Sounds like shopping around paid off for you. I finally changed mine a month ago. It was severely overdue. I’m retired now so I had plenty of time to do it myself. Took me roughly 3 hours. 👍
Good luck with that.……I would be concerned he doesn’t know what he’s doing or is in for…..I have a 2016 Goldwing. …….My local sole proprietor run shop, that works on all types of bikes, quotes me $150 for 1.5 hours and $38 for OEM Honda filter. IT PAYS TO SHOP AROUND!
I had a quote of $450 to bleed the brakes from a dealer. Got it done for $160 at a private bike shop. Sure does pay to shop around. Same shop I paid around $150 for my air filter to. I waited for it. Little more than a hour to do. OEM Honda filter to.I have a 2016 Goldwing. The local Honda dealership, Garvis Honda, quoted me 3 hours labor with filter, $400! The dealership that I actually purchased it from, (owned by the same company) VanWall Powersports quoted me 2 hours labor plus filter, $300!
My local sole proprietor run shop, that works on all types of bikes, quotes me $150 for 1.5 hours and $38 for OEM Honda filter. IT PAYS TO SHOP AROUND!
I could change the fiter in my 2004 in less than 2 hours. My 2012 takes at least a 1/2 hour longer. More things to remove.At dealer shop rates, I find it hard to believe they could change a filter with a new filter at that price. The job is not terribly hard but quite time consuming.
I learned the hard way. Had the recall done on mine and found two tabs on the front rear fender broken. The dealer had an inexperienced new guy reassemble the fender. The service manager wasn't happy about replacing the fender.Plus, do they get the screws back in the proper places? Some have different threads and different length barrels. Hand tighten or use air tools. Lot's of plastic tabs to break and a lot of connectors need to be seated properly and wiring that needs routed the correct way.