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My S2R needed a new tyre, so I combined this with an early (8000km) service
I was floored when I was presented with a bill for $1318
Is this normal, or am I being taken for a ride? :)
 

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Thats an expensive tyre!

Did the service include belts?

I had mine done at Gowanlochs and had them do the belts as well due to it being two years old. New chain as well. I recall it cost about a grand.

Yours seems a bit on the high side.
 

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Whoa! now i'm scared...I'm picking up mine from it's 20k in about 3 hours....I might take along a small baby that he can name after himself, beer, pornography, a small bag of cocaine and enough building materials to build a small temple of worship.

Sorry to hear about your pain.

I could invent a new product for the CBA - a Ducati / home loan product!
 

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And THAT ladies and gentlemen is why I do the work myself!! [thumbsup] ;)
(Its my Scottish ancestry speaking, ;))

Some shops operate on the premise that because its an "elite" European bike the sky is the limit for servicing charges. :(
 

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And THAT ladies and gentlemen is why I do the work myself!! [thumbsup] ;)
(Its my Scottish ancestry speaking, ;))

Some shops operate on the premise that because its an "elite" European bike the sky is the limit for servicing charges. :(
I hear ya brother!

I too service myself and I too am a Mc

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I'll go against what everyone else is saying, and say that that's about what I would expect to pay for a 10,000km service + a rear tyre if I were to go to an authorised Ducati Dealer. Back when I made that mistake (early 2000) there was a "standard charge" which ran to somethng like $800 for a 10,000 and $1000 for a 20,000 service on a 2 valve Monster. 7 or 8 years of inflation and ~$300 for a rear tyre makes ~$1300 sound believable.

The mistake here is expecting competitive prices from authorised dealers. You'll _always_ get the service done something between 10% to 30% or more cheaper at places like Flywheels or Gowies. (and personally I'd prefer Ron or Rob at Flywheels or Mike at Gowies to be doing or at least managing the work on my bike than anyone at Frasers...)

So Pawnee? Where'd you get it done? My gut feel is that you paid normal "lets charge the Ducati owner the full price and not offer any discount" rates, but didn't pay anything inexplicably expensive...

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It was done at Northside. Their labour rate is $99 per hour. I dunno how that compares to Frasers et al.
The labour was $717 and parts $598 (including the tyre at $320)
 

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bigiain said:
I'll go against what everyone else is saying, and say that that's about what I would expect to pay for a 10,000km service + a rear tyre if I were to go to an authorised Ducati Dealer.
My gut feel is that you paid normal "lets charge the Ducati owner the full price and not offer any discount" rates, but didn't pay anything inexplicably expensive...
I agree with Big on this one... You weren't ripped off you just paid full "retail" for your service. Fraser's wouldn't have been much different as there hourly rate is almost the same.

Yes you probably could have got it a bit cheaper but on the up side it was done by an authorized Ducati dealer so no issues with warranty and I take it you are happy with the service?....
 

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What about the fact that Ducati has supposedly reduced its servicing charges??? ???
I'm sure I read that here somewhere??? :-\
If that is the case, why arnt Ducati getting stuck into their dealer network who arnt playing the game?? ;)
Or is it a case of NFI?? (Again) :mad:

$99 per hour??? Bloody Nora!!! :eek: I thought Ned Kelly was dead!!
 

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I just had my 10000 service on my S2R1K a few months ago.
$565 total.
that sounds more realistic.
while it's true that prices used to be around what ian said back then, things have really changed, and boards like this are a big part of the reason why. there are dealers who charge sensible prices for quality work and there are dealers who will charge the absolute maximum for every item on a bill and stupid labour times (not hourly rate, as it seems to be the same everywhere) preaching the same old line. you know?? "it's got to be done by us or your warranty is void" etc. etc.
everyone should also check their bike carefully compared to the bill, often hear stories of fuel filters not being changed, brake fluid not being flushed etc. yet because these items are scheduled during a particular service charges magically appear on the bill.
good shops are out there, it's just a shame they are few and far between.


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dragonworld said:
What about the fact that Ducati has supposedly reduced its servicing charges??? ???
I'm sure I read that here somewhere??? :-\
They have reduced service costs by (or up to) 50% on all '07 models onwards. They have also extended the servicing intervals to 12000 kays (I wonder if Ducati calculate this as 20% less servicing costs)
 

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My 2005 M1000s Dual Spark (2 valve) 10k service was $449. I took it to Frasers W'gong (Steve has a terrific Rep).
As long as your tyre is worth $ 850, you did OK. :eek:
 

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Gadday you lot.....

My 10k service cost $922.... A little less than I expected...

Work done by Zagame (Melb. Ducati) Very very happy with their service and only a short tram ride from home :)

Ita
 
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