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does anyone know approx what a shop would charge to replace a piston, adj valves, service rear susp linkage and steering bearings? Labor only 07 kxf 250

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Different shops have different labor rates....If you are plannning on taking your bike to a cycle shop.....Talk to people you know and where they took there stuff....Good work always beats a cheaper price.....

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i'm going with 3 hours @ $60-70/hr. This does not include the price of the parts.

at least, I imagine it would take me about 3 hours and I am not a mechanic by trade.

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I'm not sure if bike dealerships are run the same as a car shop but the problem is this. There is a little fancy book that declares how much time will be charged for for each service. They are typically over estimates. So if the book says 4 hours to change the piston and what not, the dealer will charge 4 hours even if it only takes the tech 2. Thats how most car dealerships service departments operate anyways. I would atleast do the linkage yourself as its pretty easy. The top end on a four stroke can easily be conquered with a manual, but you deffintely need a torque wrench.

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my local shop charges 2 hours to shim valves and do a piston/rings @60 an hour, plus tax and the cost of shims, that is if I take them the engine by itself

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Labor prices will make a big difference seeming as my local bike shop charges $90 per hour which is terrible if you ask me.

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Were in Washington are you. I know two guys who do it much cheaper. One is a MMI graduate and a race team mechanic and one just does great work all the time but he has a broken leg at the moment. Let me know i give you there numbers. Not a fan of the big shops working on my stuff.....

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my local shop does it for 400 and the other one does it for 250 for just as good of work. find a cheap place even if you have to drive a little

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