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Offline expressshaftie

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Service recommendations
« on: January 08, 2019, 09:03:18 PM »
Hi Guys, Will need a 20K service on 2016 XRT  soon.
What recommendations based on your experience could I look at .
Especially looking for independents as £££ is a consideration as not working now (not my choice!)
Aware of Muddy Sump and Clive Wood  but what others  can you suggest?
I seem to remember a post  for a shop somewhere in Somerset?
I'm based near Chepstow but will travel and can make a day trip of it .

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 12:55:29 AM »
Buy Marks manual and do it yourself. I estimate I saved about $800 on the 20000 mile service. Marks manual is 25 quid and has a few substitutes suggested for the special tools you need. I think it covers the 2016 models for the most part. I think the only thing not covered would be the semi active suspension
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 12:57:08 AM by ijinak »

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 08:51:49 AM »
Cheers,  Manual ordered yesterday but would still like to see a service being carried out first time around.

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 03:51:10 PM »
I talked to the local dealership before performing my 20k service for the first time. If I only took it in for the valve check/adjustment and cam timing, the cost was much less. I could do all the rest of the stuff.

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 05:10:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Deep6blue [+]
I talked to the local dealership before performing my 20k service for the first time. If I only took it in for the valve check/adjustment and cam timing, the cost was much less. I could do all the rest of the stuff.
That is a bit surprising. You have to do all the strip-down of the bodywork, fuel tank air cleaner etc. to do normal major service items such as check/change spark plugs and air filter and throttle body sync. And it is much cheaper to buy the engine service kit that includes plugs, all gaskets, etc. than it is to buy those items a la carte. Basically, the only thing that is left is the oil change.
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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 11:15:19 PM »
I was in my local shop recently, ( they hard wired in my new satnav ) and speaking to them about the big service also upcoming for me. I was pleasantly surprised to be verbally quoted £420 for the full works. So try Frasers in Gloucester is my advice, speak to Neil or Rachel on 01452500100. They are good people

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 07:02:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by ga.chuck [+]
I was in my local shop recently, ( they hard wired in my new satnav ) and speaking to them about the big service also upcoming for me. I was pleasantly surprised to be verbally quoted £420 for the full works. So try Frasers in Gloucester is my advice, speak to Neil or Rachel on 01452500100. They are good people

I see that Frasers are not a Triumph dealer so is it possible they may be quoting a generic price without realising what’s involved (especially the 20k valve check and adjustment)? Out of interest I decided to download the list of franchised dealers from the Triumph Website and worked my way through it to see which ones offered fixed price servicing which I understand Triumph are working on introducing. Only 6 dealers actually had fixed prices on their websites at present and they included some dealerships that are part of single franchised companies with multiple sites.

The costs that I found for a 20k service on a Tiger Explorer are summarised as follows:

Destination Triumph (3 sites) £749 + 1 hour’s labour + cost of shims if adjustment required.

Laguna Triumph (2 sites) £723. Valve clearance adjustment is shown as £87 + parts but I don’t know if that has to be added to the £723 or if it’s a price for doing the adjustment without the rest of the service.

Philip McAllen Triumph £550 including valve clearances.

Looks like Northern Ireland is the cheapest place to get your Explorer serviced at a Triumph dealer!

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 02:18:23 PM »
By reputation my nearest T dealership is pretty expensive but in practice they are open to negotiation, or at least have been for me as a regular customer with 2 bikes serviced by them. I got a worthwhile % discount on my 20k service so it pays to ask and you can always go somewhere else if they say no.

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 08:10:14 PM »
Thanks for the comments Guys. 
Interestingly no independent specialists (apart from those I have mentioned).
Will ring some of those mentioned an see if they are flexible (its a quiet time of year for workshops?) but quite aware that there is a lot of stuff re the ECU and updates  that you just wouldnt be able to do without proper kit AND the service manuals (only available at rip off prices to dealers via Triumph)   

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Re: Service recommendations
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 09:12:18 PM »
Does the bike have to be cold, left overnight, to carry out the 20k service?

 


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