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Old 05-01-2013, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by gruvnfunk View Post
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I took it in to the shop to have a bent shaft fixed and have the steering cables replaced (do to water in the lines). The place I normally take it to quoted me $1200 for parts and labor for the steering cables and $1200 for straightening the shaft. They said they thinking would take upwards of 9 hours of labor for the steering cables alone. They told me that because of how inaccessible the cables are below the deck the labor would add up. Is this true?

$2,400 seems excessive to me. I am taking it to a couple other shops to get hard estimates. The MC dealer in town told me they thought that price of $2400 sounded excessive and another shop told me they thought worst case scenario the steering cable labor would take 4 hours. He said $1,200 is what he would charge for a new shaft. Straightening a shaft might run $100-400.

I would appreciate anyone else's input as to what (ball park) these repairs might run. One of the shops I spoke to gave me a rough estate of $600 for both jobs. The mechanic there use to run a MC authorized service department so I want to trust him.

I am looking more for validation from you all than anything else that the first place was SERIOUSLY trying to rip me off.
Talk to your insurance agent about the bent prop shaft- they usually cover that. $1200 seems really high, but I would have to check the cost of the parts.

The former MC mechanic- is his name Bill or Billy?
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