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Is there a good Suzuki shop in the area? Was riding my SV1k and thought about how I love the bike and want to keep it for ever, so I wanting to give her a good once over, keep her well maintained by a shop that knows Suzukis. Curious where people take theirs.

There's nothing specific that I know of in the NYC area.
 

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wish i had a good answer. our best shop around here went belly up last year.
Blackman's in Emmaus PA is the best around here, because now they are the only. Most of their effort is scattershot anythingbutmotorcycles (spyder, skidoo, mahindra, atvs etc etc)

Ken's Cycle in Reading PA for older carb bikes - especially 70's 80's yamahas and zooks.
I dunno - is Montgomeryville Cycle as good as they used to be? Or Bromley Suzuki in Trevose (they used to rule at the two strokes)?

Hope some good answers come forth...
 

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Thanks. Hopefully there's still someone good closer to NYC, but if not, I could easily make a trip out there to PA.
 

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Odds are, the best mechanic doesn't work at a dealership.:naughty:
If you create a new post, with "Brooklyn" in the title, somebody will help.
I did a Google search:
motorcycle repair "new jersey"
just for fun, found one possible:

new jersey motorcycle repair.jpg
 

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Well, I'm willing to travel, and I wanted to find one good with Suzukis, not one that will have the service manual next to him, learning about them on my bike.

I dunno, maybe the car culture is getting to me where dealers have all the OEM tools and training. Then again, I took my bike to a local place for a tire change, they scratched up my black wheel down to the aluminum. I'm not interested in testing out all the pop-up "artisinal" mechanics that are sprouting up here for all the vintage scooter and bike riding hipsters.
 

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Have you found an SV specialist in the meantime?
I personally like Brooklyn Motor Works in Red Hook. Never had work done there (doing it all myself), but talked with the head mechanic Carlos there a while ago and he gave me great advice without trying to solicit my business. I'll go there should I ever have a problem I can't fix myself.

There's also The Lurkshop, located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. They have tons of experience race prepping SVs and are decent guys.
 
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