Repair shop recommendation - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
General Cruiser Discussion This is a forum for all you Cruiser owners in the chicagoland area. We dont discriminate here at CLSB.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago Illinois
Posts: 3,454
Location: Chicago Illinois
Sportbike: Triumph Bonneville...the original sportbike!
Years Riding: Since about 11 years after my adult teeth came in
How you found us: I tripped over ya on my way to the can!
           
Repair shop recommendation

Can anyone recommend a Harley centered aftemarket shop to work on my '91 FXR? OEM H-D dealers won't work on bikes as old as mine and the shop I've dealt with in the past seems to have shut down...last time I was there he told me he was thinking of retiring and moving to Arizona...I'm looking for a place that others have dealt with and have experience with and feel comfortable recommending. I know of several good shops that work on foreign bikes but, I need a new H-D shop!
Thanks.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

If you want to anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal all one must do is tell the truth!
OldTimeBiker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 04:23 PM
Registered User
 
Pilotx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Posts: 15,833
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
           
Send a message via AIM to Pilotx1 Send a message via Yahoo to Pilotx1
why wont they work on bikes that old, its not like theyve changed anything lol

-Jason
CCS AM #31
Pilotx1 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 08:36 PM
PIKUACH NEFESH
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: G-VIEW
Posts: 6,900
Location: G-VIEW
Sportbike: Italian,British,Japanese,Czech
Years Riding: LONG TIME
How you found us: CRR
           
What do you need repaired ?

MOTO AND MOTOR
1906 TECHNY RD.
NORTHBROOK IL 60062

SALES*SERVICE*PARTS
847-790-4848
STANIMAL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 09:17 PM
DONATING MEMBER
 
Chicago Performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Posts: 25,074
Location: Northlake, IL 60164
Sportbike: Trackdayz "I" bike!
Years Riding: since last year
How you found us: In a fortune cookie
           
Sell that pile and buy a turbo Busa. I'll work on it.

------->> Best motorcycle shop ever!

http://www.chicagoperformance.com/
Chicago Performance is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago Illinois
Posts: 3,454
Location: Chicago Illinois
Sportbike: Triumph Bonneville...the original sportbike!
Years Riding: Since about 11 years after my adult teeth came in
How you found us: I tripped over ya on my way to the can!
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by STANIMAL View Post
What do you need repaired ?
I need tires. The skins on it still have meat but, they've been on there for several years. I plan to use the bike more this season and do some long distance riding with it and fresh rubber is just a good idea...I also want to have the brakes upgraded with new stainless hoses, new fluid and other work as needed. I also think it might be advisable to replace the drive belt, the one on the bike is the original and it can't hurt to consult a pro about it. Also...just having the bike gone over by a pro is a good idea. Valves, carb adjustment etc. I'm a fair amateur mechanic but, I lack the equipment of a full time shop and the daily hands on experience of a pro.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

If you want to anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal all one must do is tell the truth!
OldTimeBiker is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 04:36 PM

 
resurrection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: parkforest IL
Posts: 5,620
Location: parkforest IL
Sportbike: lots
Years Riding: all of them
How you found us: grasshopper
           
Swing arm removal for the belt OMG what are these engineers thinking.
Sorry OTB but I'll stick to my jap bikes.

Gus
We offer three kinds of service @ Resurrection
GOOD - CHEAP - FAST
You can pick any two
GOOD service CHEAP won't be FAST
GOOD service FAST won't be CHEAP
FAST service CHEAP won't be GOOD
and cold beer.

I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
Please contact other forum members and supporters for parts.
resurrection is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Registered User
 
Grasshopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PF
Posts: 12,490
Location: PF
Sportbike: Slow
Years Riding: all of them
How you found us: a real person
           
Doesn't Harley claim lifetime on the drive belt?

"I pity the poor people who don't ride motorcycles"
-Malcolm Smith, champion motorcycle racer

Nick
STT Staff
Midwest Division
www.sportbiketracktime.com
Grasshopper is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Obsessed and Deranged
 
elroy121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: il-west burbs and socal
Posts: 4,646
Location: il-west burbs and socal
Sportbike: SV1000S
Years Riding: too many years
How you found us: dumb luck
           
lifetime warranty, but if its over 15 yrs old we wont work on it, sounds right
elroy121 is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Registered User
 
Grasshopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PF
Posts: 12,490
Location: PF
Sportbike: Slow
Years Riding: all of them
How you found us: a real person
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by elroy121 View Post
lifetime warranty, but if its over 15 yrs old we wont work on it, sounds right
15 years isn't shit! I won the Thunderbike championship last year on a 99 SV. LOL!

"I pity the poor people who don't ride motorcycles"
-Malcolm Smith, champion motorcycle racer

Nick
STT Staff
Midwest Division
www.sportbiketracktime.com
Grasshopper is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2014, 03:22 PM
Registered User
 
turbospeedIII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Island Lake
Posts: 633
Location: Island Lake
Sportbike: 05 Triumph SpeedIII, 2002 SpeedIII Trackwhore, 72h2, 2010 fatboy
Years Riding: 27
How you found us: 1
           
http://www.blacksheepcustomcycles.com/
they are across the street from my shop and do good work. I have had them do some work for me. Work fast as i think he has a waiting list this time of year.
Ask got bobo and tell him greg from across the street sent you.
turbospeedIII is offline  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2014, 03:41 PM
A.K.A. Vodka Waters
 
muddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 3,788
Location: Aurora, IL
Sportbike: '06 GSX-R600 Red/Black
Years Riding: a few weeks
How you found us: Fell asleep on the keyboard, woke up here
           
Send a message via AIM to muddy Send a message via MSN to muddy
I got my tires swapped at a shop near my house called Generation MX. They retail mostly motorcross stuff, but when I was there they had all sorts of bikes they were working on. I remembered this thread and asked him about some of the things you had talked about and he said no problem. They won’t tear into engines there, but basic tune-up type stuff and tires are no problem.

Generation MX
10200 Mandel St, Plainfield, IL 60585
(630) 531-0608

EDIT: If you end up going, shoot me a PM. They have a discount card if you refer customers.

Adam
muddy is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-03-2014, 07:45 AM
Where are the races?
 
twistedspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: aurora il
Posts: 1,117
Location: aurora il
Sportbike: 01 Busa
Years Riding: 10 years
How you found us: cant remeber!
           
Send a message via AIM to twistedspeed
We work on makes n models. We do a lot of Harley work. Shoot me a pm if you still need some work done otb
twistedspeed is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 08:41 AM
Enjoying Life!!
 
CHeYeNNe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cruising Around Enjoying Life!!
Posts: 17,774
Location: Cruising Around Enjoying Life!!
Sportbike: 09 Night Rod Black Denim
Years Riding: Not Long Enuff!!!!
How you found us: Friends
           
Bob @ L&L Cycle in Plainfield works on all bikes. Give him a call. 815-791-5497

He's done work for quite a few people I Know.


I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later!!
CHeYeNNe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome