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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 09:36 PM
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Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Year: 94
Model: 1500 SE
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Have you ever done the brakes yourself to know what it takes to properly, or half-azzedly clean and lube both front brakes? And who knows what's in the rear of that trike!
They did flush the brake fluid, and installed new pads, hopefully the tech cared enough to lube things.
No new noises? = Awesome!
I would guess a quote of 1 hour for both the fronts and 1 hour for Both rears, includes bleed/flush fluid...
$200 would be right
Many places use a Flat Rate billing, say 2 hours for a certain job- if the tech can get it done in half that time- they still get paid for the 2 hours! and you get charged for the full time...no discount for the techs abilities!

The dealer wont work even on 1500s here, and closest shop with decent person is $90 per hour, 100 mile trip and booked for weeks!

Learn to do things yourself, or if injured- make a new friend on this forum in your area
Can be worth some travel to do a major service/numerous mods on the bike- like our esteemed moderator recently did.
A Winger came to my house and did the heavy labor part of forks and steering bearing overhauls!
Cant beat that!!

Car brakes for 60 bucks, I doubt it- maybe their `get it in the shop quote` but no one leaves for that!
I say that as a former service writer and auto mechanic = In for 60 out for 200,,in for 200 out for 800!
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