Wow, sounds like my dealer. I am about $1000 in to a warrantied bike which is the only reason Yamaha has it but I believe it is the output shaft bearing. I also know I could have bought aftermarket bearings and installed myself for far less and far faster than Yamaha has charged me.I bought a Yamaha Bolt in 2013 and I had only good things to say about Yamaha service, but since I bought my Road Liner the dealer service on this bike has been unbelievably bad. I was charged over $800.00 to replace the fuel pump. I rode the bike home and the next morning it wouldn’t start.
I took it back and they charged me another $100.00 to diagnose the problem
“Unit inspected; Found rust in the tank.With that the rust is in all the fuel lines and injectors as well. The injectors were plugged with rust.
Needs- injectors,fuel lines and a new fuel tank.” $2,030.92
That’s just part of the bullshit they were shoveling.
I took it to another mechanic, showed him the invoice from Yamaha, after reading it he said “looks like they’re trying to hose you”. After their diagnosis (checking my tank for rust ,my fuel lines and injectors) They came to the conclusion that I needed a new fuel pump.
With parts and labor, including the diagnostic ($85.00) my bike now runs great, they charged me $622.83, Fuel Pump $440.00, Spark plugs $11.96, Labor $85.00, and the Diagnostic.
Yamaha service was done (or not done) at Babbits in Muskegon MI.