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Old 04-25-2008, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just looking to see if anyone would know the labor time to replace a drive belt on a TC88 2001 RK. Just had mine done last week and in talking with some folks it seems that the 5 1/2 hour labor charge was a bit excessive. Just looking for input before I go and hash this out with the dealer. There was nothing else done to the bike....hell the bastages didn't even wash it for me.....but I did get a rain check...Yee-Freakin'-Haw
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was charged 4.5 hours to change the drive belt on my '04 Ultra.
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Al...big Al...Not way out of line, but not a bargain either...As long as they did a good job.....

Were there any seal changes or just swapped belt?
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Al...big Al...Not way out of line, but not a bargain either...As long as they did a good job.....

Were there any seal changes or just swapped belt?
Just a belt swap.............
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just Curious Big Al because I have a 2000 Dyna on original belt - did you get it replaced for age or miles or just 'cause? Thanks!
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Heck Al if you had brought it and a 6 pack to me I would have done it for you for free.............


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Old 04-25-2008, 10:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Heck Al if you had brought it and a 6 pack to me I would have done it for you for free.............


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KT...now you tell me!!! man that would have been a ncie ride too!!
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Just Curious Big Al because I have a 2000 Dyna on original belt - did you get it replaced for age or miles or just 'cause? Thanks!
It broke coming back from a rally......at 10:30 on a Saturday night too!!
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..... 5 1/2 hour labor charge was a bit excessive. .....
Seems a little excessive but replacing a belt is quite involved. We charge 4 hours because there's a lot of stuff to remove (starter, footboards, primaries, primary drive train, swing arm) to get to the dang thing. Think most of the bikes that we've ran thru the shop lately have run about $450.00-$550.00 for the whole job w/belt, seals, gaskets, fluids, and such. But we're an Indy shop and don't have to overhead the BIG dealerships. Also, we've started, with the last few replacements, using the heavy duty 'sidecar' drive belt on all our jobs. A little more $$$ but a whole lot better belts in the long run.

We also replace the transmission output shaft seal while we've got it open. $2.00 part why not.

Is that about the same ballpark? Give or take $100.00.

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Seems a little excessive but replacing a belt is quite involved. We charge 4 hours because there's a lot of stuff to remove (starter, footboards, primaries, primary drive train, swing arm) to get to the dang thing. Think most of the bikes that we've ran thru the shop lately have run about $450.00-$550.00 for the whole job w/belt, seals, gaskets, fluids, and such. But we're an Indy shop and don't have to overhead the BIG dealerships. Also, we've started, with the last few replacements, using the heavy duty 'sidecar' drive belt on all our jobs. A little more $$$ but a whole lot better belts in the long run.

We also replace the transmission output shaft seal while we've got it open. $2.00 part why not.

Is that about the same ballpark? Give or take $100.00.

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722.00 to be exact.................
Ah-h-h-h-h, little steep. Alamo do this??

Don't know what their hourly rate is but on our ride this past year to Key West I saw H-D shops charging anywhere from $100.00 to $125.00 an hour. One of "Screw-ya-meyer's" shops was getting $160.00.

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ah-h-h-h-h, little steep. Alamo do this??

Don't know what their hourly rate is but on our ride this past year to Key West I saw H-D shops charging anywhere from $100.00 to $125.00 an hour. One of "Screw-ya-meyer's" shops was getting $160.00.

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Uh no...not them...... the competition...75.00 ph....but hey I did get the roll bag thrown in too!
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Uh no...not them...... the competition...75.00 ph....but hey I did get the roll bag thrown in too!

Ouch man did you get spanked,,,,,,,

but hey that roll bag was worth it....:woo hoo:

I think it took me about 3 hours to replace the one on my RG... but then I was checking to see if a pulley change would work so I may be off on my time but not by much..

I sure hope they replace the seals and put the heavier belt on for you...
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