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20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« on: June 19, 2016, 01:39:54 am »
Turns out that all of my valves were well inside spec in all 12 valves. I did need to have my cams adjusted via sprockets and the cam chain tension procedure performed. It feels perhaps quicker with new oil and filters, plugs, TB's cleaned and balanced from prior,,, it definitely feels smoother and has less mechanical engine noise than before. I complained about the notchie shifting and they removed the pivot bolt and polished it up and the bore of the shift petal pivot point. Also had them add the Redline 20w 50 as it might help smooth the shifting and I like the oil and its makeup compared to the prior oil used in the prior change.
The cost of the service was $819.41 and there were a couple of extra things I wanted done, install twin horns and a new relay for the increased demand, replace pads with some EBC performance pads.
Parts and labor for extras(I brought horn) was $139.73.
So it is running great and valves are rock steady and no real issues since bogus red tire pressure warning light a couple of thousand miles ago.
Birds of Prey is really top notch with the Triumph line here in Idaho.
I don't own or have any money interest in them, just pleased with them considering what many others in the US are stuck with to resolve problems, usually in a less than acceptable fashion.
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Re: 20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 02:37:41 am »
That is a great price for the 20,000 mile check up, but it is somewhat due to not having to remove the cam shafts and replace any shims. Still, very good!  :062:
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Re: 20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 09:14:31 am »
It's good to hear of a U.S. Dealer providing an excellent Service ( and Servicing ! ),
after some previously less than complimentary reports on some other Dealerships  :028:

Cheers  :821:

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Re: 20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 01:27:09 pm »
My dealer here in Virginia is doing well for me so far in preparation and the break-in service for the bike.   

I've "pre-paid" for the first three major services, so if I hang with the bike, I'll get mine done for way less than that.    The dealer makes their money on the "prepaid" service because so many people don't keep the bike long enough to need it even though they've already paid for it .....

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Re: 20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 02:19:25 pm »
*Originally Posted by Lannis [+]
My dealer here in Virginia is doing well for me so far in preparation and the break-in service for the bike.   

I've "pre-paid" for the first three major services, so if I hang with the bike, I'll get mine done for way less than that.    The dealer makes their money on the "prepaid" service because so many people don't keep the bike long enough to need it even though they've already paid for it .....

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Hey Lannis, are you going to Scoot Richmond or Salem?
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Re: 20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 12:58:53 pm »
*Originally Posted by Lannis [+]
My dealer here in Virginia is doing well for me so far in preparation and the break-in service for the bike.   

I've "pre-paid" for the first three major services, so if I hang with the bike, I'll get mine done for way less than that.    The dealer makes their money on the "prepaid" service because so many people don't keep the bike long enough to need it even though they've already paid for it .....

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That is good to hear, the better job that dealerships do, the better Triumph will do as a brand and the bikes get better as a result of this. I am a Triumph lover after having given up on them back in '75 when they left me hanging and went out of business leaving me without a warranty on a TR6 that was a factory reject that they sold as new and it really was a lemon!
Anyone else have a good dealership that does the job the way that gives U confidence that any problem that comes along will be solved quickly and competently and completely? If so, chime in and give them an atta-boy so the rest of us know who they are!
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Re: 20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 03:34:41 pm »
*Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
Hey Lannis, are you going to Scoot Richmond or Salem?

Scoot Richmond for me.   For several years, they were a small Piaggio scooter shop with guys on scooters zooming in for a new tire or a cable adjustment - then about 3 years ago, they branched out into Triumph, Aprilia, and Moto Guzzi.   

I'm with them because I have a Moto Guzzi and now a Triumph, and they are the only Moto Guzzi shop in the state any more.

I'm twice as old as the oldest employee there including the owner, so it's a young energetic group that's really into bikes including the Triumph.   They converted my 8-valve Guzzi from flat to roller tappets after Piaggio/Guzzi screwed the pooch on face-hardening their flat tappets on ALL their 8-valve bikes; Scoot Richmond successfully negotiated the not-always-easy "recall" claim and, even though they had not done one before, did a great job on the tappet replacement.

So I'm sure they'll be able to git 'er done on the Triumph service including valve adjustments or other work ....

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Re: 20,000 mile service at BOP in Caldwell, Idaho
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2016, 03:54:05 pm »
Thanks.  I'm looking to them to do my 10k service on the Trophy instead of going back up to Dulles where I bought it.
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