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Old 18-10-08, 09:10 AM   #11
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just for bikes.... John I think his name is it's been a while but were always fantastic with me.
Only open Mon-Fri 9-5 though so not particularly convenient.
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Old 18-10-08, 09:12 AM   #12
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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.
Just had the 11k service done on the gixxer and a pair of tyres for the CB1K yesterday. Again, a faultless job, done at my place and very reasonable.
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Old 13-11-08, 09:03 PM   #13
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Just had the 11k service done on the gixxer and a pair of tyres for the CB1K yesterday. Again, a faultless job, done at my place and very reasonable.
Hmmm.
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Old 12-12-08, 09:21 PM   #14
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I know a few good places,

JHS are SV specialists, out towards keynsham area - great service over there and honest guys.

Also try Pete Robson motorcycles, hes an honest honest bloke and will let you know what needs doing in the near future, but wont work on it unless asked to. Nice bloke who loves his bike. (he's my mrs' best mates dad)

Unity road motorcycles are a diamond of a place to go to, theyre honest there and always a corker for an MOT - he'll advise on things that might even fail sometimes.
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Old 13-12-08, 06:49 PM   #15
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JHS are SV specialists, out towards keynsham area - great service over there and honest guys.
+ 1 for JHS, and for the Swindon guys and gals Artdeans is second to none.
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Old 19-01-09, 03:07 PM   #16
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Just had my calipers over-hauled at Bike Care in St George area.

64!!!!

I been to these guys once or twice before, for my dragstar. Thought id give em a try again and yet again they deliver on their price! Awesome.

JHS quoted me 200+!
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Just had my calipers over-hauled at Bike Care in St George area.

64!!!!

I been to these guys once or twice before, for my dragstar. Thought id give em a try again and yet again they deliver on their price! Awesome.

JHS quoted me 200+!
I use bike care to do my MOT's (until the 21st of this month when the guy being recommended in this thread passes his inspection), richard is much cheaper for equal quality of work.

last week he charged me 30 to rejet the carbs (from 155 back to standard 137.5's), straighten the bar end (ok easy!) and give the bike a good going over as it had been written off....was good value I thought.
bike care are good tho
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Old 17-06-09, 06:56 PM   #18
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Took your advice and gave rich a call at fixit based in portishead, great service and came to my house to do it too, perfect as the other places are open 9-5 which is useless for anyone with a job!

Very recommeded!
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Took your advice and gave rich a call at fixit based in portishead, great service and came to my house to do it too, perfect as the other places are open 9-5 which is useless for anyone with a job!

Very recommeded!
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Another vote for Rich Feltham of Fixit Motorcycle Mechanics

He just did a service and MOT for me, price was great and he even threw in a couple of extra bits of work not included in the schedule.

I've had plenty of bad experiences with Mechanics in the past and this definitely wasn't one! He's getting all my business from now on (he also does tyres by the way).

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