Good place for a valve job

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Wes Weber, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Wes Weber

    Wes Weber Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    I need to find a good place to rework a head. I called Ridge Reamers, but he's booked through MAY! Good for him, not so good for me.

    Any ideas close-ish to Golden?

    Thanks!

    Wes
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  2. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Had this guy do the valve seats and some decking on my 450 last year. No complaints. Right over in Wheatridge.

    http://www.lseracing.com/
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  3. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    LSE did the valve work in my Yamaha and it seemed like quality work (still runs), but I would never go back to him.

    He told me it was no problem to have it done in a week, well it took 3 weeks. What pissed me off was once he had the parts and was passed the week deadline he never called, would not return any phone calls, and just did not seem to care at all when I did get him on the phone. I went to the shop several times in person and it was closed most of the time. After 2 weeks of fighting with the guy to just get my parts back I went down there and he still had not done any work, but finished the valve job as I waited in the lobby for an hour as his wife made snide comments about how busy they have been.


    I have heard several other similar stories. I would go anywhere else other than LSE........
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  4. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Not as close, but I get all of my head work done at ACME Machine in Fort Collins. Joz drives up here for his head & cylinder work. A couple of old guys with 50 years of motorcycle experience run the place.
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  5. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    They all do that...
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  6. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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  7. Raul Duke

    Raul Duke DROC

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    If you ar talking a 4 stroke KTM head, look up Dave Hopkins over on KTMtalk.com. He is out of WA, but does great work for a good price. His turn around is usually good as well.
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  8. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Got mine back in 3 days. He must have liked me. :D

    Actually though, now that you mention it, I think Silverboy had a less extreme, but similar experience the last time he used him. Long wait, no communication.
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  9. fortrider

    fortrider Been here awhile

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    Big Thumbs up to Acme in Ft. Collins. The get it done right. Great guys to work with.
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  10. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Living the Dream

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    Rick has done 10 or so heads for me, all were a top notch job, fast turn around and live just out side of Lyons Good Dude
    tell um Dave Smoljan told told you to call him
    http://www.headsupporting.com/
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  11. Wes Weber

    Wes Weber Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the info fellas. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Wes
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  12. Oldwin1

    Oldwin1 Long timer

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    Ron over at HO has done a lot of work for many folks around here. He is right out by Wolfman luggage east of Longmont. He does great work.
    Ron
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