1000 mile service price
I inquired about the cost of the 1000 mile service at our dealer.
they stated that "big v-twins 1000 mile service cost $379.
then she (asst service mgr?), goes on to say they change all fluids, motor, transmission, etc...I asked about all fluids?, then she stated, not the brake or anti freeze fluids, but that they also check it all over for loose bolts or anything that doesn't look right.
I was thinking but did not say, so why didn't they do that before they delivered it?...why did it only have 20 lbs of air in the tires, loose mirrors, half gallon of gas, loose seat bolt, loose front fender bolts and not washed? I paid $899 for assembly and $1000 extra for freight!...really, ? and now we gotta pay $379 for them to do what they should have done in the first place?...really?...
anyway, I then mentioned, "so on these models, then yall only change the motor oil, because there is no separate transmission". she looked confused then stated, well it's $379 and you must call for an apt if you want it done then walked off!.........ummm not!
this is exactly what I am talking about when I say, seems like Harley needs to educate their employees, around this dealer at least, as to the differences between these models and all other Harley models.
even the parts folks didn't even know the handlebar size was different. other than a part number they don't know what fits these models.
they don't know and apparently they don't care to know.
these pesky little bikes are taking up wasted space on our showroom, that's what I get from all of this! and you are bothering me with your questions, so move along, but leave your money with us!
it's all textbook propaganda, "things have always been and will always be the way it has been for nearly 100 yrs. ...ummm not!
I disagree! like it or not Harley has introduced these models and we deserve knowledgeable service and at fair prices, not to all be thrown into the same wash as the big v-twins.
service on a street model should not be the same price as a full dresser model.
seems to me to be fair to the street owners, Harley needs to update their service employee's knowledge and the adjust the cost for little v-twins service!