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How much were you charged to replace the CVT belt at a Suzuki dealership? Part and labor combined.


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Local dealer wanted $450 to change the CVT belt for my 07 K7. :shock: I assume that is too high, but by how much? For those that have had it done completely at the dealer how much were you charged? I don't have a lot of free time and was thinking about having the dealer do it, but not anymore. Put your answer in the poll. You may vote on more than one since you may have had it done more than once.
 

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WOW!!!! that is an insane price quote to replace the belt!! the part it less the $100 bucks and its a 30-60 min job MAX! anybody who has ever done a simple oil change could change the belt on a scooter like the burgman! No one should ever pay to have that done, your just throwing money away.. I realize some people don't have much time but if you have time to ride it you can find the time to maintain it, especially if it means saving $400-$500 bucks Im sure most people could find 30-60 min out of there weekend to replace the belt..
 

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it took me 45 minutes to swap the rollers for Dr pulley sliders, and I was slowed down cause that clutch support bearing was being finicky. to pay someone an exorbitant fee would hurt my pride and my pocketbook. If I had to pay to have it done, anything more than an hours labor would be gouging the customer.
 

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I just replaced my belt, changed the rearend oil, greased bearings, checked and cleaned my rollers. In less than an hour.
 

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Yea as mentioned I am going to do it after a quote like that. :thumbup: There is a bit more to the story, but I think I might save that for another thread since it is unrelated for the most part and worth its own thread without hijacking this one. :wink:
 

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Hhhmm,, you think that's expensive Just think how much it cost for them to check the Valves, I stay away from the dealer. just to look at it cost lots of money,

I Can change that Belt in 5 Minutes Tops, it's not a hard Job to do.

my dealer charges $580 just to flush & refill all fluids. :lol:

Elliott,
 

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if you guys think the stealership's are bad when it comes to suzuki, You gotta take a look at some boating forums and see what boat dealerships charge for simple repairs!! hahaha its astronomical! I made the mistake of removing the driveshaft from my sterndrive boat and brought it to them to replace the simple u joint (which is just like a cars u joint) and its a 15 min job if you have the simple clamp tool to press them out (which i didnt at the time) and they charged me $800 bucks labor! and during that same visit they marked up the cost on the bunch of other parts i ordered over $400 more then what i could have bought them for online.. haha! that was the first and last time ill ever be going to a dealership for anything! I always figured that the boat dealerships just assume that everyone with a boat is so rich they couldn't care less what it cost and that is the case with many boat owners but not me!
 

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Just checked on Cheapcycle parts, the belt is $164 (no option for the NON-GOLD COATED ONE :D )

Yup, Belt R&R, cleaning sliders, etc. is about an hour. That's $100 in Suzuki's local labor conversion.

You do the math.
 

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By the way, "boat" means Break Out Another Thousand. (Yes I stole that from somewhere else)
 

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haha! thats what they say about boats! but like i said the only reason for this is because alot of people who have boats are loaded and dont care what anything costs... so the dealers charge whatever they want! but in general, boats are great fun and if you know how to work on a basic v8 engine then just buy a stern drive boat with a good reliable v8 and they are a piece of cake to work on and don't require any dealer to work on them.. very easy to fix yourself..
 

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Hey trsman, I am an hour from Pensacola FL, if you need help, it's a nice ride for me :)
Oh, cheap cycle parts belt is $164, but you have to use the dealer translator and come up with about, oh I dunno, maybe $250 for the part :D :D :D
 

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I find that if you have a print out of some part you want to buy from an on-line source the parts department at the dealer's will match it. Give it a try, what can you lose?

Bill
 

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Hey trsman, I am an hour from Pensacola FL, if you need help, it's a nice ride for me :)
Oh, cheap cycle parts belt is $164, but you have to use the dealer translator and come up with about, oh I dunno, maybe $250 for the part :D :D :D
Hey Mike thanks for the offer, I may just take you up on that. I am considering changing the clutch at the same time. I began tearing it down last night but with limited time I just got the Tupperware and CVT cover removed. Where are you from? I work in Orange Beach.
 

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[Removal of Tupperware not necessary, use a 1/4 inch drive ratchet and 5/16 or 8 mm deep socket to remove 8mm cover bolts.
Plastic outer cover can be removed without removing TW.] < You already did that part :)

I am on Eastern shore of Mobile Bay :)

Do you have:
torque wrench, and 15/16 or 24mm socket
Holding tool (I made one)
Two bolts (I think 8 mm diameter) to thread into case to push it off the clutch bearing.
 

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mike1nw said:
[Removal of Tupperware not necessary, use a 1/4 inch drive ratchet and 5/16 or 8 mm deep socket to remove 8mm cover bolts.
Plastic outer cover can be removed without removing TW.] < You already did that part :)

I am on Eastern shore of Mobile Bay :)

Do you have:
torque wrench, and 15/16 or 24mm socket
Holding tool (I made one)
Two bolts (I think 8 mm diameter) to thread into case to push it off the clutch bearing.
I have a torque wrench and the sockets. I have the bolts to push off the case cover. I have the special homemade y shaped tool plus electric impact wrench which I am hopeful will do the trick for both. I am not sure if I have the socket if I decide to remove and replace the clutch which I think is 2 1/8 inch?
 

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it is 15/16 or 24 mm for the clutch and variator nuts. I don't know what the actual clutch nut is, never messed with it :(
 

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I was looking at a post about the HIT clutch- someone mentioned a 55mm socket, so that must be for the clutch itself.

55 mm > 2.1654 inches. Probably 2-1/4 would work here? I never messed with this thing :|
 

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I used a 54mm to remove the clutch from the rear pulley assembly. If you are replacing the clutch just be careful not to X-thread the 54mm nut, the threads are extremely fine.
 

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just an extra note here...if you are using an impact whether it be air or electric, you really wont need the variator holding tool. I use an air impact and I just zip them on and off.
 
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