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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #180 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.
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #181 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.
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #182 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.
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #183 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.
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #184 on: November 10, 2016, 06:24:48 am »
GSA 20K service, R3066.  ???

No extras. Oil, brake fluid, final drive oil, plugs and filters.
 

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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #185 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.
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #186 on: November 29, 2016, 06:45:23 am »
Here with the cost of my first 1000 km service, Boksburg. ???
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #187 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.
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #188 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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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #189 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.
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #190 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
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #191 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
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #192 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?
 

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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #193 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
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #194 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?
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #195 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:
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #196 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...
 

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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #197 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:
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #198 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:
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Re: Cost of service on the BMW1200 LC
« Reply #199 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!!!!
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