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the Cost of a Motorcycle Tune Up

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$ 100
May 2008
Brighton, CO
Honda CBR F4i
Routine maintenance for motorcycle  more... close row
$ 60
Apr 2007
Ventura, CA
Suzuki Katana
Oil, Air Filters
Tune-up for motorcycle  more... close row
$ 600
Aug 2007
Denver, CO
Honda CBR F4i
New tires and minor maintenance  more... close row
$ 100
Jun 2008
Pine Bluff, AR
Yamaha YZ125
general overall preventative maintenance
Preventative checkup on motorcycle  more... close row
$ 465
Apr 2007
Yamaha FZ1
tuneup/mechanical sysytem
Full tune-up for motorcycle  more... close row
$ 150
Oct 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Harley Davidson XL1200R Roadster
Shop mechanic changed bike's battery  more... close row
$ 150
Apr 2008
Racine, WI
Honda Goldwing SE
Annual motorcycle maintenance  more... close row
$ 185
Apr 2008
Harley Davidson Road King
Unsatisfactory service from dealership  more... close row

Description of service

I took my 2003 Harley Davidson 100th anniversary edition Road King Classic to the dealership where I had purchased it to get its 15,000 mile maintenance. This scheduled maintenance calls for an oil change,fluid checks,brake inspection, and overall bike inspection.

Review of Service

The service that I received was less than satisfactory. When I called to schedule the appointment I inquired why the price was so high. They told me that a certified mechanic would spend three hours going over my motorcycle. When I dropped the bike off they told me that I could pick it up in exactly three hours. My buddy and i drove by the dealership again about an hour later and my bike was still where I harked it, yet when I came back 2 1/2 hours after I dropped it off they were finished. I asked them about this and was told that there were three mechanics working on it at one time. It was obviously a lie since there were only two mechanics in the garage area. I paid the bill and politely told them that I would not be back for any service or any new purchases.


When getting a bike serviced it is best to ask around for a reputable shop. Until this occurence I would only take my bike to a dealership to get worked on but now realize that not only are independent shops usually much cheaper, when you get to now them you'll find out they are usually much more honest.

$ 150
Jul 2007
Huntington, WV
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R
Motorcycle would not start  more... close row