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Xan173 23-05-08 03:26 PM

Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
My cbr600rr has just had it's 12,000 mile service done by Rich Feltham of Fixit Motorcycle Mechanics

Rich operates from a workshop in Portishead but also works mobile, which was ideal for me as it is difficult for me to get my bike to a workshop and then on to work or whatever.

Anyway, the service was a minor and included a change of brake fluid and an oil & filter change on top of the usual inspections and adjustments. Total cost ?37.90 for parts and ?45 labour (1.5 hours) which I think is reasonable on top of being really convenient.

He used to work for Riders, has loads of race and track experience, is polite, well presented and wouldn't scare you in a dark alley (i.e. he's not a tattooed scumbag chancer).

On the basis of my experience I think I'll be using his services for both of our bikes from now on.

Rich mobile is 0772 9866681 - Tell him Alex sent you.

the white rabbit 23-05-08 03:54 PM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
Do you know if he does MOTs? Ah, sorry seen link, not.

Very handy in any case, ta for that recommendation :D

Xan173 23-05-08 05:29 PM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by the white rabbit (Post 1518962)
Do you know if he does MOTs? Ah, sorry seen link, not.

Very handy in any case, ta for that recommendation :D

If you need an MOT I recommend the council's own MOT testing station which is on the junction of the A4 Bath Road and Sandy Park Road close to the ITV studios. You won't get leniency, but you will be able to get booked in quickly and be safe in the knowledge that as they don't do mechanical work, they won't tell you that something needs doing that doesn't.

anna 24-05-08 04:08 PM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
just for bikes.... John I think his name is it's been a while but were always fantastic with me.

the white rabbit 24-05-08 05:21 PM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Xan173 (Post 1519032)
If you need an MOT I recommend the council's own MOT testing station which is on the junction of the A4 Bath Road and Sandy Park Road close to the ITV studios. You won't get leniency, but you will be able to get booked in quickly and be safe in the knowledge that as they don't do mechanical work, they won't tell you that something needs doing that doesn't.

Very good suggestion :smt023, esp as I dont have noisy can or anything like that (and a full size plate only takes a minute to slap on)

Xan173 25-05-08 09:14 AM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anna (Post 1519664)
just for bikes.... John I think his name is it's been a while but were always fantastic with me.

Hi Anna,

I used to go to John, but the location and hours they work were not convenient for me.

thefallenangel 25-05-08 10:17 AM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
bit off topic but is it worth getting a thread pinned in here for list of good local workers?

have say section for sales, work etc. .

Xan173 27-05-08 02:57 PM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thefallenangel (Post 1520257)
bit off topic but is it worth getting a thread pinned in here for list of good local workers?

have say section for sales, work etc. .

+1 every local section should have this.

thefallenangel 27-05-08 05:52 PM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
So who can pin threads? It would be so handy too

anna 28-05-08 11:42 PM

Re: Recommendation for a good Mechanic in Bristol
 
pm your mod ;) ..

HTH


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