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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Some of you might remember my introductory post awhile back - I bought an 86 VN750 that was running great just a month or so ago. Unfortunately, the valve pin got stuck open and gas was leaking all over the place. It was a mess. I had to remove the carbs. I put them back together, but I've been having problems with a vacuum leak somewhere in the front boot since. I also need the carbs calibrated now that they're put back together.

I took my bike to "REMOVED" in Centereach, NY 3 weeks ago and the guy told me it would cost a couple hundred dollars. Fine. I've been calling for updates every day. Unbelievably, the only response I keep getting is "The mechanic who was supposed to work on it didn't show up." How do you run a business like that? 3 weeks and they haven't even started working on it. What the ****?

If you guys know of ANY qualified mechanics in my area, please refer me to them. I'm immensely frustrated with this place. With my luck they'll try to charge me a storage fee.

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Wow that stinks.

Off the top of my head I can't think of anyone, however you may get something out of reading this thread: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13682

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Hi guys ....

Some of you might remember my introductory post awhile back - I bought an 86 VN750 that was running great just a month or so ago. Unfortunately, the valve pin got stuck open and gas was leaking all over the place. It was a mess. I had to remove the carbs. I put them back together, but I've been having problems with a vacuum leak somewhere in the front boot since. I also need the carbs calibrated now that they're put back together.

I took my bike to "Island Iron Motorcycles" in Centereach, NY 3 weeks ago and the guy told me it would cost a couple hundred dollars. Fine. I've been calling for updates every day. Unbelievably, the only response I keep getting is "The mechanic who was supposed to work on it didn't show up." How do you run a business like that? 3 weeks and they haven't even started working on it. What the ****?

If you guys know of ANY qualified mechanics in my area, please refer me to them. I'm immensely frustrated with this place. With my luck they'll try to charge me a storage fee.
That really sucks. No reason for it. I'm not in your area so I can't recommend any one. I had the carbs on my Nighthawk ( 4 ) synched last year and it only cost $54.00.

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Hey VPower. From time to time I use a guy in Island Park who's a Triumph specialist but a decent mechanic. Ask him for a price and if you're happy with it let him do it. It'll get done in a reasonable time. If you're interested PM me.

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Thanks ... I'll consider that if I can't get it fixed on my own. I just picked the bike up and the mechanic gave me an inspection sticker free of charge, which was cool, I guess. Still, though.
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I live in Flushing, Queens and take my bike in to Manhattan at Speed Motorcycles near the 96th St exit off the FDR Drive. If you look on this board from about 2 years ago you'll see they did pretty well by me (after I got runarounds from 3 other dealership mechanics around here, two in Manhattan and one in Queens). My bike's in there now for a carb cleaning and to fix an oil leak (hopefully just some O-ring seals that need replacing and not something I cracked while bottoming out over a curb).

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