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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Good mechanic in Orange/Anaheim (CA)?

If all goes well I'll have my new bike in a little under a week from know. It will be used and it's almost at the 10k mark which is a big service based on the owner's manual so I wanna treat her right and make sure everything is running well.

But... the expense of the bike and gear is hefty enough already so I don't want to go to someone who will rip me off/find problems that don't exist.

Where do you guys take your bikes in the Orange/Anaheim area?

It's an '07 ninja 250.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 01:55 PM
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I do pretty much everything myself. Don't really think there are any shops in Orange/Anaheim anymore and you're likely to get raped pretty badly on labor. Only thing I've paid for is fork seal change (only because I couldn't find a triple tree stand at the time) and tire changes. What services are you looking at getting done? Valve check? Air Filter? Oil Change?
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The bike I'm getting is at 9400 miles. at 10k it's a pretty big service: carb sync, idle speed check, spark plug, air cleaner element, brake pad check, fuel hose check, brake fluid, clutch adjust, drive chain wear check, steering check, nuts bolts and fasteners check, oil change, front fork oil, uni-trak linkage, coolant change, radiator hoses check.

It's exhausting/overwhelming to think about doing all that stuff myself nor do I really want to. For the good of the bike and my self.

and define "raped" lol. 300?
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The bike I'm getting is at 9400 miles. at 10k it's a pretty big service: carb sync, idle speed check, spark plug, air cleaner element, brake pad check, fuel hose check, brake fluid, clutch adjust, drive chain wear check, steering check, nuts bolts and fasteners check, oil change, front fork oil, uni-trak linkage, coolant change, radiator hoses check.

It's exhausting/overwhelming to think about doing all that stuff myself nor do I really want to. For the good of the bike and my self.

and define "raped" lol. 300?
And thats not a big service lol.

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The bike I'm getting is at 9400 miles. at 10k it's a pretty big service: carb sync, idle speed check, spark plug, air cleaner element, brake pad check, fuel hose check, brake fluid, clutch adjust, drive chain wear check, steering check, nuts bolts and fasteners check, oil change, front fork oil, uni-trak linkage, coolant change, radiator hoses check.

It's exhausting/overwhelming to think about doing all that stuff myself nor do I really want to. For the good of the bike and my self.

and define "raped" lol. 300?
When I got my forks done, which was a 3 hour job I paid 240 dollars for labor because I brought all the parts that were needed in so that's about 80/hour?

A lot of that stuff you don't need. Brake pads, hoses, clutch, front fork oil, linkages? that's all visual inspection and not a big deal at 9400. I'd do a brake fluid flush, oil change, clean, check, and adjust chain/sprockets. Air cleaner and spark plugs, and call it a day. Find a manual online and learn to do it all yourself, it'll save you lots of money in the long run.

If you really want help and want to learn, I'm not an expert, but I'm mechanically inclined enough that I could help you out with most of it or figure it out and I live in the Anaheim/Orange area. I can do most of the above except for the carb synch, since I never did it before my 500 got wrecked, and I'm fuel injected now.
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I've heard great things about Cyclemall. There's also a handful of other guys that I've heard great things about, but since I've never used any of them I'm hesitant to refer people to them.
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He is a good guy. He isnt the cheapest but at least he is honest and wont screw anything up.

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I might take you up on that danny500r, I do want to be able to do as much of the work on my bike as I can, but I also want it running without problems. If the bike becomes more trouble than it's worth that would be a disappointment. I need to know that I can rely on my vehicle. Where do you live more specifically, in the orange/anaheim area? I live off main and chapman.
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I might take you up on that danny500r, I do want to be able to do as much of the work on my bike as I can, but I also want it running without problems. If the bike becomes more trouble than it's worth that would be a disappointment. I need to know that I can rely on my vehicle. Where do you live more specifically, in the orange/anaheim area? I live off main and chapman.
You're south of me, I'm off the 91 and Glassell.
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