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    what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    on: June 15, 2013, 11:53:46 am
    June 15, 2013, 11:53:46 am
    if someone could give me a list of the thing to do what oil and filter they recommend and also some prices on how much it should cost to do this service that would be great I have been quoted  £200 for this by my Honda dealer, and £150 from another dealer... but really need to know what need to be done for this service any help appreciated ...!
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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 03:32:32 pm
    June 15, 2013, 03:32:32 pm
    I have just picked up my Crossrunner from its 8,000 mile service at Sutton Motorcycles (Honda Dealer) Bromsgrove. They charged £130 - all bar a few pennies - which I didn't think was too bad after shopping around a bit.

    When the Mrs gets back in the car I'll get the receipt out of it and let you know exactly what they did/charged for.

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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 04:12:15 pm
    June 15, 2013, 04:12:15 pm
    OK, It is basically oil and filter change, plus a lot of checks!!

    Castrol 10W/30 oil
    Oil Filter Cartridge
    Washer & 14mm plug
    Sundry lubricants and cleaning materials
    Environmental charge (oil disposal)      -     Totalling £39.74

    and

    Labour     -     £69


    Plus VAT = £129.99.



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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 05:55:39 pm
    June 15, 2013, 05:55:39 pm
    thanks mate if you could let me know what they did for that this would be very helpful
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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 07:30:10 pm
    June 15, 2013, 07:30:10 pm
    I would like to know that too . . . . That is all it says on the receipt:

    "parts total £39.74

    Labour        £69

    Vat              £21.25

    Total            £129.99"

    I am assuming the labour is charged at £23 an hour. If so, a 'visual health check' and an oil change taking 3 hours?

    But as I said, after shopping around, they were cheapest.

    I only had it done by a dealer as its still under Honda warranty. When that's up, I'll do it myself!

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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 08:03:25 pm
    June 15, 2013, 08:03:25 pm
    you should ask them details of your invoice mate I had bad report of Honda dealers doing services that is why I always ask first what is to be done and detail of the work, like what oil they have used and ask the old part back if you could ask them what they did and pass this on that would be great  I am sure it's OK BUT never assume always make sure that's my way of dealing with bikes and cars let me know how you get on
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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 11:12:20 pm
    June 15, 2013, 11:12:20 pm
    What they do is written on the owners manual. It's got a checklist, so why read that?

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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 12:22:39 pm
    June 16, 2013, 12:22:39 pm
    I got a printout of the visual check.

    Chain & sprockets
    Tyre wear
    Rim inspection
    Oil & coolant level
    Clutch feel/operation
    Gearbox operation
    Engine noise
    Exhaust
    Lights, horn, fan, battery working
    Pad & disc wear
    Brake fluid
    Play in head races and steering checked
    Suspension working
    Visual inspection for any damage to the bodywork

    As stated the checklist is in the service book
    I paid £150 with a courtesy bike for 2 hours and saved me having to travel elsewhere
    Couldn't really care less what they did so long as they stamp the book

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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 02:46:02 pm
    June 16, 2013, 02:46:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by seb [+]
    you should ask them details of your invoice mate I had bad report of Honda dealers doing services that is why I always ask first what is to be done and detail of the work, like what oil they have used and ask the old part back if you could ask them what they did and pass this on that would be great  I am sure it's OK BUT never assume always make sure that's my way of dealing with bikes and cars let me know how you get on


    Don't really care Seb, as I said, I shopped around and got the lowest price.
    It has a Honda dealer stamp in the book which is good for selling on, and having another pair of eyes visually checking the things I regularly check anyway is good for peace of mind.

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    Re: what need to be done for the 8000 miles service?
    Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 04:42:25 pm
    June 16, 2013, 04:42:25 pm
    fair enough mate thanks for replying to the thread guys
    Seb , French biker in the uk ! Ca roule