I have the airbag recall completed on 2/15/17 at the my local Honda Dealer.
Personally stopped in to request the recall and Dealer needed VIN to order the parts. Asked at that time the labor cost of the Air Filter Replacement (Service Manager and actual Mechanic) and was told $0 No Cost. I had purchased the OEM Air Filter prior so I had it with me. 3 days later the recall parts arrived and Dealer called, Honda wanted the recalls done rather quickly with the old units sent back. Delivered the bike with the OEM air filter and confirmed with younger service underwriter that the air filter was N/C. Mechanic actually had another GL1800 disassembled they and they let me view it and he showed me the air cleaner location as he just placed this other bikes air bag assembly into place.
Two days later a call and at pickup the younger service writer hands me a bill for $64.00 and states there was other "stuff" in the way of the Air Filter and only charged me half per the Service Manager. I mentioned the twice confirmed ( N/C Air Filter Labor) both prior when parts were ordered and when I delivered the bike for the recall. Service Manager and Mechanic were not available to talk. Paid the bill and rode for an hour....all is well.
The same day I called the Honda Powersports Recall Line and opened a if you will complaint/query on the Air Filter/Air Bag Recall issue.
I then penned an actual letter (and Email) to Honda Powersports along with a copy of the bill and the details. I clipped copies from their service manual and used pics from other members showing the bike state when the Air Bag Unit Assembly had been removed.
I framed my question in the query of the time (Honda Sanctioned Work Unit Hours) necessarily needed at that point in the Air Bag Recall Procedure to replace the Air Filter. As actual shop hour $ rates vary, the time unit is the key component. The Honda KA8B Air Bag recall procedure was stated by my Dealer as 1.5 billable work hours.
Stated that IMHO Honda should step in and at least Validate a Labor time for the Air Filer Replacement job when performed within the context of the Air Bag Recall procedure.
That's my story, I will post and update the thread with their (if any) response.
Thoughts and comments welcome.