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Last post 04-10-2012 11:57 PM by steve@ace. 63 replies.
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  • 01-30-2009 01:27 PM In reply to

    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    Ok Wes

    Here are the prices from our shop for the same Job that you had done on your bike Now Remember this is Canada so there will be a difference

     

        1x Motor oil Vespa synthetic   $10.95                 you paid           $27.39

        1x oil Filter                             $21.68                 you paid           $43.78

        1xTransmission oil Synthetic   $14.95                  you paid           $ 20.97

        1x headlight globe                   $32.12                  you paid            $ 27.60

        1x sparkplug                           $16.95                  you paid            $ 20.97

        1x rear tire                              $104.10                you paid             $148.50

        1xVariator belt                        $ 101.76               you paid              $207.90

        1xRoller set                            $13.82                  you paid             $137.50

        1x Full Service                       $ 180.00                you paid              $315.70

        Replace tire                           $ 25.00                  you paid              $104.50

        GST                                     $ 26.06                   you paid              $95.85

        Grand Total                          $547.39                  you paid              $1054.35

        Difference of                                                                                  $506.96

             Those are the prices from our shop

    I would rather be riding my bike thinking about God Than in Church thinking about my Motorcycle

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  • 01-30-2009 03:51 PM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    just as a matter of interest,when you convert your canadian price to aus $--that makes it $743 australian.

    still a huge saving on what ned kelly charged at darlinghurst though,tell me on the sbjact of belts/rollers,do i have to change the rollers with every belt,if so wheres the best place in aus to obtain belts & rollers $ what price should i expect to pay for these parts?.

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 01-30-2009 03:59 PM In reply to

    • R1hoon
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    bradr:
    do i have to change the rollers with every belt

    No - you only replace what's worn.

    I was going to write a witty and clever comment here, then thought "naa screw it" -- I'm just gunna be a smart a$$.
  • 01-30-2009 09:57 PM In reply to

    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE - GASOLINE ROYALE, 344 BOURKE ST, DARLINGHURST.

    R1hoon:

    Sounds like a BARGAIN - I've just picked up my falcon ute (BA XR8) from the dealer - 75000k service = $560 including upper cylinder clean to correct rough idle AND THEY'RE THEY'RE NOT FINISHED - one of the pcv hoses is split (nil stock waiting for parts) and need replacing - another $140 + labor.

    Previously the last service (12 months ago) included 4 new tyres (18's) - 4 new shocks (H/D) - suspension bushes - auto service - valve adjustment --- that bill was HUGE

     yeah, but thats ford for ya. Rough idle at 75000k??? It shouldn't be doing that. Or do you mean the famous ford miss?

    I did 120,000 odd ks with a rough idling falcon. I ignored it. I knew everything else was fine. I have pre priced services for my

    car thru the dealer. It basically tells me how much each service will be and what it costs.

     

     

     

    P.s: The last spark plug i bought for my scooter cost me 8.95 from a yamaha dealer.

    The oil was about $18, the rollers were $6.00 on line from taipan scooter assassins,

    light globe woulda been under $20, I cant remember the exact price. 


  • 01-31-2009 12:47 AM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    i thought my question was a fair one,being new to cvt setups i thought i would put the question out there in the hope that those more experienced than me in cvt knowledge might answer sensibly,but going by your comment "thought i might be a smartass instead" & then reading your story about yourself i guess one might consider you a 40 grit person {very abrasive}.

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 01-31-2009 09:58 AM In reply to

    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    bradr:
    do i have to change the rollers with every belt,if so wheres the best place in aus to obtain belts & rollers

    Have a read of your owners manual, somewhere in there it will have a chart of service items & when you can expect them to be changed. Example GP1 250 -belt is specified for replacement every 20,000 kms while the rollers are inspected each service & replaced as needed. Like brake pads & tyres the amount of K's you get from rollers varies from rider to rider.

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  • 01-31-2009 10:35 AM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    thanks for that,i wasnt sure on the rollers but that is same as a couple of people have said so far,rollers sound similar to tensioner pulleys in car timing belt setups i.e check them each tome & replace as required  . cheers

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
  • 01-31-2009 03:05 PM In reply to

    • R1hoon
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    The rollers are the throw out weights in the variator - you'd only replace them if they are worn and flat spotted.

    I was going to write a witty and clever comment here, then thought "naa screw it" -- I'm just gunna be a smart a$$.
  • 02-15-2009 08:06 PM In reply to

    • graeme
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    rollers here in Newcastle cost about $30 hmmm ripped off maybe so

  • 02-15-2009 09:04 PM In reply to

    • niks
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

    I replaced my rollers with Dr. Pulley sliders for 40 dollars US and that's still cheaper than your rollers.( PS they last a lot longer than rollers)

    Paid $115 Aus for a Kevlar belt for variator.\

    Front and rear tyre change/balance $60

    All this for a Majesty 

    I would be talking to consumer affairs real quick. 

    Can you be sure he actually changed the oil and filter etc.

    I would get a second opinion  

    Majesty YP 250 plus. "the way to go".
  • 02-16-2009 06:55 PM In reply to

    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE -

     niks, I have a majesty too - where did you get that work done? ( just interested because some bike service places don't have much idea about scoots)

     

    thanks

    Matt

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  • 08-19-2009 12:46 PM In reply to

    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE - GASOLINE ROYALE 344 BOURKE ST DARLINHURST

    I recently also had a very expensive experience with Gasoline Garage. I am a relatively new scooter owner (January 09) and took my Mojito 125 for a service at Gasoline due to the convenient location. After checking the cost of the service $177 I went ahead with the service and a couple of extras that needed fixing and was stunned to receive a $550 bill.

    The amount of work that this would get you on a car is 10 times the amount and it makes a joke of owning a scooter because they are cheaper. I'd love for a recommendation on a reliable, good value scooter service in Sydney city.

    As with some of the other comments here, I feel a bit stupid for not having checked the forums first, but you live and learn!!

    Costs of service summarised below and I have the invoice detailing these. My mojito has less than 5000km and is only 7 months old!

     

    Kilometers:4,578 k

    Job Details:

    Basic Service $194.70 GST

    Additional Labour:

    Remove and repair rear tail light-1/2 hour @ $95/Hr - $52.25 GST

    Remove and replace horn-1/2 hour @ $95/Hr - $52.25 GST

    Spare Parts:

    Genuine Vespa/ Aprilla horn - $132.00 GST

    Genuine oil filter - $42.90 GST

    NGK - $20.79 GST

    Transmission Oil - $20.79 GST

    4T engine oil - $39.49 GST

  • 08-19-2009 12:59 PM In reply to

    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE - GASOLINE ROYALE 344 BOURKE ST DARLINHURST

     mojito125 have hearer about Gasoline Garage on other forums never hearer good about them  looking at your bill its disgusting they certainly ripped you off  

    Si ‘Thi’ later
  • 08-19-2009 02:03 PM In reply to

    • Jax
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    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE - GASOLINE ROYALE 344 BOURKE ST DARLINHURST

    What's with the "Genuine Vespa Horn"... did it need replacing or did u just want a louder one?

    I paid $29 for my Stebel on the Sportcity - assume Mojito would be the same

    ... seems that $180 of the $550 bill was for the horn alone... making your service $370

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  • 08-19-2009 03:15 PM In reply to

    Re: EXPENSIVE SERVICE - GASOLINE ROYALE 344 BOURKE ST DARLINHURST

    Horn needed replacing, which was disappointing in itself...Aprilia's issue, not Gasoline's. The replacement cost was high for that, but you're right the service itself was around the $370 mark...still exorbitant and more than double my previous service.

    More annoying was one of the main issues I wanted looking at still wasn't fixed through the service. He just kept trying to tell me I was probably flooding the engine. Customer service, rather than know it all arrogance would be refreshing.

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