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    Jarhead,

    I know you have a 2011 RT, do you have a breakdown of the charges for your 600 mile service from the dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kctay View Post
    Any chance anyone has a breakdown of their 600 mile service that has a 2010 or 2011 R1200RT? That would help when I go talk to the dealer.
    My 2010 R1200RT 600 mile service, 4/12/11:

    11427673541 oil filter, $14
    075104122040 BMW engine oil (5 qt), $42.50
    07510394082 BMW synth gear oil, $24.59
    07119963252 gasket (2), $1.14
    shop supplies, $10
    2.75 hours labor, $233.75
    tax, $29.23
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    $355.21
    John
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    Past: '10 R1200RT, '09 R1200RT, '04 R1150RT, numerous Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, & Harleys

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    My 2010 R1200RT 600 Service

    Service done on 4/6/2010.
    1.8 hr labor @ $88 - $158.40
    Oil filter - $24.40
    Drain plug seal - $1.14
    Engine oil 4 @ $8.89 - $35.56
    Parts cleaner - $5.95
    Environmental fee - $10.00
    State sales tax (Texas) - $4.53

    Total $239.98

    They said they forgot to charge me for the FD oil change when I took the bike in for the 6,000 mile service.

    Hope this helps.
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    Last edited by 43883; 07-06-2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    Thanks Jkbales and tsperez

    Jk, so you are about $70.00 cheaper, give or take a couple bucks since we don't have sales tax in Oregon.

    ts, if you add the FD service, subtract the sales tax, you are way cheaper still compared to mine.

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    BMW Service

    For the reasons you state I decided to try an independent BMW mechanic for my recent 12,000 service on my 2010 R1200RT (although compared to several people here including the OP my service is way cheaper). In addition, I trust a guy that 1) is a hard core BMW rider and 2) a guy trying to please customers instead of simply pushing out bikes as fast as they can.

    This guy did a few things that I liked when I was at his shop for just a visit with friends. First of all he noticed that my new rear tire was mounted on backwards! That was done by a local Honda shop since my dealer is about 290 miles away. He also said it was not balanced properly and I had noticed that but figured it was the bike running rough during break in. And finally, when he mounted my tire back on the bike he torqued it! Consequently, I told myself that I was going to try this guy out next time I needed service.

    My 12,000 mile service on 4/22/2011:
    Labor for 12K service 3.5 @ $65 - $227.50
    Labor mount / balance tire .5 @ $65 - $32.50
    Tire disposal fee - $5.00
    Part - tire Metz Roadtec Z8 (front) - $149.99
    Part - Oil filter - $19.15
    Part - Alu seal - $0.75
    Part - Air filter - $24.40
    Part - gasket ring - $0.62
    Part - gasket ring - $0.62
    Part - Tran oil 5 @ $4 - $20.00
    Part - Engine oil Mobile 1 4 @ $9.25 - $37.00

    Texas sales tax - $20.83
    Grand total - $538.36

    He gave me a maint schedule including the measured valve clearances. He checked off the following: engine oil & filter, rear drive oil, transmission oil, valve clearance check, air filter change, engine sync, and reset the computer stuff. There was also a bunch of "check" things on the list.

    If I subtract the tire fees I paid about $350 for the 12,000 mile service but keep in mind that I used Mobile 1 oil instead of the BMW stuff this time around. My first synthetic oil change by the way.

    HTH,
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    PS: Just found my dealer provided 6,000 mile service. Total cost was $311 but it was only an engine oil change and no valve check. Labor was 2.7 hrs at $88 for a total labor cost of $237.60. I left feeling that I paid $311 for an engine oil change.
    Last edited by 43883; 05-04-2011 at 07:59 PM. Reason: add PS

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdogs2 View Post
    I realize it is a different model, but I just looked up my invoice for my 600 mile service on my 2009 R1200R, which was performed in Feb 2010. Here is the breakdown for the charges:

    Labor - $125

    Parts:

    2 Gasket - $13.49
    2 Gasket - $53.96
    4 qts. 20/50 Oil - $31.96
    1 Gear Oil - $8.75
    1 Oil Filter - $20.33

    Total Parts -$128.28

    Shop suupplies - $6.25

    Tax - $9.96

    Total - $269.69
    What are those gaskets for? There would be a crush washer for the motor oil and transmission and maybe an o ring for the FD. The valve cover gaskets can last thousands of miles.
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    I Lied Kctay...

    It was $220.30

    breakdown as follows:

    07119963132 Gasket ring qty-1 $ .55
    07510037412 15W40 oil qty-4 $ 29.16 (Ouch)
    07510394082 BMW Synth 75w90 qty-1 $ 24.59 (Ouch)
    11427673541 Oil filter qty-1 $ 14.00
    Labor $76.00/hr qty-2 $ 152

    Labor must be the deal here in KY!


    WOW - that's quite a variance across the country from what I see above.
    Last edited by Retarded Jarhead; 05-05-2011 at 01:24 AM. Reason: forgot sumtin

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    I'll be doing my own maintenance from now on, except valve lash and tires. I've always done my own work, within my capabilities. I get looks from the shop guys when I say something like "15000 mile check, without fluid change". One service writer told me they didn't have a separate price w/o fluids so I'd have to pay for it even though I just changed them! They must make a bundle off the oil changes.

    I took my BMW to the dealer for the 600 mile mainly to have it on record. My dealer is 100 miles away but they will haul my bike both ways free and I want to have a good relationship with them.

    I don't object to changing gear oil at 600 if for no other reason than to flush out any metal chips. I don't think their price for gear oil is out of line with any high quality synthetics.
    John
    Current: '15 R1200RT Ebony Metallic
    Past: '10 R1200RT, '09 R1200RT, '04 R1150RT, numerous Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, & Harleys

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    $8.50 a quart for bulk oil? I'll say they make a bundle. And apparently 1 hour rate to change it!!! lol

    I as well will be doing my service from now on, as I had initially planned. It just takes a bit more time with one Beemer, and two Victory's.

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    For those of you on the fence about doing your own service, I'd just like to offer the following:

    Before I bought my 08 RT new, I had exactly 1 screwdriver and hammer laying around the house somewhere. I had never changed the oil on anything nor done any type of service for any car or bike. I didn't know the first thing about mechanical work and never grew up learning anything about mechanical work.

    But, I can follow directions like "Remove this bolt" and "Put oil in this hole", which is basically as detailed as the DIY have here on this awesome forum. I bought some tools and gave it a shot. It was much easier than I thought it would be. I had a couple of hiccups along the way but questions were quickly answered here by the mechanics.

    You hear alot of people say, "If I can do it, anyone can do it." THen you later find out that they had some other background that made it easy for them. I'm not that guy. I had to literally learn that there were different drive size ratchets and "torx socket" is not the same as "torque wrench".

    Bottom line, if anyone is interested in saving the labor portion of their bills, take a look at the DIY posts here by Luis and the others. They are phenomenal. I've used them to do the 6k and 12k service and help others do theirs.

    My next project is to try to change my own tires. I ordered some that should be here in a few days. I'm surprised there isn't a DIY on that one.

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    I think I paid 2 hundred and change for mine. That sounds really high. Good dealers are hard to find. I go to Second wind BMW and I have never had anything but great service.

    scott

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    Tire Change!

    Expatriot -

    Hop over to the ADVRider site and there must be 20 or better DIY info threads on tire changes.

    Beware -

    1. TPM sensors are expensive
    2. Rims are expensive
    3. Tires can kill you VERY dead!

    Change a few tires on a small dirt bike and you will get the hang of it.

    Not doubting you (and I love the attitude) but use discretion in that area.

    OK - Off the soap box now - my apologies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retarded Jarhead View Post
    Expatriot -

    Hop over to the ADVRider site and there must be 20 or better DIY info threads on tire changes.

    Beware -

    1. TPM sensors are expensive
    2. Rims are expensive
    3. Tires can kill you VERY dead!

    Change a few tires on a small dirt bike and you will get the hang of it.

    Not doubting you (and I love the attitude) but use discretion in that area.

    OK - Off the soap box now - my apologies!
    I'm on ADVRider alot,too. That's where I'm getting alot of info. And from "the YouTube" as George W said.

    TPM Sensors I don't have. I think I've found a way to prevent damaging the rims. #3 I'll agree 100% on.

    Hopefully I'm still around to post my experiences here for other to learn after I'm done.

    Thanks for the input. I'll post my misadventures

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    Thumbs down They didn't kiss me either

    Well, I had my 600 service done at the Orlando BMW dealer:

    Labor 52 394.33
    Gasket Ring 1 .64
    BMW Spec Perfo 4 34.00
    Oil Filter 1 14.00
    AMSOIL 80W90 1 10.50
    O-ring 1 2.66
    Gasket ring 1 1.28
    waste disposal 1 3.00

    total labor 394.33
    total parts 63.08
    total lubricant 3.00
    total repair 460.41 plus tax

    I lost my breath when I got the bill. I occasionally looked into the service area, even walked through it talking with the financial guy and I saw the my bike on the lift but never saw the service tech working on it. I did see him air blowing a carb or throttle body from a older blue K75 or K100 next to it that most of it's external engine parts off of it.

    Chatting with another service tech it appeared that the fellow that worked on the K bike and my bike are on 'his side of the shop' and the fellow I talked to working on a GS has his own side of the shop. But I didn't ask about this point. It just seems this tech was double-dipping the service claim

    I waited while the "work" was being done and total time was less than 3 hours in the shop.

    Now I guess they synced the throttle bodies as the engine was a lot smoother afterwards.
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    Smile 600 mile service

    I believe bmw has a shop rate book that recommends the time required for a specific service, most shops can complete the service in less time and charge accordingly some just charge you the shop rate. buyer beware ask before having the work done how they charge. or dealer here in orange county calif. is fair in his rates, I do my own oil changes for engine, tranny, and final drive he gets to do the rest including tires works out fine

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