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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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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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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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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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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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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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Harrogate is the name. Its still there!
And I know a Heap at work. He might be related to the bus company. I'll ask.

Yeah - we get stung for everything over here. Petrol ( note - Petrol, not gas ) - is nearly £1 a litre. Not sure on Canada dollar conversion, but its still roughtly £1 = $2. Then we have to pay "Road Tax", thats about £65 a year for a bike over 600cc. Its even more for a car - I have to pay around £200 for a 2 lire estate car. And teh compulsary road test every 12 months. And they are thinking of bringing in road charges too for the city centres. Someone really doesnt want us to burn fossil fuels. If only we had any public transport I might use it.
 
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