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Old 03-06-2014, 03:34 PM
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Default Decent bike shop in Derby ish

I'm looking for a decent bike shop (or individual) to do a bit of work, don't want to pay stupid main dealer prices at 60 ph plus. Don't expect them to do it for nowt either, just a fair price for a good job

Anyone know somewhere in the Derby area?
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I'm looking for a decent bike shop (or individual) to do a bit of work, don't want to pay stupid main dealer prices at 60 ph plus. Don't expect them to do it for nowt either, just a fair price for a good job

Anyone know somewhere in the Derby area?

What bike you got and what you want done?
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:38 PM
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Steering head bearings and front wheel bearings on a CBR600, I'm told its an easy quick job normally, but because the model I have has got has the ram air scoop under the tank, the radiator needs dropping as well, so being quoted minimum of 250 for labour

I've got the bearings already
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:32 PM
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It is an easier job than you think, I changed the head bearings on a VT700 and it only took a few hours, I seem to remember I jacked up the front of the bike and put a wooden block under the front to secure it, the hardest part was smacking the old bearing out with a piece of wood and a club hammer.

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It really depends on the bike John - my old gpz900r the bottom outer race is flush with the step when fully driven in and there is no easy removal notch - to get it out last time took nearly 3 hours with the help of a mate who is a bike mechanic and we had got to the point of "if it doesn't go this time lets buzz a blob of weld on it to get some purchase" and that was even with a specially bent old screwdriver to use as a drift. That bike taught me a lot about Haynes books saying "simply remove" meaning you are in for a long job
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:57 PM
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They had probably done what I do, put the replacement bearing in a plastic bag and leave it in the freezer until you need it, they shrink and just drop in..I have considered fitting a grease nipple (zerk) to the stem so that I could pack it with grease..But up to now I have resisted the impulse.

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I have considered fitting a grease nipple (zerk) to the stem so that I could pack it with grease..But up to now I have resisted the impulse.

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I did that on me Triton and was gobsmacked at how much grease it took.

If I was to do it again I'd use some sort of spacer come filler to take up all the empty space.
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So can I take it that no one knows of any?
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:51 AM
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You could try the following:
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Unit 5 Grassy court.Burnaston Garage
Etwall Road Mickleover
Derby
DE3 0BX

01332 521142

Just behind the Total garage on the A516 heading towards Etwall.

Not used them recently but they did do a couple of bits and bobs for me in the past and seemed reasonable.
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Cheers mate, I'll have a dodge down there next week and see what the craic is
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Got the work done at a sensible price ..... friendly service and nice people, even adjusted and lubed the chain for me
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Glad you got sorted
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