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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by PRD on January 26, 2020, 09:58:03 am »
Price comparisons are useless if you don't like the bike (for whatever reason) being compared. Surely a more useful comparison would be the total service costs over the estimated period of ownership, in years or miles. So a fair comparison might be a BMW/GTR/FTR/moped or whatever your selection, owned from new for 50,000 miles and include all services between 0 and 50k, as in that period some bikes may only need 2 big services and others need 3. Car leasing companies cottoned onto this years ago by ensuring replacing the vehicle at "x" miles when "x" is the service point before the first big one. Bank fleet cars had massive stickers on the dash instructing the user NEVER to exceed 13000 miles without
 contacting their fleet department.
:agree:
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by Rynglieder on January 26, 2020, 07:43:04 am »
I think people are thinking way too deep into this thread.  :sleep1:

The problem is that when it is cold and wet in January and people are not tempted out on thier bikes, we have too much time to think  :smiley:
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 25, 2020, 07:29:24 pm »
I think people are thinking way too deep into this thread.  :sleep1:
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by ChrisB on January 25, 2020, 07:17:06 pm »
Price comparisons are useless if you don't like the bike (for whatever reason) being compared. Surely a more useful comparison would be the total service costs over the estimated period of ownership, in years or miles. So a fair comparison might be a BMW/GTR/FTR/moped or whatever your selection, owned from new for 50,000 miles and include all services between 0 and 50k, as in that period some bikes may only need 2 big services and others need 3. Car leasing companies cottoned onto this years ago by ensuring replacing the vehicle at "x" miles when "x" is the service point before the first big one. Bank fleet cars had massive stickers on the dash instructing the user NEVER to exceed 13000 miles without
 contacting their fleet department.
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by PRD on January 25, 2020, 01:26:55 pm »
Of course the mileage is important. If a major service has to be carried out earlier then it is more expensive to run. Surely you can see that!
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 24, 2020, 09:03:19 pm »
.....Or arrange for you baby sister to get a job at a motorcycle dealership.

I planted mine in one over twenty five yaers ago and have been "looked after" as family ever since as long as I book in when the workshop is quiet.

Mind you, four MOTs and all fall in December now.

The GTR passed its first one last month by the way, so all good  :smiley:


Very cunning and devious, but highly effective, I like your style!  :mfr_lol:
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 24, 2020, 09:02:15 pm »
A third of 18 is 6 therefore you don’t have to pay for a big service for another 6 thousand miles on a GTR. Must be more economical then.


The mileage is not the element I’m comparing, it was the cost of the major service which is virtually almost identical making both bikes affordable to own and maintain.



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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by Rynglieder on January 24, 2020, 08:33:04 pm »
.....Or arrange for you baby sister to get a job at a motorcycle dealership.

I planted mine in one over twenty five yaers ago and have been "looked after" as family ever since as long as I book in when the workshop is quiet.

Mind you, four MOTs and all fall in December now.

The GTR passed its first one last month by the way, so all good  :smiley:
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by PRD on January 24, 2020, 05:35:37 pm »
A third of 18 is 6 therefore you don’t have to pay for a big service for another 6 thousand miles on a GTR. Must be more economical then.
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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« Last post by Lonewolf on January 24, 2020, 05:17:53 pm »
You’re missing the obvious, two thirds of 24 is not 18, however that’s not the point. The mileage is not the element I’m comparing, it was the cost of the major service which is virtually almost identical making both bikes affordable to own and maintain.
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