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I brought my 2021 CB300R in for the first service yesterday at 759 miles. I dropped it off expecting something around $100 because the owners manual indicated there was only an oil and filter change required at this service. I went to pick it up today and was floored when the service advisor asked for $259! I choked and explained to him that I was expecting a much lower figure. He went on to say that labor was up considerably recently. The bill showed 1.5 hours at $163. I told him that I thought the technician would perform other services while the oil drained so he finally dropped the bill to $195. This service was performed mainly to have a record of it and protect me in the future event of something catastrophic happening. I won't be bringing it into their shop until something major happens that I can't fix myself. BTW, the oil(10W40) and filter were $21.
 

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Yeah they stick it in to you these days. Luckily with my two CBR's the first service was free here in New Zealand. But with my Aprilia it was $360 (217 USD) so kinda similar to yourself. Still sucks.
 

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This shop serviced my 2016 FZ07 last fall and I got a similiar treatment. Unfortunately they are the nearest shop to me that services my two brands of bikes. I've decided that they will see me only when I can't fix it myself. I wonder why they used 10w40 oil? Maybe to quiet the engine noises? I'll have to listen closely next time I'm out.
 

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I won't let our Honda touch my bike. Done my own servicing right from the start. Replaced front sprocket (15T), new DID VX chain (original was crap) and added heated grips, running lights, USB, GPS, moved 12volt supply to under seat for all supplies and made a full rear mudguard (I don't like getting wet).
 

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This shop serviced my 2016 FZ07 last fall and I got a similiar treatment. Unfortunately they are the nearest shop to me that services my two brands of bikes. I've decided that they will see me only when I can't fix it myself. I wonder why they used 10w40 oil? Maybe to quiet the engine noises? I'll have to listen closely next time I'm out.
Probably all they had in stock lol. Wont do any harm. Some discussion here if interested: What Engine Oil?
 
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