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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:12 PM

JAY'S GARAGE

Motorcycle & Engine Repair

Jay Schulberg
612-369-5312

Jason is a great guy and does some really good work for a cheap price.
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:52 PM

Mike Riley
Sport Rider Inc.
Altoona, WI
866-834-0244

Been wrenching for over 40 years. On everything. Every brand. Could probably even fix your electric toothbrush if needed.
Like Mark said, expertise cost $$. He doesn't come cheap, but is fair and get's the job done right, no shortcuts.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:37 AM

Just thought I'd pitch in that Jeff at Kiwi has had Skidds SV for over 1 month and a half now. We were told "2-3 days, no problem" when dropping the bike off.

The list of fixes were fork seals, chain and sprocket, and a new cam chain. Nothing big. Jeff blames it on getting the wrong parts, which I think can only go wrong 2-3 times. Even after getting the parts the bike continues to sit at the shop in peices. Also, how do you order/get the wrong parts for an '00 SV650? Probably one of the most common bikes in existence, and also one of the easiest to work on. :bitchslap:

I only care because I have lost a good riding buddy simply because a lazy guy with a harley shop wont finish his bike. :cuss:

I recommend Jeff's name removed from the recommended shops until he can rebuild his reputation here by doing quality work on schedule.


I'd also like to throw in Hitching Post on HWY 7 in Hopkins.They gave me some great advice on which tires to buy, kept them in my price range, and had them installed within 6 hours of me dropping the bike off (During their busiest point of the season). They lubed my wheel bearings and my chain, and gave me some advice on a tiny coolant leak I was having.

They were very profesional, gave me all of the paperwork I wanted, and even offered to help me load it onto the trailer. The work they do comes at a cost, but I'd rather have my bike done and back on the road than spend that extra money on putting gas in my cage.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:00 AM

^Jeff was a brother of the owner who took over the shop for a short period of time. In the 2 weeks that he was there he took about 40-45 peoples money and ran off with it.

His brother (the owner) is now back in place, and is fighting to try to keep the customers his brother (Jeff) pissed off.

The work that was supposed to get done on skidds bike was done VERY quickly once the transition was made, and for a very solid price.

He still has a few things to get it back into the shop for, but they are working with him on price and have guaranteed that it be done quickly.
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 09:02 PM

Granted this is a guy who works for Motoprimo, so I will have to see where he winds up, but:

Eric VonHolt (CRA #175)
Motoprimo Mpls.

Been my wrench for a long long time, very good at it, especially odd diagnostics.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:02 PM

Yea my good buddy Ben Hoeshen. was head mechanic at mpls motoprimo. till they closed, he definetely is worth every penny... aalthough motoprimo isnt the cheapest, his work is definitely bar one. unbeatable
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:01 AM

I need to send out props for


Mike Osowski
Hi-Per Sports
10550 County Rd 81 #211
Maple Grove
763.493.5620


Mike and Steve (seriously) know their stuff and they be where I take my scooter from now on. Expensive? Yes, and so are Ferraris, first class airplane seats and filet mignon. You pays, you gets.

And though I havent had any issues whatsoever with Mike's work, I am convinced if i did, he would take care of it.

Go see Mike and Steve.
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:20 AM

Jason Bryant is very good out at St. Boni Motorsports. Mad props to them!
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:59 PM

Cities Edge in Shakopee awesome prices great work and done very quickly

952-224-2054
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 12:21 AM

Mike Riley is the owner and head mechanic at Sport Rider in Altoona, Wisconsin. They are a Victory, Triumph and Polaris dealership, but he's the only person I'd let tear my Suzuki motor apart when it needed it. He's also xd675x's Dad for those of you that know Scott.

The phone number is 715-834-0244 and the website is www.sportriderinc.com.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:12 PM

View PostClaymore, on Jul 10 2007, 09:02 PM, said:

Granted this is a guy who works for Motoprimo, so I will have to see where he winds up, but:

Eric VonHolt (CRA #175)
Motoprimo Mpls.

Been my wrench for a long long time, very good at it, especially odd diagnostics.


I will vouch for Eric, top-notch at Yammies. Both him and Todd Fischer are at MotoPrimo in Lakeville. Todd is the best you can find in the state with Ducs and vintage stuff.

For a guy that plays outside the normal sandbox, but is a freakin mechanical genius, look up John Mensch. He could make a GP racebike out of Lincoln Logs and a razor motor.
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 10:10 PM

Lots of recommendations. Any advice on where I should take my 83 Yamaha Vision? It needs to be completely gone through :(
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Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:30 PM

Unlimited motorsports
470 5th ave sw
new prague, mn
all makes, models, sleds, bikes, watercraft

free pick-up, delivery
952-758-4711

josh fischer is his name
does great work, super nice guy
he was worked at few dealers around the cites, then ran a small shop out of his house for a couple years, finally opened up a separate shop,



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Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:31 PM

Anyone have any recommendations for working on some older stuff? An 83 Yamaha Vision with starting issues and overheating issues to be specific.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 05:06 PM

I'd definitly go with Kyle Knutson for 2k Motorsports. Very nice guy, very affordable and flawless work!
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