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After 18 days, got the first service done on Wednesday (2 days ago), had 992 km on the clock.

Dealers were Cyclespot BMW in Takapuna (Auckland's North Shore - which is nothing like the North Shore on O'ahu) - they are agents for Yamaha, BMW, KTM, Ducati, Norton, Husqvarna, Victory and Indian, so they have a combined workshop.
Bike was done inside an hour and a half while I waited - as arranged, I arrived first thing to be first done. They have a nice new coffee shop and showroom as well, so the wait was very pleasant, nice coffee, nice pie.......

All up cost was NZ $250, a bit more than I thought it would be.
 

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I checked with my dealer here in Northern Virginia and they estimated the first service on the 310 to be around US$300. Seems pretty steep considering I just paid US$293 yesterday for the 6k service on my K1600 GTL. Price included 5 quarts of oil, gasket ring, air filter element, oil filter and labor. Not sure how many quarts of oil are needed for the 310, but certainly not 5 quarts.

Has anyone else done their first service in the US, and if so, how much did you pay?

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In the UK, when I had the first service done, they tried to charge me for 4 litres of oil instead of 2 Litres. Final bill was about £144 which works out at about 180$ US.
 

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I checked with my dealer here in Northern Virginia and they estimated the first service on the 310 to be around US$300. Seems pretty steep considering I just paid US$293 yesterday for the 6k service on my K1600 GTL. Price included 5 quarts of oil, gasket ring, air filter element, oil filter and labor. Not sure how many quarts of oil are needed for the 310, but certainly not 5 quarts.

Has anyone else done their first service in the US, and if so, how much did you pay?

Thanks,
On the 310R the usual parts billed would be oil (2 liter), filter, drain plug washer
Cost seem to vary quite a lot from dealer to dealer. Another topic gathering feedback from users on the same topic: http://www.g310rforum.com/forum/305-service-maintenance/2177-1st-maintenance-service-3.html
You can see what the mechanic is supposed to do on it here
 

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Thanks Heap. I had not seen the post you shared.

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Ian
 

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Hate those disposal fees. First it started with tires and now oil. Makes you wonder what's next. I heard somewhere that eventually we might be taxed for riding/driving something that doesn't fit some "green" transportation criteria.
 

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Rather funny that they charge a disposal fee when the dealer gets paid first for the oil by the person getting the bike serviced, and then by the company that collects the used oil to recycle it. Then the recycled oil is resold to a consumer once again to restart the cycle. Here in California I know of a few companies that were being paid about 25 cents per gallon for used motor oil, and others that would pick it up free so they could recycle it. Also here in Calif. a lot of people collect it and reprocess it at home for diesel fuel along with vegetable oils from fast food restaurants that they get for free.
 

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$236 in Texas for initial service. Stated book shows 1.9 hours of labor. That includes $25 for oil disposal fee.
Holy Cow! My wife just had the oil changed in her BMW Z4 yesterday by an independent shop. Oil disposal fee was $1.75.
 

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120€ for service +50€ per labor hour up in Athens' dealer.

75€ for service and 0€ for labor here in Rhodes island. First service should only charge the materials and not labor is what they told me.

Every place seems to be completely different, has me wondering who is right and who is wrong.
 

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On the 310R the usual parts billed would be oil (2 liter), filter, drain plug washer
Cost seem to vary quite a lot from dealer to dealer. Another topic gathering feedback from users on the same topic: http://www.g310rforum.com/forum/305-service-maintenance/2177-1st-maintenance-service-3.html
You can see what the mechanic is supposed to do on it here[/

i think its a sort of a rip off,

checking fluid levels ?
checking lights?
check tire pressure?

unless you came you came out of an egg these are standard daily checks the rider does himself,
by the way changing oil is a very simple job to do yourself.
 

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Do the service yourself. It takes less than 30 minutes and only requires $60 USD in parts/materials.
+1 on the DIY.
But, you won't be able to reset the service reminder, or read the diagnostic, and while under warranty the dealer could
give you grief for a claim.
Service departments make a tidy sum off us owners of BMW's.
Parts are no better, especially for German engineered parts made in India.
As an example my 08 K1200GT, rear shock was "seeping", part was $3500 Canadian, labor $500.
I can only imagine the costs of replacing the plastics if you drop it.:frown2:
Welcome to the world of BMW ownership.
 

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In the UK, when I had the first service done, they tried to charge me for 4 litres of oil instead of 2 Litres. Final bill was about £144 which works out at about 180$ US.
Upon new purchase did anyone get charged £21 for a tank of fuel? Works out about 19 litres ;-) No, they wouldn't accept my observation that the tank having a capacity of 11 litres perhaps they should charge accordingly. Was told, very firmly, it is a pre-fixed amount charged to all new bike purchases and couldn't be changed or adjusted in sale price. Hey ho.

Thanks for the oil observation. I shall watch that one like a hawk first service.
 

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Upon new purchase did anyone get charged £21 for a tank of fuel? Works out about 19 litres ;-) No, they wouldn't accept my observation that the tank having a capacity of 11 litres perhaps they should charge accordingly. Was told, very firmly, it is a pre-fixed amount charged to all new bike purchases and couldn't be changed or adjusted in sale price. Hey ho.

Thanks for the oil observation. I shall watch that one like a hawk first service.
If you are in the UK, which dealer charged you for fuel? I had almost a full petrol tank when I took delivery and the dealer didn't charge me for it at all.
 

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Upon new purchase did anyone get charged £21 for a tank of fuel? Works out about 19 litres ;-) No, they wouldn't accept my observation that the tank having a capacity of 11 litres perhaps they should charge accordingly. Was told, very firmly, it is a pre-fixed amount charged to all new bike purchases and couldn't be changed or adjusted in sale price. Hey ho.

Thanks for the oil observation. I shall watch that one like a hawk first service.
Wow, is that ever a poor dealer impression, and just plain rude.
I would have said, no way to that charge, and feel free to suck out the gas.
Or walk away from the deal.
 
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