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$700+ for V7 iii first service

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Keegs, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Keegs

    Keegs Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Was given a quote of $722 for the first service for my 2017 V7 iii. $148/hr labor @3.5hrs, $150 in parts, services included are:

    Checked and/or cleaned transmission cables and control, steering bearings and clearance, braking system, gearbox oil filter, lights, safety switches, tire pressure & condition, wheels, battery terminals, suspension, and air filter box drain plug. Check valve clearance. Replaced engine oil & filter and gearbox oil. Battery Voltage-( )-Bike Charging Voltage-( )-F Tire Tread Depth-( )-F Tire Pressure-( )-R Tire Tread Depth-( )-R Tire Pressure-( )-F Brake Pad/Shoe-( )-R Brake Pad/Shoe-( )

    Keep in mind that first service is at 600mi. I’m a pretty handy guy, could do most of this myself though it’s my first bike so with the disclaimer that I haven’t done any of this before.

    Is this excessive work, time or labor cost? I unfortunately don’t have much to compare to and there are no official moto guzzi dealers in my area. But in doing some research it’s looked like most of you get your first service done somewhere around $250-500. Any info would be great!
     

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    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Wow - he forgot to include the essential "tire kick" check
    I know we need to support out local dealers, but many of those checks can be eyeballed in about 10 seconds and in any case would not need doing at all at 600 miles.

    That's a big proportion of the purchase price of a new bike and that's not even supposed to be an expensive service.
     
  3. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Your getting ripped at that prices. I paid a bit under $400 CAN for my first service which converts to $300 US.

    Also according to the Guzzi manual your first service is at 900 miles, not 600.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    First, welcome to the GT Forum. Hope you'll add your info to the Registry here; https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/forums/v7-v85-v9-chat-tech.215/
    Is this a quote or what you paid?
    The inflated parts costs like reusable rubber gaskets are questionable, as is the $7 crush washers, otherwise, status quo from dealers it sounds like. Just make sure they actually prove to you what the valve lash is at when they check it. Those should've been done at new bike setup (PDI).
    If you don't check back within ~24 hours, this thread will be deleted.
     
  5. Keegs

    Keegs Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    checking back
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    I wouldn't take it to that shop, do it yourself.
     
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    avlis Tuned and Synch'ed

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    How do we DIY check steering bearings and clearance?
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Just like you do on a bicycle, raise front end and see what the drag is, pull on forks to check play, flip back & forth for drag. Make sure you have no interference.
     
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    roadscum Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I negotiated the 1st service price when I purchased the bike but after agreeing on the price of the bike. that way I have a little leverage, know what the price is, and get no surprise's. The dealer's gotta make a buck to keep the doors open, pay salaries, taxes, insurance, employee benefits, etc... Generally I let the dealers, no matter what brand I'm riding, do some of the major service items. This helps to help build and maintain a good relationship with them based on mutual trust and respect. I also frequently tip the service tech with lunch money for the same reason. Almost always they respond in kind and are there when I need them.


    Paul
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    How much was the tube of KY jelly?
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I do the same thing, it's a service they are providing to me and I like to show my appreciation, same as at a restaurant.
     
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