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Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by kiffsta, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    I popped down today to pick up a RWC from my mechanic and it got me thinking we should have a register of trusted mechanics, this list may benefit other members looking for a reliable mechanic in their local area.

    I will kick us off with Mike from CMC

    Location - Brisbane
    Shop - Capalaba Motorcycle Centre
    Mechanic - Mike Garner and Brad
    Website - www.hirebikes.com.au
    Ph 07 32545 5456
    Why - Mike and Brad are excellent mechanics, their workshop rates are very competitive and they do an excellent job, they is based out on Redland Bay road in Caplaba and Im happy to vouch for their work.  :Thumbs_up:
     
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    Phil Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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                                  REDLINE MOTORCYCLES SERVICES
                                    Sunshine coast - Queensland

    Redline has been providing quality mechanical service to the Sunshine coast for over 10 years.
    They specialise in all facets of motorcycle servicing, repairs, electrical and engine re building. Tyre fitting and balancing and RWC are all part of the services provided and if it isn't available in house they will provide options for getting you back on the road.

      Location              Sunshine coast  - Queensland
      Shop                    72 Sugar road  - Maroochydore  4558
      Mechanic              Jason Mitchell ( PROP)
      Roadworthy cert.  Bill Mitchell  by appointment
      e.mail                  redlinemcycles@dodo.com.au
      Phone                  07 54435067

    Why Redline Well it is the quality service, knowing that you are dealing with qualified mechanics who have been in the business for decades. Jason doesn't just replace a part, he gets to the cause of the failure and that is just good old fashion service. So, if you are on the Sunny coast and need someone to look after your bike, you'd be hard pressed to not seek out the services of Jason and the team at Redline, they have been looking after my bikes for years.

                                                                  Phil
     
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    i got stuff done for my bike at grand prix motorcycles at yeerongpilly.
    they did a choice job and it was easy to talk to the mechanics and tell them what i needed. i will take my bike and all my future ones there.

    3392 9166
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    yeerongpilly, Brisbane, QLD
    www.grandprixmotorcycles.com.au

    ;D
     
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    Phil Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Hey tomo
    It always good to hear about a good mechanical outlet for our bikes.
    Seems South East Queensland is well catered for so far, whats happening in the other states, haven't heard from anyone south of the border.
    When you find a good mechanic, you're set.
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    I took the bike in for its first service over the weekend and I must say I was very pleased with Graham Morris Motorcycles. They are at Cameron St Broadmeadow (Newcastle)

    They fixed everything I asked them to do and at no charge for the parts that I expected to be paying for as it wasn't a warranty fault.They found some faults I didn't know about that were warranty. The bike came out handling much better and sounding and running great.

    The service was cheaper than quoted  ;D

    They have good priced tyres as well.

    All up I would say I am very happy with them.
     
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    Phil Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Hey Phil
    Well done mate, nice to hear about a service coming out cheaper than quoted, somewhat of a rarity these days. And a satisfied customer as well, I'd call that a good outcome. Another mechanical outlet to add to our growing list of Great Mechanics.
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    Can anyone recommend me anything in/around Melbourne? Also how much should I pay (ballpark) for a 40,000 km service on a '95 across? Dynabike quoted me $895 including tune, parts, labour and dyno tests...
     
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    Hey Artemis
    Please do yourself a favor and inform this company (Dynabikes) that you do not wish to buy shares in there company.
    I'm not certain which service the 40k is, if tappets need doing you would expect to part with $350 to$400 max.
    Here is my take. Change the oil and filter yourself, clean the air filter or renew and do some checks yourself. Then find a mechanic to do your tappets, your wallet will thank you. Also, if you remove the fairings prior to taking the bike to the mechanic, price will diminish as it time consuming. Change the plugs yourself, I buy mine for around $4.00 each. Alas I don't know a mechanic in Melbourne, perhaps other members can help with this.
                                                              Cheers          Phil
     
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    Greg Gaskin at Ride Motorcycles in Tamworth is one of the old school type mechanics that finds out why something went wrong and fixes the cause, not just stick a new bit on. Can throughly recomend him to anyone needing work on all types of bikes.
     
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    Have to give a massive shout out to Murray from Retro Motorcycles down in Ormiston (QLD) for some top work on my ZXR250

    Delivered the bike fully assembled, he did a compression test, carb balance, and fixed up/replaced some of the vacuum tubes that were going to the wrong place/didn't look great and then put it all back together. Had all the figures and old parts for me on arrival.

    Charge..... $100 buck... legit

    Bike runs much better now is all I can say. I will defiantly
    be returning there for some more work.

    Unit 9, 9-11 Trade St, Ormiston
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    Great to hear you got a good mechanic, when your pride and joy is on the line, we need these guys. Will keep him in mind and add him to our list. Cheers mate :thumb_ups:
     
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    I can also vouch for Murray. I've known him for 20+ years and he's one of the best mechanics around. He's got 36 years experience working on motorcycles so there's not much that he doesn't know and his prices are always more than fair. He's a great bloke too. :thumb_ups:
     
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    Hey Guys, Anyone know a quality mechanic around North Brissie - North Lakes, Redcliffe, Brendale etc?
     
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    Only one I know that I can vouch for is on the Sunshine coast.
     
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    Got put onto this bloke the day I got my bike, Honest as can be if you ask how to do something he tells you, doesn't sting ya for his knowledge. Always up for a chat (even if you aren't)
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    Well done Brendan, getting a good mechanic is GOLD.:thumb_ups: Prepared to share info and knowledge is even better.
    I am lucky in that my mechanic here on the Sunshine Coast is a top mechanic but has become a good friend, one that I value greatly.:thumb_ups:
     
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    Can any one recommend a good mechanic around or close to jacobs well ?
     
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    I used Mick at Mick's Bike & Car Tyres, absolutely top bloke, very happy with the work he's done. Unfortunately he's based out at Brendale, and I'm in Oxley.

    A new place has opened up in Yeerongpilly, the foreman from Pro Honda has just wrapped up 17 years and has started his own business called True Tune. The guy definitely knows Hondas, I'll be taking my VFR there once its due for a service and tune.
     

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