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    Ain't nothing like a good PEEP Show!!!!! wertz6's Avatar
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    Need a Shop Mechanics Estimate on Work.

    Yamaha GP1300R 2005.
    I need a labor estimate for taking out old reed cages and putting new ones in. This place I took it to is charging me around 8hrs. (1.83hrs for diag. 6.33hrs for labor and I have $61.00 in parts = about $650.00). I know this is really wrong but need a crutch to stand on when I argue it. Please let me know what it would really be. I already have an idea. Thanks for the help. I'm going to rip someone a new one when I pick this thing up tomorrow night. By the way, did I mention that everyone at this place is rude and it's been there for like 4+ weeks. I'm PISSED.....

    Thanks for the help guys.


    ---Jeff


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    get a hold of crashhard he is in the doylestown area. Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by wertz6 View Post
    Yamaha GP1300R 2005.
    I need a labor estimate for taking out old reed cages and putting new ones in. This place I took it to is charging me around 8hrs. (1.83hrs for diag. 6.33hrs for labor and I have $61.00 in parts = about $650.00). I know this is really wrong but need a crutch to stand on when I argue it. Please let me know what it would really be. I already have an idea. Thanks for the help. I'm going to rip someone a new one when I pick this thing up tomorrow night. By the way, did I mention that everyone at this place is rude and it's been there for like 4+ weeks. I'm PISSED.....

    Thanks for the help guys.


    ---Jeff
    Oh shucks i charge an average of $350 to R&R a complete motor I think I'm to low need to raise my prices.
    For that job changing reeds i would charge 3 hours labor at $72 an hour.

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    That mechanic must have took 20 mins on each screw Hope you didn;t pay him yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIM'S PERFORMANCE View Post
    For that job changing reeds i would charge 3 hours labor
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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    1.83 hours for a diagnosis should have been the first clue you were about to get "scoped"

    obviously not a competent shop for repairs..overcharging yes..

    pay by credit card if possible, get two estimates from dealerships then file a dispute and settle for the higher of the two estimates from a real yammy shop.

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    The scarry part is the Vf3's in his signature are now on his mechanics ski and he's probably got some nice new stockers in his...

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    if you are near philly, PM SUCKMYWAKE. good friend of mine. he's a master transmission tech, but works on ski's on the side, and knows his way around a gpr.

    3 hours sound fair. it is a pain in the ass job.

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