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Old 20th March 2017, 13:43   #136
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Bike - Harley Davidson
Model - Street 750
Year - 2015
ODO Reading - 17783 kms
Service interval as per manufacturer - 8000 kms or 6 months (which ever comes earlier)
Service Centre - Tusker Harley (Indiranagar, Bangalore)

5th Service Cost - Rs.7,513.00
Synthetic Engine Oil - Rs.2,610.30
O-Ring - Rs.32.81
15,000 mile Service Cost - Rs.3,000.00
Consumables - Rs.500
SGST 14% - Rs.370.03
CGST 14% - Rs.370.03
LB-SGST Rs.315.00
LB-CGST Rs.315.00
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Got my bonnie serviced last week and this was the 20,000 kms service interval.

I had the brake pads on both front and rear wheels replaced a few weeks prior and that cost me approx. Rs. 7500/- including part and labor charges.

Here is the detailed breakup of the 20,000 kms service cost.

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The total service cost came up to around Rs. 21,500/- bucks.

At this 20,000 kms service interval, the ASC changes the engine packing seals, fuel filter, air filter and engine oil.

Next big spend is on the chain and sprocket kit, which would cost around 12k for the OE setup.
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Got my bonnie serviced last week and this was the 20,000 kms service interval.

At this 20,000 kms service interval, the ASC changes the engine packing seals, fuel filter, air filter and engine oil.
Wow!

7000 for labour itself, excluding chain maintenance and polishing! Thats 7 hours of labour by their hourly rates!

What do they include in the engine service kit? Just the seals and filters? Thats a bit steep!
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Wow!

7000 for labour itself, excluding chain maintenance and polishing! Thats 7 hours of labour by their hourly rates!

What do they include in the engine service kit? Just the seals and filters? Thats a bit steep!
That's cheap for 7 hrs. Kawasaki it would be 10500 @ 1500 per hour.
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That's cheap for 7 hrs. Kawasaki it would be 10500 @ 1500 per hour.
He meant that the amount charged flat, when viewed in an hourly basis is 7 hours.

Now what the heck could they have done on the bike for 7 hours flat out as a regular scheduled service?

Stinks.
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Got my bonnie serviced last week and this was the 20,000 kms service interval.The total service cost came up to around Rs. 21,500/- bucks.At this 20,000 kms service interval, the ASC changes the engine packing seals, fuel filter, air filter and engine oil.
Adi : I told you offline and repeating the same. Bangalore ASC is taking the customers for a ride

A regular service that includes oil change and oil filter change normally costs around 6K. Additional work they carried out was just the air filter replacement and chain clean and lube for which they anyway charged separately

Bangalore guys should come down hard on these service centers as these amounts are nothing by daylight robbery. And, INR 7000/- for just labor I dont think even luxury car companies charge for labor for a half day's work

In my opinion, this service should not have costed you more than 10 grand at the maximum

I'm due for my 18,000kms service and trust me I will not pay a single dime over 4K (though I have an inkling bill will be around 6K which is still not too bad)

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Next big spend is on the chain and sprocket kit, which would cost around 12k for the OE setup.
This is cheap. I think Versys chain and sprocket set costs 18K.....Sujai is this correct?

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That's cheap for 7 hrs. Kawasaki it would be 10500 @ 1500 per hour.
Kailash. We need to change this mindset that it's cheap. I think we are giving an impression that its cheap and make them increase their prices even more

We are blessed to be living in Hyderabad as we get charged a flat INR 1000/- as labor charges for everything that they do

And, I normally use my coaxing skills to get many other works like

1. Air Filter Installation which is tricky in Versys (FREE)
2. Rubber Hose replacement which is again below the fairing and tank (FREE)
3. Chain Lube and Clean (Till date Never paid a dime)

Not sure if I'm plain lucky or I have a knack of getting things done free of cost

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Got my bonnie serviced last week and this was the 20,000 kms service interval.

I had the brake pads on both front and rear wheels replaced a few weeks prior and that cost me approx. Rs. 7500/- including part and labor charges.

Here is the detailed breakup of the 20,000 kms service cost.
So much for a regular service at 20,000 kms. The labour seems day light robbery.

I have decided not to upgrade until the market matures in India. The maintenance cost, accessory cost etc along with issues like parts availability gives a sense that living with a sports bike is a very expensive and time consuming proposition. Even if one is able to afford the bike easily, the maintenance aspect needs serious consideration. Unless the manufacturers change the greedy ways, the market wont grow with more economies of scale.
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Adi : I told you offline and repeating the same. Bangalore ASC is taking the customers for a ride


I sent a tweet to Triumph India and Vimal Sumbly asking if service charges are regulated by Triumph India since Rs7000 as labour charge seems a bit excessive for the 20k km service of a Bonneville.

He's asked Triumph to look into this. Lets see what comes out of it, if at all
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Adi : I told you offline and repeating the same. Bangalore ASC is taking the customers for a ride
Absolutely. Looting the IT boom, irrespective of brands.

I'm coming to Hyderabad for next service.

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This is cheap. I think Versys chain and sprocket set costs 18K.....Sujai is this correct?
Used to cost around the same earlier. Not sure about the prices post the Kawasaki breakup since, I haven't heard of the chain being available in stock yet.

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