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post #1 of 18 Old 05-01-2006, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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How much did you pay for.....

The 600 mile inspection is coming due and I wanted to know what other have expreinced?

The dealer tells me Suzuki makes the inspection mandatory or the warranty is voided.

What is a fair price for this?

Has anybody had this done by a non-dealer athorized mechanic?

Thanks for the input....
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-01-2006, 10:29 AM
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I was told $40.00, we will see. I am taking mine in today for the first service. Not sure what they do but I was told it had to be done. I will let you know tomorrow when I get the cost.

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I just had my K5 650 done...

For the "by the book" 1000 km check they charged me $134 CDN (taxes not incl.) which equates to about $118 USD.

This was for an hour's worth of labour (at $80/hour) plus materials (oil, filter, grease).

I'll do the next oil change myself but the above price seems pretty reasonable. I consider it "warrant-ability" insurance.


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Mine was $121 at the dealer.

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I just had my K5 650 done...

For the "by the book" 1000 km check they charged me $134 CDN (taxes not incl.) which equates to about $118 USD.

This was for an hour's worth of labour (at $80/hour) plus materials (oil, filter, grease).

I'll do the next oil change myself but the above price seems pretty reasonable. I consider it "warrant-ability" insurance.


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What is "by the book"? Can anyone tell me what they are supposed to do for the first service?

Just want to make sure it all gets done. $118 to $40 is a big difference, i was talking to a sales guy though when I was told that. I will be talking tot hte service manager this afternoon whent I take it in.

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post #6 of 18 Old 05-01-2006, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Quick phone check for price survey..

Well, I called five dealers that are located in logical riding distance..

They range from $165.00 to a high of $340.00.
Averaged out at $207.50


Hmmm...
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-01-2006, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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According to the manual.....

Exhuast pipe bolts and muffler bolts.....Tighten
Engine Oil......Replace
Engine Oil FIlter......Replace
Idle Speed.... Inspect (inspect = inspect and clean, adjust, replace or lubricate as necessary)
Throttle Cable Play.....Inspect
Drive Chain .....Inspect
Brakes.... Inspect
Steering.... Inspect
Chassis bolts and nuts......Tighten
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post #8 of 18 Old 05-01-2006, 12:20 PM
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Mine was about $22 for the filter and oil. Of course, I did it myself. Nothing says a dealer has to do it, and it is illegal to void the warranty because of it. Just save your receipts as proof the work was done. Perhaps he has never heard of the MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY IMPROVEMENT ACT

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MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY IMPROVEMENT ACT

United States Code Annotated
Title 15 Commerce and Trade
Chapter 50 Consumer Product Warranties
15 Section 2302

(c) No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumer's using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name; except that the prohibition of this subsection be waived by the commission if:

1) The warrantor satisfies the Commission that the warranted product will function properly only if the article or service so identified is used in connection with the warranted product, and

2) the Commission finds that such a waiver is in the public interest.

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Dude.

It's an oil change. That's all. They will also check your chain and adjust it, if needed. If you are real lucky, they might even check your throttle cables and idle speed and tighten a couple of bolts here and there. Paying upwards of $2-300 for an oil change is madness, IMHO. Nothing you can't do yourself for $20-25. Keep your dated receipts with your manual, they cannot deny warranty claims if the work has been done and documented. (see above post) Trying to scare you into paying $250 for a glorified oil change with the old "voided warranty" line is one of the oldest stealer tricks in the book.

Some people like to just go ahead and let the dealer do it for piece of mind. Personally, I get a lot more piece of mind knowing that I did the work, it was done properly and with attention to detail, and cost me 10% of what the shop would have charged. Unfortunately, I've seen mine and other friends bikes come back from too many shops in worse condition than when I left them, to ever trust a shop or a dealer to do anything besides mount tires and fasten chains. After all, it's not their life on the line when something goes wrong with the bike, right?

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The local dealer wanted just over $200.00 for the 600 mile service. No, they didn't get to do it.

I wish there was a competent local shop. I'd rather not do TBS or valve adjusts.

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