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Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics Good Places To Stop For Repairs And Maintenance, Mobile Mechanics, Or Bad Places To Avoid Too -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please add the names of facilities that you can recommend for service and repairs for a 'Bird, or those places to avoid for the same things. Be sure to give as much information as you can....... NAME OF BUSINESS..... BUSINESS LOCATION..... BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER..... BUSINESS CONTACT PERSON..... YEAR/ MODEL/ENGINE/TRANS OF 'BIRD WORKED ON..... WHAT ARE THEIR HOURLY REPAIR RATES..... SERVICE WAS GOOD, OR BAD..... WHAT KIND OF SERVICE, OR REPAIR WAS DONE..... REASON YOU RECOMMEND, OR AVOID DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM..... YOUR NAME..... Here is a tip about how to post your record and comments. First copy the topics above and then open a "New Thread" with the NAME OF THE BUSINESS and/or the TOWN WHERE THE BUSINESS IS LOCATED, then paste what you just copied there and then fill in the information.

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Old 08-08-2010
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Default Rapid Tire and Alignment, Rapid City, SD - Alignment,Brake and Chassis

WOW

Stopped in Rapid tire and Alignment for a check on pull to right when braking.Was simple adjustment to air leveling valves,had all brakes cleaned adjusted also checked all other suspension parts inspected.
$160 CHEAP IMO
Bought 2 tires for trailor replaced 1 broken wheel stud $20 cheaper than when purchased at home last year {great} price.

Now the best part they found a broken wheel stud holding inner dual
replaced that without charge--why free--part of service check part only $7--free also REASON==part of service.
I had to have one replaced once before exact same problem I was ripped for $250 by Mobile Road Service rip off service
These guys are great we have used them 3 times now in 3 years they have performed flawlessy and this time I didn't even ask pricing because I know they are FAIR and HONEST hard to find these days.
Year 1 front end alignment replaced bad tie rods
Year 2 replaced bad front wheel oil seal
Year 3 above work as mentioned
I cannot let this pass without giving these guys LARGE pats on the back
pull in ask them to fix whats needed.Leave on bikes come back 6 hrs later
all done VERY FAIR PRICING NO WORRIES NO CONCERNS NO FEAR
Hard to find Shops like this on the road.

Talk to Walt or Monte
Rapid Tire and Alignment
Hwy 44 just east of Rapid city South Dakota
605-348-2502


Again we feel these guys CAN BE TRUSTED
Let no good deed go unreconized.
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Ed,

Nice to hear good news about a service center.

Amazing they can afford to change a broken inner stud for that price. I had one that was spinning in place and had to have it changed. I am not set up to do this myself. Brought it to DDA services it took the guy a good while to remove the drum. Ended up costing about $200... it's only time .

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Old 08-10-2010
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Bill. That 7 dollar stud will make them thousands!
After Ed gets done telling everyone about it, along with the other ten people they have done that with. Busses will be showing up at the door.
It is the most inexpensive advertising that one can buy.
As the saying goes "The best advertising, is by word of mouth"..... Smart business!
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Going to visit Rapid Tire and alignment in the morning to have my steering wheel aligned, John had some trouble with it when he replaced the steering actuator. Rapid says it's an easy job, I'll have them look at the important stuff as well. Then I'll get some of that low ash oil from M&G, wrestle the electrical gremlins to the ground (I'm closing in on them) aN d head to my sisters in Arlee, MT for her assessment of paint.
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Old 07-06-2015
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Jim
Great news I'm sure they will treat you right. Always been good for us
Tell Walt and Monte I said hello . We will stop in again this year.
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Thanks Ed....I will be getting the coach aligned there in about two weeks!
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Thanks Ed....I will be getting the coach aligned there in about two weeks!
How long are you going to be in the Black Hills area? We may be going down there the first weekend in Aug.
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How long are you going to be in the Black Hills area? We may be going down there the first weekend in Aug.
Melvin, we should get there around July 16 and be heading west around July 19th on our way towards greater Yellowstone area.
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How long are you going to be in the Black Hills area? We may be going down there the first weekend in Aug.

We may be around there around that time....


To soon to tell now! O:-)


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We may be around there around that time....


To soon to tell now! O:-)


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I would plan on being there BEFORE Aug 1, or after about the 10th. This is the 75th Anniversary of Sturgis Bike Week! Essentially everything is booked, and crowds will be bad.

As an example of price changes, Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort normally charges $60 a night for their Premium sites. From July 31 until the end of Rally, the charge is $200 a night!

They are expecting up to 750,000 bikers!
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