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Old 12-15-2013, 12:46 AM   #1
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labor cost in europe

Hi,
My bike (05 r1200gs) is currently parked in Germany.
I am planning to purchase aftermarket shocks from USA and get them installed in Europe when i visit my bike. How much should i estimate to pay for the installation of the front and rear shocks. The service will probably be done in germany.

also, how much should i budget for a full service at the bmw shop.

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Old 12-15-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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Labour in Germany starts at 2 beers for the neighbour.

What is a "big service"? I know what a big service means in St. Pauli...

Just send a mail to a shop near ya! At BMW's on dealerships, called "Niederlassung", you will probably find someone speaking english.
There labour will be 150-180€/hour.
Private BMW dealers mebby 100€, depending where.

The 12GS being THE motorsickle in Germany, any semi-decent shop will know them inside-out.

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Old 12-15-2013, 05:21 AM   #3
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the independent shop I am using now charges 72 Ä (including VAT) per hour.

Official BMW dealers charge by "Arbeitswert" which means 5 minutes. 7.06 Ä plus 19 % VAT is what I paid for that in 2012.

I would doubt that a official BMW deal will mount the parts you bring along - go to a independent shop

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Old 12-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #4
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Labour in Germany starts at 2 beers for the neighbour.

What is a "big service"? I know what a big service means in St. Pauli...

Just send a mail to a shop near ya! At BMW's on dealerships, called "Niederlassung", you will probably find someone speaking english.
There labour will be 150-180Ä/hour.
Private BMW dealers mebby 100Ä, depending where.

The 12GS being THE motorsickle in Germany, any semi-decent shop will know them inside-out.

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thanks for giving a starting reference.
now onto how to find independent dealers.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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Labour in Germany starts at 2 beers for the neighbour.

What is a "big service"? I know what a big service means in St. Pauli...

Just send a mail to a shop near ya! At BMW's on dealerships, called "Niederlassung", you will probably find someone speaking english.
There labour will be 150-180€/hour.
Private BMW dealers mebby 100€, depending where.

The 12GS being THE motorsickle in Germany, any semi-decent shop will know them inside-out.

Chris
My dealer in France charges about 70 per hour. My Z4 costs me about 85 per hour. If you were paying 150 per hour, I hope you got the incriminating photos back. If something goes wrong, you're much more likely to get it sorted by a dealer vs an independent.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #6
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I would doubt that a official BMW deal will mount the parts you bring along - go to a independent shop

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oo that could be a problem.
need to figure out how to locate an indep dealer
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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so whereabout in Germany did you park your bike ???
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so whereabout in Germany did you park your bike ???
heidelberg
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Just let Stefan Knopf arrange the work needed or have his Friends do the work. I assume your bike might be stored with him. If not he has a first class operation. look him up. www.knopftours.com
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Just let Stefan Knopf arrange the work needed or have his Friends do the work. I assume your bike might be stored with him. If not he has a first class operation. look him up. www.knopftours.com
yep - i think thats what i will do
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:44 AM   #11
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+1 on going through Stefan. The work will be done properly and reasonably.
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