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Title: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: SchalkL on April 19, 2014, 12:48:22 pm
I nearly fell of my chair, a friend had his 1st service done on the new 1200, cost of oil alone was R1700.
Is this normal?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Heimer on April 19, 2014, 01:00:38 pm
For BMW ZA?

Yes.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Ratt on April 19, 2014, 01:01:18 pm
Way too low, usually costs alot more  :pot:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on April 19, 2014, 01:16:56 pm
Mine was R1200 all in from Eastview Nelspruit
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 19, 2014, 01:25:00 pm
I nearly fell of my chair, a friend had his 1st service done on the new 1200, cost of oil alone was R1700.
Is this normal?

Either your friend was taken for a ride or he exaggerates for effect. The oil is expensive at around R400-R600 for a complete oil change. My 1000km service was about R1200.00 and my 10000km service was R1600.00 which included a few extra bits that I broke during a ride.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: SchalkL on April 19, 2014, 01:27:49 pm
I nearly fell of my chair, a friend had his 1st service done on the new 1200, cost of oil alone was R1700.
Is this normal?

Either your friend was taken for a ride or he exaggerates for effect. The oil is expensive at around R400-R600 for a complete oil change. My 1000km service was about R1200.00 and my 10000km service was R1600.00 which included a few extra bits that I broke during a ride.
Will ask him for his invoice, I think the service was done in Rustenburg..........
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Obi -Wan on April 19, 2014, 02:13:03 pm
The specified oil for the LC is Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 5w40. Oil and Filter change requires 4.1 L. This stuff sells for the discounted online price in Europe and the UK between R680,00 to R960,00 For 4 Litres. Are you telling me that BMW locally is selling this stuff retail at way less than that ? Or are they using another oil ?
Title: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 19, 2014, 03:11:55 pm
I can only find my invoice for last year's 1000km service on the first LC. At that point the oil cost was R1080. Since then the price have gone down significantly and my 1000km service on the new bike cost about R1200.00 but I just cannot find this invoice.

At no point did the oil alone cost R1700.00.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: 1190 on April 19, 2014, 04:35:26 pm
My 1000km service 1 month ago was 1412.59 incl. - Labour R372  - charge battery?? R46.5 - oil R451.5  - diff oil R153.3  - oil filter R215.7 all ex vat dude at bm said the price of oil from bmw had come down ?? Mate of mine just had he's first service (15000 km) at ktm R5500
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Garfield on April 19, 2014, 04:38:30 pm
What is the ZAR value of the fun factor?

As long as that offsets the costs of services/tyres etc. all is well  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: 1190 on April 19, 2014, 08:21:48 pm
You can't put a price on that kind of fun ;D
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: 1190 on April 19, 2014, 09:53:30 pm
Waar wil jy wees
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: COLES on April 20, 2014, 11:17:35 am

PAY CHINA ITS CHEAP
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Nox on April 21, 2014, 02:44:04 pm
The BMW branded oil costs that amount. Its the same castrol oil but is branded BMW.

I was told to ask the BMW dealer beforehand wheter they use the BMW branded Castrol oil or the castrol oil that comes straight from castrol.

My oil and service was R1200 but its the Castrol stuff not the Castrol stuff ina Bmw bottle.

Its similar to the zumo 660 or nav 4 or even the Bmw akropovic compared to the normal akro.

Take the akro price multiply by 2 and you have the price of the Bmw akro etc etc etc
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BennNevis on April 22, 2014, 07:11:38 pm
The BMW branded oil costs that amount. Its the same castrol oil but is branded BMW.

I was told to ask the BMW dealer beforehand wheter they use the BMW branded Castrol oil or the castrol oil that comes straight from castrol.

My oil and service was R1200 but its the Castrol stuff not the Castrol stuff ina Bmw bottle.

Its similar to the zumo 660 or nav 4 or even the Bmw akropovic compared to the normal akro.

Take the akro price multiply by 2 and you have the price of the Bmw akro etc etc etc

Castrol racing1 5W40 was joint development with BMW EXPENSIVE and required spec
Castrol racing1 10W40 is Castrol and some dealers use it, however it is not within BMW Spec much cheaper but you run the risk of warranty issues is you have mechanical issues
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Nox on April 23, 2014, 09:11:25 pm
If BMW poured it in my bike, they will fix it if something goes wrong!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on May 12, 2014, 05:41:57 pm
If BMW poured it in my bike, they will fix it if something goes wrong!

Indeed.




Castrol racing1 5W40 was joint development with BMW EXPENSIVE and required specCastrol racing1 10W40 is Castrol and some dealers use it, however it is not within BMW Spec much cheaper but you run the risk of warranty issues is you have mechanical issues

BMW pours oil in my bike, even if Checker NoName Cooking Oil, they sort warranty issues.  Easy as that.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Beeshaas on May 13, 2014, 08:27:25 am
If BMW poured it in my bike, they will fix it if something goes wrong!

Indeed.




Castrol racing1 5W40 was joint development with BMW EXPENSIVE and required specCastrol racing1 10W40 is Castrol and some dealers use it, however it is not within BMW Spec much cheaper but you run the risk of warranty issues is you have mechanical issues

BMW pours oil in my bike, even if Checker NoName Cooking Oil, they sort warranty issues.  Easy as that.

AMEN!!!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Cobus G on June 04, 2014, 06:35:42 pm
My  GSA went for 1000 km service today. R1625  in Pinetown. Very good service,booked Sat, done while I waited....they get my business again...for sure :ricky:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Louis Eng on June 05, 2014, 08:00:15 pm
Serviced in Bloemfontein yesterday R1008 + vat, R240 for installing gear shift assist pro, though it took the better part of 8 hours. Hats of for Riaan and his team.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Dcjet on December 11, 2014, 08:26:46 pm
Interesting change to the oil price, I just had a 30 000 km service done by Northside and the oil is now R100-00 per litre excl VAT.
Anybody else notice the change?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on December 12, 2014, 11:28:00 am
What was the price before?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: profiler on December 13, 2014, 12:16:05 pm
I nearly fell of my chair, a friend had his 1st service done on the new 1200, cost of oil alone was R1700.
Is this normal?

Either your friend was taken for a ride or he exaggerates for effect. The oil is expensive at around R400-R600 for a complete oil change. My 1000km service was about R1200.00 and my 10000km service was R1600.00 which included a few extra bits that I broke during a ride.

Spot on same here, and Shane even replaced a few clips that were missing from my windscreen, I think that happened in the cross winds in Namibia, and after everything I was even re-imbursed for the clips as they were put through on the warrentee!!! Donfords Cape Town ROCKS!!! O0 O0
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Cobus G on January 08, 2015, 10:49:42 am
I need to get a 10 000 KM service done, anyone had this done in the last month? What can I expect to pay, I got two quotes from my local dealers, with a R500 difference in quote! ::)
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on January 08, 2015, 11:22:39 am
I need to get a 10 000 KM service done, anyone had this done in the last month? What can I expect to pay, I got two quotes from my local dealers, with a R500 difference in quote! ::)

I would guess about R1800, but the price can vary quite dramatically depending on what oil is used.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: FransGSA on January 13, 2015, 10:40:33 pm
Paid just
over  R1400 in PE for 1000km service
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: GS12 on January 14, 2015, 05:51:32 am
Paid just
over  R1400 in PE for 1000km service
What was done on this service?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: GS12 on January 17, 2015, 07:20:49 pm
Got a quote today for the 1000km service from motorrad pinetowm, R2280.83 :o quote excludes diff oil which the techi said has to be replaced too, hmmmm.

Noticed that they use Liqui Moly Racing 5w/40 and not Castrol, when I queried they said that Ligui Moly was BMW aproved, manual says Castrol. He also said they got a bulletin stating that BMW Motorrad was going over to Shell products from midyear....
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Lord Knormoer on January 18, 2015, 12:56:19 pm
Got a quote today for the 1000km service from motorrad pinetowm, R2280.83 :o quote excludes diff oil which the techi said has to be replaced too, hmmmm.

Noticed that they use Liqui Moly Racing 5w/40 and not Castrol, when I queried they said that Ligui Moly was BMW aproved, manual says Castrol. He also said they got a bulletin stating that BMW Motorrad was going over to Shell products from midyear....

I paid R1350 for my 10k. Will see about the 20k in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on January 18, 2015, 01:25:50 pm
Got a quote today for the 1000km service from motorrad pinetowm, R2280.83 :o quote excludes diff oil which the techi said has to be replaced too, hmmmm.

Noticed that they use Liqui Moly Racing 5w/40 and not Castrol, when I queried they said that Ligui Moly was BMW aproved, manual says Castrol. He also said they got a bulletin stating that BMW Motorrad was going over to Shell products from midyear....

That seems a tad high.

I'm not so sure about the diff final drive oil having to be replaced, don't think mine was replaced (although serviced at Bavarian).
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: GS12 on January 18, 2015, 01:43:23 pm
Got a quote today for the 1000km service from motorrad pinetowm, R2280.83 :o quote excludes diff oil which the techi said has to be replaced too, hmmmm.

Noticed that they use Liqui Moly Racing 5w/40 and not Castrol, when I queried they said that Ligui Moly was BMW aproved, manual says Castrol. He also said they got a bulletin stating that BMW Motorrad was going over to Shell products from midyear....

That seems a tad high.

I'm not so sure about the diff final drive oil having to be replaced, don't think mine was replaced (although serviced at Bavarian).
agree, see they added an air filter at R380 which seems unnecessary if no off raoding has been done..
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on January 18, 2015, 02:05:52 pm
Got a quote today for the 1000km service from motorrad pinetowm, R2280.83 :o quote excludes diff oil which the techi said has to be replaced too, hmmmm.

Noticed that they use Liqui Moly Racing 5w/40 and not Castrol, when I queried they said that Ligui Moly was BMW aproved, manual says Castrol. He also said they got a bulletin stating that BMW Motorrad was going over to Shell products from midyear....

That seems a tad high.

I'm not so sure about the diff final drive oil having to be replaced, don't think mine was replaced (although serviced at Bavarian).
agree, see they added an air filter at R380 which seems unnecessary if no off raoding has been done..
Yup, 1000km should be run-in service, i.e. oil only. Air filter at 1000km?? I'd go somewhere else.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Coachman on January 18, 2015, 09:00:46 pm
Hi All,
Just did a 1,000Km at Bavarian in Centurion.
Total cost incl VAT R1327.37 Incl Oil filter and clean - Oil cost R680.00.
I noted they used Castrol Power 15W50, when I queried it I was advised that with our warmer climate BMW are happy with this oil - the manual is a European spec.

I really don't want to ignite the passions again about which "spec" of oil - simply giving some feedback  ;)
My personal feeling is that it makes sense but in any event the warranty is intact as the motorcycle has been dealer serviced.
As an aside, the service was excellent - thanks to Roger, Bruce and team. :thumleft:
Have a good week all.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: GS12 on January 19, 2015, 07:18:38 pm
Got a quote form BMW Umhlanga today, much the same as your service coachman, almost R1k cheaper than our other KZN dealer...go figure
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Coachman on January 20, 2015, 04:32:36 pm
Got a quote form BMW Umhlanga today, much the same as your service coachman, almost R1k cheaper than our other KZN dealer...go figure


I guess it's the old story of Capitalism! Charge what the market will pay, although one would have thought there would be some standardisation with a big brand like BMW!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Roarman on January 27, 2015, 08:10:19 am
Just had my bike's 10K service yesterday at Donford's Cape Town. Total price just for service: R1,867.04.
Attached are the details of the service.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on January 27, 2015, 11:21:10 am
Got a quote today for the 1000km service from motorrad pinetowm, R2280.83 :o quote excludes diff oil which the techi said has to be replaced too, hmmmm.

Noticed that they use Liqui Moly Racing 5w/40 and not Castrol, when I queried they said that Ligui Moly was BMW aproved, manual says Castrol. He also said they got a bulletin stating that BMW Motorrad was going over to Shell products from midyear....

That seems a tad high.

I'm not so sure about the diff final drive oil having to be replaced, don't think mine was replaced (although serviced at Bavarian).

My Lc adv is not yet due for the 1000k service , but on the previous GSA (2012) the final drive oil was replaced at 1000k.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: GS12 on January 28, 2015, 07:15:55 am
Got a quote today for the 1000km service from motorrad pinetowm, R2280.83 :o quote excludes diff oil which the techi said has to be replaced too, hmmmm.

Noticed that they use Liqui Moly Racing 5w/40 and not Castrol, when I queried they said that Ligui Moly was BMW aproved, manual says Castrol. He also said they got a bulletin stating that BMW Motorrad was going over to Shell products from midyear....

That seems a tad high.

I'm not so sure about the diff final drive oil having to be replaced, don't think mine was replaced (although serviced at Bavarian).

My Lc adv is not yet due for the 1000k service , but on the previous GSA (2012) the final drive oil was replaced at 1000k.
both workshop guys from diffrent dealers down in kzn said they raplace this at every service.......
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on February 13, 2015, 02:59:26 pm
Just fetched mine from Bavarian after 10k service.   R1475. 
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on February 13, 2015, 03:14:27 pm
Serviced in Bloemfontein yesterday R1008 + vat, R240 for installing gear shift assist pro, though it took the better part of 8 hours. Hats of for Riaan and his team.

Not to sound dof what is the gear shift assist pro that you paid R240 for? Is this resetting your gears? Let me know. Thanx
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Roarman on February 13, 2015, 03:39:43 pm
Just fetched mine from Bavarian after 10k service.   R1475. 

@AMZ, Won't you please compare your involce to mine that I posted above. I would like to see what the difference between your 10k service and mine.
Thanks
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on February 13, 2015, 05:20:59 pm
10k Service 14 units @ R37.72 = R528.07
Oil Filter @ R225.51
Castrol Power 4 units @ R114.03 = R456.11
Brake Fluid = R39.47
Sundries = R42.00


Main difference seems to be price of labour,  oil and consumables.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Roarman on February 13, 2015, 11:07:08 pm
10k Service 14 units @ R37.72 = R528.07
Oil Filter @ R225.51
Castrol Power 4 units @ R114.03 = R456.11
Brake Fluid = R39.47
Sundries = R42.00


Main difference seems to be price of labour,  oil and consumables.
Thank you. I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on February 14, 2015, 07:08:57 am
New rear brake pads yesterday. R320 from pitlane and free installation from BMW
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on February 14, 2015, 05:02:29 pm
New rear brake pads yesterday. R320 from pitlane and free installation from BMW

Free installation? Nice :thumleft:

Wie's pitlane?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on February 14, 2015, 08:16:36 pm
New rear brake pads yesterday. R320 from pitlane and free installation from BMW

Free installation? Nice :thumleft:

Wie's pitlane?

Een van die  Bike shops wat ons het hier in Nelspruit
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on February 16, 2015, 09:20:24 am
The real nifty bit is, because I own a 2nd bike purchased at Bavarian, I have a loyalty card, so R85.00 of that R1475.00 is loaded on the card for future use at Bavarian.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on March 05, 2015, 04:19:56 pm
Running in check GSA  ( 1000km) ,Zambezi Motorad.

R1485,21 inclusive.

Oil filter 231
Oil 500,90 ( 4 liters power 1 racing)
Diff oil 153,30

Labour 360
Consumables 50
Gasket 7,4
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: brettp on March 12, 2015, 10:22:31 am
For my 10 000km service, just paid R2950.00 almost shat myself..... :o :o :o

this isnt a cheap bike to maintain.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: brettp on March 12, 2015, 10:28:58 am
10k Service 14 units @ R37.72 = R528.07
Oil Filter @ R225.51
Castrol Power 4 units @ R114.03 = R456.11
Brake Fluid = R39.47
Sundries = R42.00


Main difference seems to be price of labour,  oil and consumables.
Thank you. I really appreciate it.

I see they replaced my airfilter, even tho the bike has never seen dirt. all fluids were changed too, brake, clutch, brake, DIff and engin oils...is this normal??? I cant understand how or why there is such a vast difference in price? Who is ultimatly going to "pay" the price??

the "Stealers" charge like wounded buffalo.....
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 14, 2015, 11:49:23 am
New rear brake pads yesterday. R320 from pitlane and free installation from BMW

So,  my LC will request rear brake pads soon.   The wife is off on some art class thingy,  so I decided to try Full Throttle. for the pads.   As I leave,  I remember I have a set for my 09 which I never fitted.  I take them along.  Maybe,  I could,  with some slick talk convince them to sort off make a swop.

I suggest this to the sales dude,  showing the pads are still wrapped and all.   He looks at me like I have just arrived from a madhouse. ...   on Mars.   He gently explains to me that these pads are the same as those required for the LC.

I will go check in awhile.  If that sales dude is wrong I am going to be really damoerin with him.  If he was right,  I would be really damoerin with myself.   

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 14, 2015, 11:54:35 am


I see they replaced my airfilter, even tho the bike has never seen dirt. all fluids were changed too, brake, clutch, brake, DIff and engin oils...is this normal??? I cant understand how or why there is such a vast difference in price? Who is ultimatly going to "pay" the price??

the "Stealers" charge like wounded buffalo.....

It seems some dealers are stealers.   As you can see,  neither Roarman or myself were charged anywhere near what you paid.   My air filter was not replaced and I agree,  I see no need after 10 000km mainly on tar.   Fluids like yours were replaced,  excluding final drive.

Would be nice if you posted the detailed invoice here as well. Did you include brake pads perhaps?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 15, 2015, 12:00:15 pm
New rear brake pads yesterday. R320 from pitlane and free installation from BMW

So,  my LC will request rear brake pads soon.   The wife is off on some art class thingy,  so I decided to try Full Throttle. for the pads.   As I leave,  I remember I have a set for my 09 which I never fitted.  I take them along.  Maybe,  I could,  with some slick talk convince them to sort off make a swop.

I suggest this to the sales dude,  showing the pads are still wrapped and all.   He looks at me like I have just arrived from a madhouse. ...   on Mars.   He gently explains to me that these pads are the same as those required for the LC.

I will go check in awhile.  If that sales dude is wrong I am going to be really damoerin with him.  If he was right,  I would be really damoerin with myself.   



Sales dude = dead.   Pads not the same.  Exact same shape,  but LC pads are bigger.   For those interested in the SBS number:

Pre-LC: 742LS
LC: 674LS
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Biza on March 15, 2015, 03:05:37 pm
AMZ - thanks for the info. I also still have a set for the older model.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on March 17, 2015, 09:14:49 am
For my 10 000km service, just paid R2950.00 almost shat myself..... :o :o :o

this isnt a cheap bike to maintain.
Which dealership was this? I need to do the 10k service as well.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 17, 2015, 09:49:21 am
Which dealership was this? I need to do the 10k service as well.

Go to Bavarian.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on March 17, 2015, 09:59:48 am
Which dealership was this? I need to do the 10k service as well.

Go to Bavarian.
I would, but it's a about 60km from home... Northside is about 10km from work.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on March 17, 2015, 10:21:10 am
Which dealership was this? I need to do the 10k service as well.

Go to Bavarian.
I would, but it's a about 60km from home... Northside is about 10km from work.
Mine's going for its 10K service in 2 weeks, Bavarian says it will cost ~R1400. I'd say that makes it worth the 60km trip.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 17, 2015, 10:30:43 am
Which dealership was this? I need to do the 10k service as well.

Go to Bavarian.
I would, but it's a about 60km from home... Northside is about 10km from work.
Mine's going for its 10K service in 2 weeks, Bavarian says it will cost ~R1400. I'd say that makes it worth the 60km trip.

Actual figures from Bavarian invoice mid February:

10k Service 14 units @ R37.72 = R528.07
Oil Filter @ R225.51
Castrol Power 4 units @ R114.03 = R456.11
Brake Fluid = R39.47
Sundries = R42.00
Total:  R1291.16 ex VAT.

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on March 17, 2015, 02:20:52 pm
Which dealership was this? I need to do the 10k service as well.

Go to Bavarian.
I would, but it's a about 60km from home... Northside is about 10km from work.
Mine's going for its 10K service in 2 weeks, Bavarian says it will cost ~R1400. I'd say that makes it worth the 60km trip.
Seems like I will have to do that trip. Northside just gave met telephonic quote.. R3k. :eek7:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 18, 2015, 09:23:25 am
Brake pads (rear)  for LC:  For those interested in the SBS number:

SBS:  674LS or HF
EBC:  FA209/2
Ferodo:  FDB2006P or ST


Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 18, 2015, 05:13:37 pm
Swambo's 2014 LC just had 20k service at Bavarian.   R2337.30 VAT included.

Labour: 17 units = R731
Oil. filter: R244
Air filter : R345
Spark plugs: 2 units = R312
Oil: 4 units = R520
FD Oil:  1 unit = 135
Sundries: R25
Engjne cleaner: R25
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BryanOC6 on March 19, 2015, 11:21:21 am
Yeah just phoned the following dealerships in Gauteng for a 10 000 km service

Auto Alpina R2500 too expensive
Lyndhurst too busy till the cows come home! ( I suspect they have one mechanic working)
Bavaria booked 8th April with a loan bike at R1500 magic
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on March 19, 2015, 12:51:36 pm
Yeah just phoned the following dealerships in Gauteng for a 10 000 km service

Auto Alpina R2500 too expensive
Lyndhurst too busy till the cows come home! ( I suspect they have one mechanic working)
Bavaria booked 8th April with a loan bike at R1500 magic

Have you tried Zambezi ??
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 20, 2015, 04:24:21 pm
New rear brake pads yesterday. R320 from pitlane and free installation from BMW

Just did the rear pads on our two LC's myself.   If BMW charged you,  it would have been criminal.   The second bike took me 4 minutes,  no tools required.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: brettp on March 21, 2015, 01:50:26 pm
a copy of my service....comments most welcome!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BryanOC6 on March 24, 2015, 11:15:51 am
Yeah just phoned the following dealerships in Gauteng for a 10 000 km service

Auto Alpina R2500 too expensive
Lyndhurst too busy till the cows come home! ( I suspect they have one mechanic working)
Bavaria booked 8th April with a loan bike at R1500 magic

Have you tried Zambezi ??

Zambezi is a bit far, Bavaria seems good enough
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 24, 2015, 02:48:19 pm
a copy of my service....comments most welcome!!  :thumleft:

Sjoe!  Expensive!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on March 31, 2015, 02:27:13 pm
New rear brake pads yesterday. R320 from pitlane and free installation from BMW

So,  my LC will request rear brake pads soon.   The wife is off on some art class thingy,  so I decided to try Full Throttle. for the pads.   As I leave,  I remember I have a set for my 09 which I never fitted.  I take them along.  Maybe,  I could,  with some slick talk convince them to sort off make a swop.

I suggest this to the sales dude,  showing the pads are still wrapped and all.   He looks at me like I have just arrived from a madhouse. ...   on Mars.   He gently explains to me that these pads are the same as those required for the LC.

I will go check in awhile.  If that sales dude is wrong I am going to be really damoerin with him.  If he was right,  I would be really damoerin with myself.   



Sales dude = dead.   Pads not the same.  Exact same shape,  but LC pads are bigger.   For those interested in the SBS number:

Pre-LC: 742LS
LC: 674LS
Any place in PTA where I can get the 674LS pads? From Bavarian they cost R1114 per set  :eek7:

And, would the fitment of a brand other than what BMW use void the warrantee?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 31, 2015, 04:26:35 pm

Any place in PTA where I can get the 674LS pads? From Bavarian they cost R1114 per set  :eek7:

And, would the fitment of a brand other than what BMW use void the warrantee?
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They should be available from any bike store such Full Throttle,  World. of Accessories,  etc.   I. can't say it won't void the warranty,  but I would be very surprised if it did.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on March 31, 2015, 08:03:34 pm

Any place in PTA where I can get the 674LS pads? From Bavarian they cost R1114 per set  :eek7:

And, would the fitment of a brand other than what BMW use void the warrantee?

They should be available from any bike store such Full Throttle,  World. of Accessories,  etc.   I. can't say it won't void the warranty,  but I would be very surprised if it did.
:thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 31, 2015, 08:45:10 pm

Any place in PTA where I can get the 674LS pads? From Bavarian they cost R1114 per set  :eek7:

And, would the fitment of a brand other than what BMW use void the warrantee?

They should be available from any bike store such Full Throttle,  World. of Accessories,  etc.   I. can't say it won't void the warranty,  but I would be very surprised if it did.
:thumleft:

At worst they can void the warranty on the disc,  but even that would be a stretch.

Lenny and crowd at Bavarian knows and have for years known,  that I do pads myself.   In fact,  when my wife's bike was in for its last service,  Pierre checked it and after checking pads said to her:" Better call hubby to go buy some pads"

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on April 11, 2015, 07:22:52 pm
10k service done yesterday costing R1480. Reloaded the ESA software and replaced the starter button cluster under warrantee.
Title: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BryanOC6 on April 12, 2015, 06:24:53 pm
Here is my invoice for my 10k service R1480 and my gear shift assist was replaced under warrantee Bavaria bmw is the business
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Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Nox on April 13, 2015, 08:37:24 pm
20 k service was 2300 rand in Bloemfontein
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Edd on April 14, 2015, 09:58:42 pm
Here is my invoice for my 10k service R1480 and my gear shift assist was replaced under warrantee Bavaria bmw is the business


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Hey Bryan, just as a matter on interest, why did they have to replace your shift assist?

i am having my 10k service done at Bavarian next tuesday?

i need to replace tyres, so my service cost is going to be huge.  :(


Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on April 14, 2015, 11:01:03 pm

i am having my 10k service done at Bavarian next tuesday?

i need to replace tyres, so my service cost is going to be huge.  :(




Tires at 10k km's?   
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 15, 2015, 05:47:23 am

i am having my 10k service done at Bavarian next tuesday?

i need to replace tyres, so my service cost is going to be huge.  :(




Tires at 10k km's? 

I would need two sets over that distance :thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Edd on April 15, 2015, 11:11:22 am
I was just as surprised that I made it to 9000km on the Tyres.

On my previous 2009 GSA I could only manage 7000 on the Anakees. 
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on April 15, 2015, 02:27:20 pm
Whoaaaa!  Dis darem te duur om 'n sterk regter gewrig te h!  EINA!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BryanOC6 on April 16, 2015, 11:10:20 am
Here is my invoice for my 10k service R1480 and my gear shift assist was replaced under warrantee Bavaria bmw is the business


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Hey Bryan, just as a matter on interest, why did they have to replace your shift assist?

i am having my 10k service done at Bavarian next tuesday?

i need to replace tyres, so my service cost is going to be huge.  :(




Gear shift assist was not working properly, I had to decelerate to change gears which defeats the purpose

Yeah my back tyre is also finished at 10k, just the back tyre though
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Inverted on May 11, 2015, 06:16:19 pm
20000km, R2930 Pinnacle Auto - Secunda ???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on May 14, 2015, 09:47:13 am
I am now at Donford in Stellenbosch waiting for my bill for the 10 000km service! Eish!!!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on May 14, 2015, 12:40:35 pm
I am now at Donford in Stellenbosch waiting for my bill for the 10 000km service! Eish!!!

I just got my bill, R1687.77. I thought it was going to be more! Labour R838, oils and parts etc R642 plus vat.
20 000km service will be more I am told.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on May 14, 2015, 12:56:48 pm
I am now at Donford in Stellenbosch waiting for my bill for the 10 000km service! Eish!!!

I just got my bill, R1687.77. I thought it was going to be more! Labour R838, oils and parts etc R642 plus vat.
20 000km service will be more I am told.
Good price. My 20K was about R1800
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on May 14, 2015, 03:14:10 pm
I am now at Donford in Stellenbosch waiting for my bill for the 10 000km service! Eish!!!

I just got my bill, R1687.77. I thought it was going to be more! Labour R838, oils and parts etc R642 plus vat.
20 000km service will be more I am told.
Good price. My 20K was about R1800

That is not bad either. I though it would be around R2.5k. I actually have all my old GS service and parts invoices from when I got my first Dakar in 1999 and my GS in 2006.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Inverted on May 14, 2015, 08:29:22 pm
I am now at Donford in Stellenbosch waiting for my bill for the 10 000km service! Eish!!!

I just got my bill, R1687.77. I thought it was going to be more! Labour R838, oils and parts etc R642 plus vat.
20 000km service will be more I am told.
Good price. My 20K was about R1800

Ja, ek weet nie 'n moer hoe die goed werk nie!!! R1800 is amper wat net my parte gekos het en daar wys niks slytasie items soos remskoene ens eens by nie!  Sal baie graag die details van jou rekening wil vergelyk.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on May 19, 2015, 08:16:23 am
I am now at Donford in Stellenbosch waiting for my bill for the 10 000km service! Eish!!!

I just got my bill, R1687.77. I thought it was going to be more! Labour R838, oils and parts etc R642 plus vat.
20 000km service will be more I am told.
Good price. My 20K was about R1800

Ja, ek weet nie 'n moer hoe die goed werk nie!!! R1800 is amper wat net my parte gekos het en daar wys niks slytasie items soos remskoene ens eens by nie!  Sal baie graag die details van jou rekening wil vergelyk.

See copy of my 10 000km invoice from Donford.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Biza on May 21, 2015, 05:45:53 pm
10 000km service today - R1 611 at Zambesi.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: heinzz on May 21, 2015, 08:53:48 pm
10 000km service today - R1 611 at Zambesi.

16c per km. Dit is darem waaragtig nie geld nie, veral as jy ry met die genot van 'n R200k bike.  ???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: GSAZA on May 22, 2015, 06:04:25 am
Also got 10000 km service last Fri but included new rear and rear pads
What got me worried no checking of air filter....apparently not on schedule when asked,did it myself afterwards :ricky:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on May 22, 2015, 06:36:06 am
Also got 10000 km service last Fri but included new rear and rear pads
What got me worried no checking of air filter....apparently not on schedule when asked,did it myself afterwards :ricky:

On my 10k service and that of my wife's bike,  they checked the air filter.   It is on the list for checking,  but not replacing unless required.

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Edd on June 09, 2015, 08:47:26 pm
Had the front brakes lock up last week, got stuck on the N1 south for 20min before it released.

Drove it to Bavarian, they reported front brakes needed to be replaced, R 2600 later   :o

Could not believe it is R 1000 / set of brake pads.  >:(

Problem seems solved.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on June 09, 2015, 08:50:00 pm
Had the front brakes lock up last week, got stuck on the N1 south for 20min before it released.

Drove it to Bavarian, they reported front brakes needed to be replaced, R 2600 later   :o

Could not believe it is R 1000 / set of brake pads.  >:(

Problem seems solved.

Edd , I hope they paid for it ???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Edd on June 09, 2015, 08:52:34 pm
Had the front brakes lock up last week, got stuck on the N1 south for 20min before it released.

Drove it to Bavarian, they reported front brakes needed to be replaced, R 2600 later   :o

Could not believe it is R 1000 / set of brake pads.  >:(

Problem seems solved.

Edd , I hope they paid for it ???

Nope I had to pay.  :'(
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on June 09, 2015, 08:57:00 pm
That is bad news Edd .....  Warranty ??
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Edd on June 09, 2015, 09:01:05 pm
That is bad news Edd .....  Warranty ??

According to them its not covered, its the same as changing pads with a service.  :(
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on June 09, 2015, 09:07:48 pm
That is bad news Edd .....  Warranty ??

According to them its not covered, its the same as changing pads with a service.  :(

Wow ?? .... After locking up ?? But , what would I know ???

I wonder what another dealer might have done ???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Edd on June 09, 2015, 09:13:05 pm
That is bad news Edd .....  Warranty ??

According to them its not covered, its the same as changing pads with a service.  :(

Wow ?? .... After locking up ?? But , what would I know ???

I wonder what another dealer might have done ???



The worst is that I just had the 10k service done 2000km ago.  :(
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on June 09, 2015, 09:29:10 pm
Edd , I would not leave it there ......

Just a gut feeling .... They should have checked the pads .... For 10 K " normal " use .....unless you turned into a hooligan after  10k ???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on June 09, 2015, 09:37:43 pm
Had the front brakes lock up last week, got stuck on the N1 south for 20min before it released.

Drove it to Bavarian, they reported front brakes needed to be replaced, R 2600 later   :o

Could not believe it is R 1000 / set of brake pads.  >:(

Problem seems solved.

I. can't see how worn pads will cause the brakes to lock up?   Makes no sense.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on June 09, 2015, 09:41:20 pm
Had the front brakes lock up last week, got stuck on the N1 south for 20min before it released.

Drove it to Bavarian, they reported front brakes needed to be replaced, R 2600 later   :o

Could not believe it is R 1000 / set of brake pads.  >:(

Problem seems solved.

I. can't see how worn pads will cause the brakes to lock up?   Makes no sense.

Min of meer my gevoel ook ???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on June 10, 2015, 07:24:28 am
Had the front brakes lock up last week, got stuck on the N1 south for 20min before it released.

Drove it to Bavarian, they reported front brakes needed to be replaced, R 2600 later   :o

Could not believe it is R 1000 / set of brake pads.  >:(

Problem seems solved.

I. can't see how worn pads will cause the brakes to lock up?   Makes no sense.
Me neither. Unless they were totally worn out and the caliper's pistons went out too far and got stuck? But that would point to a design issue or something then. Just speculating.

Nope, I think they are taking you for a ride.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Copernicus on June 19, 2015, 04:59:09 pm
1000km service Euro 112.  That's about R1555,00 at today's rate.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on June 23, 2015, 02:02:32 pm
Had the front brakes lock up last week, got stuck on the N1 south for 20min before it released.

Drove it to Bavarian, they reported front brakes needed to be replaced, R 2600 later   :o

Could not believe it is R 1000 / set of brake pads.  >:(

Problem seems solved.


I would also raise this BMW head office as well as the dealer, especially that it had its 10k service 2k earlier. How did they get to R2.6k? Two sets of pads at R800 each plus 15 min labour, this cant be R800. If so did they at least use KY?

I. can't see how worn pads will cause the brakes to lock up?   Makes no sense.
Me neither. Unless they were totally worn out and the caliper's pistons went out too far and got stuck? But that would point to a design issue or something then. Just speculating.

Nope, I think they are taking you for a ride.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on August 11, 2015, 01:47:56 pm
Not service, but part of maintenance...

New rear Anarkee 3 fitted at Bavarian for just under R2200. This was at 12500km.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on August 11, 2015, 02:08:49 pm
Not service, but part of maintenance...

New rear Anarkee 3 fitted at Bavarian for just under R2200. This was at 12500km.

Jinne!  Jy moenie so jaag nie!  My Anakaee 3 agter is na 20000km nog piekfyn.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Noneking on August 11, 2015, 06:50:27 pm
Not service, but part of maintenance...

New rear Anarkee 3 fitted at Bavarian for just under R2200. This was at 12500km.

I paid R3100 at Eastview for a new rear last week. They charged R350 for fitment
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on August 11, 2015, 08:44:50 pm
Not service, but part of maintenance...

New rear Anarkee 3 fitted at Bavarian for just under R2200. This was at 12500km.

Jinne!  Jy moenie so jaag nie!  My Anakaee 3 agter is na 20000km nog piekfyn.
Meeste van die GSA se Kms is Lang afstand, met bagasie en pillion. Dan hou die band nie lank nie.
Die ou band is nog nie heeltemal moeg nie, maar wil nie Kans vat op volgende trip nie.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: NeelsK on August 17, 2015, 07:17:51 pm
Ja nee manne.  Die BMW Stealeships sien my ook nie weer vinnig nie.  Het my R9T by Zambesi gehad vir 20k diens.  Normale diens, geen rem skoene, net olie en olie filter vervang.  Hulle ges om die lug filter te los want ek het 'n BMC filter wat ek self elke +-5k doen. Die som totaal? R2800 odd.  Dis belaglik.  My nuwe (ou) R1200GSA (2012) word nou by die huis gediens en ek dink baie sterk daar aan om die R9T ook self te doen ... screw die warranty.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on August 17, 2015, 07:44:09 pm
Ja nee manne.  Die BMW Stealeships sien my ook nie weer vinnig nie.  Het my R9T by Zambesi gehad vir 20k diens.  Normale diens, geen rem skoene, net olie en olie filter vervang.  Hulle ges om die lug filter te los want ek het 'n BMC filter wat ek self elke +-5k doen. Die som totaal? R2800 odd.  Dis belaglik.  My nuwe (ou) R1200GSA (2012) word nou by die huis gediens en ek dink baie sterk daar aan om die R9T ook self te doen ... screw die warranty.
Nt olie en filter? Genugtig, dis rof, ja. Snaaks, my seun se F800 se 30K diens, ook net olie en filter (hy het ook BMC wat hy self doen) was R1450 by Bavarian. Was dieselfde prys vir my LC op 10K diens. Moet s, Bavarian (Centurion) se pryse is nog altyd billik. En die diens ook.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on August 17, 2015, 07:54:26 pm
Ja nee manne.  Die BMW Stealeships sien my ook nie weer vinnig nie.  Het my R9T by Zambesi gehad vir 20k diens.  Normale diens, geen rem skoene, net olie en olie filter vervang.  Hulle ges om die lug filter te los want ek het 'n BMC filter wat ek self elke +-5k doen. Die som totaal? R2800 odd.  Dis belaglik.  My nuwe (ou) R1200GSA (2012) word nou by die huis gediens en ek dink baie sterk daar aan om die R9T ook self te doen ... screw die warranty.

R2800 klink effe rof,  maar die 20k diens is nie net olie en olie filter nie op die Boxer enjins nie.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on August 17, 2015, 07:58:10 pm
My 20K diens op die LC was nie eers naby aan R2000 gewees nie.

Hoe kan die pryse so radikaal verskil van een handelaar na die volgende???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: NeelsK on August 17, 2015, 07:59:42 pm


R2800 klink effe rof,  maar die 20k diens is nie net olie en olie filter nie op die Boxer enjins nie.
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Nee.  Ek bedoel dis al wat vervang is.  Die res was die normale diens tyd.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: NeelsK on August 17, 2015, 08:00:48 pm


R2800 klink effe rof,  maar die 20k diens is nie net olie en olie filter nie op die Boxer enjins nie.

Nee.  Ek bedoel dis al wat vervang is.  Die res was die normale diens tyd.
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Ag ek lieg .... plugs ook
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on August 17, 2015, 08:01:47 pm
My 20K diens op die LC was nie eers naby aan R2000 gewees nie.

Hoe kan die pryse so radikaal verskil van een handelaar na die volgende???

Ek kan nie uit die vuis onthou nie,  maar 'n paar verskille wat my onmiddelik opval tussen die R9T en die LC is:

-  4 vonkprop teenoor 2.
-  Ekstra ratkas olie
-  Alternator belt

Maar ja,  lees net die begin van die thread,  dan sal jy sien die pryse verskil Mar redelik tussen die handelaars. Hulle is tog onafhanklike besighede.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on August 17, 2015, 08:03:21 pm


R2800 klink effe rof,  maar die 20k diens is nie net olie en olie filter nie op die Boxer enjins nie.

Nee.  Ek bedoel dis al wat vervang is.  Die res was die normale diens tyd.

Ag ek lieg .... plugs ook
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Plugs is duur,  ja.   Kan soveel as R800 wees.

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: NeelsK on August 17, 2015, 08:03:40 pm
Nee ... alternator belt is nie vervang nie. ... wag laat ek daai slip gaan soek en hom in scan ... voor ek verder op my crappy brein staat maak
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on August 17, 2015, 08:11:27 pm
Nee ... alternator belt is nie vervang nie. ... wag laat ek daai slip gaan soek en hom in scan ... voor ek verder op my crappy brein staat maak

Nee,  Alternator belt is op 40k eers.   Net genoem as voorbeeld van verskille tussen die Boxer en die LC Boxer.

Soos reeds ges R2800 klink effe rof.   Die arbeid op 20k is normaalweg hor omdat hulle nogal,  as deel van die standaard diens,  heelwat werk doen,  soos shaft bearing torque en so aan.   Klink nog te duur.   Dis hoekom die meeste van ons niemand anders as Bavarian gebruik nie.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Inverted on August 17, 2015, 10:52:18 pm
Myne is nog steeds die grootste R2930 vir 20000km, normale diens
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on August 18, 2015, 09:39:22 am
Myne is nog steeds die grootste R2930 vir 20000km, normale diens

Die meeste wat ek, of my vrou, ooit vir 'n diens betaal het was die 40 000km diens en die 80 000km diens.  Dis die wat duur is omdat verskeie goed dan saamval.  Selfs die 40 000km diens was so R3000.  Ek kan nie onthou dat ek ooit meer as R2200 vir 'n diens op my air-cooled betaal het, anders as die 40k een nie.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on August 18, 2015, 01:56:51 pm
Gaan kuier mos nou-die-dag oorkant die draad vir die oranje winkel. Reken die man so scoot se 20k (of is dit nou 30k) diens kos so R7k. En dan sluit dit nie brakepads en sulke goed in nie... net service...

Nee wat, selfs R3k klink na bargain...
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on August 19, 2015, 01:38:06 pm
20 000km service on 2014 LC at Bavarian = R2127.00.

Labour:  R731
Oil filter:  R263
Air filter:  R374
Oil:  R574
Gear oil:  R135
Sundries:  R25
Engine cleaner:  R25


Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Charlie600 on August 28, 2015, 01:05:13 pm
My beloved Ms Piggy received her 10 000km service @ Bavarian during yesterday and they charged me a reasonable R1663.45

They've furthermore performed a software update for the quickshifter and this beast is now is now starting to properly come alive - it seems as she is only properly run in after 10 000km.

They righthand side button cluster thingy was also replaced under warranty, seeing that the starter button became a bit sticky.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Dcjet on August 28, 2015, 02:51:54 pm
For what it's worth the first service on an XR costs 1697.49 so so far it costs the same as the LC
I think the chain lubes costs on the LC are going to be cheaper in the long run.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: ethanvr on November 14, 2015, 02:31:50 pm
Cost of 1k service at Bavarian for GSA LC came to R1 336.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Biza on November 14, 2015, 09:03:59 pm
20 000 km service yesterday at Zambesi - R2 859.36
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on November 20, 2015, 05:27:49 pm
10 k service today , at Zambezi , R1533.00.

As a club member I get 10% discount on spares and oil , brakefluid etc .... not labour.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 08, 2016, 05:26:13 pm
30 000km service at Bavarian today:  R1538.61.

As a Bavarian Loyalty Card Holder my card was loaded with 10% on spares and 5% on labour.

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on March 08, 2016, 07:39:49 pm
About a year ago I did the 10K service on my LC, it cost R1480. A few days ago I did the 10K service on my LC GSA, and it cost R1382.

Deflation instead of inflation on service costs suits me just fine.

AND, like TheBear, I get costs loaded back onto the loyalty card too. Love it!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on March 08, 2016, 08:16:22 pm
30 000km service at Bavarian today:  R1538.61.

As a Bavarian Loyalty Card Holder my card was loaded with 10% on spares and 5% on labour.
Myne is due einde Maart. Hoop my 30 000 kos dieselfde ----- of minder 👍
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 09, 2016, 12:53:20 pm
This bike is now, in 2016, cheaper to own and run than my Suzuki DL1000 was in 2008!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: jOHNsnr. on March 09, 2016, 01:17:28 pm
Ek sien Draadwerk vra hoe Koste van Diens verskil van een Handelaar na 'n Ander. Die antwoord is heel eenvoudig Omdat Handelaars nie Agente van BMW SA is nie maar onafhanklike Handelaars en moet hulle elke jaar aan BMW SA aandui wat hulle Tarief gaan wees (BMW skryf nie die Tarief Voor nie) en dan word "warranty Werk teen daardie tarief vergoed so elke Handelaar besluit self oor hoeveel hulle gaan vra per uur.Kompetisie tussen Handelaars behoort ? die speelveld redelik gelyk te hou.Dit geld natuurlik net vir waar daar Kompetisie bestaan !!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Battlestar on March 09, 2016, 09:12:53 pm
My G650 sertao 10000km service quoted at R2600. Wtf. Thought I would share that bit of info.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on April 05, 2016, 09:49:52 am
My 20k service on the GSA yesterday at Bavarian was R3933, which included new rear pads at around R1200.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Pavlovski on April 05, 2016, 10:15:31 am
My G650 sertao 10000km service quoted at R2600. Wtf. Thought I would share that bit of info.

I understand the "expensive" part of the service on the G650 is the oil & oil filter change. A bit more labor intensive apparently than an oil change on a boxer motor
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Frannarossi on April 14, 2016, 09:30:05 am
20 000 km diens by Lynn Schroeder in George gister,R 3410.47 ::)
Hoe mis ek toe my 1150 GSA wat ek self gediens het vir min of meer R250 :'(
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 14, 2016, 09:33:46 am
20 000 km diens by Lynn Schroeder in George gister,R 3410.47 ::)
Hoe mis ek toe my 1150 GSA wat ek self gediens het vir min of meer R250 :'(
ek skyt my toe!!!! :eek7:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: m0lt3n on April 14, 2016, 09:40:23 am
manne julle moet biejtie die ekstras of die detail van die dienste ook gee? ek het nooit onder R2k vir n diens op die air cooled betaal nie maar ek het ook vir hulle gese om elke keer die final drive olie te vervang en splines te ghries. ek vat hom ook nou net vir elke tweede diens daantoe so dan dit dieselfde goed plus elke keer brake fluid flush en vervang. dit trek mos nou die kostes so bietjie skeef.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 14, 2016, 09:46:45 am
Die nuwe filters en olie l hier vir my fiets se 70 000 km diens. Als kos so rondom R 700.
My fiets was laas by BM vir n diens op 20 000kms.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: m0lt3n on April 14, 2016, 10:06:26 am
Die nuwe filters en olie l hier vir my fiets se 70 000 km diens. Als kos so rondom R 700.
My fiets was laas by BM vir n diens op 20 000kms.

hehe ek het altyd by bmw gediens oor ek maar min selfvertroue gehad het plus om resale value te behou.

toe ek nou fiets verkoop toe moes ek eers die diens boekie soek wat ook natuurlik amper nooit gestamp was nie. so much for that.
replacement fiets het eienaar gese hy is gediens, ek het gese okay en boekie le weer iewers in n kas (mmm kan nou nie eers onthou of ek een het of nie).

Maar dit sal natuurlik n groter issue met n LC wees,
of sal dit.
manne praat nie veel hier van self diens nie?

(note: ek is in platteland, BMW stealers skaars)
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on April 14, 2016, 10:34:27 am
Maar dit sal natuurlik n groter issue met n LC wees,
of sal dit.
manne praat nie veel hier van self diens nie

Gee kans sodat meer van hulle onder waarborg uitgaan sal meer en meer manne self diens.
Nie veel anders as die lugverkoel, behalwe coolant te check :P
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Frannarossi on April 14, 2016, 11:17:48 am
Ek stem Chris.
Ek dink as die fiets uit waarborg is kan 'n man maar self diens.
Ek dink dit sal vir my werk 'n elkeval....
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on April 14, 2016, 10:14:30 pm
20 000 km diens by Lynn Schroeder in George gister,R 3410.47 ::)
Hoe mis ek toe my 1150 GSA wat ek self gediens het vir min of meer R250 :'(

Plak bietjie die invoice hier dat ons kan sien wat was so duur?  As mens die thread deurkyk lyk dit of die 20k diens op 'n LC so R1800 kos.

Ek dink sekere handelaars beroof hulle klante.  Die LC het nie 'n 10 000km diensinterval nie.  Gaan kyk maar in die boekie.  Dit s basies, een maal 'n jaar, of soos deur die eienaar en diensadviseur bespreek afhangende van die ryomstandighede. 

BMW hou natuurlik by 10 000km.  Hulle moet geld maak en 10 000km werk goed vir meeste eienaars ook.  Die beroof gedeelte kom in as hulle elke 10 000km jou lugfilter, vonkproppe, ens. vervang, al kan dit net skoongemaak word en so aan.

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: gee on April 15, 2016, 06:21:18 am
Just had my 10000 service done at Northside
Labour R1500 (that includes the fitting of a light protector i supplied)

Spares

consumables R60
oil filter R269.23
air filter R 344.97
Oil 4l  R503.52
Synthetic something oil R95.00 (cant make out what oil it is)
Brake Flude R72.00

Total for spares R1284.72

total with labor R2784.72
Vat  R 389.86

Grand total R3174.58
I nearly had a hart attack 
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Biza on April 15, 2016, 11:09:43 am
30 000km service, cost R1140  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Antois on April 15, 2016, 03:11:44 pm
My 10 000km was also done yesterday at Northside R2900, double than what I paid 6 months ago at Clearwater
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on April 15, 2016, 03:18:46 pm
Synthetic something oil R95.00 (cant make out what oil it is)

Final drive.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: T Rex on April 15, 2016, 10:18:33 pm
Just had my 10000 service done at Northside
Labour R1500 (that includes the fitting of a light protector i supplied)

Spares

consumables R60
oil filter R269.23
air filter R 344.97
Oil 4l  R503.52
Synthetic something oil R95.00 (cant make out what oil it is)
Brake Flude R72.00

Total for spares R1284.72

total with labor R2784.72
Vat  R 389.86

Grand total R3174.58
I nearly had a hart attack 

I do not understand.... Mine at Zambezi, although late last year was as Copied from my earlier post...


Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC Reply #127 on: November 20, 2015, 05:27:49 pm   Reply with quote  Modify message
10 k service today , at Zambezi , R1533.00.

Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: gee on April 16, 2016, 11:30:06 am
Im going to go back to northside Bmw and ask them how there can be a R1700 difference from the norm to my invoice. I bought the bike new from them but in a year and half time i will be upgrading to a new one and will be supporting another dealer and will be taking my bike to one of them in future for the services
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Pavlovski on April 18, 2016, 07:55:45 am
Im going to go back to northside Bmw and ask them how there can be a R1700 difference from the norm to my invoice. I bought the bike new from them but in a year and half time i will be upgrading to a new one and will be supporting another dealer and will be taking my bike to one of them in future for the services

R3174 is a bit steep-costs differ from dealer to dealer. Keep in mind though that when you bought it new, it was serviced on a 1000km "small service" (just checking everything). A 10 000km service will be a bit more expensive than the 1000km service due to labor and changing & checking a bit more.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Antois on April 18, 2016, 01:37:58 pm
I have question the big difference at Northside from other dealers, their comment was there was a price increase, but 50%??
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: jOHNsnr. on April 18, 2016, 02:21:12 pm
As I have stated before on this forum; Dealers are not agents of BMW (legally they may not refer to them being Agents) they are all Independent Dealers and each Dealer decides on Labour Cost per Hour every year.BMW does not prescribe to Dealers BUT they need to inform BMW as the Hourly rate is then used when reimbursing Dealers for work done on behalf of BMW (warranty work)
Best advice ask the Dealer what their rate is ask for a worksheet that describes what must be done for the service required and if additional work is requested ask for a Quote then NO Surprises when you collect your Bike.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on April 18, 2016, 04:11:23 pm
My 20k service on the GSA yesterday at Bavarian was R3933, which included new rear pads at around R1200.
Detail as requested (All excl. VAT):
20k service (incloilchange in bevel gears, recal RDC sensors) - R990
Replace rear break pads  - R86
Oil filter - 282
Gasket - R8
Air filter - R360
Spark plug - R322
Set brake pads - R1090
Oil - R540
SAFXO bulk 500ml - R135
Brake fluid - R50
Sundries - R45
Engine cleaner - R25
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on April 18, 2016, 05:27:45 pm
My 20k service on the GSA yesterday at Bavarian was R3933, which included new rear pads at around R1200.
Detail as requested (All excl. VAT):
20k service (incloilchange in bevel gears, recal RDC sensors) - R990
Replace rear break pads  - R86


Rip-off!  Can be done in under 5 minutes, by an amateur mechanic, without using any tools!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BryanOC6 on April 20, 2016, 08:52:13 pm
20000km service done at Bavaria R2700, still the best priced dealership around
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BikerJan on April 21, 2016, 01:27:22 pm
20 000 Km service done at Zambesi Motorrad, R 2861.00
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on May 17, 2016, 11:23:34 am
I had my first annual service ever for my GS LC at 15 000km, normally do more than 10 000km per year, with this being said I paid R1986.00 for it as Donford. I will need to bring my bike back for the 20 000km service, as they still need to do spark plugs plus some other stuff. I would hate to see what the 20k service will be! I have seen R2900 which to me is still very high, imagine what the 40k service will cost with cam belt change etc! The prices are becoming crazy.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Dcjet on May 17, 2016, 09:33:45 pm
My LC has about 65 000 km without any of the services exceeding R3 000-00. Plaky, what cambelt change was supposed to have been done at 40 000 km ??? 
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: luv2ride on May 18, 2016, 04:15:52 am
20 000 Km service done at Zambesi Motorrad, R 2861.00

waarvoor is daai "admin fees" van R175. 44 ?  ::)
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on May 18, 2016, 12:30:22 pm
20 000 Km service done at Zambesi Motorrad, R 2861.00

waarvoor is daai "admin fees" van R175. 44 ?  ::)
Dis vir die girly wat so mooi vir jou gesmile het.... en die muffins :peepwall:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: windswept on May 27, 2016, 09:52:45 pm
10k service at Donford CT today, R1420. There is no free coffee and muffins at Donford CT and Stellies. It is only up North where this happens. :sip:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: plaky on June 10, 2016, 02:01:27 pm
Had my annual service for the 1st time as I normally travel more than 10k a year when commuting. my mileage is just over 15k km. The cost of the service was just over R1900 but must still bring it in for the 20k service, this could now get expensive. I needed to replace all my brake pads and would have cost me R2800 with labor at Donford CT, had it done at Trac Mac for R1200 for all three fitted! Bike goes out of warranty in 2 months, so not concerned. I had my mates 2011 GSA annual service done yesterday at Donford CT as well as he is in Saudi and I ride his bike once a week to work. His mileage is just over 23k and this cost him R2080.00. Seems all very similar in price.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 10, 2016, 02:05:07 pm
Someone showed me his invoice for a 1000 kms service yesterday.

R1700. Gone are the days of the first service on a new vehicle is free.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on June 10, 2016, 06:12:34 pm
Someone showed me his invoice for a 1000 kms service yesterday.

R1700. Gone are the days of the first service on a new vehicle is free.


Those days have been gone for decades Chris.  In fact, were there even such days?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Noneking on June 10, 2016, 06:16:55 pm
10k service at Donford CT today, R1420. There is no free coffee and muffins at Donford CT and Stellies. It is only up North where this happens. :sip:

Never had coffee or muffins at any BMW dealer. Story made up by the trolls to have something to post about
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: luv2ride on June 10, 2016, 07:11:27 pm
10k service at Donford CT today, R1420. There is no free coffee and muffins at Donford CT and Stellies. It is only up North where this happens. :sip:

Never had coffee or muffins at any BMW dealer. Story made up by the trolls to have something to post about
No it is not. Bavarian in Centurion had it about 2-3 years ago on Saturday's - not sure if this is still the case. They were (hope they still are) legendary when it comes to service and making clients feel important and welcome. :thumleft:
Title: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Noneking on June 10, 2016, 07:14:34 pm
10k service at Donford CT today, R1420. There is no free coffee and muffins at Donford CT and Stellies. It is only up North where this happens. :sip:

Never had coffee or muffins at any BMW dealer. Story made up by the trolls to have something to post about
No it is not. Bavarian in Centurion had it about 2-3 years ago on Saturday's - not sure if this is still the case. They were (hope they still are) legendary when it comes to service and making clients feel important and welcome. :thumleft:
I should have posted a corresponding emoticon to depict the tongue in cheek nature of my post

😜😜
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on June 10, 2016, 07:20:53 pm
Just had my 10000 service done at Northside
Labour R1500 (that includes the fitting of a light protector i supplied)

Spares

consumables R60
oil filter R269.23
air filter R 344.97
Oil 4l  R503.52
Synthetic something oil R95.00 (cant make out what oil it is)
Brake Flude R72.00

Total for spares R1284.72

total with labor R2784.72
Vat  R 389.86

Grand total R3174.58
I nearly had a hart attack 

I do not understand.... Mine at Zambezi, although late last year was as Copied from my earlier post...


Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC Reply #127 on: November 20, 2015, 05:27:49 pm   Reply with quote  Modify message
10 k service today , at Zambezi , R1533.00.



1000km service done yesterday at sandton auto.  2700 in total including about 1for radiator guards to supply and fit
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: sheldyn on July 30, 2016, 08:32:12 pm
Just had my 10000 service done at Northside
Labour R1500 (that includes the fitting of a light protector i supplied)

Spares

consumables R60
oil filter R269.23
air filter R 344.97
Oil 4l  R503.52
Synthetic something oil R95.00 (cant make out what oil it is)
Brake Flude R72.00

Total for spares R1284.72

total with labor R2784.72
Vat  R 389.86

Grand total R3174.58
I nearly had a hart attack 

I do not understand.... Mine at Zambezi, although late last year was as Copied from my earlier post...


Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC Reply #127 on: November 20, 2015, 05:27:49 pm   Reply with quote  Modify message
10 k service today , at Zambezi , R1533.00.



1000km service done yesterday at sandton auto.  2700 in total including about 1for radiator guards to supply and fit

Not bad, i'm sure the radiator guards were +- 1 grand.  so 1700 bob is what i'll expect to pay in the next week or two when I do my 10k at Sandton.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: sheldyn on August 12, 2016, 10:05:12 pm
herewith my 10000km service cost.

R1,993.42 Incl Vat.



Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: ethanvr on October 27, 2016, 05:02:57 pm
Cost of annual service for GSA was R 1 592,20.


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Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on October 27, 2016, 08:20:39 pm
10k service at centurion  -  R1500 and got some change  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on October 27, 2016, 08:39:14 pm
Paid R1540 yesterday for 1000 km service
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on October 28, 2016, 06:54:24 am
40k service at Bavarian last month was about R2800.  This is the big one one a boxer as it includes plugs and replacement of all fluids and filters.  It was the most expensive yet.

A colleague just forked out R6k  for a 20k service on his S10!   :-[
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Copernicus on October 28, 2016, 10:50:39 am
I paid Euro256,85 for the annual service.  This included - wait for it... NOTHING special.  That was R4130 at the exchange rate in July when it was done.  Perhaps R3900 today.

I keep on saying that the South African dealers are not half as bad as many want to make them sound.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: m0lt3n on October 28, 2016, 12:34:53 pm
I paid Euro256,85 for the annual service.  This included - wait for it... NOTHING special.  That was R4130 at the exchange rate in July when it was done.  Perhaps R3900 today.

I keep on saying that the South African dealers are not half as bad as many want to make them sound.  :peepwall:

cant compare like that... you pay in dollars and whatnot.
Ia good way to compare costs realistically is to simply x10.

40k service at Bavarian last month was about R2800.  This is the big one one a boxer as it includes plugs and replacement of all fluids and filters.  It was the most expensive yet.

A colleague just forked out R6k  for a 20k service on his S10!   :-[

this is funny. Passion is awesome and so on but some owners just love to speach how the maintenance costs of BMW is much higher. The service costs in this thread is also less than what I always saw as quoted for a Suzuki Vstrom as well.
Oh and btw...the services on my diesel F30 shape BMW is also in these regions, which I also think is exceptional and imo not only better than other German manufacturers service costs but also Japanese.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Tp007 on October 28, 2016, 12:54:22 pm
40k service at Bavarian last month was about R2800.  This is the big one one a boxer as it includes plugs and replacement of all fluids and filters.  It was the most expensive yet.

A colleague just forked out R6k  for a 20k service on his S10!   :-[

this is funny. Passion is awesome and so on but some owners just love to speach how the maintenance costs of BMW is much higher. The service costs in this thread is also less than what I always saw as quoted for a Suzuki Vstrom as well.
Oh and btw...the services on my diesel F30 shape BMW is also in these regions, which I also think is exceptional and imo not only better than other German manufacturers service costs but also Japanese.
[/quote]My 1200 GSA and NC services are fairly on par. Funny enough, my Toyota is also pretty much the same for a service. I generally expect to pay between R1500-2500 for most services and then a big one around R4 000.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: m0lt3n on October 28, 2016, 01:14:21 pm
40k service at Bavarian last month was about R2800.  This is the big one one a boxer as it includes plugs and replacement of all fluids and filters.  It was the most expensive yet.

A colleague just forked out R6k  for a 20k service on his S10!   :-[

this is funny. Passion is awesome and so on but some owners just love to speach how the maintenance costs of BMW is much higher. The service costs in this thread is also less than what I always saw as quoted for a Suzuki Vstrom as well.
Oh and btw...the services on my diesel F30 shape BMW is also in these regions, which I also think is exceptional and imo not only better than other German manufacturers service costs but also Japanese.
My 1200 GSA and NC services are fairly on par. Funny enough, my Toyota is also pretty much the same for a service. I generally expect to pay between R1500-2500 for most services and then a big one around R4 000.
[/quote]

Yap, I think times have changed.

So the question, did German prices drop or Jap prices climb...
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on October 28, 2016, 01:44:26 pm
The service costs in this thread is also less than what I always saw as quoted for a Suzuki Vstrom as well.

I had a DL1000 from beginning 2008 to end 2010.  Did just on 70 000km on it and even back then the services, every 6 000km, was R1800 - R2500.  That is what we seem to be paying for LC services, at 10 000km intervals, now!

One of the reasons I now have a BMW is because back then, my wife had a BMW and everytime I saw her services cheaper and way better quality and professionalism it made me wonder more about a Beemer.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Copernicus on October 28, 2016, 02:11:20 pm
I paid Euro256,85 for the annual service.  This included - wait for it... NOTHING special.  That was R4130 at the exchange rate in July when it was done.  Perhaps R3900 today.

I keep on saying that the South African dealers are not half as bad as many want to make them sound.  :peepwall:

cant compare like that... you pay in dollars and whatnot.
Ia good way to compare costs realistically is to simply x10.



I compare real values at the exact exchange rate of the day.  What can be more realistic than that?  But whatever...  I thought I will just share.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: m0lt3n on October 28, 2016, 02:39:32 pm
I paid Euro256,85 for the annual service.  This included - wait for it... NOTHING special.  That was R4130 at the exchange rate in July when it was done.  Perhaps R3900 today.

I keep on saying that the South African dealers are not half as bad as many want to make them sound.  :peepwall:

cant compare like that... you pay in dollars and whatnot.
Ia good way to compare costs realistically is to simply x10.



I compare real values at the exact exchange rate of the day.  What can be more realistic than that?  But whatever...  I thought I will just share.

Maybe, and it is definitely applicable if you are importing something. But when you have service rendered in America it means you probably get paid in dollar as well. the bite out of your pocket will be closer to a R10-to-the-dollar bite than an exchange-rate-related bite.

Its fine if you disagree, I havent been there yet so crucify me, but be prepared to have
"I keep on saying that the South African dealers are not half as bad as many want to make them sound "
sentences like this on your copy and paste tab cause South Africa is going to look very good with comparissons like this in A LOT of areas.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Copernicus on October 28, 2016, 04:58:25 pm
I paid Euro256,85 for the annual service.  This included - wait for it... NOTHING special.  That was R4130 at the exchange rate in July when it was done.  Perhaps R3900 today.

I keep on saying that the South African dealers are not half as bad as many want to make them sound.  :peepwall:

cant compare like that... you pay in dollars and whatnot.
Ia good way to compare costs realistically is to simply x10.



I compare real values at the exact exchange rate of the day.  What can be more realistic than that?  But whatever...  I thought I will just share.

Maybe, and it is definitely applicable if you are importing something. But when you have service rendered in America it means you probably get paid in dollar as well. the bite out of your pocket will be closer to a R10-to-the-dollar bite than an exchange-rate-related bite.

Its fine if you disagree, I havent been there yet so crucify me, but be prepared to have
"I keep on saying that the South African dealers are not half as bad as many want to make them sound "
sentences like this on your copy and paste tab cause South Africa is going to look very good with comparissons like this in A LOT of areas.

OK, I get your point about the comparison. But I posted a picture somewhere, on another thread, that shows the price of the new GSA here in France and it calculates to about R355k.  It is the full spec bike but I still think it is way more than the same item in South Africa,  Where they get ahead of us is the fact that their interest rate is very low so over a three or five year period you may still pay more in SA but that money does not go to the dealer.

The thing is, the topic here is the cost of service and many (not all) refer to the dealers as 'stealers', albeit tongue in cheek (also - not all...). To me it seems as if BMW in South Africa is offering not such a bad deal at all compared to the cost of goods and services abroad.  But I have to hasten to add that the peripherals are much cheaper (panniers, top boxes, etc) so perhaps I should refrain from comparing.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on October 30, 2016, 08:12:53 pm
The thing is, the topic here is the cost of service and many (not all) refer to the dealers as 'stealers', albeit tongue in cheek (also - not all...). To me it seems as if BMW in South Africa is offering not such a bad deal at all compared to the cost of goods and services abroad.  But I have to hasten to add that the peripherals are much cheaper (panniers, top boxes, etc) so perhaps I should refrain from comparing.

No.  Please compare away.  It is interesting to some.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on November 10, 2016, 06:24:48 am
GSA 20K service, R3066.  ???

No extras. Oil, brake fluid, final drive oil, plugs and filters.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Mayhem on November 10, 2016, 03:23:56 pm
Just paid R 2069.28 for 10 000 service at Donford Stelenbosch. Engine oil, brake fluid front and rear and engine oil filter.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Dustbin Dog on November 29, 2016, 06:45:23 am
Here with the cost of my first 1000 km service, Boksburg. ???
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Stoukie on December 09, 2016, 02:15:32 pm
Just paid R 2069.28 for 10 000 service at Donford Stelenbosch. Engine oil, brake fluid front and rear and engine oil filter.

I payed double that for my 20 000km service not a month ago... Even found out that when I bought my bike beginning of the year from the dealership my front tire was put on the wrong side round, been driving all this time with the grooves facing out not in, or was it in not out... Anyway, point is, watch out for the 20 000km service.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: mike gs on December 09, 2016, 06:39:01 pm
Just paid 2.8K for 50 000km service on my 07 GSA included a new alternator belt and fitting a new tyre which I supplied. Done by Sean from SMD in Weltevreden Park.

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Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Edd on December 09, 2016, 09:18:00 pm
I just paid R 3900 for a 20000 km service, they had to replaced the rear brakes.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 01, 2017, 06:58:37 pm
50 000km service:  R2200.00

This included:

-  Puncture repair
-  Air filter element replacement that I chose over a just a clean.

Without these two items, the service would have been around R1700.00
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BlingKing on March 02, 2017, 09:05:56 am
I have just charged a customer R 3333.16 for a 20 000 Km on his 2105 R1200GS LC (K50)
This included, oil (I only use Liqui Moly - which is more expensive but the best in the industry) Final drive oil, brake fluid, filters, plugs, labour & engine flush which everybody forgets how important this is..............
NB. the customer opted for a performance Air Filter (washable instead of replacement) which was R 961.22 which makes the cost of the service more realistic at  R 2371.94
Also consider the big killer in this service is the sodding spark plugs - they are a whopping R 776.20 for four plugs - take that off it comes down to R 1600.00 - more realistic again.
I have just done the 30 000 Km service on my own R1200GS LC (K50) and to be honest I pulled the plugs, inspected them and they were seriously not showing any signs of wear or degradation at all - I cleaned them and put them back - my bike is running just peachy! They weren't changed at 20 000 Kms either - maybe it's just that ex-Rhodie in me........ 8)
With servicing customers bikes, I go by the book.

Just a point to note about the Liqui Moly Oils

When I got my bike it had 9 000Kms on it....I first noticed that it ran rather hot? Steve at Northside said it was within spec but once I had changed the oil to Liqui Moly it went from running around at 92*C to 84-86*C and a bit quieter (it's a 2015)
I rode Bavarians R1200GS LC in the Economy Run two years ago and my quest was to be the first Duallie over 1000cc to go under 4.0Lts/100Km and I couldn't get there until I changed the oil to Liqui Moly and I won my class in the event at 3.971 Lt/100Kms
Top grade oil makes all the difference!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on March 02, 2017, 09:37:27 am
I have just charged a customer R 3333.16 for a 20 000 Km on his 2105 R1200GS LC (K50)
This included, oil (I only use Liqui Moly - which is more expensive but the best in the industry) Final drive oil, brake fluid, filters, plugs, labour & engine flush which everybody forgets how important this is..............
NB. the customer opted for a performance Air Filter (washable instead of replacement) which was R 961.22 which makes the cost of the service more realistic at  R 2371.94
Also consider the big killer in this service is the sodding spark plugs - they are a whopping R 776.20 for four plugs - take that off it comes down to R 1600.00 - more realistic again.
I have just done the 30 000 Km service on my own R1200GS LC (K50) and to be honest I pulled the plugs, inspected them and they were seriously not showing any signs of wear or degradation at all - I cleaned them and put them back - my bike is running just peachy! They weren't changed at 20 000 Kms either - maybe it's just that ex-Rhodie in me........ 8)
With servicing customers bikes, I go by the book.

Just a point to note about the Liqui Moly Oils

When I got my bike it had 9 000Kms on it....I first noticed that it ran rather hot? Steve at Northside said it was within spec but once I had changed the oil to Liqui Moly it went from running around at 92*C to 84-86*C and a bit quieter (it's a 2015)
I rode Bavarians R1200GS LC in the Economy Run two years ago and my quest was to be the first Duallie over 1000cc to go under 4.0Lts/100Km and I couldn't get there until I changed the oil to Liqui Moly and I won my class in the event at 3.971 Lt/100Kms
Top grade oil makes all the difference!

Interesting Blingking...Are you a registered service agent with BMW? ie if i service my LC with you would BMW still honor the warranty?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Omninorm on March 02, 2017, 09:50:38 am
Ran Liqui Moly in my XChallenge as well and I agree... it ran cooler and quieter with that than the Shell it ran before
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Buffel B on March 02, 2017, 10:36:37 am


Interesting Blingking...Are you a registered service agent with BMW? ie if i service my LC with you would BMW still honor the warranty?
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BlingKing on March 02, 2017, 01:38:12 pm


Interesting Blingking...Are you a registered service agent with BMW? ie if i service my LC with you would BMW still honor the warranty?

No Squire - I only tackle bikes out of warranty - I ran a Beemer Dealership for 5 years but couldn't carry that one over sadly  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: OomD on March 02, 2017, 01:51:40 pm
I have just charged a customer R 3333.16 for a 20 000 Km on his 2105 R1200GS LC (K50)
This included, oil (I only use Liqui Moly - which is more expensive but the best in the industry) Final drive oil, brake fluid, filters, plugs, labour & engine flush which everybody forgets how important this is..............
NB. the customer opted for a performance Air Filter (washable instead of replacement) which was R 961.22 which makes the cost of the service more realistic at  R 2371.94
Also consider the big killer in this service is the sodding spark plugs - they are a whopping R 776.20 for four plugs - take that off it comes down to R 1600.00 - more realistic again.
I have just done the 30 000 Km service on my own R1200GS LC (K50) and to be honest I pulled the plugs, inspected them and they were seriously not showing any signs of wear or degradation at all - I cleaned them and put them back - my bike is running just peachy! They weren't changed at 20 000 Kms either - maybe it's just that ex-Rhodie in me........ 8)
With servicing customers bikes, I go by the book.

Just a point to note about the Liqui Moly Oils

When I got my bike it had 9 000Kms on it....I first noticed that it ran rather hot? Steve at Northside said it was within spec but once I had changed the oil to Liqui Moly it went from running around at 92*C to 84-86*C and a bit quieter (it's a 2015)
I rode Bavarians R1200GS LC in the Economy Run two years ago and my quest was to be the first Duallie over 1000cc to go under 4.0Lts/100Km and I couldn't get there until I changed the oil to Liqui Moly and I won my class in the event at 3.971 Lt/100Kms
Top grade oil makes all the difference!
Wait wait wait... the LC only has 2 sparkplugs? The older aircooled had 4...
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BlingKing on March 08, 2017, 02:32:55 pm
I have just charged a customer R 3333.16 for a 20 000 Km on his 2105 R1200GS LC (K50)
This included, oil (I only use Liqui Moly - which is more expensive but the best in the industry) Final drive oil, brake fluid, filters, plugs, labour & engine flush which everybody forgets how important this is..............
NB. the customer opted for a performance Air Filter (washable instead of replacement) which was R 961.22 which makes the cost of the service more realistic at  R 2371.94
Also consider the big killer in this service is the sodding spark plugs - they are a whopping R 776.20 for four plugs - take that off it comes down to R 1600.00 - more realistic again.
I have just done the 30 000 Km service on my own R1200GS LC (K50) and to be honest I pulled the plugs, inspected them and they were seriously not showing any signs of wear or degradation at all - I cleaned them and put them back - my bike is running just peachy! They weren't changed at 20 000 Kms either - maybe it's just that ex-Rhodie in me........ 8)
With servicing customers bikes, I go by the book.

Just a point to note about the Liqui Moly Oils

When I got my bike it had 9 000Kms on it....I first noticed that it ran rather hot? Steve at Northside said it was within spec but once I had changed the oil to Liqui Moly it went from running around at 92*C to 84-86*C and a bit quieter (it's a 2015)
I rode Bavarians R1200GS LC in the Economy Run two years ago and my quest was to be the first Duallie over 1000cc to go under 4.0Lts/100Km and I couldn't get there until I changed the oil to Liqui Moly and I won my class in the event at 3.971 Lt/100Kms
Top grade oil makes all the difference!
Wait wait wait... the LC only has 2 sparkplugs? The older aircooled had 4...

You are absolutely correct - serious typo there.......wait - does that mean I actually made a profit somewhere along the line......nah couldn't be, is it possible? Boooyyaaaaaa I am off to get myself a farm in the Melsetter!!!!!   :laughing4: :laughing4: :thumleft: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on March 09, 2017, 05:51:57 pm
I have just charged a customer R 3333.16 for a 20 000 Km on his 2105 R1200GS LC (K50)
This included, oil (I only use Liqui Moly - which is more expensive but the best in the industry) Final drive oil, brake fluid, filters, plugs, labour & engine flush which everybody forgets how important this is..............
NB. the customer opted for a performance Air Filter (washable instead of replacement) which was R 961.22 which makes the cost of the service more realistic at  R 2371.94
Also consider the big killer in this service is the sodding spark plugs - they are a whopping R 776.20 for four plugs - take that off it comes down to R 1600.00 - more realistic again.
I have just done the 30 000 Km service on my own R1200GS LC (K50) and to be honest I pulled the plugs, inspected them and they were seriously not showing any signs of wear or degradation at all - I cleaned them and put them back - my bike is running just peachy! They weren't changed at 20 000 Kms either - maybe it's just that ex-Rhodie in me........ 8)
With servicing customers bikes, I go by the book.

Just a point to note about the Liqui Moly Oils

When I got my bike it had 9 000Kms on it....I first noticed that it ran rather hot? Steve at Northside said it was within spec but once I had changed the oil to Liqui Moly it went from running around at 92*C to 84-86*C and a bit quieter (it's a 2015)
I rode Bavarians R1200GS LC in the Economy Run two years ago and my quest was to be the first Duallie over 1000cc to go under 4.0Lts/100Km and I couldn't get there until I changed the oil to Liqui Moly and I won my class in the event at 3.971 Lt/100Kms
Top grade oil makes all the difference!
Wait wait wait... the LC only has 2 sparkplugs? The older aircooled had 4...

You are absolutely correct - serious typo there.......wait - does that mean I actually made a profit somewhere along the line......nah couldn't be, is it possible? Boooyyaaaaaa I am off to get myself a farm in the Melsetter!!!!!   :laughing4: :laughing4: :thumleft: :laughing4:

I am a-gonna come an killya!  I have been searching for the extra two plugs for &(*&(*( days!!!!  (Didn't want to argue with the great BlingKing without proof).   :imaposer:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BlingKing on March 10, 2017, 09:59:02 am
I have just charged a customer R 3333.16 for a 20 000 Km on his 2105 R1200GS LC (K50)
This included, oil (I only use Liqui Moly - which is more expensive but the best in the industry) Final drive oil, brake fluid, filters, plugs, labour & engine flush which everybody forgets how important this is..............
NB. the customer opted for a performance Air Filter (washable instead of replacement) which was R 961.22 which makes the cost of the service more realistic at  R 2371.94
Also consider the big killer in this service is the sodding spark plugs - they are a whopping R 776.20 for four plugs - take that off it comes down to R 1600.00 - more realistic again.
I have just done the 30 000 Km service on my own R1200GS LC (K50) and to be honest I pulled the plugs, inspected them and they were seriously not showing any signs of wear or degradation at all - I cleaned them and put them back - my bike is running just peachy! They weren't changed at 20 000 Kms either - maybe it's just that ex-Rhodie in me........ 8)
With servicing customers bikes, I go by the book.

Just a point to note about the Liqui Moly Oils

When I got my bike it had 9 000Kms on it....I first noticed that it ran rather hot? Steve at Northside said it was within spec but once I had changed the oil to Liqui Moly it went from running around at 92*C to 84-86*C and a bit quieter (it's a 2015)
I rode Bavarians R1200GS LC in the Economy Run two years ago and my quest was to be the first Duallie over 1000cc to go under 4.0Lts/100Km and I couldn't get there until I changed the oil to Liqui Moly and I won my class in the event at 3.971 Lt/100Kms
Top grade oil makes all the difference!
Wait wait wait... the LC only has 2 sparkplugs? The older aircooled had 4...

You are absolutely correct - serious typo there.......wait - does that mean I actually made a profit somewhere along the line......nah couldn't be, is it possible? Boooyyaaaaaa I am off to get myself a farm in the Melsetter!!!!!   :laughing4: :laughing4: :thumleft: :laughing4:

I am a-gonna come an killya!  I have been searching for the extra two plugs for &(*&(*( days!!!!  (Didn't want to argue with the great BlingKing without proof).   :imaposer:

I took them out and filled the holes with pool cue tips - I have them here - you can fetch when you come for your Bling.....or just add cue chalk!!!!
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Nish on March 30, 2017, 12:05:49 pm
Got quoted R2200 for my 10K service for my 2016 gs Adventure from two BMW Motorrad dealers in JHB.
I decided to rather take the trip out to Bavarian Motorrad and give them the R1600 quoted !
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Buffel B on March 30, 2017, 01:16:33 pm
Ek het my GSA Lc 2016 se 10k diens gedoen verlede Vrydag = R 1 640 by Bavarian in Centurion
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: w@nted on April 24, 2017, 01:45:57 pm
10k Km service done at Bavarian for R2100. Included a new air filter as well.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Casting from Turd on April 24, 2017, 02:29:58 pm
I nearly fell of my chair, a friend had his 1st service done on the new 1200, cost of oil alone was R1700.
Is this normal?

Yep. Castrol GTX is farking expensive oil tjom  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on May 14, 2017, 09:35:05 pm
Ek het my GSA Lc 2016 se 10k diens gedoen verlede Vrydag = R 1 640 by Bavarian in Centurion

Jinne.  Dis skaars duurder as in 2014.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 15, 2017, 07:01:47 am
Ek het my GSA Lc 2016 se 10k diens gedoen verlede Vrydag = R 1 640 by Bavarian in Centurion

Jinne.  Dis skaars duurder as in 2014.

Selde filter, selde olie  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on May 15, 2017, 11:23:02 am
Ek het my GSA Lc 2016 se 10k diens gedoen verlede Vrydag = R 1 640 by Bavarian in Centurion

Jinne.  Dis skaars duurder as in 2014.

Selde filter, selde olie  :peepwall:

Selde petrol, selfde skaaptjops.   :peepwall:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: BMBob on May 16, 2017, 01:43:44 pm
Did the 10k service yesterday at Donford Stellenbosch.
R1940
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Esplin on July 19, 2017, 11:50:07 am
My 2015 -LC is going for the 20 000 service and BMW Umhlanga have quoted me +- R 2800-00.
Is this reasonable.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on September 12, 2017, 01:39:20 pm
R3,300 for 10k service including rear brake pads....  :eek7: V***n sandton wont see me again. they use to be good
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Jonathan on September 28, 2017, 08:45:24 pm
Was quoted R2600 for the 20k service at Auto Alpina in Johannesburg for a 2015 R1200GSA K51
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: ethanvr on October 17, 2017, 11:48:48 am
Paid R 2 075 for annual service (15000 km) at Bavarian last week.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: krokonoster on October 22, 2017, 06:50:14 pm
Just over 3,000 for my 10k service, BUT I asked them for a full check since I'm bit of a new rider and might have gone a bit rough not knowing if I have broken something.

Seems to be a wee bit more than other places in general but Auto Alpina took care of me really well (also put me on my GSA after every other dealer I saw, including [theoneeveryonesayimustgoto], tried taking me for one helluva ride when trading in my NineT.

Plus I crashed their loan bike....  sealed the deal on "customer for life"
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: boere on October 22, 2017, 09:26:24 pm
My 10K service was R2100 at Skelmbos BMW :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Jonathan on October 27, 2017, 09:13:50 pm
Hi guys,
Was quoted around R4000 for a 20 000ks service by Northside BMW, they said that for R200 they would help me with a "loan bike" for the day ,,, WTF  !!!  :laughing4:
 Needless to say , i think i will go in to Auto Alpina who have quoted around the R3000 mark & offered a loan bike for free.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: krokonoster on October 28, 2017, 12:15:42 am
Hi guys,
Was quoted around R4000 for a 20 000ks service by Northside BMW, they said that for R200 they would help me with a "loan bike" for the day ,,, WTF  !!!  :laughing4:
 Needless to say , i think i will go in to Auto Alpina who have quoted around the R3000 mark & offered a loan bike for free.

One of the small things Northside did pushing me to Auto Alpina.  Now wont go anywhere else. Great service. Beat all prices. Free loan bikes. Really act like if they want your business.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on November 07, 2017, 03:12:21 pm
Just took my '17 GS1200 LC in today for its 10k service at Donfords CT.

They did give me loan bike for the day as well which was nice.

Cost me R1994.12

Breakdown :

BMW service R289.60
Oil Change R115.84
Change Brake Fluid R405.44
Consumables R 85.00
Oil Filter K R275.35
Gasket A 20X R20.70
Advantec ULT R503.52
Brake Fluid R 53.78
VAT R244.89

Labour R895.88

Seems like its around average of what everyone else is paying. Im happy there was nothing major to fix.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Big Show on November 20, 2017, 03:07:46 pm
What gets done on a annual service? What are costs ?

I have managed to do  a whole 150km this year and guess I need to send it in for the first service end of December. I will not get time to ride it before then.
Title: Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
Post by: Nish on March 30, 2018, 10:59:31 am
Took my 2016 1200gs adventure to Bavarian Motorcycles for my 20K service.
Free loan bike and as requested they took pictures of my drive shaft during the rear diff service (my bike is out of warranty in 4 months time)
Lubed both sides for free and replaced the cracked wind shield plastic holder under warranty.
BTW no wear or rust on the shaft at all.