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    About how much in labor do people normally charge to do a total rebuild on carbs for 99 XL 1200? What would be an acceptable range to pay a knowledgeable mechanic who is doing the work on the side? I am asking because I don't think the person who did ours charged us enough and I don't want to take advantage of him.


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    How much did you have done? I get $100 labor to go through them and install rebuild kits, I charge extra for tamper cap removal and choke plate removal. I get parts at a good cost and pass that on as well.

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    It depends on who purchases the parts. The rebuild kits are 50$ a piece per carb.... then if he runs into any problems or your other gaskets (not included in kit are bad) then you might be looking at some more small change. I sure know that if you went to a marina just to rebuild them you could be looking at prices in excess of 500$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coveted View Post
    It depends on who purchases the parts. The rebuild kits are 50$ a piece per carb.... then if he runs into any problems or your other gaskets (not included in kit are bad) then you might be looking at some more small change. I sure know that if you went to a marina just to rebuild them you could be looking at prices in excess of 500$.
    Local dealer here quoted someone $1200 to rebuild a set, this included removal and installation of the carb rack on the ski.

    Average time to do a really thorough job is 4 hours which includes cleaning, choke and tamper cap removal.

    Parts using the online store here no discount applied. (AVG retail prices)

    Rebuild kit (3) $49.95 ea. $149.85
    N&S (3) 17.95 ea. $53.85
    Jets (6) $3.00 ea. $18.00
    Springs (3) $3.00 ea. $9.00
    Base gasket (3) $16.28 ea $48.84
    Manifold gasket (1) $19.93
    T-handles (1 set) $77.95
    Primer Kit (1) $39.95

    Total parts $417.47
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine_n_pc View Post
    About how much in labor do people normally charge to do a total rebuild on carbs for 99 XL 1200? What would be an acceptable range to pay a knowledgeable mechanic who is doing the work on the side? I am asking because I don't think the person who did ours charged us enough and I don't want to take advantage of him.

    contact Osidebill. he is top notch

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    Thanks for the info. Yes, he way undercharged us - I like a good deal, but not a steal.

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