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Old 14-05-14, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Bol d'or motorcycles, Pulborough

Just thought I would share a positive experience having some work done by Dave at Bol d'or.

Having not used the SV much at all for a few years since the lung went pop I took the old girl for an mot a month or so back, passed with flying colours.
I then waited till the beginning of this month to tax it, as I'm a tight fecker and didn't want to pay for half a months tax that I couldn't use

I jumped on the bike and went for a ride down to see my brother, came home and parked the bike. Next day I went in the garage and one of the forks had decided to dump its oil on the floor.

I priced up for some fork oil seals, dust seals, fork oil and a trip down to wemoto (fairly local to me), but as room in my garage is tight to say the least at the moment along with lack of time I decided to give Dave a ring yesterday morning.

He told me to take the forks off the bike, change fluid and seals and refit would be 90 parts and labour. I asked him if I needed to book the bike in and he said no, just give me a ring when you are going to drop it off as I get people book bikes in and not turn up.

I rang back at about half four yesterday and asked if I could drop the bike off for him to sort the forks out at his leisure. He said bring it down, I've ordered the seals but there are too different sizes for that year (gsxr1000k2 forks) so I've ordered both sizes one of them will be right, they will be here tomorrow (today) so that'll give me time to strip them down ready.

I received a call at two this afternoon to say it was ready. He told me one of the bolts that hold the mudguard on was sheared so he had retapped the hole and put a bolt in there (had been like this since I fitted the forks about five years ago!)

Went to pick the bike up and he hadn't charged me for doing this, so gave him a drink to say thanks. Really impressed with the service provided, he seems like a nice fella and is happy just to stand there and chat about bikes, it really does seem like a passion, and I think he had retired but started back up to tinker with bikes for a hobby.

He has also got a rather nice Manx Norton framed triumph that he has just finished building, running triumph speed triple forks, brakes, wheels, rear shock/swing arm etc.
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Old 15-05-14, 09:29 AM   #2
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Agreed, really nice bloke.

Handy thing is he is based about 200yds from my house as well.

Really knows his stuff, has a number of one off builds hidden amongst the classics in the shop as well and is more than happy to chat about bikes all day.

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Old 15-05-14, 09:43 PM   #3
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Sounds like someone I need to know. Whats his contact details? Give him a plug.
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Old 16-05-14, 07:29 AM   #4
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www.boldormotorcycles.co.uk

His triumph special that he has just finished building is listed in his bikes for sale, but I get the impression he doesn't really want to sell it, but says he has to put a price on it for insurance purposes. As nice as it looks with the ally tank on it, the tank has been sent off for custom paint job, in Italian tricolor with his co logo on the side.
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Old 16-05-14, 07:56 AM   #5
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Agreed, really nice bloke.

Handy thing is he is based about 200yds from my house as well.

Really knows his stuff, has a number of one off builds hidden amongst the classics in the shop as well and is more than happy to chat about bikes all day.

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I live a couple of mile along in the next village, funnily enough I have got another bike shop about 100yds from my house, but they won't touch my bike cos it's not Italian lol.

Dave did say there was a guy that worked next door in the butchers, that owned a blue pointy with gsxr750 front end, not you though I presume as that would be sheer laziness riding to work 200yds away!
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Don't underestimate Jason's laziness.
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Old 16-05-14, 02:11 PM   #7
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I live a couple of mile along in the next village, funnily enough I have got another bike shop about 100yds from my house, but they won't touch my bike cos it's not Italian lol.

Dave did say there was a guy that worked next door in the butchers, that owned a blue pointy with gsxr750 front end, not you though I presume as that would be sheer laziness riding to work 200yds away!

That wouldn't happen to be the charming 'Motori Di Marino' would it?

And nope not me, he did mention it to me as well when I last popped in...also I may have exaggerated a bit i'm a little more than 200yds (left just before the speed camera by harwoods)

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Old 16-05-14, 02:54 PM   #8
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Yeh that be the one, good crack every Easter they meet up for the start of the piaza di Italia run and there are literally hundreds of bikes that congregate so I normally have a stroll over for a look.

Yeh know it well, always in and around pulborough, probably seen you about many a time!
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