20,000 mile service cost

Discussion in 'BearClaw Corner' started by germ79, Nov 20, 2017.

Tags:
  1. germ79

    germ79 The Guy That Asks All The Questions

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    233
    Featured Threads:
    5
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    534
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Metro Detroit
    Ride:
    2014 R3 Roadster
    Guys, I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row for the purchase of a 2014 R3 Roadster. It has 16,000 miles, so it will be coming up on the 20,000 mile service soon.

    What can I expect to pay for this since it includes valve adjustments?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Jag

    Jag Living Legend

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    3,007
    Featured Threads:
    28
    Likes Received:
    3,934
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Cape May Co. NJ
    Ride:
    2013 R3T
    800 to 1200unless they are thieves!
     
    Dawg68 likes this.
  3. germ79

    germ79 The Guy That Asks All The Questions

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    233
    Featured Threads:
    5
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    534
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Metro Detroit
    Ride:
    2014 R3 Roadster
    Ugh...!
     
  4. Jag

    Jag Living Legend

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    3,007
    Featured Threads:
    28
    Likes Received:
    3,934
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Cape May Co. NJ
    Ride:
    2013 R3T
    It's quite a bit of work if they do all the items on the 20k list. You could do most of it yourself if you have some mechanical skill. Then let the dealer do the valve, headstock and fork oil change which are a bit more involved!
     
  5. Willyone

    Willyone .060 Over

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    189
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Central NY
    Ride:
    2012 HD Road King & 2001 HD Heritage Springer
    If you really like/want that bike, Maybe consider getting the service manual and adjust the valves yourself?? That's my plan when I find the right Rocket. I figure between the service manual, you tube, and likely a l'll help from site members here, adjusting the valves and most other maintenance items will be doable.
     
    Idaho Red Rocket 3 likes this.
  6. germ79

    germ79 The Guy That Asks All The Questions

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    233
    Featured Threads:
    5
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    534
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Metro Detroit
    Ride:
    2014 R3 Roadster
    I'm fairly mechanical, as long as I have instruction. I'm thinking I could do much of it myself, but the internal stuff makes me nervous!
     
  7. Idaho Red Rocket 3

    Idaho Red Rocket 3 Living Legend

    Messages:
    3,817
    Featured Threads:
    38
    Likes Received:
    3,559
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Nampa, Idaho
    Ride:
    2006 R3 Standard Bagger w/Fairing
    Doing the valve check isn't as critical at 20K miles unless there are ticking sounds or really poor performance of fireballs coming out the exhaust. If she is running well and smooth you can probably extend that to 30K miles. If you have mechanic skills the valve check/adjustment is very doable yourself. There are many threads on here about how to inspect the valve clearance which rarely needs adjusting. And there are also threads on how to make very simple tools to do shim replacements without removing the cams.
     
    Joesmoe and Nat67 like this.
  8. Jag

    Jag Living Legend

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    3,007
    Featured Threads:
    28
    Likes Received:
    3,934
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Cape May Co. NJ
    Ride:
    2013 R3T
    If your buying from a dealer, maybe you could get them to throw in the 20k maintance as part of the deal?
     
    stavros, Joesmoe and Nat67 like this.
  9. germ79

    germ79 The Guy That Asks All The Questions

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    233
    Featured Threads:
    5
    Media:
    16
    Likes Received:
    534
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Metro Detroit
    Ride:
    2014 R3 Roadster
    I'm buying from an individual, but that's a good idea!
     
  10. scot in exile

    scot in exile Living Legend

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    7,915
    Featured Threads:
    180
    Likes Received:
    9,554
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Fort walton Beach FL, Glenrothes Fife
    Ride:
    2005std, 2011 Carp Roadster, 2001 Tri Adventurer,
    Never really heard of anyone having problems with the valves at 20000.
    It was over 50000miles on my 2005 before two valves had to be adjusted and even then it was just a small adjustment.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice