Originally Posted by taehapdo
I have been told maintance can be expensive with this bike. I bought it anyway, rides great and the wife loves it.
Can any of you give me a ball park figure of the cost of the various maintance needs for this bike. I live in OK if that helps any.
If you're asking what dealer service costs it can vary between dealers. I decided that when I bought my bike I'd do all the oil changes (engine,trans & FD) but until the warranty expired @ 36,000 the dealer would do the major services at 12,000 and 24,000. I just had the 24,000 service done and the cost broke down as follows:
Parts total was $171.52
This included spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter, brake fluid for brakes and clutch, coolant/mixture, 1 rubber grommet and waste/shop supplies.
Labor was 5.5 hours @ 88.00 for at total of $484.00.
All valves were found on the tight side with 3 out of spec. Both cams were pulled and all buckets were changed to get clearances on high side of specs.
Add in $59.00 tax and the total came to $714.52
Remember that did not include the oil changes which I did myself. You can save yourself a lot of money if you want to DIY but for dealer service I consider this a fair price. If you do go with a dealer ask questions before hand. I've heard of charges of $1200.00+ for the 24,000 miles service.Hope this helps.