$85/hr here too. :angry$85.00/hour :angry which is why I try to do most stuff myself, even though I rarely know what I'm doing. Spending 2 hours doing something that should take 1/2 hour is better than having to leave it at the shop for who knows how many days and pay through the nose on top that :cussing
<-- Looking for shipping quote on 91 ZX600 to Malaysia.Wait a minute... what's all this pay per hour stuff? Here in Malaysia, we pay for what's being repaired and some service charge and that's it. No pay per hour stuff... No wonder you all are famous for the DIY stuff....
I have heard a lot of stories about the "1st Service" charges being really high - like over $200.00. At least my dealer admitted about all they do is oil & filter and a quick look/see - not the mini PDI story some say they do. He only charged $130.00 for the initial service & I thought that was high.The 500 mile service was a 2 hour service.That was at $80 an hour then $35 in oil and filter,plus tax walked away paying $215 for that service.
Just for the first year to keep the warranty valid,after that my bud the bike mechanic gets it.Parts plus a 6 pack and the bill is paid in full.