Here's what the dealer invoice charges me for.
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Changed engine oil and filter (The only thing that needed to be done)
Lubricated and/or adjusted controls and cables (After 1,000 easy Kms?)
Lubricated and/or adjusted drive chain (After 1,000 easy kms?)
Checked brake pads/shoe for wear and adjustment (Wear? And disc brakes don't have adjustment.)
Checked brake and/or clutch fluid (Five seconds to look at each level)
Checked tyre condition and pressure (Ten seconds each tyre)
Checked wheel, steering, or suspension bearings (They are only 1,000 easy kms old. And 'checked' means they tugged at the front wheel, sidways on the swing arm.)
Checked brake light switch (Five seconds)
Checked brake hose condition (Ten seconds each for three hoses)
Checked shock absorber & front forks for leaks and damage (After 1,000 easy kms? However, benefit of the doubt etc, five seconds each side)
Checked engine and transmission for oil leaks (Five seconds)
Checked coolant level (Five seconds)
Checked radiator hoses and connections (They checked these at new, 1,000 kms ago)
Tightened general nuts and bolts (This one I do not believe)
Performed general lubrication (There is not a grease nipple on the bike, and no such thing as 'general lubrication.' You either pull the steering head off to lube the bearings or you don't. Same with wheel bearings. They itemised the chain and the control cables, what else is there?)
Filter - 12.60 (Justified spend)
Sump plug gasket - 1.80 (Justified spend)
Oil - 26.60 (For 1.9 litres, hope it's synth)
Cleaners/lubes/sealant - 11.00 (For a spray of white chain lube? A whole can sells for $12.00 at the spares counter)
Environmental waste levy - 11.00 (My previous mechanic welcomed my old home maintenance sump oil as he got paid for it by the recycling bloke who drained his tank each month)
Labour - $176.00 (When I took the bike in they said pick it up in two hours. that's $88 per hour.)
Let's put this in perspective. The only thing that was necessary after 1,000 kms was to change the oil & filter. That adds up to $41.00 with sump plug gasket.
Fifteen minutes at their rate of $88 per hour is $22.00 (Ironically, my hourly rate.)
All up is $63.00.
An oil change can mostly be done while working on another bike, so it costs them almost nothing to say to the customer, 'We charge you for oil and filter, labour is free." That brings it back to $41.00
Rant mode off.