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Will you bring you bike in for the 1st service?

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Offline gottaride

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Will you bring you bike in for the 1st service?
« on: June 29, 2010, 04:09:04 AM »
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  • I am thinking of buying a manual and doing the maintenance  the bike by myself. :)  What is your suggestion?  Cast your vote and give me the reason that you choose to bring your bike in, or do the service by yourself.
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    2010 "Sweet" Fat Boy

    Offline steppenwolf

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    Re: Will you bring you bike in for the 1st service?
    « Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 08:32:05 PM »
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  • Well the decision is up to you...you do not have to go to the dealer to keep your bike under warrenty...just keep very accurate records.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson%E2%80%93Moss_Warranty_Act
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    Offline HDTechGuy

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    Re: Will you bring you bike in for the 1st service?
    « Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 11:34:49 PM »
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  • I'd like to do as much as I can, on my own bike. :)

    Offline lytle1gw

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    Re: Will you bring you bike in for the 1st service?
    « Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 09:53:35 AM »
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  • Unless you have a service agreement with dealer it'll cost an arm and a leg to get work done, and even if you have a greement they'll price every thing sky high to make it look like they did a lot. 90 dollars an hour for work by mechanics that only get paid 9 dollars and hour and they get paid the hours the book says it'll take, if they work on it for 3 hrs and book says it'll take 1 they get paid 1. Dealers rip off customers and there own employees.
    gary

    Offline gottaride

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    Re: Will you bring you bike in for the 1st service?
    « Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 01:51:56 PM »
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  • Unless you have a service agreement with dealer it'll cost an arm and a leg to get work done, and even if you have a greement they'll price every thing sky high to make it look like they did a lot. 90 dollars an hour for work by mechanics that only get paid 9 dollars and hour and they get paid the hours the book says it'll take, if they work on it for 3 hrs and book says it'll take 1 they get paid 1. Dealers rip off customers and there own employees.
    That's very interesting information!
    It knows that the dealers need to make money, but it's really a rip-off with a charge with a ten-time-more-price.
    I am glad that I've decided  to get the manual.
    2010 "Sweet" Fat Boy

     

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