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Old 06-28-2010   #1
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Bike Service

As some of you may be aware I have been out of work now for a while. With nothing better to do (besides look for work…), I have been doing a little bike repair to make ends meet. Mostly I have been doing suspension work and carb cleaning, but There have been a few interesting projects.

With no change in the foreseeable future and with the support of a few friends I have decided to step it up, take the plunge, and make an honest guy …or whatever you want to call it.

In other words I filed the paperwork and started the process toward opening a small service related shop. For now I plan to keep things small and build up to the point where I move into a permanent location, and do more stuff. In the future I plan to concentrate on the street market and base myself here in Northern Kentucky, beyond that everything, even the name is still being worked out.

The current plan is to concentrate on what I am good at and since talking don’t pay I will settle for doing street and dirt suspension work, carb cleaning /tuning, and other miscellaneous maintenance type jobs. For now I will be working out of my home garage and since overhead is low, so are the prices.

Fork service:
Basic service including clean, and inspect. $65 + parts and oil
Includes replacing damaged or worn parts

Remove forks from bike and reinstall $25-$50 based on $25 hourly rate

Install aftermarket springs at time of service $10 + parts

Install ‘emulators’ with service $25 + parts

Install RT gold valves (or similar) with service $75 + parts

Charges are cumulative, for example:
SV650 fork service, install emulators and springs on bike $65+$10+$25+$25=$125 + Parts and Oil

I include up to 1 hour of set up time free of charge with each fork service (sag ect)

Shock Service: (dirt bikes only at this time)

Basic service including clean, and inspect. $65 + parts and oil
Includes replacing damaged or worn parts

Remove shock from bike and reinstall $25-$50 based on $25 hourly rate

Install aftermarket springs at time of service $10 + parts

Install RT gold valves (or similar) with service $75 + parts

I include up to 1 hour of set up time free of charge with each shock service (sag ect)


Carb Cleaning/ Service:

Basic service including clean, and inspect. $20 + parts (single)
Includes replacing damaged or worn parts $30 + parts (twin)
$35 + parts (triple)
$40 + parts (four)

Remove Carb(s) from bike and reinstall $25-$75 based on $25 hourly rate

Install aftermarket Jet Kit at time of service $5 + parts (single)
$10 + parts (twin)
$15 + parts (triple)
$20 + parts (four)

Again, charges are cumulative, for example:
SV650 carb service, install jet kit on bike $30+$50+$10=$90 + Parts
All carb service and Jet kit install include carb sync using vacuum gauges.
Jet kits are installed per mfg. instructions and tuned by ‘ear’. I do not have access to a dyno.


Other Service work is billed based on $25 hour labor rate. This included favorites like chain and sprocket install, brake bleeding, and wheel bearing replacement. Call for estimate.

At this time I am not set up to purchase parts. This will change as I grow, but for now I prefer to keep my investment as small as possible. I can get you parts with the usual 3-5 day wait, but pricing will be at or near full retail. I encourage you to bring your own parts as I am sure you can find them at far better pricing than I can offer. I will be more than happy to provide you with a list of part numbers or recommendations on aftermarket parts. I do stock suspension and brake fluids.
Currently I use maxima products, but will be switching (back) to Repsol products very soon. Both are great products, I just prefer the Repsol.

Per discussion with site admin, while I am operating out of my home I will be donating 5% of all labor billed back to Localriders that comes my way via LR. This is based on you telling me where you found me as I may paste this on other area forums. For those of you outside of the area, I will ship. I charge actual shipping (fed ex or USPS) plus $3.00 for packing materials.

I can be contacted via PM, email (notayama53 at yahoo.com) or on my mobile phone. Eight 59-4 eight 6-0529
Please leave a message and I will get back with you within 24 hours.
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Old 06-29-2010   #2
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Re: Bike Service

Sounds like a great idea to me, I'm sure you will do well. You will get my suspension business!






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Old 06-29-2010   #3
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Re: Bike Service

Bill, call me at sport tour 513...761-0936

I have a few small shops I sell to.
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Old 06-29-2010   #4
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Bill gets my business.
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Old 06-29-2010   #5
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Re: Bike Service

Good luck Bill. Let me know if you need anything or any help. I have a few MX stands and Pitbull stands collecting dust, I could loan them to you long term if you have the need.

FYI, The orignal Holeshot building looks empty, as well as the "new" Holeshot building.

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Old 06-29-2010   #6
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Re: Bike Service

Bill,
Would/will you be doing any mounting of street tires?
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Old 06-29-2010   #7
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Re: Bike Service

Not at the moment. I plan to purchase a tire changer once I get a steady income and at that point will be in the tire business, but for now I simply don't have the proper tools.

Thanks for asking
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Old 06-29-2010   #8
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Re: Bike Service

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Not at the moment. I plan to purchase a tire changer once I get a steady income and at that point will be in the tire business, but for now I simply don't have the proper tools.

Thanks for asking
I have knowledge by great authority that many tires have been changed using a cheap "wico" set up without a single rim scratched.




However, my first tire changed by someone other than myself was at florence honda and the rim was gouged badly.

Good luck Bill, you've always treated my bike right.



Thanks again for letting me ride to my Dads house on the back of your bike that one day. I still appreciate your help with all of that.
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Old 06-29-2010   #9
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Re: Bike Service

Sent you a PM. Good luck on your new adventures! I'll send riders the info.
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Old 06-29-2010   #10
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Bump for stand up guy!

He has one of my bikes now.
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Old 06-29-2010   #11
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Re: Bike Service

just talked to Bill about what I thought would be a duel carborator lean issue.



He is smart.



Don't get me wrong. We are both very smart about things but Bill is so much smarter about motorcycles.
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Old 06-30-2010   #12
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I just had Bill install fork internals for my Buell , I would of never asked him too if I didn't trust his skills.

Thanks Bill
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Old 07-18-2010   #13
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Re: Bike Service

Three weeks in, a few projects finished or under way and hopefully several satisfied customers.

Just wanted to thank everyone and remind them that any work I do for a Local Rider member results in a donation of 5% of the labor charged.

So far the total is up to $5-$6 for this month. I will be making the donations on the first of the month. (make sure that I know where you found me so I can pay up to the right folks.)

Other than that no real news. I have tools and other boring stuff on the way, but nothing fancy... YET

I have been tossing around a few names and think I will go with MotoTech. I have a lot of fond memories of working for and being sponsored by a shop of that name and I am still good friends with the owner. Of course suggestions are always welcome.

I forgot to mention in my first post that if you are outside of the area I you can ship the parts to me and I will ship them back at my actual cost. I purchased shipping boxes sized specifically for shipping forks safely and as inexpensively as possible. At this time I do not accept credit Cards, but do use Paypal.
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Old 07-19-2010   #14
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MotoTech is cool. The again you could always go with Richwood Power Sports, but I digress
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Old 07-19-2010   #15
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MotoTech is cool. The again you could always go with Richwood Power Sports, but I digress
I would much rather go out like Gene than die a painful death like Richwood....

You still got those stands?
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