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c.m.a.canada
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Postby c.m.a.canada » Mon May 16, 2011 3:53 pm



Any guess at what an overhaul on the brakes on a 1986 goldwing would cost
Thanks
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tallman21
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Re: Hi

Postby tallman21 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:08 pm

you doing them or a shop?

c.m.a.canada
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Re: Hi

Postby c.m.a.canada » Wed May 18, 2011 9:10 am

I am sorry to get back to you so late, I was talking about a shop doing them.
they seem to vary ( believe it or not one up here said they dont work on a bike
that old... another said 375.00 front and rear.??????? thanks for your answer if you can.

86GW1200
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Re: Hi

Postby 86GW1200 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:30 pm

What exactly are you having done? I got new pads and rebuild kits for all three calipers delivered for about 125 bucks. My rotors were fine. The rotors are the most expensive part of the braking system on the older wings like mine. My master cylinder was fine also. It is very easy to do yourself. Many good folks here to help you and it is mostly a regular hand tools type of job.

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Re: Hi

Postby thrasherg » Thu May 19, 2011 9:41 am

I have to agree with 86GW, the parts don't cost much it just takes time (Which is expensive in a shop!). Any reason why you don't do it yourself? $375 for a shop to do front and rear seems a bit steep, but there is a good 2 hours of labour if they remove the pistons, clean everything, etc and there will be $150 of parts (Pads, fluid, seal's, etc).. But I really doubt the shop is changing all that.. I would seriously consider doing it yourself, there really isn't anything complicated about the brakes, give yourself a full day to do it and you should be fine (Do get a workshop manual (Preferably a Honda manual) and it explains the whole process in easy steps).

Gary

c.m.a.canada
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Re: Hi

Postby c.m.a.canada » Thu May 19, 2011 2:17 pm

I am getting a little older and dont concentrate as good as I did
probably would screw it up ...But got another quote for the Job
was 150 for labour and 150 for parts.....That was for the 3 brake pads
and new fluid and bleeding (not to bad ,when one dealer said they dont work on older
bikes) ha ha.. but you know I might try myself ????
Thanks guys

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Re: Hi

Postby thrasherg » Thu May 19, 2011 2:44 pm

I suspect $150 labor is about 2 hours in a shop, so there estimate seems reasonable in terms of the time required.. You can save yourself $150 and learn more about your bike by doing it yourself, or just pay up and let someone else get their hands dirty. It depends on what is more important to you..

Gary

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Re: Hi

Postby c.m.a.canada » Fri May 20, 2011 7:49 am

thanks thrasherg will do




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