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Re: Our service costs
Reply #290 on: 28 July, 2022, 05:30:21 PM
I've been going through the service sheets that came with my newly acquired T-A.

Breaks down like this...


31/03/16   3785   Service and replaced brake and clutch fluid - 7.99 parts, labour 90   
12/07/16   7014   New fork seals and oil   - 57.90 parts, labour 80.--   
22/09/17   12455 12K Service and MOT - 40.25 parts, labour 60.--, MOT 29.50
18/01/20   19037 Service and MOT - parts (incl fr pads) 108.50, labour 96 (48 p.h.), MOT 29.65                    
16/04/21   22532 Service and MOT - parts (incl f&r BT023s) 276.--, labour 72 (48 p.h.), MOT 29.65   
28/01/22   25461 Service and MOT - parts 60.50, labour 96 (48 p.h.), MOT 29.65   

... so the bike has been recently serviced (6mths and 1300 miles ago) which is good with all the actual checks either listed or with a tick in the box. However, the air filter doesn't appear to have been changed going by the sheets (ordered), nor has the rear brake pad (which does look low so has also been ordered), the coolant and the brake and clutch fluids are about due (but do look ok) and engine oil and filter I can leave for a while. Then there's the valve check......
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Re: Our service costs
Reply #291 on: 28 July, 2022, 06:43:29 PM
Happy days

Air filter, according to Honda the air filter doesn't need replacing it just needs blowing outside-in with compressed air but I think you're doing the right thing in replacing it, I replace mine every 32,000 miles.

Brake pads - Should have a minimum of 1mm of friction material. I use shims to measure mine, when they get to 2mm I order pads, when they get to 1mm I fit them. If you have the pads checked at a dealer service they'll recommend replacing them early at 3mm because at that they may not make another 4,000 miles to the next service.

*Originally Posted by HaggardRider [+]
the coolant and the brake and clutch fluids are about due (but do look ok) and engine oil and filter I can leave for a while. Then there's the valve check......

Looking OK isn't enough.

Brake and clutch fluid should be replaced when it has absorbed 3% moisture, a brake fluid moisture meters is your best friend here or just blindly replace it every 2 years.

Coolant, test the concentration of antifreeze with an antifreeze tester, if the concentration is low the inhibitors would have broken down too and the coolant needs replacing or just blindly replace the coolant every 3 years.

Valve clearances, if there is no untoward ticking or rattling from the camshaft cover, a mechanics stethoscope maybe your best friend here. I left my valve clearances until 48,000 miles before I took the feeler gauges to them.


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Re: Our service costs
Reply #292 on: 28 July, 2022, 08:35:34 PM
Thanks Art, I've been intending on going the 'blindly replace' route anyway (together with oil and filter) but the condition allows me a little more breathing space and a more considered approach to what needs doing and when rather than being faced with a 'must do it now' situation - the bike was sold to me as a trade sale with no warranty (receipt says 'spares or repair') which, to my mind, does it a great injustice and it is actually a lot better than I was expecting in a lot of ways, so, happy man at the moment.

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Re: Our service costs
Reply #293 on: 07 August, 2022, 09:51:50 PM
Valve clearances, if there is no untoward ticking or rattling from the camshaft cover, a mechanics stethoscope maybe your best friend here. I left my valve clearances until 48,000 miles before I took the feeler gauges to them.


48k miles seems rather a lot. What were the measured clearances at that point? My Mk2 has done 19k miles (mostly motorway riding) and I have been wondering whether I could run it to 24k before getting them checked.

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Re: Our service costs
Reply #294 on: 08 August, 2022, 09:33:59 AM
I've had my 2009 mk 1 since new and checked the valves at 33,000. All OK though the clearances on the exhaust valves show they will probably need re-shimming before the inlets.

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Re: Our service costs
Reply #295 on: Yesterday at 09:48:20 AM
Not necessarily so because you don't know what the clearances were on day one when it left the factory