I pretty much agree, I did mine on the 1800 a while back and they didn't last, whether it was my lack of tools to insert the seals and I may have damaged them, or the fact that I used cheaper seals than Honda ones, but anyway, the net result was that I took the forks back off and paid a good local workshop to do them again for me. I paid £95 which is not far off the $150. I still felt that was fair since it was only 1 hour's labour charge, plus the fork seals and fluids. They are done right now and I should get many more miles riding out of them.$150 sounds reasonable. It's 2-3 hours of a mechanics time.
Sounds to me like you are suggesting he will do the job from start to finish, including the removal and refitting of the forks, in which case it does sound very reasonable to me, given the time it will take him.I got a $147 quote from an independent mechanic. I'm going take it next week. Did your bike ride like new afterwards? Thanks for the response?