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Old 05-04-06, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default at last a good mechanic in london!!

Okay this is going to sound like an advert but its not!!! I am just in a good mood about being able to write a positive note instead of a rant about ****e service! indulge me! A few weeks ago I asked you lot if youknew of a good mechanic in london. Several replies later I gave this guy a try. Rob Berrington Smith in Ealing, west London just did the 32K service on my bike, as well as fitting the wavey discs I bought of Svrash,and pads, and replacing all my dashboard bulbs( long ago blown), for 360. I consider this a good price. Two years ago George White in Slough (who are also really good IMHO) charged me 420 for the identical 16k service alone.
Rob rang me up halfway through to check on what I did/ didn't want done. I got the call as soon as it was ready ( this afternoon, I get it back tomorrow yeehaarr!)
All in all very satisfied, you couldn't meet a more helpful bloke, and a fair price.




Jelster you speak the truth... see you on the rideout.

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Old 06-04-06, 07:02 AM   #2
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How much???

I have never paid anywhere near either of those 2 prices and thats a suzuki main dealer.

Glad you had a good spervice and where happy dude.
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Old 06-04-06, 07:32 AM   #3
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How much???

I have never paid anywhere near either of those 2 prices and thats a suzuki main dealer.

Glad you had a good spervice and where happy dude.
When was the last time you actually took your bike in for a service Viney ?? You do most of your own I believe. Prices are up around the 40 per hour mark these days (most Suzuki dealers are more). And there was more than just the service, and then all the bits...

Defensive I may be, but the service you get is way above what I have seen from any dealer in West London....

Goose, pleased to of been of help.

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How much???

I have never paid anywhere near either of those 2 prices and thats a suzuki main dealer.

Glad you had a good spervice and where happy dude.
When was the last time you actually took your bike in for a service Viney ?? You do most of your own I believe. Prices are up around the 40 per hour mark these days (most Suzuki dealers are more). And there was more than just the service, and then all the bits...

Defensive I may be, but the service you get is way above what I have seen from any dealer in West London....

Goose, pleased to of been of help.

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Labour rate has always been 38 at my dealer, probabaly up to around 42 ish i reckon. Even so thats only gonna put about 30-45 on my bill, which on my dearest service (The last one) Would have still only brout it to around the 260 mark. Just seems very expensive. And the last service i just took it in. De sieze the calipers, new pads, etc etc

My Sv gets serviced every 4-5k possibly 6 if im skint!
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Old 06-04-06, 11:16 AM   #5
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I've always found Rob's pricing to be very reasonable vs other bike shops - and especially so given the quality of his work / piece of mind that he doesn't cut corners
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I live in Ealing and go to 'Getbike' to get my bike serviced. They have been really helpful for me so i cant complain.
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Oh I thought from your title you was going to say that you had your bike serviced at Dr Squids.
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Default oh yes i forgot..

oh yes i forgot, he MOT'd it as well. I just felt like he was thorough and seemed really on the level. Bike feels grrrrrrreat.
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I'm due a 16k service. Is Mr. R B-S shop based or mobile?
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I'm due a 16k service. Is Mr. R B-S shop based or mobile?
He has a workshop in Hanwell, near Ealing - 07734 915536

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