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Green Goblin
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Well I hit 850 miles on my bike so I took it in for it's first service. It cost $110! Is that a normal price for the first service? I didn't know what it would cost, but didn't think it would be that much.
 

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Green Goblin
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oil filter 12.99
drain washer 1.10
oil 12.00
recycling fee 1.50
labor 70.00
shop supplies 5.00

That is all they list. I know they couldn't have done much cause I lubed and adjusted the chain myself. Had them look at the shifter cause it was sticking, but other than that I dunno.
 

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Need... More... Trackdays
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holy shit 70 bucks labor. it couldnt have taken that long could it?
 

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SHIT... I know people that payed more than that.. You learned a lesson though.. FROM NOW ON,,,, DO IT YOUR SELF!!!!!!!!!:thumbup
 

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El Assholio Supremo del Mundo
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What is their hourly labor rate?
Did they check chain anyway?
Did they check all bulbs for proper operation?
Did they Check wheels and tires for any problems?
Did they Pull the cover off to check shifter (no problem=no warranty)
Did theycheck brakes for proper operation?>
Did they go over the whole bike for loose bolts?

Trust me, depending on the dealer, they all do differnet things.

Some of the ones i worked at did a lot, some didn't do anything.
If labor is $45 an houe, not all that much time really.

Just some thoughts for ya.
 

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El Assholio Supremo del Mundo
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R1 Tuner said:
here is a dumb question...how do you do it yourself? This is my first crotch rocket. Have a harley, but I always take that to the dealer and I know it's expensive.
if you don't know i would suggest downloading the service manual from the sticky at the top of the mechanical help section. And if your not comfortable doing it, get out your wallet and visit the dealer.
 

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Green Goblin
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R1Budha said:
What is their hourly labor rate?
Did they check chain anyway?
Did they check all bulbs for proper operation?
Did they Check wheels and tires for any problems?
Did they Pull the cover off to check shifter (no problem=no warranty)
Did theycheck brakes for proper operation?>
Did they go over the whole bike for loose bolts?

Trust me, depending on the dealer, they all do differnet things.

Some of the ones i worked at did a lot, some didn't do anything.
If labor is $45 an houe, not all that much time really.

Just some thoughts for ya.
I honestly don't know what they did. It isn't itemized on my bill. Their labor rate is 70 and hour. There was a comment about the shift, but it basically read like the tech didn't think I knew how to shift.
 

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Green Goblin
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R1Budha said:
if you don't know i would suggest downloading the service manual from the sticky at the top of the mechanical help section. And if your not comfortable doing it, get out your wallet and visit the dealer.
they knew this was the 600-1000 miles service. I have a buddy with an R1 that has his own bike shop...I'll just buy the oil and filter and go to him from now on.
 

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El Assholio Supremo del Mundo
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hmmmm....
Smart ass comments by techs always piss me off.
Think of it this way, if you see it, and they know it, they thimk you are a dumbasss. I wouldn't go back to them.

However 1 hour to do an initial service is not really excessive if they did most / some of what i posted.

I think Yamaha flat rate for an oil change is 45 minutes.
 

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El Assholio Supremo del Mundo
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R1 Tuner said:
they knew this was the 600-1000 miles service. I have a buddy with an R1 that has his own bike shop...I'll just buy the oil and filter and go to him from now on.
If he has a shop, you can get the oil and filter from him most likely.
try the service manual. it's really easy to use and very specific.
If you can't download it you can by it on CD from E-bay for about $10.

Best way to learn is start with small stuff and go from there. You should be able to do oil changes no problem, go slow taking off fairing, and be careful and you'll be fine.

I always recommend people do their own maintenance, even when i worked at a shop (never made any money on it anyways vs. flat rate), because it allows you to get to know the bike, and notice any problems that may come up.

Good luck bra!! :thumbup
 

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Green Goblin
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hell i don't even do my car's oil changes, I have before, but just don't want the hasle of it. I guess I don't need a jack for the bike to chnage the oil huh?

Thanx once again.
 

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El Assholio Supremo del Mundo
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hell i don't even do my car's oil changes, I have before, but just don't want the hasle of it. I guess I don't need a jack for the bike to chnage the oil huh?

Thanx once again.
nope but a rear stand does give you some extra room to work.

BTW watch out or your bike will make more HP than your car:crash
 

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Green Goblin
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R1Budha said:
nope but a rear stand does give you some extra room to work.

BTW watch out or your bike will make more HP than your car:crash
It's going to be tough without NOS or turbo cause I'm putting cams in my car saturday and that should put me around 180...now if I had a 2004 r1....
 
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