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  • Offline Matlock   gb

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    Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    on: Feb 16, 2018, 08.34 am
    Feb 16, 2018, 08.34 am
    I had a pleasant surprise yesterday, my 2012 CT is due it’s 16k mile service, the big one. I rang my local dealers, Wigan Honda, and was told it was normally £479, but they had an offer on until the end of February and it was just £400. Plus; they would collect the bike and return it to me. Compared to some of the prices I’ve heard of on the forum this is an absolute bargain.
    Wigan Honda are part of the Northwest Honda group, so I’m guessing that is offer may be available at their other locations too, which are Lancaster and Blackpool.
    At that price you could ride up to Blackpool with the better half, leave the bike with them and enjoy a couple of days in Blackpool (in February, Blackpool is quite “bracing”). It would still be cheaper than some of the scary prices some dealers charge for this service!

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    Re: Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2018, 08.38 am
    Feb 16, 2018, 08.38 am
    Nice one Matlock :152:

    Seems Northwest Honda have come up with the goods again.


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    Re: Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2018, 05.24 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 05.24 pm
    How comprehensive is the 16K service?  Valve adjustment included?

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    Re: Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2018, 05.40 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 05.40 pm
    Just had my bikes 16000 service done at RPM motorcycles in Falkirk, he serviced the brakes and checked shims, also Mot'd the bike. He had to drill and replace the bolts on the sump guard as main dealer hadn't put copper grease on the bolts. The bike was washed for me when I collected it and all this for £367.68
    You can keep your main dealers as there are some fantastic mechanics out there.

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    Re: Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2018, 10.38 am
    Feb 19, 2018, 10.38 am
    *Originally Posted by DEMBONES [+]
    How comprehensive is the 16K service?  Valve adjustment included?
    Yes, that's the full 16k service schedule, including shim checks and adjustments.

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    Re: Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2018, 10.51 am
    Feb 19, 2018, 10.51 am
    That’s a great price and service, worth a couple of days break north of the border.


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    Re: Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01.35 pm
    Feb 22, 2018, 01.35 pm
    Or just Do It Yourself - save a fortune and ride safe in the knowledge that not only do you know a little more about your bike, and the job has been done properly!

    The Honda valve-and-shim scaremongering is just that - has anyone on here ever had to have them adjusted? 
    Sure you'll get told that they've been inspected - some may even claim there has been some adjustment.
    Great at justifying a silly labour charge!.
    I've never met anyone yet who has had to have them genuinely adjusted - part of the benefit of buying a Honda.

    As an example of cost-saving ....yesterday morning, I removed the RH side panel and checked the radiator and hoses - no need to top up. 
    I then emptied the engine oil, fitted a new Hiflo filter [1/2 the price of the K&N or Honda one] and refilled with 4l of Motul 10w30 oil.
    Checked brakes front and rear - turned rear shock adjuster to keep her nice and free, checked tyres, lights and electrics etc
    Checked brake fluids

    Took 2.5 hours and upteen mugs of coffee

    Oil and Filter cost me £35.00 delivered from M&P

    I am not mechanically minded at all, but 90% of a service is tightening and checking - why pay outrageous labour charges for some 16year old apprentice to do what you can do yourself on your P&J?

    Some will start bleating on about Service History and Dealer Stamping - my service history book is bang up to date - all receipts filed away - service schedule printed off, checked and ticked...by me!!

    I've never sold a bike yet with a total dealer service history

    Go figure!
    Last Edit: Feb 22, 2018, 01.41 pm by Fat Bert
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    Re: Bargain Price for the 16K service at Wigan Honda.
    Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2018, 08.43 pm
    Feb 22, 2018, 08.43 pm
    I have never sent a bike, even a new one, to a dealer for servicing (I did return a bike for some recall warranty work, new generator on Suzuki 650 V-Strom, but that is different).
    Most jobs can be tackled and people should try, or ask for help if not sure.
    Once you gain confidence everything can be done quite easily and you will surprise yourself in how much you can do.
    A full dealer service history is a negative to me.