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Offline eps

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 09:50:51 PM »
I never use dealers - I prefer to do my own stuff. Its not just about money but peace of mind the job has been done right. Marks manual is helpful for valve clearances - its not a terribly difficult job to check the clearances. Its a bit more involved if shims need changing but again not that bad - its the lack of room and the amount of dismantling before you get to the valves that is the issue. My bike has 30k on it - its probably worth £4-£5k - I'd struggle to justify a £600 service ! That said - a cam cover gasket, timing cover gasket and new shims cost me £100 last time I did the valves. Best of luck

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2018, 12:21:28 AM »
Do you know about the Triumph service kit? You may find that it is cheaper than buying the bits individually, even though it contains some items that are not needed for most services (e.g. the cam bolts).

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2018, 06:04:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
I never use dealers - I prefer to do my own stuff. Its not just about money but peace of mind the job has been done right. Marks manual is helpful for valve clearances - its not a terribly difficult job to check the clearances. Its a bit more involved if shims need changing but again not that bad - its the lack of room and the amount of dismantling before you get to the valves that is the issue. My bike has 30k on it - its probably worth £4-£5k - I'd struggle to justify a £600 service ! That said - a cam cover gasket, timing cover gasket and new shims cost me £100 last time I did the valves. Best of luck

Yes that's me too, the bike is great and I want to keep it in good working order, but it's value not that high now so struggling to justify a main dealer service cost

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2018, 06:06:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by unsubtle [+]
Do you know about the Triumph service kit? You may find that it is cheaper than buying the bits individually, even though it contains some items that are not needed for most services (e.g. the cam bolts).

No didn't know there was such a thing

And thanks all for replies, I'm going to have another look at the manual again and see how complex it's going to be

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2018, 06:37:08 PM »
The part number for the V Series Engine Service Kit is T3990016. It includes everything that you need (excluding oil) to do a major service including spark plugs, filters, gaskets etc. I paid C$132 for it. The individual components are much more when priced separately.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2018, 06:41:30 PM by CaptainTrips »
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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2018, 10:09:19 PM »
Interesting advice about the service kit - I'll look into that. The valve job is quite straightforward - just take your time. Its very satisfying knowing you have done the job yourself and thats its perfect. Not sure how many dealers spend that much time on the job - they have margins ot maintain - my time is free !!  :001:

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 01:51:51 PM »
Clive Wood for me everytime, Triumph specialist that does a service to the letter. Interesting and top bloke, if your after a service done to the schedule and using genuine parts, he's your man. Will also do other maintenence on a ad hoc basis, for instance, rear suspension strip,clean and grease. He's located in Lincolnshire :020:

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2018, 07:57:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by tiger955 [+]
Clive Wood for me everytime, Triumph specialist that does a service to the letter. Interesting and top bloke, if your after a service done to the schedule and using genuine parts, he's your man. Will also do other maintenence on a ad hoc basis, for instance, rear suspension strip,clean and grease. He's located in Lincolnshire :020:
Agree with above, one thing is if service schedule says sus linkage strip/lube its done! As you say its done to the letter , and beyond.
I have known him many years and his work ethics are simple. 100% customer satisfaction.

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Re: Are you still using main dealer servicing after a few years?
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2018, 09:48:04 AM »
Pleased to see the book is still getting a mention. Details here if you've not seen it...  https://www.marksmotorcycleparts.co.uk/service-manuals

I do some servicing work myself, and if you're in reach of Bath then give me a PM and we can talk about what you need doing - happy to do part of a service if you want to do the oil & filters yourself.

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