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SiegerMotorsports

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Hurray For Small-time Motorcycle Service Shops!

> MoT (passed... my first one too!)
> new brake pads (ferodo road & trackday on front, EBC sinter on back)
> new brake pads fitting front/ rear
> all calipers cleaned and freed up
> front and rear braided hoses made up, fitted and filled up ready to use...

price ... £185

Get in :biggrin:

2 Main dealers quoted £379 and £400 for the same work ... Kinnell !!!

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used2bfast

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used2bfast says:

Great Small Shop

in Rossendale, but I aint tellin' cos its busy enough now!:wink:

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halftank

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halftank says:

Bike servicing shops..

If you live Doncaster area,go to doncaster motorcycles.Neil & Kevin are both Honda technicians now set up in there own business since sadly cusworths folded. You will get the best priced deals around and the best quality work done on any make of bike,check them out, well worth a visit...

    ( Tel )  01709 364311

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SiegerMotorsports

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I Just Find

Dealership services are always double that of small time places....

example.... cost of labour PER HOUR:
 the cheap place: £17ish an hour depending how greasy it is
dealer 1: £59
dealer 2: £68

theres one mega markup there!!! the small dealer also got me a pair of new Pirelli Diablo's fitted and balanced for £105 .... tipple that for anyone else...

"credit crunh"? your looking in the wrong places mate!

:ph43r:

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pch1

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pch1 says:

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Went to a main dealer as the clutch on my bike GSXR 750 was very heavy and I thought the clutch cable was at fault - was quoted £85 + VAT and they never even walked outside to have a look at my bike and pull the lever themselves. Seemed like they showed no interest whatsoever.

Then I went to Geoff Davenport as recommended by my mate - he adjusted my chain, cleaned off the rust, and lubed it, oiled the clutch cable after inspecting it and suggested my bike has uprated springs in the clutch (Fair do's as I bought it from an ex-racer) and also fitted the main fairing bracket bolt as mine was missing. All of this for £30!

I've got some new footrest hangers which need a few bolts etc to fit, guess where I'm going to have them fitted...yep Geoff Davenport's. Top service at a very reasonable cost.

Geoff Davenport in Crowther Street, St Helens (Opposite Morrisons)
01744 750 023

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davemdixon

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davemdixon says:

I am fortunate

in having a small service/repair est  which I always use, if I cant fix myself. Strangely they are also cheaper than the intranet! :shock: Best of all you can see them at work and talk to them. They are also real bikers too.:smile

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weewes

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weewes says:

maintainence

I read these posts with utter disbelief and I think to myself does nobody do their own work anymore? Over a period of 60 years I have found that half the enjoyment of motorcycling was the garage time I spend with my bike just fiddling and such .

             Wes

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

good thinking weewes

is this sort of screwdriver ok for bike work btw..:unsure:

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pch1

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pch1 says:

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Weeswes


As you said it's the garage time you spend on your bike.
I don't have the luxury of a garage, nor do I own many tools - so I just take my bike to the local bike mechanic for the convenience.
If I had a garage fully kitted with plenty spare nuts bolts etc then I would get stuck in. :smile

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carbonni

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carbonni says:

Self service

The trouble with self service is we don't all have the luxury of a garage or space to work in, time to do it or the tools know-how.

I'll have a go at most things but I tend to use the old Brummie Screwdriver for most jobs so it's probably best to hand it to someone else. Brummie Screwdriver

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SiegerMotorsports

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Self Service.....

Ive tried to do a lot of....

oil and filters changes.... chain oiling.... infact anything but tyre chainges or valve clearesnces .... i can do now!

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