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Old 11th October 2017, 01:24 PM
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was quoted around 400 for a standard service and also replacing and fitting a new clutch and throttle cable.

I am clueless when it comes to this kind of stuff and I know most lads would service there own bikes but I prefer to get someone who knows what they are doing.

so is 400 a good price?
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Old 11th October 2017, 01:27 PM
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Sound like a lot. What they doing?
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Old 11th October 2017, 02:04 PM
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I assume all the standard consumables like plugs, oil, filters, brakes and changing the clutch and throttle cables. he is supplying all the parts as well
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Old 11th October 2017, 02:18 PM
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You'd really need to know what your getting for that price, alot of mechanics will just change the oil and call that a service. Oil costs them next to nothing.

If he's doing x4 plugs, air filter, oil filter, oil, chain adjustment, brake pads, cleaning caliper pistons, brake fluid, checking over the bearings and bike in general then you can expect to pay for it, clutch plates on ebay look to be 60 give or take, throttle cable 30ish. So 400 could be a bargain if it really is a full service.
If he's just doing the oil and throwing in a new clutch and cable that price seems steep imo
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Old 11th October 2017, 02:45 PM
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Ask him what is he replacing.
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Old 11th October 2017, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by triumph
You'd really need to know what your getting for that price, alot of mechanics will just change the oil and call that a service. Oil costs them next to nothing.

If he's doing x4 plugs, air filter, oil filter, oil, chain adjustment, brake pads, cleaning caliper pistons, brake fluid, checking over the bearings and bike in general then you can expect to pay for it, clutch plates on ebay look to be 60 give or take, throttle cable 30ish. So 400 could be a bargain if it really is a full service.
If he's just doing the oil and throwing in a new clutch and cable that price seems steep imo
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Definitely check what the 400 is covering.

How do you even know the bike needs new clutch and throttle cables if you aren't mechanically minded.

Lubing the cables may be all it needs.
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Old 11th October 2017, 05:31 PM
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Definitely depends on what they're doing and also what bike you have...

I'll be lucky if anyone quoted me 400 yoyos for a clutch replacement on the GS. It's major surgery.
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Old 11th October 2017, 05:36 PM
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Definitely depends on what they're doing and also what bike you have...

I'll be lucky if anyone quoted me 400 yoyos for a clutch replacement on the GS. It's major surgery.
done several clutches on beemers, theres a bit of work in it alright but no where near the money some places charge . 600 lids should see ya right incl replacing the bearings in the actuating arm and the arm itself if required .
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Old 11th October 2017, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by The Windy City Rumbler
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Definitely check what the 400 is covering.

How do you even know the bike needs new clutch and throttle cables if you aren't mechanically minded.

Lubing the cables may be all it needs.
I brought the bike over to him to look over and he told me the cables needed replacing
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