^I guess so, but all the kawi parts in North America come from Japan too. I am in Canada, similar exchange rate to the Australian dollar, and man I cant see how it's costing that much. A new head is like 1300 Canadian, and you should be able to use several parts still from your old head damaged head. Even if they replaced every valve, spring, buckets, cams etc etc, it shouldnt be that high. I might consider looking at another shop. They can pull the head out with the motor in the bike.
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