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i broke my case got a new one bare no bearings from yamaha my motor only has 7hrs on it can i use all the part and bearings out of it and how long should it take 2 do my shop told me 18hrs at 160$ a hr a lot of cash what do u guys think

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Is that Canadian dollars? Even so thats a whole lot of money per hour for shop time, on top of that 18 hours as a whole lot of shop time to do the task, I don't know what it has in the book for this, but that just absurd, in 18 hours you could tear the bike down to the individual piece and rebuild it. I would try a different shop thats not trying to rape you. That or what exactly did you break? It may be able to be welded for far less money and trouble.

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shops around here are expensive, but i pay around 100 per hour. some charge less.

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If you take the engine out, any good shop should be able to do that job for 7 hours at what ever the shop rate. add 2 hours to r&r the motor.

the real truth is that a good guy can do the job in 4 hours but things are slow in most shops so clawing as much cash out of the customers as they can is the rule

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There should be a flat rate estimating manual that is used to write up estimates. The times quoted in these are based on studies of how long it takes a number of technicians to perform the task in question using hand tools. Mitchell, a major player in the automotive world, then throws out the high and low times and averages the rest. Where a new model comes out, and there is no opportunity to do such a study, many publishers will use the factory's warranty labor time guide (arrived at the same as the retail ones are) and add 30% or so. Ask the shop to tell you on what they are basing their estimated labor times.

18 sounds a bit high. Maybe they think they're going to have to wash it.

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Holy snapping aresholes, 160 bucks an hour, where did you get the quote from? We only charge 115 at my work, and I have to work on giant stinky diesel trucks............. OH ya I have to ask, how in bloody heck did you do that?

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