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Dealer in Montreal area-help!

I have 20k km on my 2009 V and I'm looking for an engine tune-up, throttle bodies sync, valve clearance check, air filter clean/changed, spark plugs changed, chain/ sprockets changed.
I just changed my oil and coolant.

I talked to 3 dealers and I don't trust them.
I use my bike every day to commute, but they said to leave the bike for 3-5 days...!?!
Do you know any dealer / motorcycle shop that you trust?
I will try this job by myself but I don't have tools/space/time
HELP!

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I would trust Pete's Superbike but they're off the island, in Vaudreuil. It's too bad you're not closer or I'd offer to let you do the work at my place. Good luck.
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Who did you talked to so far ?

Btw, the air cleaner is reusable ...



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I have 20k km on my 2009 V and I'm looking for an engine tune-up, throttle bodies sync, valve clearance check, air filter clean/changed, spark plugs changed, chain/ sprockets changed.
I just changed my oil and coolant.

I talked to 3 dealers and I don't trust them.
I use my bike every day to commute, but they said to leave the bike for 3-5 days...!?!
Do you know any dealer / motorcycle shop that you trust?
I will try this job by myself but I don't have tools/space/time
HELP!
How long would it take you to ride out to Kelowna to my "shop"?


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I bought my bike from Moto-Sport Newman in Pierrefonds and found their customer service to be quite good. Can't comment on mechanical service though as I do all that myself.
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Thx guys for the answers.
I tried Moto-Sport in Lasalle, Pirefonds, Generation Sport in St-Remi....
not very confidence inspiring...

Eddie, thx for the offer, it's just 4600km away..... if I leave now..... maybe.......nope...

I talked to Mike at Pete's Superbike (thx Mt. Vesuvius) and they seem more client-oriented.
My kind of urgent stuff is changing the chain and the sprockets, I'll do that next week...
for the rest... I might have a friend that can help...

Thx!

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Thx guys for the answers.
I tried Moto-Sport in Lasalle, Pirefonds, Generation Sport in St-Remi....
not very confidence inspiring...

Eddie, thx for the offer, it's just 4600km away..... if I leave now..... maybe.......nope...

I talked to Mike at Pete's Superbike (thx Mt. Vesuvius) and they seem more client-oriented.
My kind of urgent stuff is changing the chain and the sprockets, I'll do that next week...
for the rest... I might have a friend that can help...

Thx!
I've had good service at Deshaies on St-Michel street north of metropolitain

Joe, co-owner with is father, is usually at the counter and will help you for an appointment

Bought my 2 kawi there, and have most of mechanical things done at their place

I even ride 50 km now to get their (have moved from montreal to south shore) to have things done ...

Let us know how it went if you do decide to go their

So far, Marie has being the one making most of the jobs on my bikes


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I did my chain and sprockets to Pete's superbike in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
small shop, friendly.
good: -no problem removing the nut from the front sprocket, it took no more than 2 seconds...
-friendly
-small shop, I didn't have to wait, I had my bike in at the scheduled time
-they move fast, they knew what to do (changing the chain is not very difficult)
-not bad prices
not so good:-they are on tight schedule, small place (only 2 lifts)
-the alignment of the wheel was done using the marks on the swingarm (I know that the lines are not very accurate, I did the alignment few times, but I didn't say anything, I have to re-do the alignment in 500km)
-the spring on the sidestand came off when I arrived home (never had a problem before)

I think I will prepare to do the big job myself at the end of summer....

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