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hossrider
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finding a mechanic

Postby hossrider » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:06 am



Recently got a chance to get my first Goldwing, a 1988 with very low mileage. Now I find myself in need of a good mechanic, someone who can and will work on the older Wings. My nearest dealership is not an option due to a very, very, very bad reputation. I live in northwest Alabama. Does anyone know of a good mechanic in or near my area they would recommend? Have trailer, will travel.



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bntyhntr6975
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Re: finding a mechanic

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:23 am

Most of the work can be done yourself. Even with limited skills or experience. A decent manual and asking questions/advice will get you quite a ways.
But, there are always things that seem (and sometimes are) 'way over our heads'. Good luck in finding a good mechanic, they're hard to find.

hossrider
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Re: finding a mechanic

Postby hossrider » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:53 am

Thanks. I still would like to find a good mechanic.

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Re: finding a mechanic

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:30 pm

Ask around at the local GWRRA chapter.
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hossrider
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Re: finding a mechanic

Postby hossrider » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:54 pm

Thanks. They meet next Friday. I have already found one, but it is always good to know of others.

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redial
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Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: finding a mechanic

Postby redial » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:04 pm

If you go to the Vendor's entry (Underneath the GoldwingDocs logo), and put in Alabama, the following comes up:
Kens' Kustom Cycles

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10701 State Hwy. 160
Hayden, AL 35079
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Phone: 1 (205) 647-9464
Accessory Sales Serves GL1100
On-Site Repairs Serves GL1200
Parts Sales Serves GL1500
Serves GL1000 Serves GL1800

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Have used him several times. Services mostly Goldwings. He also trike goldwings. Sometimes has Goldwings to sell for customers.
- snsbritt

http://goldwingdocs.com/Vendors/Kens-Kustom-Cycles_925


If you use them, please leave a comment and reference for them. Perhaps you can also put in a negative about the other vendor that has caused you some ill-feeling.
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hossrider
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Re: finding a mechanic

Postby hossrider » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:48 pm

Thanks. I found what I was looking for. Thanks all for your help.
Ride safe.




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