12K Service for 2015 800GSA

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  1. Barakaiki

    Barakaiki Been here awhile

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    Has anyone done theirs recently? Trying to get a feel for scope and cost.

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  2. zero war

    zero war Zee

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    I paid $498 for f650


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  3. AntReed

    AntReed Been here awhile

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    Doing yourself or dealer?

    I done a full service on my 800 a few weeks back and the hardest part was getting the air box back on after doing the plugs, apart from that I think it is such a simple bike to work on so I would definitely give it a crack yourself!


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  4. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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    12000 mile (20000km) service also is the valve check interval. Had the stealership do the first one, but the next ones will be done by myself. There is a pretty good thread on here about the valve check procedure.
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  5. Nickhob

    Nickhob Armchair adventurer

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    I paid the equivalent of $700 in Switzerland for the 20k km. That is based on $140/hr labour rate. So anymore than $700 and they are taking you for a ride. Since then I have done the 30 and 40k myself.
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  6. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Question....can anyone explain to me why spark plugs run for a 100,000 miles in a four stroke liquid cooled fuel injected car but need to be changed after 12,000 miles in a four stroke liquid cooled fuel injected motorbike motor? I'm not being facicious or sarcastic. The situation seems odd. I've run plugs in bikes for 40, 50, and 60 thousand miles and have never seen one that "needed" to be replaced.
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  7. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    Plugs are included in the 24,000 mile service.
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  8. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    The BMW dealer payed a premium for their franchise and they need to generate work for the staff. :johntm
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  9. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Yep I think you're right
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  10. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    On the flip side it's nice to have some documentation of maintenance being done when buying used .
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  11. RyLaN

    RyLaN 14 F800 GSA

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    I was quote, "just the valves as I can do the rest", 600$Cad. They said, "If we don't need to adjust the valves, take 150$ off". I said "never mind, I'll do myself." 450$ just to look at the valves seemed kinda high to me.
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  12. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    I do all my own maint....my 700 is a new engine to me so I'll just take it slow...learn as I go along...and save some money. There is nothing magical about working on a motor...just common sense and taking your time to look at how things are held together. I do the valves on my little WR250R and it's the same design.
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  13. Lost-Again

    Lost-Again Been here awhile Supporter

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    +1 on that! I will say having the right tools is a must though.
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