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Jul 09

Posts: 13

phantomrider says:

Honda Varadero Servicing

Hi - I'm looking for some advice ref the big service (16k) on a Varadero. 

I've been quoted £395 by my local Honda dealer, but the local garage who does my MOT reckon they could do the same service for about £200 (and fix some "advisories" from the MOT). 

I'm inclined to go the the local garage (good guys, well recommended), but I'm worried that a non Honda service record may be an issue if I decide to sell the bike.  What do you guys think ref service records - should they be by Honda??

Thanks for your help  

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Mar 09

Posts: 8895

jaffa90 says:


You should realise that a big service covers more checks than a M.O.T. So you can`t be charge for both at the same garage.So it`s silly to have a big service done at one garage then take it to another for the M.O.T.If your bike is under warranty or not and they used genuine parts it`s as good as a dealer.The only problem with using another garage is when there is a re-call by the manufacturer.

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Jul 09

Posts: 1351

davemdixon says:

Re-call by manufacturer

is usually done by post to your home address.

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Aug 02

Posts: 468


Have they realised that 16000 miles is valve-check time? £200 sounds suspiciously cheap to include this.....

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