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Need sanity check on labor estimate

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Yesterday I received an estimate from the local dealer to install Chubby 508 bars on my 02 Road King. Also, the estimate included all labor to install braided lines, new chrome switch gear and running the wires inside the bars. The estimate was for labor only since I purchased the parts from an internet dealer for 20% off, plus no sales tax (I originally planned to try it myself, then chickened out). I explained this to the service writer and they had no problem (actually kind of surprised me).

There seem to be several Harley mechanics on this site, and I'm curious as to what you might quote as a labor estimate (a $ range would be fine if easier). Alternatively, number of hours??

Today I called a local non-dealer shop which specializes in Harleys (out of the yellow pages). Their quote was about 1/3 of the dealer.

The dealer seems to do good work and I expected them to be higher, but 3 times? On the other hand, i have learned the hard way that poor service is often worth less than zero. I have the impress from previous comments herein that this is a relativlely straight forward job (to a qualified mechanic).

I've left the actual $ amounts off so as not to bias anyone.

Appreciate any input, greg
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Well I too am having some work done on my 03 Vrod before I pick it up, I choose to have them do it more out of a lack of time, patience and skill for not scratching things then capabilities. Im getting new chrome mirros, Chome switches, Clutch and master cylinder kit, braided collant hose, chrome upper and lower belt guards, the sport windshield, SE air filter, SE2 Double Barrel Pipes, and the ecm. Total install charge from the dealer is 425.00

Besides only thing I want to do when I pick it up is RIDE RIDE RIDE (although I am installing the Neopods myself because Its kind of a trail and error thing as far as where they will look best.


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