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Recently received a quote from my local dealer for the 12,000 mile service on my (new to me) 2016 R1200 GSA...was quoted $1,200 US. Is this the going rate? Have I lost touch with service pricing?

Any confirmation one way or the other would be appreciated.

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You do have a couple of alternatives

1. Do some or all of the work yourself
2. Find a privateer that will do the service for you
 
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Premium bike, premium service - hope you got the wifi code, a donut and a cup of coffee while in for the service :)
 

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Recently received a quote from my local dealer for the 12,000 mile service on my (new to me) 2016 R1200 GSA...was quoted $1,200 US. Is this the going rate? Have I lost touch with service pricing?

Any confirmation one way or the other would be appreciated.

David L.
I paid just over $800 for my 2014 R1200GS 12,000 mile service
 

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Thanks for all of the responses.

Dealer is in Denver. I figured that the service would be between $600 and $800. This is the same dealer who refused to deal on a similar 2016 GSA they had for sale. I took my trailer 250 miles to another dealer in state and got a great deal on my current bike...live and learn.

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It been tough to deal on bikes new or used as demand over the last couple of years has outpaced supply.
 

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It’s not just a “premium brand” issue, but also inflation of labor costs everywhere. I was at local non-premium car dealership yesterday which posted a $139 labor rate. Here in Vermont this would have been more like $85 to $95 a few years ago.
 

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...a few years ago. So much has changed. My BMW dealer (280 miles away) posts it’s labor rate at $140/hour. That makes it pretty easy for me to do just about all my maintenance and minor repair work.
 
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Took my 17' GSA to the Seattle BMW dealership (Spring 22') for a 30k servie and R brake bleed; I was pleasantly surprised to be under the $600 mark. I ended buying a new battery but I was still under $800 after it was all done. I do recall having one particular service interval emptying my wallet though...
 

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Premium bike, premium service - hope you got the wifi code, a donut and a cup of coffee while in for the service :)
Premium Service ????????? $1200 for a valve check, brake bleed ,air filter, rear diff , and oil change . lets say that's $150 in oil/ air filter parts . that $1050 in labor ??? high estimate of 5hr to do the work . $210 an hr... Premium robbery ...
 

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I am in Southern California. A year ago, I called a close by BMW dealer and asked for a price quote for my 2017 GSA 12K mi service. The price would start from $878 because, they said, I may need to replace other parts or to have additional works done once they opened up my bike. Aftermarket guards/skid plate etc. would cost more to uninstall and reinstall. And that did not include the spline lube job.

I went to BMW motorcycle parts, BMW motorcycle, Used BMW motorcycle parts, BMW motorcycle salvage and ordered a 12K mi maintenance kit for my bike and did the job myself, including the spline lube job. I had to buy the GS-911, a specific oil filter wrench for the bike, and a spark plug deep socket. Even with those, I still came out ahead compared to the lowest dealer cost. By the way, this was my justification for spending extra to buy the GS-911 tool over buying the cheaper OBD Motorscan tool.
 

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I had BMW bikes since 1978 but I am no longer in the market for one. The cost of service is astronomical and try to buy one these days. Our dealers tag on a solid $2000 to each GS and larger bike if effing fees and freight, set up, bla bla bla charges. It's isane. But the bikes fly off the floor. They are all sold before they hit the dealership. Just like everywhere. People bitch and whine about inflation but are more than happy to pay any price.
 

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Recently received a quote from my local dealer for the 12,000 mile service on my (new to me) 2016 R1200 GSA...was quoted $1,200 US. Is this the going rate? Have I lost touch with service pricing?

Any confirmation one way or the other would be appreciated.

David L.
David: There is an excellent independent guy in Denver I can recommend. He is a former BMW Tech that went on his own. He found a warranty issue and that led to a very good experience with Linda in Service at Centennial BMW (where he used to work). She went out of her way to assist on that.
 
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