30,000 mile service


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30,000 mile service

Postby crock4 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:06 am



I got a letter on my 2001 wing for a master cylinder recall, and while I had the svc dept on the phone I asked about a 30,000 mile svc. He quoted me about 850. plus tax. My question, is that about right price wise. I know different parts of the country are going to be different, but I almost fell over when he told me that. :shock: That is serious money to this poor boy.
Let me know what your experiences are.
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Re: 30,000 mile service

Postby themainviking » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:14 am

Yeah, I can see them wanting that much. Probably an Air Filter change, a coolant change, a gear lube change and an oil change. The Air Filter alone is gonna take them up to 4.5 hours. They probably have to do each job seperately so they can charge more. I mean, why drain the gear lube or the coolant while the oil is draining. Probably want to do your spark plugs too. If you are not prepared to do all this stuff yourself, then that ain't that bad a price. Pretty much a whole day labor at home.
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Re: 30,000 mile service

Postby Red Ron » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:17 am

The air filter is the only thing that is relativly tough; and it is really just a series of small tasks. If you watch the steve sanders video and look at some other sites I bet you can do it. Changing plugs is not hard. Checking valves isn't either but actually adjusting them if needed is another matter. Ask them what they were going to do for that amount.

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Re: 30,000 mile service

Postby crock4 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:32 pm

Thanks for the feedback I have a manual, and can probably do a lot of it. I was just curious if that was a fair price or not.
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Re: 30,000 mile service

Postby Red Ron » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:13 pm

crock4 wrote:Thanks for the feedback I have a manual, and can probably do a lot of it. I was just curious if that was a fair price or not.


Like I said, you need to ask what you are getting for that.

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Re: 30,000 mile service

Postby dragon2000 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:35 am

That prices does somewhat sound about right when you factor labour as the parts are not that expensive.

Enclosed below is a fantastic website to help you to get to know your Wing. Check out the Bikers Workshop menu as there is everything from changing your oil to installing a CB Radio which includes changing the air filter.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/
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Re: 30,000 mile service

Postby crock4 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:12 am

Thank you for the tips, as always you get good people to bounce your thoughts off on this site. I have found a good mechanic who is going to work with me on this, so hopefully I will learn a lot. I will let you know how it comes out money, and enlightenment wise.

ride safe, Bob
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Re: 30,000 mile service

Postby Al Waters » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:26 pm

I used to have an 1100 Gold Wing about 20 years a go. I quit riding but somehow through other friends who started riding and realizing that I have missed a lot of the country site seeing, the urge came back. I bought a used 2009 Gold Wing back in August. I figured that I could do the maintenance like in the good old days. Was I in for a rude awakening? Changing oil, checking coolant, etc wasn't a piece of cake for someone who has been out of it for that long.
In talking with the dealer mechanic back in November he gave me two options that I could choose from if I so desired. And yes, I was a little hesitant. There was still original manufacturer warranty remaining and I could purchase and extended warranty with Honda or I could purchase a dealer maintenance program. The maintenance program would have normally been $1800.00 for three years but they had a special (Christmas time) for $1500.00. I asked how many times would I need to use the program before I would be ahead of the game so to speak. It covered all normal maintenance with original Honda parts excluding brakes and tires. The mechanic told me if I came in third time during the year that was when I would realize the benefit and especially at 24,000 miles as that is when they wanted to adjust the valves.
They did ask me if I decided to go with the program (bike had 12,000 at the time), did I have any maintenance records from the prior owner. I did not. I thought that they were pretty good as they checked over the bike and didn't see a problem from their end on accepting me starting with their program. So I went it. I knew that every 4000 when an oil change came up, I would be better at taking the bike to them than if I relied on myself to do the work myself, if and when I learned how.
The first time to the shop that week when I signed up, the bill would have been $473. Higher than a a normal visit but they went fill tilt boogie on replacing everything since they knew I would be a regular under the contract.
So I am down $28 until I hit 16000 miles. That will come some time in another week or two.
Is this program for everyone? Not for those of you who know bikes like you do. I can see that in the postings. But for someone like myself (I am not a total nerd), I think that this works well for me.

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