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Last post 06-24-2016 01:43 PM by pyrah. 11 replies.
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  • 03-10-2012 10:08 AM

    • Jax
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    Rent a shop to service your own bike

    In Canada, repair shop helps customers service their own motorcycles

    Motomethod is a fully staffed motorcycle repair shop that also enables DIY fans to service their bikes themselves.

    Motomethod’s professional staff services “nearly all makes and models of motorcycles, old or new,” in the company’s own words, in addition to offering pickup, delivery, towing and storage services. Much more interesting however, is that it also claims to be the first in the industry to allow riders to rent a bay and repair their own bike. Motomethod provides the space, tools and resources DIY enthusiasts need to get the job done themselves, and offers to teach riders who are unsure how to carry out their own repairs. Following an annual membership fee of CAD 100, repair bays are available for rent to members for CAD 25 per hour.

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  • 03-10-2012 11:11 AM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

    Brilliant idea. Id love one in Sydney.

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  • 03-10-2012 11:41 AM In reply to

    • bradr
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    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

     Its an absolutely brilliant idea , but in Australia due to all our liability issues it would fail for sure , here in the auto dismantling industry we have had one major auto dismantler get the pants sued off them because they had one of these "pull your own parts off " things going , they take a couple of bucks of the customer to cover ins , he uses his own tools to pull the part off himself , the buisiness had signs everywhere stating that no responsibility would be accepted for customers injuring themself , they even got each customer to sign a liability waiver , anyhow some dumbo apparantly mamaged to drop a car off a jack & onto himself thereby relogating himself to a wheelchair for life , when it all went through the courts , apparently all the signs & damage waivers are not worth diddly squat , the owner of the premises & the person conducting a buisiness is liable , full stop end of story , so unfortunately once again Mr liability has spolied yet another common sense solution to saving people money .

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  • 03-10-2012 11:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

    Remember something similar to that in England years ago . You rented the garage space for as long as you wanted quick service or a restoration. Tools where provided and a mechanic was there if you needed advise or to give a hand 

  • 03-10-2012 05:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

    a place in london does it for the courier trade. they have bays, tools, mechanics, etc. you diy with there help for a basic service. you can even get the consumables too. it was in tng. it sounded a great idea for a rapid turn around.

    argentum melle
  • 03-10-2012 08:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

    silverflyer:

    a place in london does it for the courier trade. they have bays, tools, mechanics, etc. you diy with there help for a basic service. you can even get the consumables too. it was in tng. it sounded a great idea for a rapid turn around.

     

     Can you remember the T&G issue number Ta

  • 03-11-2012 12:07 PM In reply to

    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

    pyrah:

     

     Can you remember the T&G issue number Ta

    tng no 83.

    page 80.

    budget servicing: get a brazilian

    argentum melle
  • 03-11-2012 01:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

     Many thanks Yes

  • 03-12-2012 12:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

    my pleasure.

    have a great read.Smile

    argentum melle
  • 03-12-2012 02:57 PM In reply to

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    Cheers . Cant find much about Edinho motos on google just there location must not have a web site . Here is the other place mentioned in the article  may be handy for jax on her trip

    http://www.ovalmotorcyclecentre.co.uk/web/index.php

  • 03-12-2012 04:11 PM In reply to

    • Jax
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    Re: Rent a shop to service your own bike

    pyrah:
    may be handy for jax on her trip

    HAHAHAHAHA

      

    I do love that your are thinking about me pyrah but the closest I get to DIY is to help myself to coffee in the waiting room

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  • 06-24-2016 01:43 PM In reply to

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    Looks like the diy garages in Australia aren't doing too well are we servicing at home or happy for others to do the work ? . Kustom Kommune Australia's first community motorcycle workshop has been evicted from its Melbourne site . Don't look too rosy for it to find another premises to continue . Sydney the rising sun workshop is set to reopen Perth Spadille cafe and garage still going Brisbane Moto arcade shut

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