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have any of you guys been to some good shops here in san antonio or south central texas? im looking to get some things done to my bike and want them done right. if you guys can help me out it'll be appreciated as always! everyones great on this forum
 

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Dylan pretty good person, but what exactly you trying to do?
im just looking for a shop that can do some good service. i've talked to rebel750 and he told me there's so many write ups on here that i could do the mods im looking for. chain, sprockets, exhaust, filter, and pcIII.

what do you guys think. im not doing it all at once. more like 2 groups; exhaust, filter, pcIII then chain and sprockets(vica versa). you guys think that's easy for someone who isn't a mechanic but mechanically sound???? thanks guys!
 

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Hey Billy,

Not to take anything away from any of the many good shops here in SA, but if you can turn a wrench, you can do most if not all of that work yourself, and it'll be more satisfying to do it yourself as well.

There's plenty of how to info here and other web forums to make it easy to follow step by step.

Begin by downloading the service manual for your bike. It's good reading... (really! :cool:)

Then purchase the right tools for each job....a basic set of Craftsman or other quality metric wrenches/sockets etc and you're on your way! You'll build your tool box with specialty items with each new mod, and after a few years have a fairly complete collection (well, you can never have too many tools!)

Good luck and feel free to ask questions as you tackle each mod.

Lots of the guys have already done the mods you're looking into and would be happy to share their tips and tricks.

Maybe someone would like to conduct a "tech session" every so often so guys can get together and wrench...
 

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Hey Billy,

Not to take anything away from any of the many good shops here in SA, but if you can turn a wrench, you can do most if not all of that work yourself, and it'll be more satisfying to do it yourself as well.

There's plenty of how to info here and other web forums to make it easy to follow step by step.

Begin by downloading the service manual for your bike. It's good reading... (really! :cool:)

Then purchase the right tools for each job....a basic set of Craftsman or other quality metric wrenches/sockets etc and you're on your way! You'll build your tool box with specialty items with each new mod, and after a few years have a fairly complete collection (well, you can never have too many tools!)

Good luck and feel free to ask questions as you tackle each mod.

Lots of the guys have already done the mods you're looking into and would be happy to share their tips and tricks.

Maybe someone would like to conduct a "tech session" every so often so guys can get together and wrench...
Hey man thanks a lot! I'm gonna do that. Talking to a bunch of guys on here that know what they're saying convinced me I can do it. I'm gonna get that stuff and more than likely summon you guys for help! I appreciate all the advice and I'm going to take it and make my bike better on my own. You guys are really inspiring! Love this place:arsenal
 

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Yea and if you get stuck somewhere while doing it and I am in ther arear I will drop by to help you.:thumbup:
cool thanks audi! i ride in austin so i'll hold you to that! at least tell you about it when i get back. ha
 

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Hey Billy,

Not to take anything away from any of the many good shops here in SA, but if you can turn a wrench, you can do most if not all of that work yourself, and it'll be more satisfying to do it yourself as well.

There's plenty of how to info here and other web forums to make it easy to follow step by step.

Begin by downloading the service manual for your bike. It's good reading... (really! :cool:)

Then purchase the right tools for each job....a basic set of Craftsman or other quality metric wrenches/sockets etc and you're on your way! You'll build your tool box with specialty items with each new mod, and after a few years have a fairly complete collection (well, you can never have too many tools!)

Good luck and feel free to ask questions as you tackle each mod.

Lots of the guys have already done the mods you're looking into and would be happy to share their tips and tricks.

Maybe someone would like to conduct a "tech session" every so often so guys can get together and wrench...
Ya I have to agree with that..... I have done most of my own mods aswell. But when it came down to the streching and dropping of my bike, I didnt want to find out the hard way I messed up...LOL, other than that I have done everything myself..
And ya the service manual is good reading and will save you cash if you do the servicing yourself.
 

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Road & Track is one of my favorite shops in town. It is owned and operated by a bunch of guys who professionaly race every chance they get. Suspension setup is a must, if you haven't done it, and they do it for like $30...
 

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aggressive edge is a good shop, the do some radical work. Not much of a store like cycle plex, more of a get down and change up ur bike shop
For the love of God Billy dont get caught up at Alamo CyclePlex. They charged my neighbor down there $250 for installing a 2Bro slip on for his 636, not to mention about $150 over retail just for the pipes.

It took them 3 days to install intergated taillight for my boss at work.

They wanted $2k more for my k7 750. Yes they are big and have a selection of all brands but you pay for it.

I bought my bike at Joe Harrison on 35N just after 410. They are really good for basic services and are pretty much same day if you get it in early. They do some of the mods you are looking at and stand behind there work.
 

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Road & Track is one of my favorite shops in town. It is owned and operated by a bunch of guys who professionaly race every chance they get. Suspension setup is a must, if you haven't done it, and they do it for like $30...
30 bucks for custom suspension huh!!? i'm gonna have to look into that. where's this place located? thanks for the tip man!
 

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For the love of God Billy dont get caught up at Alamo CyclePlex. They charged my neighbor down there $250 for installing a 2Bro slip on for his 636, not to mention about $150 over retail just for the pipes.

It took them 3 days to install intergated taillight for my boss at work.

They wanted $2k more for my k7 750. Yes they are big and have a selection of all brands but you pay for it.

I bought my bike at Joe Harrison on 35N just after 410. They are really good for basic services and are pretty much same day if you get it in early. They do some of the mods you are looking at and stand behind there work.
:thumbup: same place i got my k7 750 bro!!!! props! haha!! no wonder your quotes in my sig! LOL!
 
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