First service - costs?

chippychip65

Getting there...
Hi, I'm new to the world of Royal Enfield, as I've just bought a Meteor Steller 350cc only two days ago, after riding Vespa scooters for nearly 20 years! ( just have to get used to working the gears!)
I've been told from my dealer that the bike has to go for it's first service after 300 miles ( I'm still running her in) and I've asked as well as the service, would it be possible to hard wire my TOM Tom unit as well as fit my tracker ( this connects to the battery so I might do that job myself)
What sort of price would I have to pay for its first service only, and am I free to use another garage if possible, as my dealer is 18 miles away!
cheers
Graham
 

m1ckDELTA

Well travelled
In Southern California expect $500-700 for the 300 mile maintenance. I haven't gotten to the 1200 mile mark but I suspect it's around the same. Doing my own maintenance is probably the ticket going forward, however.

I got a free oil filter with my rack rails so I can't let it go to waste. :)
 

Recluse

Getting there...
Location
Slough UK
I have a classic 350 which has just completed its 300 mile service. Total cost £205. The dealer I purchased the bike from quoted this before I bought the bike as an approximate cost for the initial service, with approximately £240 for the 3000 mile and £280 for the full 6000 mile service. At the 300 mile service they also removed the rear seat and fitted the rear rack I got shipped directly to them but that was all agreed to as part of the initial purchase.

It's up to the dealer if they charge you to hard wire the Tom Tom in place or not. When I bought my last bike before the RE, the dealer removed the Garmin mount from the bike I was trading in and fitted it to the new bike free of charge. Admittedly that was on a bike costing £14K so they could absorb the cost as part of the deal. If I recall right, they have to remove the Meteor tank to check valve clearances so wiring the Tom Tom should not require too much extra work. Perhaps £50-80 to fit?

Also remember, the dealer needs the bike to cool down to do the valve clearances. I rode my bike to the dealer the night before and took home a loan bike free of charge. He could then work on it cold the following morning and I could pick it up the same afternoon. It gave me the opportunity for a test ride of a Scram 411 which I'm glad I did NOT buy! Next time I'll borrow an Interceptor 650 or something similar. Another advantage of using a RE dealer.

For the first few services, I'd use a recognised RE dealer to maintain any warranty on the bike.
 

Stig57

Well travelled
Location
Wigan
I had my Classic 350 in for the first service two weeks ago. £104 at Wigan Motorcycles. Wasn't happy - it says FREE SERVICE in the handbook. I've heard of some really daft charges in different parts of the country and since mine was the cheapest I shut my gob and let it ride. Some have been charged well over £300.
 

chippychip65

Getting there...
I have a classic 350 which has just completed its 300 mile service. Total cost £205. The dealer I purchased the bike from quoted this before I bought the bike as an approximate cost for the initial service, with approximately £240 for the 3000 mile and £280 for the full 6000 mile service. At the 300 mile service they also removed the rear seat and fitted the rear rack I got shipped directly to them but that was all agreed to as part of the initial purchase.

It's up to the dealer if they charge you to hard wire the Tom Tom in place or not. When I bought my last bike before the RE, the dealer removed the Garmin mount from the bike I was trading in and fitted it to the new bike free of charge. Admittedly that was on a bike costing £14K so they could absorb the cost as part of the deal. If I recall right, they have to remove the Meteor tank to check valve clearances so wiring the Tom Tom should not require too much extra work. Perhaps £50-80 to fit?

Also remember, the dealer needs the bike to cool down to do the valve clearances. I rode my bike to the dealer the night before and took home a loan bike free of charge. He could then work on it cold the following morning and I could pick it up the same afternoon. It gave me the opportunity for a test ride of a Scram 411 which I'm glad I did NOT buy! Next time I'll borrow an Interceptor 650 or something similar. Another advantage of using a RE dealer.

For the first few services, I'd use a recognised RE dealer to maintain any warranty on the bike.
In the end I fitted my TomTom myself using a Thunder box accessory to make things easier, and save on the cost of the dealer fitting it
 

Dew

Total noob
Location
US
is there a service manual? dealer said none for sell to public i was quoted $475us for first service and my dealer is 125mi away. that would have meant drop the bike off one day pick up next day for me.

found a YouTube video and did service myself, but a manual sure would be helpful
 

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
I paid around $480 for the initial service at 300 miles and $280 for the 3000 mile service. I have a PDF of the shop manual. I will see if I can upload but it is very, very large. I will get it serviced at the dealership for the warranty period but after that is over, I am thinking to do the small services myself and only take it in for the 6000 mile services. I don't know how impressed I am with the after sales service from Royal Enfield but I love my Interceptor with a passion. I am assuming I will keep the Interceptor for more than several years even as I will buy something else in a few years. Life is too short.
 

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
I paid around $480 for the initial service at 300 miles and $280 for the 3000 mile service. I have a PDF of the shop manual. I will see if I can upload but it is very, very large. I will get it serviced at the dealership for the warranty period but after that is over, I am thinking to do the small services myself and only take it in for the 6000 mile services. I don't know how impressed I am with the after sales service from Royal Enfield but I love my Interceptor with a passion. I am assuming I will keep the Interceptor for more than several years even as I will buy something else in a few years. Life is too short.
No joy in uploading the file. Too big.
 
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