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Re: Service History and Bike Value
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 09:18:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by JohnRS [+]
I agree, but the reply certainly contradicts some previously mentioned thought's and certainly my initial feeling that they'd require at least genuine parts by a VAT registered business.

What this does do though is confirm I'm going to service it myself. I reckon I'll keep it another 3 years (4 in total) and save £300 in oil services alone, plus the cost of 2 x brake fluid changes, spark plugs and the coolant/hoses/O-ring. It can't knock that much off the value, plus I get a piece of reassurance when working on my own vehicles that I know exactly what's been done.

Where do people buy their servicing parts from in the UK? The Ebay kits seem reasonable.

They would need to have some evidence to knock back a claim in the early years. Similarly an owner also needs an evidence trail to confirm what has been done.

Genuine parts and correct specification consumables e.g oil, evidenced by receipts as a minimum. An independent garage/mechanic with invoices confirming the same, detailing work done, ideally VAT registered and on headed paper would be better. Takes away some of the element of were you competent.

Out of standard warranty mine will either be independent or self with no worries. I will also consider my independent for the 7600ish service depending on whether my closer dealer is competitive. At the interim the dealer was competitive, including the free filter offer and oil unit cost was lower.

It shouldn't be more than 60-90 mins including brake calipers off and clean. £100- 120. I watch my indie.

I did notice they suggest plug replacement at 7600 interval. Seems very low.


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Re: Service History and Bike Value
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 09:20:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
John, I believe these guys are very good and offer a quick shipment, I haven't used them myself as I would always go to my supplying dealer who is prepared to discount my parts/accessory needs

https://www.kawasakioriginalparts.com/   

I've had stuff from these guys, usually oil filters, excellent service. They're actually cradley Kawasaki ( a dealership). You can find them on eBay.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 09:23:07 AM by Floydsz1 »

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Re: Service History and Bike Value
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2019, 09:35:34 AM »
Hi John,

Like others I service my own bikes, and it is simply that I both enjoy completing the service and of course the saving this gives me.
In respect of the service items, I buy them from the dealer whom I bought the bike from.
They are very helpful if I need advice, and always discount the parts.

But, my friend has a completely different outlook and has his bike dealer serviced as in his opinion this gives them no wriggle room if something should happen.
I know the dealer likes this arrangement as my friends annual service cost £346.
Why, because the bike receives no TLC (checks) so at 6200 miles it needed a new chain, Scott oiler parts and 'servicing'. Then the dealer added a pair of tyres (£200) to the bill, making £546.
And my friends view 'worth every penny'

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Re: Service History and Bike Value
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2019, 09:58:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by Vern [+]
Hi John,

Like others I service my own bikes, and it is simply that I both enjoy completing the service and of course the saving this gives me.
In respect of the service items, I buy them from the dealer whom I bought the bike from.
They are very helpful if I need advice, and always discount the parts.

But, my friend has a completely different outlook and has his bike dealer serviced as in his opinion this gives them no wriggle room if something should happen.
I know the dealer likes this arrangement as my friends annual service cost £346.
Why, because the bike receives no TLC (checks) so at 6200 miles it needed a new chain, Scott oiler parts and 'servicing'. Then the dealer added a pair of tyres (£200) to the bill, making £546.
And my friends view 'worth every penny'

Vern

I wouldn't argue with your friends philosophy regarding servicing, it is, after all, up to him, BUT I would question his basic maintenance regime.... or apparent lack of it  :008:
Be wary of an old man in a world where men die young

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Re: Service History and Bike Value
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2019, 10:52:11 AM »
There is, of course, always a compromise, which is to do the easier services yourself and get the dealer to do the harder ones that need specialised equipment and knowledge. I have even found dealers in the past who were happy to do just the difficult bits of a hard service and leave the rest to me. Just make sure you know what you're getting and what you'll be paying for beforehand.
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Re: Service History and Bike Value
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2019, 02:03:08 PM »
I've just ordered the parts from Sportbikeshop; genuine filter, magnetic plug and 5l of Motul 5000 for less than £40 delivered tomorrow  :152:

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Re: Service History and Bike Value
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2019, 04:09:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by JohnRS [+]
I've just ordered the parts from Sportbikeshop; genuine filter, magnetic plug and 5l of Motul 5000 for less than £40 delivered tomorrow  :152:

What size plug?

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Re: Service History and Bike Value
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