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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2010, 1:29 am Thread Starter
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18,000 mile service = 830.00?

I have my bike in the shop for it's 18,000 mile service and the quote was a little over 800 dollars. In addition to the regular service I also had them change the final drive fluid and do an ABS service/brake flush.

The dealer said that this service was the most expensive one in the service schedule due to having to check the injectors and to adjust them as needed. I was just curious if the price seems to be in the ballpark to what others have experienced when they had their service done.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2010, 2:36 am
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Just had mine done in Switzerland (read expensive) and it "only " cost 624chf or equiv. $621. Included new drive shaft oil as it has a new FD recently fitted.

Your $830 looks expensive even with the ABS flush!

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Seems a tad high.

I did the 18K on my own after I found out the local dealer charged $500.

It is the valve check that is expensive part of the 18K service.
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Agreed, the valve check is the expensive.....and most important part! Make sure they actually do it AND check the torque on the sprocket / cam. Have them give you a copy of the techs valve spec sheet that shows the tolerances and where they were adjusted. Tuck it away for safe keeping and hopefully you'll never need it for anything other than reference.

Does seem a bit on the spendy side though.

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1. The brake flush on the 08 GT is easy and not the old complicated one for the early GT's more complicated system. It was so easy I did it myself. How much are they charging for that service? I took me less than an hour and I'm an amateur. It is a glorified brake bleed process.

2. How do they "check the injectors" What would they check other than seeing if the computer showed any faults?

3. Agree the valves are critical and a pain to do, but most/many (not ALL) GT's need NO adjustment at the 12k, 18K, or even 24K.

4. What % of bikes have had a cam/sprocket failure?

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Does seem on the high side, unless they actually adjusted a valve rather than saying, "All check out okay." Dunno about your "Check injectors" unless you meant "Check valves?"

Mine has the servo-brake setup (2006) and is a complete pain to bleed all those circuits, but the alternative is a $2,500 servo-ABS unit.

Fwiw, my 18K service incl. valve check was $630 in No. CA and that incl. the brake servos where they said it takes two of them to do it on mine. New anti-freeze, oil, filter, gaskets, brake fluid (1 qt.), etc.


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My K12S was $404.22 - 18K with new plugs,w/ final drive oil & cooled flush & ABS.
Valves will be checked at 24 or 32 for K12S normally

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That seems a little more reasonable.

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I just had the 18k service completed on my K12GT and it was 750. They checked the valves, did the oil, brake fluid, changed the plugs and I was told that it was the most expensive service as well. I would have done it myself but I bought the bike used earlier this year and don't have the tools to do the repairs, yet. I guess the 750 doesn't seem high to me because my Triumph Daytona 18k service was at 1k several years ago and yes I now have the tools to check my valves on the Triumph.
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For my K13S I was told the 18K service was most expensive also (around $550) because it included valve adjustment check and installing the pricey new plugs. But since I read elsewhere a while ago that unless I was tracking the bike consistently, there was no reason to do a valve adjustment before 24K (couple techs said wait until 30K for valves). Told the service manager I'm skipping valve/plugs until 24K and he had no problem with that. I'm over 21K now and valves aren't remotely noisy, but the idle has a few misses to it most likely due to the need for plugs. As soon as off idle, it's normal smoothness.

The bike really could have gone several thousand more miles on original set, but decided to go ahead and install new EBC sintered double-H's last week and my goodness, the bike really stops so much quicker, and with little effort!!!!

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