Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Southwest Washington state
My daughter checked with a-non dealer mechanic in San Francisco and he said $300 for basic check and more if adjustment is needed. Sure, that's San Francisco, but it's also not what a dealer would charge.
On the R model, this is a very fiddley job. Besides the gas thank and fairings to remove, there are two layers of covers over the valve cover, one of which contains the pair valve, ignition coils, ECU, blinker control and the main wiring harness. The throttle cables have to be disconnected at the throttle bodies. This is all done in very tight quarters and none of it is easy or straight forward. The shop manual is almost a must-have.