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Online Will Morgan

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2018, 10:36:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by Hawkeye [+]
I’ve always understood about £400 for the 10k service and about £750 for the 20k service to be in the “right region” for main dealers. Maybe I’m wrong - what have others paid?

I did manage to negotiate about 15% discount on my 20k service as a long term customer currently with 2 Triumphs they service. Things like new brake pads they charged for the parts but fitted for free. I do enough miles the services are more frequent than many owners, and sometimes in the winter when the workshop isn't very busy. And they always let me have a loan bike.

Most dealers know there is rival competition for your money so try haggling over the price. But treat them with a bit of respect/courtesy & do it at the outset not after the works done which would just make you sound like a moaning tightwad. You've nothing to lose asking. The worst that can happen is they say no.

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2018, 11:47:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
I did manage to negotiate about 15% discount on my 20k service as a long term customer currently with 2 Triumphs they service. Things like new brake pads they charged for the parts but fitted for free. I do enough miles the services are more frequent than many owners, and sometimes in the winter when the workshop isn't very busy. And they always let me have a loan bike.

Most dealers know there is rival competition for your money so try haggling over the price. But treat them with a bit of respect/courtesy & do it at the outset not after the works done which would just make you sound like a moaning tightwad. You've nothing to lose asking. The worst that can happen is they say no.

Absolutely agree Will and indeed have had discussions along those lines with my local dealer. Apparently having upper crash bars fitted - as I have on mine - can up the price slightly on the main 10k/20k etc services as they have to remove and replace them. The techie at my local dealership (who is very good) has already suggested to me that if I remove/replace the upper crash bars and the plastics surrounding the tank myself it will reduce the price of the main services as its one less job for them to do (so reducing the labour time). Haven't discussed how much yet, but I'd have thought probably around the price of an hour's labour or so. All helps.

However as they have said already, they can only quote for the standard service which for the 10k one includes checking the shims only. If they find they have to replace any shims, that would be an additional cost of course, both in labour and parts. And from memory, shims are not overly cheap!

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2018, 01:37:14 PM »
I took my bike to the local dealer for 20k service and they quoted me over £800!
I bought a Dealertool OBD interface (£60) and did the job myself in about 5 hours with approx £130 spent on parts, oil, etc.

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2018, 11:40:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Pailton [+]
I have just been quoted £260 for my 1st 10k service  :172:  :005:

I asked them to explain what they did for my hard earned money and was told they would email the service sheet through to me, I was told the air filter was included and the tank would have to come off though.  :230:

I expect I'm not going to be pleased with how little they will do. :024:

Try Clive Wood at Swineshead in Lincs. Triumph independent specialist.
07752 477738
or FB "clive wood triumph".

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2018, 02:59:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
I do enough miles the services are more frequent than many owners, and sometimes in the winter when the workshop isn't very busy. And they always let me have a loan bike.
I can't believe how heterogeneous the dealers network is!

Here is no rebate, no loaner, nothing at all.
Obviously, big T doesn't give a sh*t about me being on my fifth Triumph in 14 years...

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2018, 03:44:02 PM »
My first service was $105USD when I did the oil change myself.
It was worth it having another set of eyes look it over. I do trust my dealership to take care of me because I have been given no reason to not trust their honesty.
Hard to believe that changing your own oil will void the warranty. Not so where I’m at.

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2018, 04:59:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
Hard to believe that changing your own oil will void the warranty. Not so where I’m at.
Officially, it surely won't.
However, if/when you'll need some good will out of warranty gesture, having serviced the bike yourself won't help.

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2018, 01:13:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by t552 [+]
Try Clive Wood at Swineshead in Lincs. Triumph independent specialist.
07752 477738
or FB "clive wood triumph".

Cheers t552 always good to know.  :028:

Normally I would be more than willing to use non franchised workshops but my bike is only seven months old and it's jumping out of 2nd gear (which they will be looking at while they have it) so to avoid  any warranty arguments I felt compelled to have it serviced with them.  :003: 

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 12:39:10 AM »
I just had my first "annual" service on my 2017 1200 XCA (here in the US).  Have to admit I was stunned at the cost.  Considering this was really nothing more than an oil and filter change I felt the $404.79 bill was extreme.  Combined with the 500 mile service it means I have spent almost $700.00 for nothing more than a couple of oil and filter changes during my first year of ownership.  I figure I'll bite the bullet to keep it under warranty but after that I'll probably either do it myself or go back to riding my 70 Bonneville, my 69 Trident or my old BSA.  My local dealer no longer sells Triumph so it is an hour ride in freeway traffic to get to one now that is an authorized dealer.

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Re: Costs of 1200 Tiger servicing
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2019, 06:46:08 AM »
DID THAT INCLUDE TIRE ROTATION??? :001: :001: :001:

 


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