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Kawasaki Mechanics
« on: February 11, 2016, 01:23:43 pm »
You know what would be a great resource on this site would be a link set up for anyone who has a name and number of a trusted mechanic for whatever area they lived in for us all to use instead of what I have been experiencing where you pay to have a service or repair only to find out that short cuts were taken. For those of us who simply don't have the time in the day to work on our own bikes but have pride in what we ride and want to keep them in top condition. What do you all think?

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 02:16:58 pm »
That would be great I'm looking for someone to check valves and more on my bike, Pocono area in Pa. But willing to travel for great work. I heard of Lloyd's performance motorcycle  in Minnesota no answer on the phone though.

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 08:32:43 pm »
The owner of this shop has been looking after my bikes for years.  I trust him with my life.  http://www.crstuning.com/

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 03:51:21 pm »
You know what would be a great resource on this site would be a link set up for anyone who has a name and number of a trusted mechanic for whatever area they lived in for us all to use instead of what I have been experiencing where you pay to have a service or repair only to find out that short cuts were taken. For those of us who simply don't have the time in the day to work on our own bikes but have pride in what we ride and want to keep them in top condition. What do you all think?

West Coast please! Everything is Middle to Eastern part of the U.S....sheesh ::)! That would be okay if I had to time to trek across the country to do these things but I don't so I need West Coast info...WEST COAST >:(! We do own Concours' out here too you know :beerchug:!

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 07:54:43 pm »


West Coast please! Everything is Middle to Eastern part of the U.S....sheesh ::)! That would be okay if I had to time to trek across the country to do these things but I don't so I need West Coast info...WEST COAST >:(! We do own Concours' out here too you know :beerchug:!
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San Carlos is about 31 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 08:51:19 pm »


West Coast please! Everything is Middle to Eastern part of the U.S....sheesh ::)! That would be okay if I had to time to trek across the country to do these things but I don't so I need West Coast info...WEST COAST >:(! We do own Concours' out here too you know :beerchug:!

San Carlos is about 31 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
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What city do you call "home"?

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 01:53:24 pm »
Wow there is either a great distrust for local shops out there or everyone likes to keep their trusted mechanic a secret. I for one love riding my C14 but I also know enough to know what I don't know. I feel keeping my bike in top running order is a must for many obvious reasons and I also don't have the tools, time or knowledge to do the work myself so there has to be a way to get a list out there of reputable mechanics for our bikes in the varying areas we all live. I for one am in the Southwest region (So. Cal.) and would readily take my bike to a person who knows what they are doing and will do what they charge for. Sorry to harp but I think it is a worthy endeavor for us all to make a list like this. It would benefit all of us and possible keep prices competitive.

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 02:11:12 pm »
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 03:06:32 pm »
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2016, 03:41:36 pm »
That would be great I'm looking for someone to check valves and more on my bike, Pocono area in Pa. But willing to travel for great work. I heard of Lloyd's performance motorcycle  in Minnesota no answer on the phone though.  I've been using lloyd for years.  Yes he's not easy to get a hold of sometimes.  Worth the effort though

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2016, 05:15:04 pm »
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For all the years I lived in San Diego we considered anything east of I-5 to be in another country. :))
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2016, 06:41:18 pm »
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For all the years I lived in San Diego we considered anything east of I-5 to be in another country. :))

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2016, 11:41:33 pm »
That would be great I'm looking for someone to check valves and more on my bike, Pocono area in Pa. But willing to travel for great work. I heard of Lloyd's performance motorcycle  in Minnesota no answer on the phone though.
Mike,

I am about 3 hours south of you. I work on a few C14's and a couple of C10's locally. 
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 11:56:03 pm »
That would be great I'm looking for someone to check valves and more on my bike, Pocono area in Pa. But willing to travel for great work. I heard of Lloyd's performance motorcycle  in Minnesota no answer on the phone though.
Mike,

I am about 3 hours south of you. I work on a few C14's and a couple of C10's locally. 
Matt

Whoa :o - Matt is being humble.

Careful though, he likes to upgrade and accessorize the bikes as part of a valve job  ;D ;D You can super-size your maintenance to include cruise control and suspension upgrades - all it takes is money!
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 11:59:04 pm »
I wish we had a Mattchewen, closer to Calif, or do we????

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2016, 12:03:03 am »
I wish we had a Mattchewen, closer to Calif, or do we????

Did you see reply #2 of this thread? Dang nice website and a hearty endorsement from a COGger.
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2016, 01:16:57 am »
I wish we had a Mattchewen, closer to Calif, or do we????

Did you see reply #2 of this thread? Dang nice website and a hearty endorsement from a COGger.

Link would not open for me earlier, will try on another device . thanks

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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2016, 12:03:46 pm »
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I have had many bikes since moving to the west coast and all of them, including my Rune, have been worked on by oceanside cycle supply in oceanside California. These are good people and talented ser :beerchug:vice techs...run by a nice old couple left over from the 70's...
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2016, 05:56:55 pm »
I wish we had a Mattchewen, closer to Calif, or do we????

Did you see reply #2 of this thread? Dang nice website and a hearty endorsement from a COGger.

Link would not open for me earlier, will try on another device . thanks


Is the link working for you now?  Catalyst Reaction Tuning in San Carlos.


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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2016, 10:57:41 pm »
I have an awesome mechanic here in Oregon that I highly trust. As we speak, he is checking my valves and replacing my valve cover gasket for $150.  All I had to do, was take it to him naked.
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2016, 01:25:04 am »
I'm in the Atl, Ga area and for 10 yrs been taking my bike to Tony Gaiford. He's worked on my C10 and in future will work on my 2013 C14. He's very fair and knowledgeable. He works on lots of bikes.
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Re: Kawasaki Mechanics
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2016, 01:45:58 am »
I wish we had a Mattchewen, closer to Calif, or do we????

Did you see reply #2 of this thread? Dang nice website and a hearty endorsement from a COGger.

Link would not open for me earlier, will try on another device . thanks


Is the link working for you now?  Catalyst Reaction Tuning in San Carlos.

Thanks for Info ,they are onlyba couple hours away.