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    600 mile service 2011 R1200RT......WOW

    I realize that BMW means "Bring More Wallet", but WOW!

    I just returned home after my 600 mile service on my 2011 R1200RT, and had to sit down.... $392.00?

    The don't even check the valves anymore, or torque the heads?

    Has anyone else paid this much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kctay View Post
    I realize that BMW means "Bring More Wallet", but WOW!

    I just returned home after my 600 mile service on my 2011 R1200RT, and had to sit down.... $392.00?

    The don't even check the valves anymore, or torque the heads?

    Has anyone else paid this much?
    That seems pretty steep. I think mine was $230. What was the break-down?

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    Work performed by Richard Smith (RDS) = $290.00
    gasket ring = $.64
    Oil filter = $14.00
    Oil 10W40 #4 @$8.50= $34.00
    gasket ring = $.64
    BMW Synth Gear Oil 75W = $24.59
    O-ring = $1.33

    Sub total = $365.20

    Then they tagged me for $25.00 in shop supplies?
    Hazardous Materials = $2.00

    So the summary is:

    Labor: $290.00
    Parts: $75.20
    Shop supplies: $25.00
    Hazardous Materials: $2.00

    Grand Total: $392.20

    Edit: And I had no accessories to remove, nothing exta.

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    Because this is a family forum I am not allowed to say what I think about a charge that large for job that small.

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    You could ask the shop why it took almost 4 hours for a oil change.
    There may be a 1/2 hour charge in labor for plugging the bike into the computer, but that still leaves approx. 3 hours.
    Lee
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    Well, we really only have on shop in the Portland, Oregon area. I didn't want to jepordize my relationship with them. But as a guy that owns 5 auto repair shops, I feel hosed.

    Another curious item is when I bought the bike, I asked what the 600 mile service costs, and the guy said around $250.00.

    Thought I was doing the right thing having my bike serviced where I bought it. I know I won't take it back, unless it is a warranty item.

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    If we all did our own service work perhaps the dealerships would soften up a bit from their $85.00 flat rate and ridiculous pricing.
    Marty - in the western Oregon mountains.'06RT, (gone '04RT, '86 Venture Royal, '81 Yamaha Virago920, '82Suzuki GS1100GK, '76 Suzuki GT750, Triumph 750 Bonneville, BSA Road Rocket 650, 61" Harley knucklehead)

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    I want to support the dealer, and I want them to be in business when I need them. But honestly, this is ridiculous.

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    I paid less on my 2005 RT and they torqued the head, checked rocker arm play, and adjusted the valves. This is why I didn't mind the cost of the GS911 and a carb balancer. I saved the cost of the tools for one service.
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    A "let us reason together" conversation with the dealer principal can't hurt, especially when you clearly want to support his business.

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    If I could get copies of invoices from other dealers showing the same 600 mile service, for the same year bike I might have some pull. Otherwise, I seriously doubt it.

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    Casey,

    You should have gotten a service checkoff sheet:

    http://www.ascycles.com/pdf/ServiceS...1200RT_600.pdf

    One of the great things though on this forum, is that by using the DYI link below

    http://forums.forums.bmwmoa.orgdisplay.php?f=44

    you can do your own service, just keep your records and receipts. I would go back and talk to the service manager and have him to go through it, but it doesn't sound that far off from where mine was. Keep friendly though with them because friendly techs will answer quick service related questions.

    JT

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    Yeah, good tip JT, I had planned all along to do my own service following the 600 miler. I thought it was just important to take it in for the 600.

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    My 600 mile service was free from my dealer. Engle Motors in KC was the best, and I still wish I was there for them to work on my bike when it needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kctay View Post
    Work performed by Richard Smith (RDS) = $290.00
    gasket ring = $.64
    Oil filter = $14.00
    Oil 10W40 #4 @$8.50= $34.00
    gasket ring = $.64
    BMW Synth Gear Oil 75W = $24.59
    O-ring = $1.33

    Sub total = $365.20

    Then they tagged me for $25.00 in shop supplies?
    Hazardous Materials = $2.00

    So the summary is:

    Labor: $290.00
    Parts: $75.20
    Shop supplies: $25.00
    Hazardous Materials: $2.00

    Grand Total: $392.20

    Edit: And I had no accessories to remove, nothing exta.
    Well, I know how you can save $290 right off the bat

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