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post #1 of 35 Old 07-07-2018, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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So I learned a lesson today...

I figured at 44 000KM certain thing would have been done to the bike...I mean how could the chain not have been changed, or the break pads....or the air filter.

I was wrong, I didn't realy have anything to compare it to,but today I got a $800 bill at the dealership... new sprockets, chain, pads... they wont even let it roll out the door as it came in they said I had horseshoes up my ass that the chain didn't snap and the break shoes were less then 1/64 till steel.
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post #2 of 35 Old 07-07-2018, 05:48 PM
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And I thought our shop rates (here in the most affluent counties in the USA) were high!

The price appears steep to me, for merely R & R (Removal and Replacement) of expendable items.

Regardless, sound maintenance. Ride safely on!
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post #3 of 35 Old 07-07-2018, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Its canada.... chain was $98,
sproket was $48,
counter shaft was 44.90,
pads were $59

labour was 3 h @ 129 (military rate)
add 12% tax to everything....

I went in to get a new tire put on lol
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Its canada.... chain was $98,
sproket was $48,
counter shaft was 44.90,
pads were $59

labour was 3 h @ 129 (military rate)
add 12% tax to everything....

I went in to get a new tire put on lol
Really and truely they should have NOT yet installed the tire. But instead, they should have called you in to give you a 'show & tell' of your bikes other issues before proceeding.
But, yes. I've been guilty of proceeding "before authorization" with well known customers.

Did they "retain" the old worn out parts for a "show & tell" presentation at least?

I don't find it too far off the mark if it was all truely needed.
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post #5 of 35 Old 07-07-2018, 09:16 PM
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That's one of the reasons I just always bite the bullet and buy a new one and then sell it before the miles get high. That way the bike's under warranty and everything is new. I sold my 09 before it turned 20K and got a 14 1/2. Traded it at 8k for the Versys. I may buy another KLR as a 2nd bike but I'd love to see some upgrades before I'd run to the dealer.
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You still had brake pad though, that's nice. I found, after I decided my new-to-me 2005 wasn't stopping well, my rear "pad" was only 1/64 steel remaining, and had bent around the caliper piston.

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I don't find it too far off the mark if it was all truely needed.
Sounds, just like a DEALER, to me!

If the flat-rate manual lists 3 man-hours as appropriate labor for the work, I agree.

Shop hours hereabouts are about $ 100 USD.
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post #8 of 35 Old 07-07-2018, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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i did get the show and tell...

it caught me off guard, i normally do the work myself on any vehicle I own, and I plan maintenance months in advance and buy parts online to save a lot of cash.

I needed the tire done as i don't have spoons and its a tubeless radial anyways. I wasn't expecting to get told we can't let you out of here without getting this work done.
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Since when can a shop hold your property ransom like that!?
If they did those repairs without my consent, I’d demand they take their sh&t off and gimme my damn bike!

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in canada mechanics have the power to not release vehicles that are deemed "unsafe".

they cannot stop me from say putting in on a trailer... but they could refuses to let it go if you are driving it away..Safety hazard and they liable.
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