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How much should a valve adjustment cost?

I stopped by a local shop today and was 'estimated' $300 to adjust valves on my '06 C50T. Is that what others pay or am I special because I am on Cape Cod? I tell you that seems like a lot of incentive to learn how to do it myself. While I'm comparing prices what is normal labor fee for a tire to be replaced on that bike? (or a pair of tires).

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I paid $200 at the big Suzuki dealer where I live last year.
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...only about 2 hours of your time if you do it yourself. If I can do it, anyone with normal tools can do it. If you're going to pay someone to do it, find out how long they expect it to take. My mechanic charges me $89 p/hr. i try to do most everything myself, but it's nice to have a good mechanic for the hard stuff. $300 seems high to me, but then again, I've never priced having this done.

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It's a 1.5 - 2 hours by the book. Some dealers add an oil change and new plugs to the package. I did the oil and replaced the plugs myself and just had the dealer do the labor.

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you can buy the tool for around $30, or take your time and use a homemade tool, take your time and get to know your bike. Then with the money you saved you buy add-ons/mods for that sweet ride!!!! Nothing like spending some time getting to know your machine.... Enjoy!
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$300 with oil change, plugs, and general inspection of the bike

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$0, of course I pre-paid for the 3 year maintenance plan, so that's not exactly a fair barrometer.
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I paid $255 for the valve check, oil change, spark plug change and air filter change as well. It is a 2 hour job by the book, so they charge labor accordingly.

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I did and redid mine and with all the emotional trauma, I think they SHOULD cost at least a thousand
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Last summer, $143.50 for valve adjustment only.

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