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Old 11-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just took my new to me 2006 C50 in for the 7500 service and was shocked by the labor time. The Dealership quoted me 7 hours in labor.

Does it take 7 hours to perform the 7500 mile service?

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow. you're looking at around 600.00 just for labor
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To check and set the valves the engine should be stone cold most dealers want the bike to sit overnight but if you bring the bike in the morning it could be at least 7 hours before they are done with your bike allowing for engine cool down before checking and setting the valves.
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This is what they are doing at 7500 miles. You decide if it is worth 7 hours of labor. See attached chart for details.

I bet you can do the following and even adjust the clutch and throttle cables, change the final drive oil, change the coolant, etc. in significantly less amount of time, on your own; all while drinking a couple of beers.

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7500 Miles Service.

Air cleaner element I
Spark plugs R
Valve clearance I < --- The most time consuming item on the list.
Engine oil/Filter R
Fuel line I
Idle speed I
Evaporative emission control system I
(E-33 only) Replace vapor hose every 4 years.

PAIR (air supply) system I
Throttle cable play I
Clutch I
Radiator hoses I

Final gear oil I
Brakes I
Brake hoses I

Brake fluid R
Tires I
Steering I
Front forks I
Rear suspension I
Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolt and nut T
Chassis bolts and nuts T
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I'd recommend another dealer or a different motorcycle shop for a second opinion. Its not like its under warranty as a 2006. You may re ask your quote for the service check. Make sure you understood whether they said come back in 7 hrs or they actually quoted 7 hrs labor. In my estimation, the valve check by a qualified tech should be no more than 1/2 of that time to include all of the other aspects of the service check.
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mine was @ 300 iirc
include replacing a couple of o rings, oil change, and maybe few things i cant remember
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Thanks for the answers! I think I'm going to look for another shop.
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Had my 7500 svc done by a local shop, sharged me 3.25 hrs @ $80/hr
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may want to post your location under your name...someone by you may be able to offer a place to take it...personally never paid 7 hours worth of labor for just a routine service...valves were usually charged 2 hours labor by my suzuki service dept...learn to do the oil change yourself...not hard in fact rather simple...takes under 30 minutes and you don't have to make an appt and go thru all the bs to have it done...develop a good relationship with your mechanic when you find one you are comfortablr with and find out what they are actually doing in those inspections so you can learn to do those inspections yourself...at least some of them. I'm not one of those mechanical say riders...pretty much just do the oil changes myself and find that every 8- 10k I would bring the bike in and have them go over it to tend to what needs to be addressed and update me as to what I can expect to have to address in the near future. Good luck.
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I just had the valves worked on and the plugs replaced. The bike runs great. I didn't even realize the bike performance had degraded. Here's a snifter clink to regular scheduled maintenance.
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