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  • GeorgeBlack1990
    GeorgeBlack1990
    22 days ago
    Hi ppl and happy new year.
    I'm looking for recommendations on good HD certified mechanics, with fair prices in Sydney. Im happy to go to any suburb. 

    I looked through the first 7 pages, but most topics are 9-11 yo. What are your recent experiences with good mechanics? What would be a fair price for an iron xl883 16.000 service?
  • Neale
    Neale
    22 days ago
    C&R engineering revesby does good work.
    Can’t complain about Sys at Campbelltown either.
  • imoo6170
    imoo6170
    22 days ago
    P&L @ Toongabbie (have used them for about 10 yrs now)
    C&R @ Revesby (used a couple of times before I went to P&L - P&L are closer to me now as I moved)
    LA Cycles @ Hoxton Park - have had them do several Dyno's on a few bikes. 

    Sy's used to be good but they recently lost their head mechanic so not so sure now. Personally I would keep away from most of the Dealers and stay with the independents.
  • softfat
    softfat
    22 days ago
    Agree imoo. Seems there is/was quite a bit of staff movement at Sy's and I would think twice before taking my bike there now or in the foreseeable future. Head mechanic from Sy's is now in a different role with another HD dealership. Treat your staff with contempt and make them unhappy means poor work in my opinion.

    Soft... 
  • GeorgeBlack1990
    GeorgeBlack1990
    21 days ago
    Are you happy with the prices at C&R at revesby?
  • imoo6170
    imoo6170
    21 days ago
    Prices at P&L and C&R were fair - neither will bullshit you re what needs doing and both have done great work for me. 
    Plus the other advantage with these guys is that you get to talk to the person who is going to do the work - not some workshop mgr who in most cases knows f..k all.

  • rick k
    rick k
    21 days ago
    Quoting softfat on 05 Jan 2021 09:03 AM

    Agree imoo. Seems there is/was quite a bit of staff movement at Sy's and I would think twice before taking my bike there now or in the foreseeable future. Head mechanic from Sy's is now in a different role with another HD dealership. Treat your staff with contempt and make them unhappy means poor work in my opinion.


    Soft... 

    You mean SY’s still alive , he was an old guy back in the late 80’s when he worked on my shovel .
  • Neale
    Neale
    21 days ago
    Quoting imoo6170 on 05 Jan 2021 06:56 AMedited: 05 Jan 2021 06:57 AM

    P&L @ Toongabbie (have used them for about 10 yrs now)

    C&R @ Revesby (used a couple of times before I went to P&L - P&L are closer to me now as I moved)
    LA Cycles @ Hoxton Park - have had them do several Dyno's on a few bikes. 

    Sy's used to be good but they recently lost their head mechanic so not so sure now. Personally I would keep away from most of the Dealers and stay with the independents.

    Are you talking about Greg from Sys when you said they lost their head mechanic?
  • Neale
    Neale
    21 days ago
    Quoting GeorgeBlack1990 on 06 Jan 2021 01:13 AM

    Are you happy with the prices at C&R at revesby?

    Yes, I have no complaints.
  • imoo6170
    imoo6170
    20 days ago
    Quoting imoo6170 on 05 Jan 2021 06:56 AMedited: 05 Jan 2021 06:57 AM

    P&L @ Toongabbie (have used them for about 10 yrs now)

    C&R @ Revesby (used a couple of times before I went to P&L - P&L are closer to me now as I moved)
    LA Cycles @ Hoxton Park - have had them do several Dyno's on a few bikes. 

    Sy's used to be good but they recently lost their head mechanic so not so sure now. Personally I would keep away from most of the Dealers and stay with the independents.

    Quoting Neale on 06 Jan 2021 07:31 AM

    Are you talking about Greg from Sys when you said they lost their head mechanic?

    Yep - I know he was the workshop mgr and not actually on the tools but he knew his stuff and worked on my bikes when he was on the tools.
  • Neale
    Neale
    20 days ago
    Damn damn damn.
    He was the reason I went there for the last 13 yrs.
    Any idea where he’s moved to for work?
  • imoo6170
    imoo6170
    19 days ago
    Gone to HH Western Sydney but in the parts section, not the workshop. Drop in and have a chat.
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    19 days ago
    Quoting softfat on 05 Jan 2021 09:03 AM

    Agree imoo. Seems there is/was quite a bit of staff movement at Sy's and I would think twice before taking my bike there now or in the foreseeable future. Head mechanic from Sy's is now in a different role with another HD dealership. Treat your staff with contempt and make them unhappy means poor work in my opinion.


    Soft... 

    Quoting rick k on 06 Jan 2021 05:58 AM

    You mean SY’s still alive , he was an old guy back in the late 80’s when he worked on my shovel .

    rick k , Sy died a while back ( not from age was health ). but the dealership just kept the Name as has became a Harley Davidson Dealer.
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    19 days ago
    Quoting imoo6170 on 07 Jan 2021 09:04 PM

    Gone to HH Western Sydney but in the parts section, not the workshop. Drop in and have a chat.

    someone only mentioned the other day ( to me not an internet post ) they got a small job done at HH Blacktown & mentioned not real impressed with the workshop manager. Latter went to a private work shop to get same job done again. but just what owner of a late Harley I know personally told me. I don't know anything about Blacktown Harley or how it is run, since Metho Tom died.
  • rick k
    rick k
    17 days ago
    Quoting softfat on 05 Jan 2021 09:03 AM

    Agree imoo. Seems there is/was quite a bit of staff movement at Sy's and I would think twice before taking my bike there now or in the foreseeable future. Head mechanic from Sy's is now in a different role with another HD dealership. Treat your staff with contempt and make them unhappy means poor work in my opinion.


    Soft... 

    Quoting rick k on 06 Jan 2021 05:58 AM

    You mean SY’s still alive , he was an old guy back in the late 80’s when he worked on my shovel .

    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 07 Jan 2021 10:36 PM

    rick k , Sy died a while back ( not from age was health ). but the dealership just kept the Name as has became a Harley Davidson Dealer.

    Krash ,,, Sorry to hear , I remember him as a congenial sort of guy