Ha Scotsy, You need to be up early to fool a paddy!
With ref to the VFR800 VTEC, £450 ish for a 16 k service? looking at the schedule, its quite like the CT - oil and filter and a valve check at 16 k.
My service took 1.5 hours at £36.85stg + vat an hour labour, total was £135 if you leave out the air filter as it was not due. That leaves £315 for the valve check.... or say £60 for parts like rocker cover gaskets and replacement shims and around 6 hours at 36.85+ vat an hour, :435:are you sure they were no other consumables as this sounds very excessive!
I know the VTEC's were slated for complicated service time on the valves( its a complex procedure but its much simlper on a CT and can't really be compaired ) but that's daylight robbery. I would be considering another dealer. They DO vary in price
Barbancourt - I like the sound of your dealer, stick with him