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Cost of first service

HerrFarber

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What has been the cost of the first service at 600 miles? Mine goes in this Saturday, just want to know what is fair. After that I'll do my own service.
 

theMucker

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Premium Member
My local dealership did the first service for about $200. I don't recall the precise bill, but I thought that it was reasonable. They did not replace the final drive lube because BMW has reportedly changed the lube to some new product that the shop had not yet obtained, so the bill was less than what it would typically be. They did get it done in good time, as I just took a walk down the road and had lunch.
 

David R

Active member
I plan on buying a classic with a cross country seat. I have an R1200R that has only been to the dealer for fuel strips.

I do all the maintenance. I could not afford to have it serviced. I do own a repair shop.
The "Service" reminder has been on since 6,000 miles. I changed the oil and filter every 3,000 miles.
I adjusted the valves once. It still does not need it again. 75,000 miles, I am trading it in.

David
 

Crs443

Member
Did your service light turn on for your run in service? I'm going by the manual 300-750miles. I'm at 653miles and no indicator yet. I was going to call tomorrow to set up a appointment
 

Philou54

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Cost of first service in Est of France : 119, 4 euros TTC including oil of final drive and motor, oil filter
 

David R

Active member
Engine oil. $16.50 x 4
Final drive fluid $76.00 for 500ml. 210 ml per FD change.

Filter and crush washer $20.00

Napa has a full synthetic 15W50 for about $7.99 a quart.

David
 

theMucker

Well-known member
Premium Member
This is what I will be putting into my R18 First Edition final drive and I dare anyone, including BMW, to say it's substandard. Bullsh*t from lawyer speak will not apply.

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Gaylord Poe

Active member
Premium Member
This is what I will be putting into my R18 First Edition final drive and I dare anyone, including BMW, to say it's substandard. Bullsh*t from lawyer speak will not apply.

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Sounds like you are convinced! You don't have to use BMW's products but you do have to use products of equal specs or a warranty claim can be denied. So far I haven't been able to find a product (besides BMW's) that meets or exceeds their spec for the R18's final drive. It is your bike so have at it and good luck!!
 
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