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Hello everyone,
Today I took the bike for it's 6k service, I was not scared of the price since the mechanic gave me heads up last year at the 600 miles one.
I arrived to the shop at 10:00am and left at 4:00pm, they need the bike to be completely cold to do the valve adjustment, and this weather does not help at all (87 at 10:00am :eek:)

A friend of mine picked me up and we went to have lunch so I didn't get that annoyed at the wait and the manager at the shop told me that next time he'll give me a loaner :). At least I can come home and kill couple of hours or I can take a ride on a "new to me" bike.

Item total was $83.79
Labor total was $388.00
Shop suplies :confused: $20.00
Tax: $34.42

Grand Total of $ 526.21


It would be interesting to see how much does the price varies based on shop, state, country.............. Mine was done by Bergen County BMW New Jersey.

Ride safe
 

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I just got to the mile marker yesterday and am thinking I will be going to the dealer to buy a service manual. Depending on the tools needed I am going to try to do it myself unless the tools etc cost more than having the stealership do it. Have to put my edumacation to good use..
 

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My 6000 check-up was in the $200-250 range. About the same $$ as the 600 mile check-up was, surprisingly. Dealer just changed the engine oil & filter, checked all the fluid levels, lubed a few points, and checked the throttle body synch. He checked the valves but said no adjustment was necessary. Is it OK ? He told me to ''wring it out!!!'' I questioned him, and he said he has never had a DOHC to NEED any valve adjustment in only 6000 miles. TOO SOON, he said. See you at 12,000. Do you think it will need it then??? Probably NOT, he quipped. Guess everybody experience with their dealer will vary, Ehh?
 

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I've only done my 600 mile service at Max BMW in Hampton NH. It was $179.

I did just get back from a 2100 mile 6 day trip from Boston to Toronto Canada, a two day trip up North to Sudbury via Manitoulin Island being part of that trip. I'm just under 200 miles from hitting 6000 miles on my bike.

I do not see any service interval info in my owners manual. Do you guys/girls know of an official document/site that shows this info? Thanks.
 

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I talked to my dealer today and said they would do it for $120 with me doing the brake fluid change myself, That is 15 more than the service manual soooo, guess who's doing his own service. Dealer also said they would turn the service reminder off free. 179 from Fleuger99 seems reasonable. Clem, my service guy said that for my bike it would be likely 16k before I'd need to do them. he made it sound like thats the magic number. I don't know what the throttle body sync entails, may need to be done by dealer. I've done it for Power commander, that's a pretty straight forward process
 

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I talked to my dealer today and said they would do it for $120 with me doing the brake fluid change myself, That is 15 more than the service manual soooo, guess who's doing his own service. Dealer also said they would turn the service reminder off free. 179 from Fleuger99 seems reasonable. Clem, my service guy said that for my bike it would be likely 16k before I'd need to do them. he made it sound like thats the magic number. I don't know what the throttle body sync entails, may need to be done by dealer. I've done it for Power commander, that's a pretty straight forward process
that price sounds almost too good to be true... does this include transmission oil too?
 

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I just called to schedule the 6000 mi on my 2008 and was told it's $500-600 here in MA.
 

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I just called to schedule the 6000 mi on my 2008 and was told it's $500-600 here in MA.
Which dealer was that? Tomorrow I'm dropping my bike off at Wagner BMW for the 6000 service. They're giving me a loaner and I'll pick up my bike on Sat morning. No idea what the price is going to be but I have a $235 credit which I was going to be using for this service. I'll let you know on Sat what the price was.
 

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Which dealer was that? Tomorrow I'm dropping my bike off at Wagner BMW for the 6000 service. They're giving me a loaner and I'll pick up my bike on Sat morning. No idea what the price is going to be but I have a $235 credit which I was going to be using for this service. I'll let you know on Sat what the price was.
Dunbar Eurosports in Brockton, MA.

I'm dropping off on Sat. I'll post the actual costs when I pick it up.
 

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I dropped mine off today and they asked if I had any loaner preferences. They had a Ducati Diablo. I said I was not too keen on the Diablo but did they have a Multistrada I could use? They said sure, the test ride bike :)

Service manager told me that unlike my 1200R this bike needs to be in the 4500 plus RPM range for this motor to come alive. He also told me, if I get comfortable with the bike I should get into 4th gear when its safe and really open her up. He said it flies and before you know it you'll be in triple speed digits.

I had a 45 minute ride home from the dealer and all highway. On the way home I had a straight with a slight decline and I could see no cops and very light traffic with none a half mile ahead. I was in 4th and opened her up. at 6K rpm it took off like a rocket. I looked at the speedo and I was doing 105Mph. I slwoed right down and proceeded home at 80Mph.

Pluses - Awesome engine, very smooth gearbox, especially down shifts and great looks in my opinion.
Negatives - Not as stable at 80Mph as my R1200, heat from the engine, even at highway speeds was terrible. I have a BMW AirFlow suit and I could feel the heat the entire ride home. This alone would prevent me from buying one. I guess one can't have everything...oh wait, the R1200R does ;-)

I'll snap some pics tomorrow. I'm only picking up my bike on Sat.
 

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Great looking bike for sure, Ducati made a great improvement on the looks department on the multistrada, I would it take the Diavel tho, it's so radical and I know I'm keeping the R until I ride something better (impossible) so riding such a weird think would it be my option.

I remember the heat from the 4 cylinder on my old Yamaha, it was incredibly uncomfortable, specially in traffic, it makes such a big difference on your riding experience, all you can think is to get off the bike, which it's not good.

Out of all the bikes I have riden, the number one leg roaster has to be the V-Rod, your right knee is basically resting against the front cylinder head,:eek: It was a cool morning on the 60s and rode it only for few miles, I can only imagine doing a summer ride on that thing.
 

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Going in for valve adj. service tomorrow. I'm doing my 30k service a bit early. I already did brake fluid flush and new motor oil. So all they need to do is check/adjust valves. The dealership also said they would turn off future service lights for free.

Capital BMW in Raleigh, NC
 

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My 6K service cost $400 even. I had a $249 credit so it cost me $151. They said they checked the valves but no adjustment was required and everything looked good.

I asked their price for the 12K miles service and was told $750 and that many people on the R1200's replace tires as well at that time. They were pushing the Pilot 3's and with the tires the 12K service would be $1150. I'd better start saving ;-)
 

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Great looking bike for sure, Ducati made a great improvement on the looks department on the multistrada, I would it take the Diavel tho, it's so radical and I know I'm keeping the R until I ride something better (impossible) so riding such a weird think would it be my option.

I remember the heat from the 4 cylinder on my old Yamaha, it was incredibly uncomfortable, specially in traffic, it makes such a big difference on your riding experience, all you can think is to get off the bike, which it's not good.

Out of all the bikes I have riden, the number one leg roaster has to be the V-Rod, your right knee is basically resting against the front cylinder head,:eek: It was a cool morning on the 60s and rode it only for few miles, I can only imagine doing a summer ride on that thing.
Funny thing, I seemed to not mind the heat after my second day of riding it to work and back (94 miles). I also loved the engine more and more the more time I spent in the saddle. I would consider it as a second bike, no way I'm selling my R1200R :)

When I picked up my bike on Sat afternoon it felt so small compared to the significantly taller Multistrada. However, riding home on the 45 minute ride on the highway I also realised how much more refined my BMW was. The power delivery was much more linear versus the Ducati's milder engine until all of a sudden an explosion and you're in this beast of a powerband.

The Ducati is not cheap though at $20K with side cases and adjustable suspension by Ohlins.
 
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