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Hi All,
Just had a quote for a 7000 mile service from CMC, was expecting a fair price when the woman on the phone hyped it up as baing a really big service, needing spark plug/air filter & valve clearances but when she quoted £208 I was a tad shocked!!!! I phoned them up for a quote before xmas (early December) and was previously quoted £159 i think. When I queried this she said they'd had a price increase on parts (lol, what parts, spark plug, oil filter, air filter & oil, you could buy the whole lot for less than the £49 increase). Anyhow, I booked it in anyway (needs doing soon and wanted to make sure I got a slot). Figured I'd get another quote from SMC in Sheffield (within about 20 mins walking distance of my work), they quoted me £85 or about £150 if the brake calipers need a rebuild (don't think they do).
So, had the satisfaction of calling CMC back and cancelling. The woman I spoke to was quite shocked at the lower quote from SMC and tried the old "well we're doing the service to yamaha's spec, make sure you get a check sheet" crap. She went quiet when I pointed out that SMC are also a Yamaha dealer and didn't offer any reduction in price. Needless to say, it won't be getting serviced there again :)

Moral of that story is make sure you shop around!

If you've had any quotes lately, please add them (what mileage, which garage and how much).
 

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corr blimy thats a good save there mate!
just shows mate!...i bet she was so shocked on the phone lol! would love to of seen here face!
 

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The only Yamaha Dealer near me (where i bought my bike from) charged me £275 for a 3000 mile service!!!

They charge £85 an hour for labour.
 

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i paid £120 for all that work to be done
last year
 

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thesilencer1987 said:
The only Yamaha Dealer near me (where i bought my bike from) charged me £275 for a 3000 mile service!!!

They charge £85 an hour for labour.
My 3000 mile service just before Xmas cost me 120 all in labour oil and filter. They tell me 6000 mike service which I be booking soon will be slightly more at around 180.

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My 3000 mile service just before Xmas cost me 120 all in labour oil and filter. They tell me 6000 mike service which I be booking soon will be slightly more at around 180.

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According to them the 3000 mile service was due a valve change, which took 2.5 hours.
 

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i've been quoted £120 for labour alone for clutch plates being changed and valve clearances being checked. from Yamaha.
 

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Did you buy your bike from new? have you kept in good condition? (silly question i know but have to ask.) I can't see how our bike would need anything doing to valves at only 3000 miles.
I've kept it in fairly good nick.

I was surprised the valves needed changed aswell but i don't know a whole lot about bikes so i didn't want to take a chance so just agreed to have it done.
 

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thesilencer1987 said:
I've kept it in fairly good nick.

I was surprised the valves needed changed aswell but i don't know a whole lot about bikes so i didn't want to take a chance so just agreed to have it done.
I guess it's not impossible but seems unlikely to me. My 3000 and 6000 service will cost about what you been charged. I would look into taking your bike elsewhere.

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I do all my own servicing...

K&N Air Filter.
My own oil changes (I don't trust the garages to do the job to the same standard that I do it).
Oil Filter.
New Iridium Spark Plug.
Greasing various parts.
Tightening the drive chain.

Then every now and then, I take the bike in to the garage to do a general health check (all bearings etc. etc.) which is a half hour labour at around £40 incl VAT.
They also adjust my throttle and clutch, and the other things like that as necessary.
I will also take it back in another occasion to have the valve clearances checked which is a half hour job, and then adjusted (if they need adjusting) which is only another half hour job.

I am assuming the reason you are paying for your services, is because of the warranty?
 

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For my 3,500 service I was quoted 160 and that's if I let them replace brake pads. Which I may do myself. And they're having a sale on labour otherwise it'd be 220
 

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For my 3,500 service I was quoted 160 and that's if I let them replace brake pads. Which I may do myself. And they're having a sale on labour otherwise it'd be 220
Mine was only 110 plus the oil etc. and then working of a Yamaha service schedule so maybe your place doing extras not on that list or they charge to much.

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For my 3,500 service I was quoted 160 and that's if I let them replace brake pads. Which I may do myself. And they're having a sale on labour otherwise it'd be 220
New brake pads at 3,500 miles????
HUH???

I'm well over 16k miles, and I only just changed my front pads. And they still had LOADS of pad left in them :S
 

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i've gone through one set of pads, on my third set but they really didn't need changing at all.
 

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Am still waiting to find out whats happening....
 

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does your bike keep stuttering, Drew? started mine today and it's sorted itself out. gave it a few revs and it didn't stall.
 

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my bikes in bits mate
 
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