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Old 10-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Motorcycle mechanic near Washington Ave

I live near Memorial Park and that puts me 20min from anything and everything except overpriced drinks on Washington Ave and a scenic 3 mile run at the park. Does anyone know of a motorcycle mechanic closer to me side of town? Speedy Cycle Lubes has moved to Crosby, Metric Cycles doesn't answer their phone and are "by appointment only," I don't know if I'd trust Houston Motorcycle Exchange (a favourable review might change my mind)...

Any recommendations?
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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Basic work for now; oil change, coolant flush/refill, etc.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:54 AM   #5
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With basic tools you can do the simple stuff. Oil change, coolant flush, air cleaner, spark plugs, chain (clean and lube). I can help, but I live in Crosby.
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With basic tools you can do the simple stuff. Oil change, coolant flush, air cleaner, spark plugs, chain (clean and lube). I can help, but I live in Crosby.
On a zx10 plugs aint all that easy

Op: plugs last a long time.
Changed mine at 24k and they were still in great condition
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With basic tools you can do the simple stuff. Oil change, coolant flush, air cleaner, spark plugs, chain (clean and lube). I can help, but I live in Crosby.
I'm lacking basic tools and live in an apartment with no garage, hence the need for a close mechanic

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On a zx10 plugs aint all that easy

Op: plugs last a long time.
Changed mine at 24k and they were still in great condition

Yeah, my plugs aren't an immediate concern, I've only just hit 7'000 miles, but I will need someone for that eventually.
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I don't know if I'd trust Houston Motorcycle Exchange (a favourable review might change my mind)...
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Bro hit me up if u decide to do it yourself. You can use my stands, tools and oil catch. Im about 5 miles from u...
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Bro hit me up if u decide to do it yourself. You can use my stands, tools and oil catch. Im about 5 miles from u...
Take Byrdman up on his offer.And afterward...go buy some Craftsman sockets and wrenches with the money saved. Basic stuff is too easy to pay for.
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It's best you do the stuff you can learn yourself, it's your motorcycle so your life. But, for things where you need special tools or other things that you CAN'T do, I would suggest Union Motorcycle Exchange 713-643-1012. It's mostly a salvage yard, which means they probably have the parts, but he's got at least one mechanic on staff for the other stuff. They did an engine swap for me years ago, I've stayed in touch with the guy so if you use my name, you'll get a smile and be treated right.

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