I'll have a chat with the Balkan beast...though I have more instinctive trust in him that anywhere else I have been in Melbourne. Plenty are true swine.
Peter Stevens...installed rear brake pads the wrong way round, metal on metal.
Gassit motorcycles...carb sync led to horrid revving on idle. took it back to get checked again, the mechanic didnt realise his pal had worked on it the week before and told me 'whoever did this was a cowboy...' then suggested it was the carb manifold. No improvement. Left those pricks telling me I was lucky it was still running at all. pure scum.
Yamaha City...one of their chum insurance assessors deemed by bike a write-off with only damage to one fairing, then called me 'as a mate' to offer me a dirt cheap price for another friend to buy the bike from me.
recently tried a new chap in Coburg, who was a little pricier than expected for the PC III install and left the wires hanging out the front after removing the heated throttle grips.
Bike Dock seemed decent enough, but have moved away now.
felt skanked by a local crowd who gave the 919 a sound check, including valve check, all fluids, general condition, then ripped the thing apart when I took it for a RWC.
best chaps I have come across were a comrade from the motherland Pete...Everything2wheels. To the point, up front, superb work.
Also found this brilliant fiend in Sunshine - WestSide Motorcycles - straight talking, loves his craft, well priced, feels like I am talking to noble spirit with magic greasy hands. Its just a little out the way...worth the trip though.
My luck with mechanics in Melbourne has been appalling. In 15 years riding back home in England, never had any issues whatsoever...probably more checks in place.
This what I need, mate?:>
And...what oil should I ask for, or should be seeking! With my normal riding rather rugged and all urban?