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Old 10-02-2007, 07:23 PM
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Default 5000 mile service cost

I just had my 5000 mile service this past weekend. the cost was $223 and that was switching to synthetic oil in all cases and they had it in the shop for 3 hours.Was this a good price.

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Old 10-02-2007, 08:26 PM
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yes mine was 225 and 2 weeks so I'd say you did better than I did.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:21 PM
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Mine was $236, syn 3 andchrome oil filter.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:47 PM
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Service manual, and about $50...

Seriously, that is cheaper than what I would have had to pay if I would have got the dealer to do mine so I say it was a good price.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:03 AM
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Have you looked at what they do on a 5K service? Look in yourOwners manual and decide for yourself.Its a glorified Oil Change. The only time consuming thing is checking the torque on the spokes - I cant see why it took 3 hours unless the mechganic found a lot of stuff that needed adjusting or replacing.If he truely spent 3 hours on your bike I'd be amazed. I did mine and I also changed the trans and clutch oil and went by the service manual to the letter and it took me1.5 Hours.Having said that, if I did takeit to a dealer it would be over $300 with synthetic so you got a good deal.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:36 AM
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It's time to get a service manual and learn how to do the majority of the maintenace yourself. Most of it is really easy and you can save yourself a ton of money. In Boise the shop charge is $74/hr. An oilchange in all three holes, primary chain adjustment and belt adjustment is something that anyone can learn to do. Also, consider purchasing the "Fix My Hog" video for your bike. I found this video very informative.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:32 PM
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The dealers around here, Portland Oregon, charge more like $350ish for a 5K interval maintenance service, which includes parts and about 3hrs labor. But I would have to disagree with the hours of labor and argue you can easily spend way more then 3 hrs doing the work. I've done my own 5K and just completed a 10K service last weekend and no way are you going to convince me that a trained tech can do the work I did in 3 hrs.

I do the complete engine flush and this takes about 1.5hrs by the time I clean up and recycle the oil. Tranny change is fast, about .5 hrs. Primary change is fast too, but if you adjust your clutch and check your primary chain (and you should), disassemble, clean and lube the clutch cable and hand lever, this takes about 1 hr depending on how much practice you have. And for the clutch adjustment and clutch cable clean and lube, I'm convinced my dealer's tech didn't do this when I had them do the 1K service, for when I do it, the clutch cable is smooth as silk and very easy to squeeze. It's like night and day and this was not the case after the dealer did the 1K service.

Then there disassembling the throttle housing and lubing the cables and then re-adjusting the throttle cable. I'm pretty picky about the slack I have in the throttle cable, so this job takes me at least .5hrs. And again, after I service the throttle cable, it turns smooth as silk.

Then the remainder of checking all critical connectors, spokes, drive belt, tires, charging system, air cleaner, lubing the steering bearings etc. etc. etc, runs another 1 hr easy. If you need to clean and lube a K&N filter, this is another .5 hrs.

So for me, it takes me about 5, maybe 6 hrs, ~$85 in parts and oil and a whole lot of satisfaction to complete a 5K interval service.

I do all this with out a lift. But I'm planning on buying a lift soon so that about the only thing I will rely on the dealer to do is put on new tires.

Funny, when I was a kid, I thought owning a motorcycle and wrenching went hand in hand. It was only the guys who could afford the new Honda 750s that had the dealers work on their bikes. If you ever break down on the side of the road, you're going to wish you knew your bike better.

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Old 10-03-2007, 04:51 PM
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It is a good price.
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this is an old thread. how much is the 5000 mile service going for now?
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"Priceless" according to your dealer... "too much" according to the rest of us.
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