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I live in central Ct. I just had my 1983 GL1100I worked on at Valley Motorsports in Ansonia, Ct. I had timing belts replaced, and rear tire, brake light switch and 2 running lights replaced. The total bill was $680. For the work plus parts I thought it was reasonable. Art and Rich are both nice guys.
 

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I think you got a smoking deal. The dealer ship here charges 75.00 an hour. So to figure it from the hours at a similar shop rate means you got a heck of a deal.
 

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Always good to hear someone being happy with local motorcycle repair shops.
 

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That seems to be a good price. The tyre alone would have been a large chunk of it.
 

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If you paid $680 for the labor only I think that is to much money. Rear tire change is about $80.00 or 1 hr labor, brake light switch and 2 light bulbs shouldn't be more than 2 hours TOPS. So that is about 3 hrs for tire and other work @$75.00 an hour equals $225, that means they charged you $455 to change the timing belts, WOW.
 

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That was total PARTS & LABOR. The belts were $58 each, the tire was $150, switch was $10, and the bulbs. They charged 4 1/2 hours labor.
 

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I still think you got a fair deal for having it done at a shop.
 

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I am just surprised you found a shop that works on a Motorcycle that old. Sounds like you found a keeper.
 

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also in ct is CBC in Colchester, CT. i heard good things about them.

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Bike is back at the same shop again. This is the second time since the initial service. Bike has been overheating since I had the belts put on. We will see if this continues to be a good deal or not.
 

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perhaps another shop that will stop working on old wings soon!
Wilf
 

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I know this guy has many customers that ride older wings. The owner of the parts shop rides a wing himself. He works on all kinds of bike and a lot of them are older.Had a 70's version Kawasaki 500 two stroke when I was there the other day.
 
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