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Paddywick

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« Posted: 15 Oct 2011, 17:26:13 »
Can anyone help?
For many years I have used A1 Honda in Stamford for servicing and MOTs for my bikes. Sadly Struan was forced to close down his shop earlier in the summer after Honda rescinded its dealership contract. All very sad, because the service was always first class - and what's more, the location was very convenient.
I am now looking for an alternative specialist. Can anyone give me a recommendation?
Many thanks
Patrick

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« Reply #1 Posted: 17 Oct 2011, 19:11:35 »
For MOT's I'd go no further than Suttons in Nassington (782577). Pete (the MOT bloke) is very thorough but fair and a biker; which is just what you want. I always take my bikes and cars there; as do many others in the village.

Servicing is more tricky... I do my own :-)   However the person I'd trust most in the Peterborough area is Mark Brewin of BSD in Eye (http://bsd.uk.com); he's an engineer and does a lot of work on race bikes but IIRC also does more mundane servicing type stuff. Worthwhile asking anyway.

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« Reply #2 Posted: 11 Nov 2011, 16:22:17 »
for bike mot's ive always used s.r mot and servicing centre of corby. i always do my own work on my own bikes as i dont trust anyone to work on them, they probably wouldnt know where to start....

 

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« Reply #3 Posted: 14 Nov 2011, 14:03:58 »
i dont trust anyone to work on them, they probably wouldnt know where to start....

Sounds interesting... Why wouldn't they know where to start?  Are you riding a Britten or something equally exotic?

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« Reply #4 Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 18:48:02 »
Purpose self built race bikes

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« Reply #5 Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 11:10:59 »
Oooo - interesting.  What are you building?

Do you race yourself? if so who with and what class?


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« Reply #6 Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 20:29:31 »
race with a mate of mine from corby at santapod been doing for the past few years
in middle if building a gsxr 1127 super stretched drag bike

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« Reply #7 Posted: 04 Feb 2012, 10:05:15 »
Gosh, Santa Pod - I've not been there in decades although back in the mid-seventies I practically lived at the place as I was the mechanic for a pretty quick, for it's day, supercharged 500cc triumph. Never quite made it into the 8's the closest was a 9.08 - so close and yet so far  ::)

We ran a pretty nasty Nitro/Methanol mix with over 90% nitro - which had the amusing effect of cracking the cylinder liners quite often. I became adept at changing them out.

Here's a pic of the bike in action; wheelie bars were only just appearing on the scene and yes, we did make some after this :)