Bike Barn for servicing?

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Ross Poole, Jul 8, 2003.

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    Ross Poole Guest

    My '97 VFR750 is up for a service and there's no way I'm taking it back to
    Peter Stevens.

    Can someone recommend a place in Melbourne, preferably near or in the CBD
    to do a service?

    Was thinking of taking it to Bike Barn in Elizabeth St but I've never heard
    if theyre good or not. Has anybody ever used them?

    Also need new rubber and looking for a place still selling Bridgestone
    tyres but dont want to go back to Dunlop or Michelin if possible.

    Ross Poole, Jul 8, 2003
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    Nev.. Guest

    No news is good news. I haven't heard any horror stories.
    Bob Jane at the top of Elizabeth St.

    '02 CBR1100XX #2
    Nev.., Jul 8, 2003
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    NickZX6R Guest

    I've taken bikes for servicing to Motorcycle City in Elizabeth Street
    without any bad experiences. I know several other people who've also
    been there and been happy with the work.
    NickZX6R, Jul 9, 2003
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    paulc Guest

    I took my bike to Garners in North Melbourne (Cnr Peel St & Queesbury St)
    and they seemed to quite good. Staff were helpfull, and the cost was pretty

    paulc, Jul 9, 2003
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    diode Guest

    I got Bridgstone's at "Pablos" tyres.
    BT010 on the front and BT020 on the rear.
    The BT010 on the front is stickier.
    Fitted while I waited.
    Little bit cheaper than elsewhere.
    Very happy with them compared to OEM MEZ3's.
    Ive got an SV650 and after 7thou Klms they are 1/3 to 1/2 gone.
    I think they are dual compound.
    Bit harder in the middle for the commuter miles, softer on the sides for the
    diode, Jul 10, 2003
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    Nev.. Guest

    Was this recently or say more than 6 months ago? I used to be a Pablos
    customer till about 3 rear tyres ago when they had a big falling out with the
    Australian Bridgestone importer and severed their ties and stopped retailing
    Bridgestones around February this year. I got my last set from Redwing (who
    don't deal with the Bridgestone importer either -for the same reasons as
    Pablos- but ordered in a set for me through another distributor).
    I prefer the tyre shops rather than the bike shops because there's less
    waiting around time and when tyres are due for replacement rarely coincides
    with service intervals.

    '02 CBR1100XX #2
    Nev.., Jul 10, 2003
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    Silmaril Guest

    My 2 cents...
    Since owning my postie I've only needed to replace one tyre once, and my
    knowledge of bike shops stretching as far as elizabeth st, went to peter
    stevens tyre service... $60 later, new tyre, new tube, fitted. all in 20
    quite happy, and i'll be going back.

    Silmaril, Jul 12, 2003
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