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We have a 88 gl 1500. Taking it to the shop tomorrow to have the forks redone and new bearings, new springs. The guy is doing it for $550. That includesparts and labor.The question is, is that a good price or did he see a sucker coming.
 

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Well your parts areabout $150. And being generous it shouldn't take more than four hours to do it...

$100 an hour...

I'm in the wrong business.
 

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yeah about 65.00hr is more than enough.
 

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around here $95 per hour is the norm..
 

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That is about what I paid for the same job I think. Been a couple of years ago and one helluva head thumping. The rememberer don't work as well as it used to.
 

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picasso wrote:
yeah about 65.00hr is more than enough.
thats what our honda dealer charges too
 

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I have a 88 Goldwing too and just pulled the forks myself. I have a progressive spring set up in place but other than how it relates to spring tension the rest of the job is the same. You ought to think about switching them out as they do a great job of keeping the bike level when breaking and cornering is also improved. I ordered the replacement parts "other than spring" and I have to ask unless he measures the OEM spring sag how does he know it needs to be replaced? from hondadirectlineusa.com delivered for



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Some 15 wt fork oil and some patience could go along way to saving you some money on a bike our age. I am surprised your Honda dealer would even agree to do the job as my local one says anything over 10 years they wont do. No problem I do it myself now and save a load of money to buy more safety bling. If your not a member of GWRRA you might think about joining as I am sure you could get some local expert help free from your club membership. Okay I rambled a bit other than the price they are charging you for parts labor is pretty consistant at $65.00 around here. You know you ought to think about changing out the timing belts two each while the forks are off. If they have not been changed out already they should be due based on age by now. I have 98000 miles on mine. Good Luck.



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