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8,900 km with my Interceptor 650: Here's what the 3rd service cost me

This time, the service manager even created a whatsapp group and kept on sharing video and photo updates; of oil being changed, of brake calipers being cleaned, of tappets being adjusted, front sprockets being cleaned.

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Resurrecting this thread with a 3rd service update

3rd Service happened 6 days short of the motorcycle's first anniversary; with the ODO reading 8905 kms.

I wanted to be extra thorough with this service because around the end of the month I am planning a ride, which if things go to plan, might span over 7000 kms till mid Feb, including a long break at my parent's place in Siliguri, WB.

Now a word about RE service. I bought my first motorcycle, a Machismo 500 in 2008, and back then, the service experience, if i am being generous, would have been basic. Rude, ill-informed customer service managers, dirty, often unsanitary workshops, and inordinate delays were par for the course. so the moment the free services were over, i moved on to an experienced mechanic (Many from Delhi would know Pappu bhai from John's).

But ever since i purchased the int650, it was like being transported to another world. All my three services were booked on the app, all of them started on time, with the service manager being extremely well informed and transparent, and while they would now allow me to stay with the mechanic while he was servicing the motorcycle, i was allowed to spend a few mins, 2-3 times through the service, asking questions, which was helpful.

This time, the service manager even created a whatsapp group and kept on sharing video and photo updates; of oil being changed, of brake calipers being cleaned, of tappets being adjusted, front sprockets being cleaned. I dont know if this is an initiative by this particular dealer (Brite Autowheels, Kailash Colony), or is this everywhere, but colour me impressed.

Here's what the 3rd service included (excluding the regular stuff like oil change, air / oil filter change, etc)

  • Changed the brake pads, and took the older ones (both at around 50% as spare for any emergencies during the ride.
  • Ditto for the clutch cable
  • The chrome bits are tough to maintain, so got buffing done.

Here are some photos, followed by the invoice at the end:

Buffing was a good idea, but lets see how long it stays this way.

Total damages: Rs 12,842

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