Hello - and a Q about service costs.

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Wingnut101
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Hello - and a Q about service costs.

Postby Wingnut101 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:32 pm

Hi all,

I've lurked for years. I first test rode an early SD 990 in 2005, and fell in love. Now have a v nice 2009 SD 990 with Akras and Rottweiler, which is awesome. I’ve had it for two years but not done many miles (I have an old Honda for commuting).

So my SD’s approaching 12,000 miles and needs a service. I have two Qs…

1. Today I got quoted £800 for this service from my most local KTM dealer, plus another £200 to supply and fit c&s. Does that sound right to you? I get that the clearances need checking, but this still seems seriously expensive. A grand?!

2. Can anyone recommend a good dealer around W London ( -/+ 60-70 miles) who can do this service for less?

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: Hello - and a Q about service costs.

Postby No. 47 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:56 pm

Give Paul Ricketts (ex-Bracken mechanic) a call - 07770 518393 - based on the Old Kent Road, unless your a sensitive soul...........search here for Paul R for others views.
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Re: Hello - and a Q about service costs.

Postby Wingnut101 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:44 pm

Thanks, I'll drop him a line :)

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Re: Hello - and a Q about service costs.

Postby TimR » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:43 pm

£400 I would have thought reasonable for a full service with valve check.
What's c&s?

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Re: Hello - and a Q about service costs.

Postby Wingnut101 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:51 pm

Hi TimR, yeah I was hoping for that sort of money plus C&S (chain & sprox). £800 seems a little high. Thanks :)

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Re: Hello - and a Q about service costs.

Postby Wingnut101 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:30 pm

Also I have added an avatar, a pic of my first test ride on an SD 11 years ago :)

I suspect you're supposed to do that thing with the front wheel in avatars? My current bike's a 2009 in white, I"ll bung a pic up at some point.

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Re: Hello - and a Q about service costs.

Postby TimR » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:43 am

Ah, of course; £200 for c&s sounds OK if you're getting original/quality parts fitted, but £800 for the service sounds outrageous to me.
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