Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern Ireland
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My V is booked in for its first service next week. I checked out how much it would cost leaving it into the (not so) local Kawasaki dealers (I didn't buy the bike from them as I got a much better deal in England) and was quoted £130, but no real info as to what they'd do. They didn't fill me full of confidence and £130 is a lot for basically an oil change.
I then asked my (more) local Honda dealer if they'd do the service as I've used them in the not so distant past and am comfortable with the knowledge that they have a very good senior mechanic. They quoted me £90. They also gave me a run down on all the checks that would be carried out and what I should expect from them. TBH, they just made me more confident in their care of my motorcycle.
Still, the main thing I need is that all important stamp in the service book telling Kawasaki that the bike has been dealer serviced and it honours its two year warranty (should something go wrong, and I know it's not essentially needed as long as genuine Kawasaki parts are used, but I don't like to give them a chance to get out of their obligations). After that period, I'm more than competent myself to keep the bike properly serviced (or as anyone who knows me says I'm the fussiest of fussy people) and have plenty of contacts should I need anything more difficult done.
Good luck exploring the infinite abyss
Last edited by Davy F; 05-04-2011 at 12:50 AM.