NoVA mechanic recommendations?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by markbvt, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Sorry for the new thread, did a search but couldn't really find anything relevant.

    Two years ago I sold my dad my '08 Wee-Strom, and it now needs new fork seals. I'm in Vermont, he's in Leesburg, VA, so I can't exactly pop by and do the work for him. And he's not mechanically inclined enough to want to do it himself.

    So would anyone happen to have a recommendation for a good mechanic in the vicinity of Leesburg? The local Suzuki dealer is quoting around $350 to swap the fork seals, which sounds beyond ridiculous to me.

    Thanks!

    --mark
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  2. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    PM sent.

    Regardless, ain't gonna be cheap--shop rates run about $100/hour, hereabouts.
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  3. SxyRdr

    SxyRdr Been here awhile

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    Contact Allen and Chris at Dual Sport Armory. They do the work on Donovan's dirt bikes and the KLR he had. Allen's a good guy and can help your dad out.

    http://www.dualsportarmory.com/
    Dual Sport Armory
    366 Welltown Rd
    Winchester, Va 22603
    540-504-7498
    9-5 M/F
    info@dualsportarmory.com

    Tell Allen that Donovan referred you. :)

    ETA: I know I don't have many posts, so if it means anything, we haul the bikes the nearly 2 hours to Winchester to get the work done. Another friend of ours hauled his bike out there from Falls Church based on our recommendation and now he recommends them to others, too.
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  4. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the referral Helen. My name is Chris and I work at DSA. We can take care of your fork seals easily and can also perform any other services your dad needs. It would cost your dad $150-$175 for new seals and fresh oil. Let us know if we can help you.
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  5. Dual Sport Armory

    Dual Sport Armory Been here awhile

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    we can help you out
    give us a call M-F
    540-504-7498

    will be closed Monday 9/2 for the holiday
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  6. tycobb

    tycobb Adventurer

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    Also looking for a mechanic, ideally closer to Arlington though if anyone has any recommendations.
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  7. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Been here awhile

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    Depending on what bike you have you really can't go wrong with either Mike at Manassas Honda. They are both top notch techs and the service writer (Greg) is a riot.
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