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Rasher
05-05-2016, 05:26 PM
Hi all, I might need some work done on my Sportster, I live in Dearborn Heights, and was wondering what shops to stay away from and which ones you like and why.

Kosher
05-05-2016, 10:53 PM
Others may chime in, but I'm not aware of anything near dearborn. I think the downriver folks are familiar with 333 Performance in Taylor (https://www.facebook.com/333PerformanceLLC), and of course Biker Bobs. A lot of shops have closed, like Bishops in Redford, but they've been gone a while now.

Bagger Dave
05-05-2016, 11:02 PM
I bought a set of Dunlop American Elite's and had Shawn at 333 Performance mount and install the tires for me for $140 a couple weeks ago....he also put on some new brake pads for the rear....they do good work! and I have heard a lot of good feedback from other people also about them.

Rasher
05-06-2016, 09:51 AM
I have had work done at 333 before, was good but got a strange vibe from him. Took it there last Fri. cause of some issues I was having, and he really tried hard to broom me out the door. Now he did tell me how busy he was and how short handed he was( and he told me the story Why he was short handed) and I can understand why he didn't want to take on my bike, without a appointment. he did spend some time on it right then and there put new plugs in it, and we talked about why I might be having the issue I was having. and I had just put new ngk's in it before the issue showed the day before the blessing of the bikes in Mt. C.. Im really Not knocking the guy I would go back there even tho I still got that weird vibe from him(my son was with me who does counter sales felt the vibe too) he is busy and I would like other option's available thats all.

Dealerships only as a LAST resort.

Kosher
05-06-2016, 11:45 AM
I have had work done at 333 before, was good but got a strange vibe from him. Took it there last Fri. cause of some issues I was having, and he really tried hard to broom me out the door. Now he did tell me how busy he was and how short handed he was( and he told me the story Why he was short handed) and I can understand why he didn't want to take on my bike, without a appointment. he did spend some time on it right then and there put new plugs in it, and we talked about why I might be having the issue I was having. and I had just put new ngk's in it before the issue showed the day before the blessing of the bikes in Mt. C.. Im really Not knocking the guy I would go back there even tho I still got that weird vibe from him(my son was with me who does counter sales felt the vibe too) he is busy and I would like other option's available thats all.

Dealerships only as a LAST resort.

I'd have to think that at this time of year, any shop worth a damn is going to be slammed. If they're standing around and taking walk-ins, I'd have to wonder.

Bagger Dave
05-06-2016, 10:05 PM
I have had work done at 333 before, was good but got a strange vibe from him. Took it there last Fri. cause of some issues I was having, and he really tried hard to broom me out the door. Now he did tell me how busy he was and how short handed he was( and he told me the story Why he was short handed) and I can understand why he didn't want to take on my bike, without a appointment. he did spend some time on it right then and there put new plugs in it, and we talked about why I might be having the issue I was having. and I had just put new ngk's in it before the issue showed the day before the blessing of the bikes in Mt. C.. Im really Not knocking the guy I would go back there even tho I still got that weird vibe from him(my son was with me who does counter sales felt the vibe too) he is busy and I would like other option's available thats all.

Dealerships only as a LAST resort.
I never got that vibe when Moe and I were there a couple weeks ago. He told us also why he is short handed. Moe and I got there about 5 minutes before he opened...I pulled my bike to the gate and he opened it up as soon as I got there. We talked to him for a few and I told him I was in no hurry....they called me when my bike was ready...when we got there to pick it up...talked to him again. he was cool with us...

Rasher
05-08-2016, 08:04 AM
He was cool with me too, every time I have been there, I'm really not knocking the guy even tho it does kinda sound that way. I just get the vibe from this convo with him and other's I've had with him he prefers "BIG" bikes to sportster's thats all. I thought about a big bore kit when I first got it and basically told me I would be wasting my money, that I should put that money into a dyna instead.

But I will say he did check my problem out on the spot, listened to my concerns, put NEW plugs in-even tho I had just did that too, mine had less than 100 miles on them, Bad plug bad gas who knows seems to be running good now. spent some time with me explaining why Amsoil is BAD JUJU for harleys. I did pick up an oil change set from him.

Ultra AL
05-08-2016, 09:08 AM
He spent some time with me explaining why Amsoil is BAD JUJU for harleys. I did pick up an oil change set from him.

Everyone has an oil opinion. Many of the guys on this forum love AMSOIL and use it in all 3 holes. Some are dino guys. Some just don't care all that much.

Welcome to the forum. Hope to see you out on the road soon. Looks like spring has finally arrived in MI.

Gas Man
05-08-2016, 12:15 PM
Maybe the bigger bikes deliver him bigger pay. Not sure. Interesting though.

And as Al said. Oil debate is a classic one that will never end. I just say. Oil is way cheaper than parts so change it frequently. I do Amsoil and 5k per change.

leebo
05-08-2016, 12:47 PM
I started using Castrol in the 70s never switched.

Ultra AL
05-08-2016, 12:54 PM
I started using Castrol in the 70s never switched.

I was thinking of switching to Castor Oil in the Limited. :lmao:

leebo
05-08-2016, 02:24 PM
I was thinking of switching to Castor Oil in the Limited. :lmao:Lol. Is it ill?

Rasher
05-08-2016, 05:42 PM
Everyone has an oil opinion. Many of the guys on this forum love AMSOIL and use it in all 3 holes. Some are dino guys. Some just don't care all that much.

Welcome to the forum. Hope to see you out on the road soon. Looks like spring has finally arrived in MI.

I have used Amsoil the last three years, he was really against Ams in the primary thats what Ive been using, ok Ill try his this year and see maybe I will go back.

Gas Man
05-09-2016, 04:43 AM
Yeah I have heard that about syn oil in the primary... but honestly I haven't had a problem with it.

Kosher
05-09-2016, 09:00 AM
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-sdXkq9w/0/S/60439866%5B1%5D-S.jpg

Ultra AL
05-09-2016, 09:19 AM
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-sdXkq9w/0/S/60439866%5B1%5D-S.jpg


:lmao:

Dagnabit
05-09-2016, 02:26 PM
Yeah, the main thing with any oil/fluid is just change it when it needs it. I change the engine oil and primary at the same time, usually at the start of riding season. For the engine I went with mobil 1 v-twin 20w-50. Mainly because it was a well reviewed synthetic and it was 9 bucks a quart on sale. I ran it last year as well and I had no issues with it, bike never ran hot and the oil looked good when i drained it. I always stick with redline for the trans just because i like how the bike shifts with it. And finally, I went with plain old HD primary fluid simply because I had a gift card and needed to use it while i was at the dealer.

Gas Man
05-09-2016, 02:42 PM
I've done the same exact oil setup before in bikes...

Moesride
05-09-2016, 07:19 PM
Brad Penn 20/50....made in the USA oil company out of PA. Running this in my primary.......... have at It Keith.:lol:

Bagger Dave
05-09-2016, 11:10 PM
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Email/i-sdXkq9w/0/S/60439866%5B1%5D-S.jpg

:lmao::rofl: