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18000 Mile Service
on: October 25, 2018, 06:41:25 pm
October 25, 2018, 06:41:25 pm
Very pleasantly surprised collecting the bike today; I had previously been given the price of this service for the MTS 1200 by mistake, quoted at about £950. Well, my bill was £548; another reason to be a happy owner of the smaller bike!

Apart from the cam belts being changed, everything else is good for many more miles. Valve clearances are fine along with the chain, sprockets and brake pads. I was charged four hours labour, dropping the bike off yesterday and collecting today. They want the bike cold for the valve check, so they stripped it down yesterday and did most of the work. This morning the valves were checked and the bike was put back together. It was then valeted and now looks like new.

I only had the chance to ride the fifteen miles home and the bike felt just like a new machine. I donít know whether there have been any software updates for the fuelling but it was certainly a lot smoother at 30mph in 2nd gear in touring mode. Iíll confirm this tomorrow when Iíve ridden it some more.

A big thanks to my dealer, Hyside Motorcycles in Romford, for once again exemplary service along with a loaner bike and espresso.

Now for the next 18000 miles!  :002:

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 10:16:05 pm
    October 25, 2018, 10:16:05 pm
    Great news neilb, it was the scare mongrying that was making me think of changing the mts, but if that what the service is, I.ll be keeping her. I had heard that it was £1,800.00. Sure a 7500 mile service for the Kawasaki sx was £350.00 so happy days
    "ye must be born again"

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 08:27:34 am
    October 26, 2018, 08:27:34 am
    That is a good price and a lot lower than I expected. What flavour air freshener did they give you when they valeted your bike   :001:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 10:00:47 am
    October 26, 2018, 10:00:47 am
    Has anyone else had the 18,000 mile service done yet or is neilb the top dog as far as miles go
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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 10:27:01 am
    October 26, 2018, 10:27:01 am
    Really a good price Neilb!  :047: :152:
    I check with my garage and they said that is around Euro 600,00 that is almost what you spent there!
    Luckily just did the one of 9000 so still one more year... :164:

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 12:20:39 pm
    October 26, 2018, 12:20:39 pm
    Did they empty the ashtray & recharge the air-con as part of the service ??
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 08:17:46 pm
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    At 18000 it told me service in 500 and it counts down each ride. I have been riding my other bikes while I save up some $. I think my dealer charges $2300 :033:
    We're lost but we're making great time!

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 09:39:23 pm
    October 26, 2018, 09:39:23 pm
    *Originally Posted by lather [+]
    At 18000 it told me service in 500 and it counts down each ride. I have been riding my other bikes while I save up some $. I think my dealer charges $2300 :033:

    Your dealer is surely taking the p*ss. Thatís about £1800  :005: Check out with another dealer or two

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 11:36:16 pm
    October 26, 2018, 11:36:16 pm
    *Originally Posted by neilb [+]
    Your dealer is surely taking the p*ss. Thatís about £1800  :005: Check out with another dealer or two
    No other dealers withen many miles, this one is 110 miles away as it is :006:
    No doubt that is why they have such high prices.
    We're lost but we're making great time!

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    Re: 18000 Mile Service
    Reply #9 on: May 23, 2019, 12:48:19 pm
    May 23, 2019, 12:48:19 pm
    Just had my 18,000 mile service done. Bit of a heart stopping £950  :005: It was the first one they've done apparently and took 7.5 hours.
    Included all the usual stuff; timing belts, spark plugs, air filter, oil etc etc.
    Also included 16 "half rings" which are something like the buckets the valve shims sit in. These can get compressed and make it look like the valves need re-shimming but replacing them brings the clearances back  :027:
    Surprisingly it needed a pair of rocker cover gaskets and a pair of spark plug gaskets which is something not normally changed and lead to a few days delay while they got some in.
    Mark at Ducati Manchester was very helpful as always. I suppose if you have a Ducati you must expect high service costs but it does hurt  :003:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.