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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Reasonable Service Cost

I pick up my new 2017 Burgman Executive today at the dealer and drive it home, about 100 miles. What have the owners found was a reasonable charge figure for the first oil change, filter, trans oil and final gear oil (600 Miles) and other charges that they found for that first service. Other services that occur at
4,000 and 7,500 would be helpful for what they paid also if they can remember and that would be with everything when brought in as running great. Thanks
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Be aware that you are not required to get these services at a dealer. If you feel confident to do so, you can do them yourself and just document it.

I know that doesn't answer your actual question, but I just had to say that.

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That's a tough question. I'm thinking that the costs someone in NYC would face are going to be very different than someone in say, rural Illinois. I generally prefer independent shops to dealerships, mostly because an independents survive based on the work they do, as opposed to dealerships who often employ guys fresh out of MMI. The other side of the coin is whether you want to have a relationship with a dealer who might go to bat for you with an OEM if you're a good customer and you have some sort of warranty problem. I'd suggest making some calls and being sure you get a quote in writing before you agree to any work. As the previous poster said, you can do the work yourself if you document it and save your receipts.

As an exercise, figuring out various shop costs at anywhere from $100 - $175 per hour and your first service as at least one hour plus parts, write down an amount you feel would be reasonable. Remember that the per hour cost not only reimburses the mechanic for the work they do, but helps pay for stuff like shop supplies, insurance, etc. Make some calls, see if what you think jibes, and then make a decision.
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The shop where you bought it should be able to give you an exact quote. There's a specific list of things they need to do, and there sure shouldn't be any surprises on a brand new bike.

BTW, congratulations on the new scoot.

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I've heard that complete oil changes with filter run in the $400.00 range , I've also heard stories where the mechanic forgot to re-fill the transmission side of the motor and even the final drive on at least one occasion . To the OP , there are videos on you-tube showing how to change your own . Learn how and not only do you save money , you will know the job was done right . Keep in mind the Burgman 650's oil change is kind of like changing the oil on 3 bikes at once . Watch the videos and just pay attention to what goes where .

And you must use APPROVED MOTOR CYCLE OIL !!!

If you use car oil you will ruin you clutch .

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Great thanks for your help. I did watch the videos on the 3 different oil changes. Now I need to make sure I buy the right oil for the job and the filter. There is probably a link on here that would tell me. Again Thanks, what a great site.
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Too bad you're so far away or I'd do it for free.
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reasonable - service cost = oxymoron

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