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Old 11-12-2017, 08:16 PM   #1
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getting back to the track

Hey there, I've been riding on and off for over 15 years. I've had a project bike sitting in my garage for a few years. I'm finally getting to a point where I'm going to get it back on the track hopefully soon. I live in the Heights, and I'm looking for recommendations on a local independently operated motorcycle shop I can trust to help me rebuild a track bike. The bike is a 07 gsxr 600.

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Old 11-12-2017, 08:43 PM   #2
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Hey there. I think I have talked to you here in the Heights. I live on Key St. Patrick at Motorcycles unlimited is a sponsor here and does great work. Another option is P1 racing. Neither one is real close but options ate limited here by downtown.
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I've been recommended Metric Motorcycles. Owner is Andy and I'm told he is very good but eccentric; he works on everything himself and will take as long as required (maybe more so than you would like) to do the job done correctly. He primarily communicates through e-mail; shoot him a note and see what he responds with.

I have not used him myself yet.
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I have worked with Jorge at JD Cycles in the past. He's a former racer and certified across several makes.

If you're looking for engine/head/machine work, go see Harold at H.A.M.S.

http://www.haroldsautomotivemachineshop.net/
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Hey there. I think I have talked to you here in the Heights. I live on Key St. Patrick at Motorcycles unlimited is a sponsor here and does great work. Another option is P1 racing. Neither one is real close but options ate limited here by downtown.
Yes! Hey neighbor! I had written it down when we last spoke but lost the info. It's embarrassing how long my bike has just sat there in my garage, but being a first time dad takes some adjustment. Bought this bike right before my wife got pregnant, fast forward 3+ years later and here we are.

Anyway, I took a look at my gas tank this past weekend and its rusted pretty bad from the inside, and i need to replace the cap. So stripping and restoring the tank is my first project for this week. I'm also installing an ignition bypass, and then it should be ready for me to take over to the shop for the forks, seals, and everything else lol.

Might need your help/advice once I get it back. Thanks for the recommendations again.
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Yes! Hey neighbor! I had written it down when we last spoke but lost the info. It's embarrassing how long my bike has just sat there in my garage, but being a first time dad takes some adjustment. Bought this bike right before my wife got pregnant, fast forward 3+ years later and here we are.

Anyway, I took a look at my gas tank this past weekend and its rusted pretty bad from the inside, and i need to replace the cap. So stripping and restoring the tank is my first project for this week. I'm also installing an ignition bypass, and then it should be ready for me to take over to the shop for the forks, seals, and everything else lol.

Might need your help/advice once I get it back. Thanks for the recommendations again.
I have a fork lift stand that you can use and we can pull the forks and then you can just take them to have serviced. I will PM you my number. Good luck with the gas tank!
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+1 for Harold's Machine Shop. His shop has been around for a long time and specializes in motorcycle machine work. Motorcycles Unlimited would be a great place to get your track bike back ready to go.
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Andy does very very good work - but is probably overkill for “getting back to the track”, have Motorcycles Unlimited or P1, or another recommended shop do it. Save Metrix for exotic and perfection-requiring jobs
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