Dealer Servicing

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  1. nigelrb

    nigelrb Elite Member

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    Just learnt from my dealer (Honda/Triumph) this morning that labour rates for servicing etc have just increased to £110.00 per hour!!:eek::eek: WTF!!

    I no longer deal with hourly rate trades any longer, but surely £110 is out of the norm - except for BT?

    I am fortunate, as previously mentioned, to have a great independent workshop close by with former Honda-qualified techs.
     
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    LRJimmy Active Member

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    Do they all wear masks? Dick Turpin did!! :mad:
     
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  3. Cream_Revenge

    Cream_Revenge New Member

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    110 is crazy
     
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  4. Wozza

    Wozza Elite Member

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    Hope you got a free service plan thrown in on your new sp N....if not I would cancel order and call every dealer in the land and get one - one of them in the land will throw it in....
     
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  5. dmc12

    dmc12 New Member

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    That's madness. My local indie (Franco's Motorcycles!) are £45/hour. Utter bargain in London.
     
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  6. nigelrb

    nigelrb Elite Member

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    The deal's not fully on paper as yet, but I cooked my goose after maximising the p/x on my RR4. I couldn't even get the pillion seat thrown in. That's the prob with new releases. Dealers do not NEED to be negotiable, although I did cross-quote with another nearby dealer.

    I have looked at the service plans, and there was some discussion about them in an earlier thread. £675 for 3 services. My problem is that I do not accumulate enough miles on my bikes. The service plan has a cut off of 27 months. That would see me with the 600 mile first service, and then 2 'annual' oil and filter services. I would not get to the major 8,000 mile service within the time frame.

    Further, for oil and filter I prefer to do myself, but with the new bikes I believe in keeping up service book records so will pay my local independent solely so I can have the book stamped. Over-the-top, I know, but that is the level of my fanaticism - or stupidness - depending which side of the camp you're on!;)
     
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  7. Wozza

    Wozza Elite Member

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    I think my 3rd one end of June I could be on about 6.5k so will get the brake fliud change done anyway then I know all uptogether if I decide to keep it until Christmas next year...,,,new tyres going on Feb/March...
     
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    nigelrb Elite Member

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    I'll get to 6.5K in June 2024.:D:D;)
     
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  9. Barstewardsquad

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    If you want FSH on it you need to follow the schedule which is x miles or y months depending on which comes first.

    Waiting 3½ years for the 1st service isn't an option :p
     
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  10. bonjo

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    Hope this is a one off cause if they all do it, the independent onces will also increase theirs:(
     
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