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Took my 19 plate RT into North Oxford today for a 12k service (its done 22000). 450 quid including 20 quid loan bike charge. I'm not convinced that this represents good value for money but perhaps that's the going rate.
Chap on the service desk told me that the key battery is getting low would I like it replaced for a fiver? No I don't think so but when I got home found that it had been invoiced anyway.
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What did you get done for the £450?
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You done good mate. It is about twice that in the States ;)
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Yesterday we had the rear pads changed on one of our Blood Bikes, with discount and no cost to fit £62 for pads and the spring plate.
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sakm wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:41 pm What did you get done for the £450?
Standard 12k service: Oil and filter, air filter, final drive oil, valve check and spark plugs.
Oh yes, and a key battery that was twice the price of the Duracell ones in tescos.
Suppose at at least I had a "free" coffee.

Next time I'll phone round a few dealers and see what the best price is. However, I suspect there's not much to be saved.
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MikeS wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:24 am
sakm wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:41 pm What did you get done for the £450?
Standard 12k service: Oil and filter, air filter, final drive oil, valve check and spark plugs.
Oh yes, and a key battery that was twice the price of the Duracell ones in tescos.
Suppose at at least I had a "free" coffee.

Next time I'll phone round a few dealers and see what the best price is. However, I suspect there's not much to be saved.
I've got mine in next month for all fuids

Cost? £252

Last one they are doing as after that I will be doing it myself as the 2 year warranty will be done with
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I paid £270 at the end of August for engine oil and filter, final drive oil change, air filter change and valve check. They didn't do the drain valve thing on the final drive though? I'm not bothered coz I've seen quite a few crap results posted on facie, so I'm hoping they'll have had chance to practice doing a good job.
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My last service in May cost me £503, that did include two new Mitchelin Pilot Road 4’s, though.
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Wow i have never been charged for a loan bike that,s news to me ,, dunno about the £450.00 seems a bit high mine is due next month think i will look around first !!!!!!
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Looking back at my bike service history, it seems a normal yearly service is on average £440. 99% done at North Oxford. Hence since i purchased the bike, I service it myself. Searching around i can make up a yearly service kit for around £80 incl oil. It may take me 2 days but i know every nut and bolt is tight and everything is greased.
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Replaced my key battery myself for $1. My own service for less than $50. I’m cheap.
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