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Q: " How much for 4k service (ok, 3500 Miles)
A: "$480
Q: "Your shitting me..how many hours?"
A: 5 hours
Q: Let me see the flat rate book and reccomended servicing
A: Here - see it takes a long time to take off body panels.
Q: Not that long. Justify the 5 hours.
A: That;s the price. GO F---- yourself (in a manner of speaking)
Q: Ive had it.
 

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I'm seeing people quoting all kinds of wildly different quotes for the same service. My 600 mile service was $173, while others have been told $200, $300, even $400. It's crazy. Every Authorized Dealer should be doing the same work in the same time for about the same rate.

I'll be having my 3500 service in a few weeks, I'll report back on what I paid.
 

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Supplementary questions:


Q1 - 'Oh I see O wise one and how much of the cost is down to body panel removal and replacement?

A1 - Oh about 3 hours or so.

Q2. OK its a deal - I will bring the bike in with no panels - so that will be $195 then?

A. What the fffff?
 

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I think the problem is the dealers (read service personal) just don't have enough experience and or training with the Burgman and have to cover there a## .
I only hope as more come in for service this will change
but for now we are the ones taking the brunt of this non knowledge on the part of the service bay . :?
 

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mactd83 said:
my respone would be :shock: ....F........k that ill do it myself :evil:
That is pretty much what I did. I did the service myself. Dealer quoted me $318.00 dollars plus parts. I did get the oil filter from him. His price was $20.00. Will definately find another dealer...
 

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He got you on the oil filter that should cost about $10-11......not $20!
 

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160.00 including tax for the 3500 mile service here in Fl

Some dealers know how to service the bike and some don't ! keep looking for a good one. Around here it is about 50% of the dealers know and care about the customer instead of just sales.
 

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To add insult to the injury

The other factor is finding a competent mechanic. I've seen
a lot of trashed bikes coming out of these shops. My Dad used
to paint nail polishing on the valve cover bolts. If they said they
did the valves, Dad checked the paint. 1/2 the time, the paint
was still in tact. (They never touched them)

Ask around and you'll find bikers with experience.
They can point you in the direction of the best mechanic.

In our case, the two best mechanics are working out of two different garages, not the big dealers. These little shops remind me of the old timey bike shops that were run by enthusiasts. These two mechanics always have time to talk to you about your bike and make recommendations

My local mechanic did work on a Burgman recently and he
mentioned that it was a pain getting the panels off to get to
the engine.
 
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