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Offline Wilko

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20000 mile service
« on: January 28, 2018, 07:46:48 PM »
Evening People.

How critical is it to get the 20k service done, checking the valve clearance.
The reason I'm asking is my TTSE is currently on / around the 16500 miles, In August I'm going to Varna in Bulgaria with a total round trip of 4000 miles or just over.
I was wondering if this could be done after the trip, the last think I need is an invoice for £800 -£1000 as this will eat into my savings for the trip.
As I don't use the bike much due to work, only weekends really, i'm guessing I will have put around another 1000 miles on it by the time i go away. If it can last, I would service it myself, oil's, filter, brakes if needed.
Don't think i'm trying to skimp, if it ideally needs doing then I'll get it done and find the money from somewhere, but if it can wait, I'll get it done when I get home.
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Re: 20000 mile service
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 08:11:17 PM »
You haven't really got much choice have you? 16500miles is too early to have that done.

I'd be interested to hear what the official response from Triumph would be.

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Re: 20000 mile service
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 08:14:35 PM »
Just out of interest I paid £560 at my dealer for 20k service.
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Re: 20000 mile service
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 08:55:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by silverstripes [+]
Just out of interest I paid £560 at my dealer for 20k service.

That's a good price, I have heard of people paying the figure I have quoted.
I haven't looked into it myself, but will enquire at a few local (Birmingham area) Triumph dealers and get some prices and report back.
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Re: 20000 mile service
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 09:43:38 PM »
Down here in bristol it is £711, plus another £117 if values need adjusting

Mine was due in last week, but had to pit on hold so it will be done in a few weeks

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Re: 20000 mile service
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 04:17:51 AM »
I wouldn't worry about a couple of extra thousand miles...
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Re: 20000 mile service
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 05:51:05 AM »
My Trophy is a long ways off from it's first major service, which I'll probably have performed at the 10 year interval.  My '08 Sprint is coming due for it's first major service this year (10 years) and will probably not reach 10k miles at that point.  The dealer I bought the bike from and patronize quoted $650 average while my local dealer I bought my previous Sprint from quoted $1,200 average. 

The mechanics at my current dealer are as good or better than the high priced local dealers.  The major difference being the distance will turn this into an overnight trip - ok as I have relatives in the area who will put me up!  NEVER skimp on servicing your bike IMO.  My Sprint gets an annual oil/filter change (do it myself), even with the low mileage, as do my 4 wheelers.
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Re: 20000 mile service
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 09:44:29 AM »
I was in a similar situation when my bike was newer. I planned to be 2000 miles over the service mileage and the dealer said I would be okay. I would go for it,

 


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