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Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Spudda » 21 Mar 2017, 22:51

Hi all .... I'm glad to say I'm still alive (whew)
Still dodging bullets tho :?

Still got charging issues with the bike
Massive thanks to Kiwikrasher for posting me a mosfet r/r

I always thought that when you have charging issues, you need to change both the stator and the r/r
However, I've found a local triumph specialist and a cracking guy who once worked for Statstone.
Facebook page ... Triumphtech
Went to see him and he said you simply check the phases on the stator and that way you can identify the issue without changing both ... Bonus (y)

Bike isn't insured or taxed at the mo so with Lee living close, he picked it up, diagnosed it and dropped it back all for £30

Turns out it is the stator so although the mosfet isn't required, I've ordered a stator and going to get him to change both.

He reckons 2 hours work at £30 per hour, yes I know I can do it myself and I have in the past but I simply haven't got time ..... Is the hourly rate about right ?
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Kwacky » 21 Mar 2017, 23:15

That's spot on mate. Garage/Dealer rates are about £45 to £50 from memory.
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby kiwikrasher » 21 Mar 2017, 23:35

Even though the R/R isn't stuffed, it's the original shunt type which is considered to be the leading cause of the stator failures, so putting the mosfet one in should help prevent further problems.
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Blade » 22 Mar 2017, 00:06

Cheap as chips. Snap his hand off (lol)
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Monty » 22 Mar 2017, 08:53

^ what he says. Plus if he picks it up that's a major bonus.
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby kiwikrasher » 22 Mar 2017, 11:05

2 hrs is pretty good time frame to as he'll have to modify the mounting for the mosfet, not that its a huge task. Use to take me about 30 mins just to get that bloody stator cover back back on with that stupid little gear falling out and being lazy I never removed the cooling hose so it was always a struggle.
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Rossgo » 22 Mar 2017, 11:15

30quid per hour is great!! Usually 50quid around this area!!
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Deegee » 22 Mar 2017, 12:15

Bite his arm off, that's a steal. I looked at going self employed about 4yrs back, I'd have had to charge £35 an hour to get a living out of it by the time I'd loaded all the costs in.
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Spudda » 23 Mar 2017, 00:40

Thanks all ... I'll get him to do both (y)
Really nice guy and highly recommended
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Spudda » 06 Apr 2017, 19:08

All done (y)
He fitted the new stator and the mosfet rr and charged me £60 for the privilege

He has. Facebook page and will post a few pictures up and a link once he's updated it

Right now to insure, tax and mot it
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby D6 » 06 Apr 2017, 20:30

Nice 1

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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby kiwikrasher » 06 Apr 2017, 22:29

Spudda wrote:All done (y)
He fitted the new stator and the mosfet rr and charged me £60 for the privilege

He has. Facebook page and will post a few pictures up and a link once he's updated it

Right now to insure, tax and mot it


That's a bargain and it's saved you faffing about with it yourself.
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Re: Mechanic Hourly Rates

Postby Rossgo » 07 Apr 2017, 05:52

Superb that's a win in my books!

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