but feel it very well could be.

    Thank god for extended warranties even at £35pm, looks like the bulk of the cost was actually servicing, MOT's and discs/pads/tyres.

    I had similar issue with my ER6 regards front wheel bearings, it kept eating bearings as a result of damage from the 1st ones exploding, new bearings didn't seat right, i'd have it checked over properly rather than just having them hammer in a new one. Better yet, do it yourself, I'm at 37k and change now, done all my maintenance since i bought the bike at 15k, not including tyres, I've spent a grand total (including valve service and forks) of £1475 but, that included repairing light crash damage and engine bars, new exhaust headers and a diagnostic tool. In all honesty way less than I've spent in similar mileage of ownership on my ER6. In all this time not a single thing went bad on the bike by itself that wasn't directly a result of something that I or someone else did.