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My motorcycle has been sitting for a while and I need to have it serviced but would like to know what to expect in costs before I drop it off at a shop.

What would I be looking at in terms of cost for the following labor if I provide all the consumables:

-Oil and filter change
-Replace chain (rust)
-Battery recharged
-Overall cleaning/maintenance from not being used

I also need to have them install a lowering link and my frame sliders for me.
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It would help if we knew where the bike resides. These are all things that you could do. A battery tender is about $25 (US) if you get the Battery Tender Jr. on sale (and it is almost always on sale somewhere).
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It would help if we knew where the bike resides. These are all things that you could do. A battery tender is about $25 (US) if you get the Battery Tender Jr. on sale (and it is almost always on sale somewhere).
It's been outside (Bay Area) with a cover but I made a lot of mistakes. I didn't drain the fuel and never started it up. It's a 2013 cbr250, I don't think it's reached 1k miles yet.

I'm also planning on paying for a tow service since I canceled my insurance a while ago. I'm just curious what the price range to get my bike back up and running would look like from a motorcycle shop.

I will look into the battery tender also, thank you
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You are going to need to call around to get prices. They will be all over.

First step would be to find a reputable shop in your area. I'd check Bay Area Riders Forum (BARF) for suggestions.

Some of the stuff you can easily do yourself if you want to save the money. Paying a shop almost $100 an hour to do the simple stuff is crazy.
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My motorcycle has been sitting for a while and I need to have it serviced but would like to know what to expect in costs before I drop it off at a shop.

What would I be looking at in terms of cost for the following labor if I provide all the consumables:

-Oil and filter change
-Replace chain (rust)
-Battery recharged
-Overall cleaning/maintenance from not being used

I also need to have them install a lowering link and my frame sliders for me.
You'd likely have to search quite a bit just to find an independent shop willing to do the work using parts that you provide... kind of like going to a restaurant and asking them to make you a hamburger using ground beef that you bring in.

And as others have said, you could save yourself a bunch of money by doing the work yourself... nothing on your list is that difficult to do if you have some mechanical ability and basic tools. Otherwise, expect to pay about $100 per hour for labor charges. As a wild guess, you could be looking at $400 to $500 in labor to do everything on your list.
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