No offense! Just don't do the dealer thing, he's trying to DO YU.
My guy is an independant and very good at it. He's quick enough for what he charges and jobs are well done, no hourly rate. More to the point, how much does a mechanic make in a year. I bet it's not that hourly rate for how much they work. Do they make $12000 a month at least then? I have no idea. Just curious. My vote is for the independent mech here, no dealer choke, at least the dealer here seems to think all customers are stupid, which is true for those who go to this particular one until they figure it out. Two weeks anything at least, not to mention the money. Mine was there for two months to check on some power loss. Turns out it was done three weeks after they figured an in tank pump replacement was needed. I told them so the first day I brought it in. Then they wanted $184 for some download when the RT was in order with them already. No pay, no sir. Lost two month warranty.
Ah! Also when I give an appointment to a person I do show up and provide the service unless I have an emergency, or unless sexual in nature :goof: :yak: . What could possibly be an emergency for an H-D dealer except being late all the time or better still why give appointments if it will always take two weeks or more to do it? $75/h for what :moon: ? 20h @ $75/h they're trying to steal from you and you better believe it. Resistance is not futile.
How bout aprox $1200 for PM brakes FR w 6piston fronts (two of course) exchanged and installed, JM exhaust install, bike dynoed three times, Rizoma belt guard installed, 28t + new belt HD kit install, Metz 200 bought + install from them, and help with the RT "install" and download. That's less than I expected for the new brakes without install alone. Be pushy and negotiate a fair price, keep as much of your money as you can. Some are not called stealers for nothing. Cheap? Yes, but with $1500 to spare :laugh: . Hope we get a smilie with a harder laugh than that cause I really enjoyed that one.
If they try to charge like that per hour I just wouldn't go there :hitfan: :2cents: