Dealer Service Costs
I was at the dealer yesterday from whom I bought my bike last fall. I stopped at the service counter on my way out and asked what it would cost to have them do the 15.2K mile service. After a few minutes on the computer he said it would be about $1K. Now, I haven't had anyone else work on my bikes for quite a few years, but that seemed way too high. I'm going to do the service myself so I just thanked him and left.
The more I thought about the amount he quoted me, I thought there was just no way it could be right. I called two other Kawasaki dealers in the area and they quoted $450.00. I confirmed they were both including the valve check. I called back the first dealer and told him about the discrepancy in the quotes and asked him to check again. He confirmed their charge would be $1K.
If I was going to pay that much for service anyway, I would have bought something much more exotic than a V.
Which quote sounds right to you?