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Offline David

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Valve adjustment central NC
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:04:39 pm »
Anybody used Sport Cycles in Rockingham or know an independent mechanic for valve adjustment

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Re: Valve adjustment central NC
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 05:26:53 pm »
David,
I've purchased 2 motorcycles from Sport Cycles. Both visits were pleasant and hassle free.
I've not had the need to use their service dept so I can't give a personal account of their service dept. Perhaps someone else will chime in,
I do know I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for making a purchase.

I've used SRS Motorsports and Kevin Powells in Greensboro for repair work and each time I go in those places I swear it will be my last.

Good Luck!
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Re: Valve adjustment central NC
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 03:55:25 pm »
I also purchased my current c14 from Rockingham, and had a similar purchasing experience - although it was entirely via the phone, and low-price driven.  No complaints.

I have been looking for a local shop to do my valves, and had a good conversation with the service mgr. at Matthews Cycles.
SHE was very forthright about all services performed, claimed to have all shims on hand, and only let 1 of 2 experienced techs handle the valve inspection on the Kawi.
$1400 including all fluids, and check of other points on the bike. Pretty sure that included Spark Plugs, filters, and shims as well.

I haven't taken my bike there YET, but plan on it within the next few weeks.

hope that helps.

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Re: Valve adjustment central NC
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 01:00:20 am »
jm2c, but $ 1400 seems a bit high.
I'd certainly keep looking just to get other estimates.
There's a lot of good people in this club maybe one or more could offer alternate suggestions for getting this work done.
Is this something you would consider doing yourself?
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Re: Valve adjustment central NC
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 06:21:54 am »
You could always take a road trip down to the Shoodaben shop north of Tampa. You wouldn't be the first.

Get 'em done by the master.

Not sure but I think his pricing would save you enough money to cover the gas and a room for two nights.

And you could stay longer and ride where it's not so cold. There a few roads that don't suck iff'n you know where to look. And his shop is not that far from them.
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