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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys. Just wanted to say that winter sucks…..
Anyway, due to the family quandary one of the guys that I fix my bike with is currently working from his house. He has about 10 years of experience as a motorcycle mechanic working for various dealerships (Honda,Suzuki and Harley) I and other riders from CRR and here used him services for some years. So, if you feel like the task is too much or don’t want to pay double-triple at the dealer he might help ya out.
He is too modest to ask for help so I took it up on my self to pass the word. Anyway I don’t benefit from this, just passing a word along and helping a fellow rider out.
Feel free to call him, his name is Keith 1 (224) 489-7670

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-10-2005, 04:29 PM
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Word! He did work on my V-ROD. Heated grips, new master break and clutch cyllinder and for a 1/3 of what the stealer quoted me.

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where is he located??

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does he have insurance?
does he give warranty's?
will he be there later to uphold those warranty's or never to be seen again?
unless your bike is out of warranty certain garage techs like this can be handy but honestly. i know its hard to own and run a business.
but i prefer to give my business to people who go the full boat and provide all the business backing as a beneficial for my security while my property is in there care custody and control.
plus personally i prefer to give patronage to the sponsors who patronage us with there sponsoring of us.



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Odyssyes, you took it the wrong way, you are looking at it from business point of you. I’m doing it out of my own good will. No one sponsoring, promoting him and no it’s not his business he does not have a shop or the name… He is a professional though. Not a lot of people like you can work on the bike them self’s neither (including me) nor can afford/want those $$ dealer price and tricks. Mainly what I respect about him he is honest. You can talk to him like you would to anyone else say at Strats .…anyway look at it how you will (I’m not running a promo here).

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dude i TOTALLY know what your saying and i didnt take it the wrong way, i am sure he is a nice guy, there is also nice guys that dont pull tricks as you said, and there is some that do.

usually those are the ones i do business with.

also in the USA no one wants to spend more then they have to, but people need to realize what there spending there money on for what TOTAL there getting. and there supporting and the confidence in there purchase of goods or service.

so no harm no foul bro.

if you like for me to explain this alittle more i would be happy to and use my own business as an example.



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Ken,

I think what Spetz is trying to say. Is there are people who would be happy to support a good shop/sponsor. But due to the hourly rate charges are not able to do this. So, for the guy who still wants to enjoy his motorcycle hobby but can't afford to pay $60.00 in hour. Guys like that are the only option. Or do what I do and fix your own shit

It is simple economics. For instance you might opena dealership soon. Great I would be glad to spend my money there to buy oil, filters, gear. But when I need to do a valve job on my V-Star I roll my sleeves up and hop to it. Why? Simply because if I bring it to you no matter how much discount you will give me I would not be able to afford it. Dealer wants to charge me $60.00 to do an oil change on my V-Star. they tell me how much hassle it is to take the front pipe off and on and on. It takes me 35 mintues to do it my self.

Bottom line. I look at it as an alternative to those who can't afford dealer prices.

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Doing maintenance on your own bike is fine...doing it on someone else's can be a liability. What if something goes wrong? Who will be responsible? Ken is just pointing out that a legitimate business needs to charge more to cover things like insurance and a warranty. Personally, I won't wrench on someone else's bike without insurance.
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thank you larry, we are ALL trying to save a buck, and SOMETIMES accidents happens.

depending on how much? could result in the customer getting fucked by such a small in garage wrencher.

trust me guys i know what your talking about.

but i BET ANYTHING you roll your sweet ass flawless ride, into any shop, and the guy drops a wrench on your tank youll be flipping out and having them give you a new one!

no one can tell me AHHH thats ok, dont worry about the dent and busted paint on my tank



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OH here is a better one yet!

you go in, the guy changes your tire, while he puts you bike back together he forgets to put tighten the axle and put in the pin.

your rolling down the hwy and its falls off and there your ass goes.

50,000 later in medical bills "forget the fact your in a wheel chair.

GUESS what, YOUR FUCKED

and sure it was an accident, but your choice just costed you a world of hurt and medical bills not covered.



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Larry,

You are correct. Insuarance is a, I am sure, big part of those charges.

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Ken,

I see what you are saying. That is why I carry my personal insurance to cover what ever. And my insurance will pick up the damages. And I would be equaly pissed regardless who did the job.

Your and Larrys point are very valuable. I guess it boils down to what one can afford. Hey, you are doing your own basement, aren't you. :wink

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