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Bike shop wanted

Have spent a couple of months traveling round some of the US. What a big country. At present I have my bike parked up in San Francisco while I come home to NZ to do some chores etc. I fly back to the US on the 26th December and plan on heading south, to see a bit more of the country, before crossing into Mexico and further south. What I would like, is any suggestions of bike shops (friendly and helpful) where I can get a new set of tires and a good service of my wee strom, before I cross into Mexico. Anywhere below the snow line east to western shores does not bother me as I intend to see more of the countryside. Any suggestions greatly received.
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I suggest you take a look in the recommended workshops section of this website.

There are some recommendations in the North Amer bit and here's the one for south of the border (may be cheaper):-

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...merica-mexico/
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Without knowing any specific mechanics, I would suggest to service the bike in the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area down into San Diego somewhere. Competition among the shops due to there being so many of them competing for customers should keep the prices reasonable.

There is a mechanic just across the border in Algodones, Baja Norte, Mexico near where I live, who works out of his home; but I have used him, and another friend, who recommended him to me, has used him several times.

If you wanted to cross the border into Mexico this way, I could get prices for you for those items from him. Tell me the service you need, too, if you are interested.
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In San Francisco, I can recommend Werkstatt for the service (www.werkstattsf.com) and Super Tire Guy for tires (SuperTireGuy - Motorcycle Tire Sales & Service - 886 Geary Street - San Francisco, CA 94109 USA - 415-724-5219).

I also ride a Wee Strom. Stay away from the Suzuki dealer in San Francisco.
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Thanks guys for the info. I have usually done my own oil changes etc, but want another set of eyes to go over the wee before I head south.
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