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  1. Are Valve Seals Sitting in Oil Bad?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, I am continuing the rebuild of my 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700SC and have reached the point of replacing the valve seals. I went to the Honda dealer to have them replace it for me (which they said the could). I ordered my own valve seals and placed them in a small bag of oil over night...
  2. Another Q for Motorcycle Technicians

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey! Only one question this time, I promise! :) Do all motorcycle technicians get paid hourly OR are they paid based off of a flat rate system? Thanks!
  3. Question for all motorcycle mechanics/technicians!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey, guys. I have a few questions for motorcycle technicians or anybody who knows the answers. What are the qualifications to become a motorcycle technician? To work at a dealership or an independent shop do you need credentials from a school such as MMI? OR can you get into these positions by...
  4. Honda 1980 CX500 mechanic needed in Dallas area

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm about to inherit a 1980 Honda CX500 in need of repair. Can anybody recommend a good motercycle mechanic with experience repairing this model bike in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?
  5. new bike owner, new problems

    New Member Introductions
    My name is Tyler, I'm from Ohio, and I purchased a 05 Yamaha R6 last august and absolutely love it! Its been great so far and the only problem that Ive had is from my mechanic. I'm not sure the rules will let me discuss the problem right now because of forum rules. But I really need some...
  6. Father Looking to Become a Certified Mechanic

    Motorcycle Repair
    My old man has been a fully licensed heavy vehicle mechanic for my entire life. The thing about it is he's fifty now and can't keep up with the physical demands that come with working on heavy vehicles, buses in his case. He has suggested that he would like to begin working on motorcycles...
  7. Good/Cheap Mechanic in Philadelphia? Need Tires Changed

    Motorcycle Repair
    My first thread here... So I've called a few places. Dealers wanted $300 just to change the tires, not actually including the rubber! Said would be around $500 for everything installed. That seems absolutely crazy to me... Called a scooter repair place and they quoted me about $140 to...