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Flanker37

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Flanker37 says:

Have I been Ripped off?

just had my first service (1000k) at my dealers. Bike is a Sinnis Max II


1st Service £67.50
oil & filter £10.55
sundries £3.00
supply & fit
heated grips £96.00
vat £35.41
total £212.46

this all seems a bit excessive for change of oil, new filter, an indicator bulb & heated grips i asked them to fit and they only cost £50 on their own

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  • Posted 3 years ago (24 March 2012 17:22)

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teamwindsor

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teamwindsor says:

service

Dealer services are always expensive. Unfortunately to maintain the warranty it needs to be done but I think you can take it elsewhere rather than the main dealer. Would wait for someone to clarify that though.

The heated grips seems a bit excessive. Have they been wired into the ignition with relays etc or just connected to the battery. If they are properly wired it can take a bit of fiddling so the cost of labour may be about right (some charge £80/hr!). To be honest these small jobs are the ones that you can learn to do and after teh warranty is up changing oil, filters etc will save you a fortune!

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ergf

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ergf says:

£80

£80 plus VAT for the first service seems fairly reasonable to me they should also be checking no fixings have come lose and treating moving parts such as foot pegs and levers with grease.

£96 to supply and fit doesnt seem bad if they have been fully wired in.

As windsor says learn to do your oil and filter yourself once the warranty is up you will save a lot of money.

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Flanker37

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Flanker37 says:

thanks

cheers guys, its just wired up to battery as far as i know & they even had to make a bracket themselves to fit on the bike. probably why that's cost so much then

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teamwindsor

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teamwindsor says:

grips

I would check if it is just wired straight to the battery (which is ok), just because you can potentially leave them on and flatten the battery. Try turning them on without the engine.

I prefer to wire them into the ignition as when the engine is off, so are the grips...its mainly because I am forgetful though!

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fireblade1996

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ripped off

i pay over £50 just 4 my oil and filter 4 my blade seems ok

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