50k mile service

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  1. dandiego

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    Recently moved to Florida and my R3T is coming up on 50k Miles. It appears the maintenance schedule is pretty easy this go-round—not as intensive as the 40k.

    I called the local Stealer (Tampa Triumph) to see what it would cost (basically an oil change and checks on everything else—no valve adjustments, etc.). I was frustrated to hear that he wasn’t sure. He’d have to take a look and see what’s needed.

    “No,” I told him. “I know what’s needed, per the manual.” Still, he couldn’t (or wouldn’t) give me a quote...not even a rough estimate. So I’ll either look at other places or do it myself. Grrrrrrrrr!!!

    Anyone care to comment on their 50k mile service experiences or suggestions?
     
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    Only thing I would add is that my dealer recommended only doing the valve clearance check every 40,000 miles because he never encountered an out of tolerance valve on a Rocket with fewer miles...unless, of course, you have one tapping away. My bike needed only a single adjustment spacer in over 80,000 miles.
     
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    Yeah, I think I did them at the 40k. That was a whopper of a service and cost me $900+. The fuel filter was one of the most expensive items (labor, not part).

    I had the valves checked at the 20k mark but they were all in spec.
     
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    If you want to develop a relationship with a dealer, I would recommend Hap's in Sarasota. From where you are located, it is really no farther than taking your bike to Tampa Triumph. Hap's has helped me out of a couple of pinches and they are nice people.

    Welcome to the area. I work south of Ruskin (Old Sun City) and live up the road a piece in Riverview.
     
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    After I posted my reply to you, I got to thinking that Hap's is no longer a Triumph dealer. But they were until recently and I would think are still a good bet for service.
     
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    Big thanks! I hope to see you and your Rocket out on the roads soon.
     
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