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Dealer 1st service price?

Have just bought my Bobber with 81 miles on I have been to my local dealer in Newcastle and booked it in a few weeks time for its 1st service (500 miles), they have quoted £150. Does that sound about right ?
Iím not penny pinching but as we all know with buying a new bike comes all the other stuff you need,insurance, tax, clothing, etc
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Have just bought my Bobber with 81 miles on I have been to my local dealer in Newcastle and booked it in a few weeks time for its 1st service (500 miles), they have quoted £150. Does that sound about right ?
Iím not penny pinching but as we all know with buying a new bike comes all the other stuff you need,insurance, tax, clothing, etc
Iím pretty sure my dealer said that it would be just under £100.

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Have just bought my Bobber with 81 miles on I have been to my local dealer in Newcastle and booked it in a few weeks time for its 1st service (500 miles), they have quoted £150. Does that sound about right ?
Iím not penny pinching but as we all know with buying a new bike comes all the other stuff you need,insurance, tax, clothing, etc
I did it myself. Oil, filter and my time! Priceless!
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I did it myself. Oil, filter and my time! Priceless!
Itís great to do your own servicing and save money, but if you donít get an authorised dealer stamp in your book arenít you worried about your warranty or the effect itíll have on the second hand price when/if you ever decide to sell a bike with no service record?
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I did it myself. Oil, filter and my time! Priceless!
Same here. I would imagine that having a dealer service is however part of the warranty, so they could mess you about if you dont get it done at a dealer and subsequently make a claim. However I prefer doing the work myself and the chances of a catastrophic engine failure in the first two years strikes me as negligible. £150 sounds to me a bit steep. £100 would be closer to the mark. Its just 4 litres of oil at say £30 a filter at maybe £10 and half an hours labour. Its basically an oil change, inspection and probably hook up to the OBD for any software updates.
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Just had a look, my first service was £68.60
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There's a guy in the facebook group who just had his bobber rescued on a recovery vehicle - oil pressure problems apparently. I wouldn't want to risk losing warranty.

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Have just bought my Bobber with 81 miles on I have been to my local dealer in Newcastle and booked it in a few weeks time for its 1st service (500 miles), they have quoted £150. Does that sound about right ?
Iím not penny pinching but as we all know with buying a new bike comes all the other stuff you need,insurance, tax, clothing, etc
I thought the south was supposed to be expensive
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Itís great to do your own servicing and save money, but if you donít get an authorised dealer stamp in your book arenít you worried about your warranty or the effect itíll have on the second hand price when/if you ever decide to sell a bike with no service record?
First, I keep diligent records of all my vehicles maintenance and after a brief talk the buyer would understand my passion for doing it right! Also, USA laws regulate that you cannot be held firm to have an authorized dealer perform your maintenance. My bike has been at the dealer for 5 weeks to get a clamp straightened out and new inner tubes under warranty! Why would I ever trust someone that takes customer service so lightly to ever service my bike with my money? 😠
I would find a more trusted mechanic to do the work I cannot. Rant over! 🙂

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Was close to 300 dollars for me. Included the fluid changes, chain check and lube, and went over all (yeah right?) nuts and bolts to ensure everything was as it should be.

VIN is on record with Triumph for having 1st service done and certified.

Beyond that, will do myself.
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Have just bought my Bobber with 81 miles on I have been to my local dealer in Newcastle and booked it in a few weeks time for its 1st service (500 miles), they have quoted £150. Does that sound about right ?
Iím not penny pinching but as we all know with buying a new bike comes all the other stuff you need,insurance, tax, clothing, etc
I have sent this enquiry to Triumph uk -

I have just purchased a 2017 Triumph Bobber privately, it has only 81 miles on it.
I had contacted the dealer who supplied the bike (Team Roberts, Doncaster) and they advised that the first service was due at 500 miles and would cost £69.99 however as I do not live locally I was advised to contact my local dealer in Newcastle.
I have booked my bike into Triumph Newcastle and they tell me the cost is £150.
I have contacted various Triumph dealers and it seems that there in no standard price for what would be exactly the same service.
Carlisle £150
York £95
West Yorkshire £175
Edinburgh £180.53
Glasgow £196
London (metropolis) £221
Romford £200
Manchester £190

I seems that your Triumph dealers can charge what ever they want, can I have an explanation to this.

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