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post #1 of 11 Old 05-15-2007, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Full service + stuff

Just been quoted

110 for 25000mile/36month combined service
30 for MOT
99 for new chain and sprockets.

Jordan bikes in Leeds. Seemed a good price - anyone got feedback?
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-18-2007, 10:06 AM
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Good price for the service, does it include parts though? I expect to pay somewhere in the region of 160 for my 5000m service (too late to book it in fir the 4000)

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post #3 of 11 Old 05-18-2007, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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AFAIK its with standard service parts ( oils, filters, brake pads ). He used the Suzuki fixed price service option for 11,000miles which seems to be the most intensive, then discounted it.
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All done. Didn't include brake pads - and of course I needed them. Also spark plugs. I felt a little rip off at 10 a plug but its done now. He did fit me a new rear brake pedal FOC ( mine was bent after a fall. I got the spare off ebay ).

All in all it came out at 306 with VAT added to the bill.

Didn't feel as 'brand new' as I thought it would after all that work. Still a little crunchy on the change to first gear - which went away when I did my own oil change.

I hate that "sitting at work, waiting for the dealer to call" feeling.

Still - no more dealer work until next years MOT and 34,000 mile service
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-07-2007, 03:20 AM
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Does that mean you are only servicing every 9000 miles or do you service the interim 4000 mile your self?

I just paid 147 for my 5000 mile service which was only 3800 miles from the first service. Did not replace my plugs, not enough miles done yet.

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post #6 of 11 Old 06-07-2007, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'll change oil filter and put new stuff in around November. That and keeping it clean should be all it needs. New brakes now, new tyres in March. Other stuff is just routine cleaning , bit of tightening etc.
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-07-2007, 08:58 AM
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Just curious... what's an "MOT"? Is that some kind of mechanical safety certification?


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post #8 of 11 Old 06-07-2007, 09:17 AM
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yeah, bikes over 3 years have to be tested yearly

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-07-2007, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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MOT - officially I think its known as the ministry of Transport vehicle inspection test. Authorized garages test the machines condition ( brakes, lights, suspension etc ) and its exhaust emissions. As Dell said, every road going vehicle over three years old has to have one annually. Costs 30 ( $60 ish ).

And the heavy details are here - http://www.ukmot.com/bike_index.asp
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Wow, every year? Sorry about your luck.

Over here we just need a mechanical fitness certificate when a bike is resold. It's about the same price.

Older autos in Southern Ontario need a emissions test every few years but up here in Northern Ontario they don't bother us with that (due to a lack of approved facilities in some remote areas, I suppose) so we can drive our clunkers until they fall apart.

Hey pashda, I was in Leeds way back in 1977, IIRC, when my high-school band played in a music festival in Harrogate (Harrowgate?). The bus we chartered was from a company with the amusing name of "Heaps of Leeds" or something like that.

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