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Offline COLES

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Re: Couple of questions
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2014, 11:11:06 am »

Lecap has just confirmed what I have been trying to get over

I supply my oil at BMW spec BUY filter from BMW and I phone to find out what the service time is for 1000km or 10000 km

Don't just accept what you are told by service agents
 

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Re: Couple of questions
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2014, 08:12:04 am »
At some early stage BMW specified only Castrol Power 1 Racing in grade 5W40 to be used and they said it will void the warranty to use some thing else

Did you actually hear BMW say this?  Saw it in writing somewhere?  I didn't and I also know for a fact that Bavaria use 10W-50 when servicing bikes.
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Re: Couple of questions
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2014, 09:38:30 pm »
My bike went in on Monday for its 10 000 km service and the total amount was R1400. This included oil, filter and brake fluid change. No air filter though, but I bought a new one anyway to ensure its clean.

Driving around getting oil for my bike and saving a couple of bucks is not on priority list, as you may end up spending more on fuel and time. Probably just my situation with having little free time available.

Driving a R 200 k bike is expensive, you just need to accept it, pay your services and most important of all get back on the bike and ride it!

The only complaint I have on my bike is the insane prices we need to pay for Karoo 3 tyres, and they only last 2800 km! I am on my fourth rear one in 10 000 km, that is eating my budget, I must admit! :dousing:

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Re: Couple of questions
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2014, 09:43:18 pm »
I phoned the local dealer today- was also informed that basic service would not be more than about R1400,00. Bargain then and not worth riding around, I agree Nox
 

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Re: Couple of questions
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2014, 10:01:00 pm »
My bike went in on Monday for its 10 000 km service and the total amount was R1400. This included oil, filter and brake fluid change. No air filter though, but I bought a new one anyway to ensure its clean.

Driving around getting oil for my bike and saving a couple of bucks is not on priority list, as you may end up spending more on fuel and time. Probably just my situation with having little free time available.

Driving a R 200 k bike is expensive, you just need to accept it, pay your services and most important of all get back on the bike and ride it!

The only complaint I have on my bike is the insane prices we need to pay for Karoo 3 tyres, and they only last 2800 km! I am on my fourth rear one in 10 000 km, that is eating my budget, I must admit! :dousing:

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Re: Couple of questions
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2014, 07:21:48 pm »
My bike went in on Monday for its 10 000 km service and the total amount was R1400. This included oil, filter and brake fluid change. No air filter though, but I bought a new one anyway to ensure its clean.

R1400 for 10000km service is cheap, I paid R2500 but it included back brake pads (R500)
 

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Re: Couple of questions
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2014, 06:45:21 pm »
I've got a couple of questions regarding my 2014 R1200GS liquid-cooled ...

1. What is my 1,000km service going to cost me?

2. The windscreen on my bike rattles quite a lot - is that normal or is there something I can do to rectify it?

UPDATE

1. I took my bike into Northside Motorcycles today for the 1,000km service - total cost was R1,455.00

2. The windscreen rattle was sorted out. Apparently one of the connector rods were loose