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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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A friend of mine currently owns a Thunderbird Storm and is coming up for the 20,000 km service on his bike. When he rang the Triumph dealer he was told that the service would cost him $1100. This is in Australia. Is this what other bike shops charge for this service?
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Hi mate, just got my 20,000 km service on my 09 TBird last week, it was $NZ626 (this includes 15% GST robbery tax over here), that's about $A489. This is a smallish town though, but your quote sounds a bit steep, even if you live in Melbourne, Sydney or Perth...
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The exchange rate for US dollars is about the same, and over here we would consider that to be quite high. I would expect the 20k km (12k mile) maintenance to be somewhere in the range of $500-600 because they have to do the valve inspection, which is a royal pain in the butt! (I know... I did it myself...)

Note that this is only for the inspection... if they have to do a valve adjustment as well, the cost could climb... my exhaust valves were out of spec when I checked them.

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I'm almost at 8,000 miles - and not looking forward to the 12K service myself. I haven't called the dealer to get an estimate. However I will probably hit my 2 year mark before the mileage which means my bike will be out of warranty. My local dealer doesn't every have a Thunderbird in stock and the times I bring it in they seem surprised to see one - doesn't do anything to build my confidence in their service abilities. There is a local motorcycle pro shop that has gained my trust - and I'm thinking of just handing the maintenance schedule over to them and letting them do the service. Another option I've read on here several times is if you are considering the 1700cc kit - 12K is the time to do it as most of the labor costs for this service would be absorbed in the upgrade - almost makes the 12K service free - if you look at it from doing a 12k service and then later a BB kit...

If anyone has done the 12K service at the dealer, would love to hear the US dollar amount. thanks!

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A friend of mine currently owns a Thunderbird Storm and is coming up for the 20,000 km service on his bike. When he rang the Triumph dealer he was told that the service would cost him $1100. This is in Australia. Is this what other bike shops charge for this service?
WOW..that is insane....here you are going to need this....
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Ask for a detailed breakdown of what they are planning of doing and at what cost.

Triumph stipulates the number of hours required to perform routine maintenance.

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