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Old 13th October 2014, 19:55   #31
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Odo : 1212 km

First servicing completed at 1044. Total cost was a 7.4K. This , I feel, is the real pinch of owning a SBK in India (or elsewhere I guess). The service cost is exorbitant. The only thing done was oil and filter change , chain cleaning and wash.
The chain cleaning was charged a shocking 500 bucks. I could do all of this on my own, but just to keep the warranty I will have to accept this.

After the oil change, the bike feels supersmooth and my last ride on the highway was just fantastic. The brake feel has improved significantly.
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The chain cleaning was charged a shocking 500 bucks. I could do all of this on my own, but just to keep the warranty I will have to accept this.
Ca'nt you just tell them that you will be doing the cleaning and lubing yourself? Did they mention that it will void warranty?

500 bucks for chain treatment is rip off!
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Ca'nt you just tell them that you will be doing the cleaning and lubing yourself? Did they mention that it will void warranty?

500 bucks for chain treatment is rip off!
I wasnt told about this. Like I said I expected this to be free like I had for the Ninja. I only realized after after I saw the bill, I tried to argue but by that time it was too late. For all further services I am not going to let them touch my chain.
It does not void warranty as chain is considered to be a "wear-and-tear" part.
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Just curious. What oil is being used by the SVC?
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Old 14th October 2014, 12:18   #35
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Just curious. What oil is being used by the SVC?
They are using Motul 7100 10W40. It comes to about Rs.800 per can all inclusive.
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Agree with you and Djay that first service cost was also a bit of a shock for me.

In Triumph, service cost is identical irrespective of you servicing a Bonnie or a Tiger Explorer costing three times as much. Cost is flat INR 6,200 for all bikes which i find it bit strange

But, Triumph folks are pretty nice in terms of lubing and cleaning the chain and cleaning the front brake pads and replacing it back.

They do this free of cost ( if asked) and I never feel shy of asking for such tidbit stuff to be done whenever I visit the showroom for some reason or other

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Agree with you and Djay that first service cost was also a bit of a shock for me.

In Triumph, service cost is identical irrespective of you servicing a Bonnie or a Tiger Explorer costing three times as much. Cost is flat INR 6,200 for all bikes which i find it bit strange

But, Triumph folks are pretty nice in terms of lubing and cleaning the chain and cleaning the front brake pads and replacing it back.

They do this free of cost ( if asked) and I never feel shy of asking for such tidbit stuff to be done whenever I visit the showroom for some reason or other
Mobike that is really good to know. Triumph is really taking the Indian market seriously while Kawasaki is taking it for granted, right now. Too bad my sales experience with Triumph wasnt great.
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Congratulations Ashu ! the service seems very costly . with chain clean and lube , engine oil change and oil filter change fz1 service doesn't cost more than 5500. did u get any warranty with the bike? if not , why not do it yourself ...
p.s. time to change your dp now
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Congratulations Ashu ! the service seems very costly . with chain clean and lube , engine oil change and oil filter change fz1 service doesn't cost more than 5500. did u get any warranty with the bike? if not , why not do it yourself ...
p.s. time to change your dp now
Thanks. Warranty is the only reason for availing services of the authorised service center. Although doing the chain cleaning yourself shouldnt void warranty and I plan to do it myself.

Looking for a good pic with the Z before I can replace
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Completed 1600 kms on the bike. Went to Lavasa a couple of times. The bike is great fun in the corners. But I am still getting used to the bike so was very very easy on the turns. Some caps from the GoPro footage. Will upload a video after I get some time.
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In Triumph, service cost is identical irrespective of you servicing a Bonnie or a Tiger Explorer costing three times as much. Cost is flat INR 6,200 for all bikes which i find it bit strange
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That's including all consumables, right?
Funny that bikes as different as the Tiger and Bonny cost the same to service!
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That's including all consumables, right?
Funny that bikes as different as the Tiger and Bonny cost the same to service!
I think its the oil quantity that determines the cost, rest of the stuff is similar. Funny thing apart from tightening and lubricating some parts, there is not much to be done unless there is a complaint.
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mobike008, That's including all consumables, right?Funny that bikes as different as the Tiger and Bonny cost the same to service!
Absolutely. That's the full cost of a normal regular service ( if there is a need for change in brake pads or something else, that cost is separate)

Yeah, I have expressed the same to dealership and they say the pricing is determined by Triumph India ( not sure how correct that part is)
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Completed 1600 kms on the bike. Went to Lavasa a couple of times. The bike is great fun in the corners. But I am still getting used to the bike so was very very easy on the turns. Some caps from the GoPro footage. Will upload a video after I get some time.
Congrats, Celestial, find ride there. How about that video, if you have got it?
Do tell about the bike over time, how the braking, vibrations, sound change over time, how good/poor the headlamps are.

OT: is it nav75 following on the R-15?
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Congrats, Celestial, find ride there. How about that video, if you have got it?
Do tell about the bike over time, how the braking, vibrations, sound change over time, how good/poor the headlamps are.

OT: is it nav75 following on the R-15?
Thanks Ricci. I have been busy at work and other things. I need to edit the video and then upload it.

So far I have not noticed any change in sound or additional NVH in the engine.
There is a slight harshness around 6K RPM further exaggerated due to the excessive smoothness of the engine below that. I need to figure out how much farther up the rev range it lasts.
Braking has improved a lot now. I am rather comfortable. Though I still feel the feedback could be better.
Not sure about headlamps as I havent ridden much in the dark yet. I will update once I do.

And yes, that is Nav with the GoPro
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