Hitchcock Industries

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by MeterPig, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    The KX forks were leaking on the killa. After much debating about my suspension skills (very short debate) and the images of fork parts lying around my garage for days/weeks/months during prime riding season, I called Neil.

    Neil has no website, no cool webname or shop. He simply does fine work with meticulous detail. He listens to you tell your story about whatever fine piece of machinery you have brought to him and then fixes what you want and how you want it.

    At the end, you don't feel bad walking out broke. If you are thinking of the latest doodad for your machine, think about suspension first.

    Neil did the front and rear of the killa. I cannot say that it is the bees knees or that now I can do a faster turn or whatever. What I can say is that I no longer notice my suspension.

    And that is a good thing.

    Not to mention-he finished it in 1 day.

    For those that think that service is a bygone ere of overpriced motorcycle shops, give Neil a call. (303)761-4652

    By the way, Neil says that fork oil is supposed to be changed on dirt bikes about every 30-50 hours. I can't think of the last time someone wrote in their c-list ad: fork oil changed....

    Just a thought.

    Best money spent in a long time.
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  2. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Neil did the forks on my KDX220 and my DR650. Both those bikes needed the help badly, and his work improved them.

    The work he did on the XR600 though, is such a revelation that IMO it makes the bike. He did about everything you could do to the forks and shock, and it was the best money I spent on the bike, by far.
    I did not really know what to expect, but in every situation I've thrown the XR into - it just works and makes me look better.
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  3. JStrom

    JStrom Been here awhile

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    I second all the above!!
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  4. Milhaus

    Milhaus Made in Denmark

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    I'm fixin to find out as I drop my forks off with Neil on Friday!!! :clap :clap :clap

    Thanks for the reassurance!
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  5. Zappp

    Zappp Been here awhile

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    I'v used Neil for years: DR350, 96 Husaberg FX501, 2000 Husaberg FC501. He's honest & reliable. Definate thunbs up!
    -Jan
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  6. skortch

    skortch mmm... curvy

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    Where is he located? And does he also do street bikes?
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  7. Milhaus

    Milhaus Made in Denmark

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    4003 S. Grant Street
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    303-761-4652

    South on Santa Fe in Littleton.
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  8. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    he has done 5 of my bikes.
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  9. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Thanks for the referral. I've been wondering who to call about the KLR
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  10. velosprocket

    velosprocket Been here awhile

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    I'm seriously calling him right now! I've been searching for his number, thanks for posting!
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  11. EagleFeather

    EagleFeather Flyin' High

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    Just got off the phone with him myself - thanks for all the info!!

    :thumb
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  12. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Cool! He's only four blocks away from me.

    What else besides seals and oil change did you get done, Meterpig?
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  13. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    1. Seals
    2. Revalve (racetech)
    3. Oil change (front and rear)
    4. Revalve rear (stock shock)
    5. New cool stickers on forks which say "hitchcock"
    6. Sag adjustment
    7. Front fork adjustment based on weight
    8. 30 minutes of advice on shock set up
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  14. scaryfast

    scaryfast Strugglin' to be Average!

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    I've known Neil for quite awhile...he is an extremley nice and stand up guy. I would recommend him to anyone when it comes to suspension!!
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  15. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Just got back from Neil's shop. I will put my refreshed rear shock on the XR250 to the test tomorrow. Neil was great to deal with and would recommend him to anyone looking for suspension work.
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  16. JGR

    JGR Easy rider.

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    He rebuilt my rear shock with great results, good turnaround, and a fair price, too!
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  17. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    After reading about him here, I had Neil do the forks on my DRZ over this summer. They were leaking when I took them in and unfortunately they have been leaking since I got them back on the bike.

    Have not called him to have him look at them again because I haven't had time. I'm sure he will look at them again, it's just a pain in the butt to have to do it.
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  18. Rando

    Rando Adventurer Supporter

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    Another vote for Neil. He set up my XR400 to be a great trail bike, my XR650R to be a cornering supermoto monster and rebuilds my Ohlins for my R1100RSL. Always done right the first time. You have to appreciate the attention to detail from a 1 man operation. R.
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  19. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    Just dropped my Sherco off at Neils , great guy and more than willing to walk a suspension retard like myself through it before deciding what should be done.
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  20. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie Supporter

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    retart? Is that like a tart, born again? :lol3
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