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Yeah as above, bit of T-CUT and a soft cloth should come off easy.

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As regards the servicing to maintain your warranty. Car are covered under block exemption rules brought in by the EU. Means the car can be serviced by a vat registered workshop to manufactures schedule. Motorcycle were not included in the block exemption rules for reasons better know to the EU. I know this from bitter experience trying to make a warranty claim for my granddaughters scooter that had its first service carried out by the dealer and the next two by the workshop I've used for years. Took 4 months of phone calls and emails until the dealer agreed to do the work as a "gesture of goodwill". Cheers
 

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It's all a calculated risk and you see it across multiple car/motorcycle/electrical gadget forums. The stealers charge a premium for servicing, knowing that lots of folk are worried that they will lose the warranty or second hand value.

I service my bikes myself - even from new and just serviced my car @1 year old.

Vehicle reliability (and in most cases most machines and electrical stuff) follows a bathtub curve. There is a probability of failure in the early life/stages of use as manufacturing defects that interfer with short term performance and reliability come to light (say it throws a rod due to the friday effect); a middle phase where failures are few and the longer part of the lifecycle when wear-and-tear and 106+ failure modes dominate (e.g. piston rings worn out or ecu burnout):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve

I take the view that if the vehicle gets through 1 year of use without the initial failure modes afflicting it, then it is likely it will go to the far end of the bathtub and have a good service inbetween. I'd also rather buy a used vehicle that was well serviced by a competent owner than bodged by the idiots at the local franchised house-of-horrors. British customers have had a massive hoax played on them by main-dealers and manufacturers that simply hasn't happened elsewhere in Europe.

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16 hours ago, Airhead said:

Cant you T-Cut this boot mark out Harry? sounds to me like you could

Ive tried all types of t-cut, the special white t-cut and normal. 

I've got most off just a tiny bit left! I think I'm also being over fussy! 

14 hours ago, pilninggas said:

It's all a calculated risk and you see it across multiple car/motorcycle/electrical gadget forums. The stealers charge a premium for servicing, knowing that lots of folk are worried that they will lose the warranty or second hand value.

I service my bikes myself - even from new and just serviced my car @1 year old.

Vehicle reliability (and in most cases most machines and electrical stuff) follows a bathtub curve. There is a probability of failure in the early life/stages of use as manufacturing defects that interfer with short term performance and reliability come to light (say it throws a rod due to the friday effect); a middle phase where failures are few and the longer part of the lifecycle when wear-and-tear and 106+ failure modes dominate (e.g. piston rings worn out or ecu burnout):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve

I take the view that if the vehicle gets through 1 year of use without the initial failure modes afflicting it, then it is likely it will go to the far end of the bathtub and have a good service inbetween. I'd also rather buy a used vehicle that was well serviced by a competent owner than bodged by the idiots at the local franchised house-of-horrors. British customers have had a massive hoax played on them by main-dealers and manufacturers that simply hasn't happened elsewhere in Europe.

I completely agree, it's like all mechanics have to have 'snap on' or, strap on as I like to call it. I paid £120 for a 3/8 ratchet and went to halfords and got a 200pc set for £125 with most bits! 

I've made up my mind and I'm going to service it! Why pay through the nose when I can do it myself easily! 

Thanks for all the help! 

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