Motorbike help

Pommy bastard 26 February 2009 32

More advice please?

Can anyone tell me a good place in Canberra to get a motorcycle seat re-covered?

Also I need a spare set of keys for the bike and the lock cut.


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Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:51 am 08 May 09

PsydFX said :

If you end up getting done professionally, let us know how it goes and the rough costs -just in case my work comes undone!

Well at long last I got it done!

Recommended by a friend of the family, I took it to Robert at Peggs’s Auto Trim in McGregor. I cannot speak highly enough of the service and work done, far exceeded my expectations.

The seat was actually done “while you wait”, as a favour, seeing as I’d been sent by a mate of the owner.

The seat is now bright red, matching the colour scheme of the bike, and I’m seriously considering having the passenger seat recovered in the same colour, even though it doesn’t need recovering. The price was very reasonable. (I’m not saying how much as I got “mates rates”.)

I also have a new foam lining to give it extra bit of comfort.

Highly professional and friendly service there, contact details;
Pegg’s Auto Trim

11 Lipscomb Pl
MacGregor,
ACT 2615
6254 9988

imarty imarty 4:04 pm 11 Mar 09

This is how much of a joke it was, as soon as I took it back for the inspection with the original pipe, he didn’t use the noise meter, just said, “yep that’s better, so the other pipe goes back this arvo then?”. And it did.
He did also admit it was a joke as so many bikes out there are far louder than mine (with the loud pipe on) and mine is predominantly for off road.
Going slightly off topic, any off roaders here that’d like to hook up for a ride? I might set up a separate thread.

ant ant 3:57 pm 11 Mar 09

imarty said :

Thanks Spectra, I too got a bike on the weekend and seeing as it’s been over 20 years since last owning one, I’ve enrolled in the CIT course. Unfortunately I was knocked back on the rego inspection yesterday as it’s too loud.

I’m glad to hear they’re doing that. However, all you had to do was stick a little badge on it saying Harley Davidson and you would have been fine, as they can be as loud as they like (as we have all noticed).

Thumper Thumper 3:12 pm 11 Mar 09

Both my bikes are looked after by either myself TJs(for dirty stuff) in Braddon. If you find someone who does a good job on the seat let us know – need one done on a virago I want to sell.

Big Red, what size XV are you selling?

PsydFX PsydFX 2:55 pm 11 Mar 09

If you end up getting done professionally, let us know how it goes and the rough costs -just in case my work comes undone!

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 2:33 pm 11 Mar 09

Ooops! Haven’t even looked at it yet. How embarrassing!

PsydFX PsydFX 1:30 pm 11 Mar 09

Hey PB, how did you go with getting your seat reupholstered?
I redid both of mine on the weekend, and it was surprisingly a cheap and easy exercise.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 8:45 am 28 Feb 09

MsCheeky said :

PN, you need a set of keys and the lock cut?
How did you, ahem, acquire this machine! 😉
.

LOL!! I need a spare set of keys cut. I only have one set, and keys in my possession have a strange attraction towards drains…

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:37 pm 26 Feb 09

bigred said :

If you find someone who does a good job on the seat let us know – need one done on a virago I want to sell.

Will do.

bigred bigred 6:19 pm 26 Feb 09

Both my bikes are looked after by either myself TJs(for dirty stuff) in Braddon. If you find someone who does a good job on the seat let us know – need one done on a virago I want to sell.

p1 p1 6:14 pm 26 Feb 09

…also sounds like it would be a bit of a v-twin fest…

My bike has three cylinders, can I still join? Although my other one has one cylinder, so I guess I average a twin.

Speaking of bike, I am going to leave work on mine right now!

squashee squashee 6:09 pm 26 Feb 09

We could ask Joel Mason for advice on where to get a bike fixed… Apparently he need a little help at one stage..

Or we could get him to be our leader on the RiotActBikeClub rides – only we will have to try hard to keep up..

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 3:46 pm 26 Feb 09

It is pleasant to find so many here. I’ve just returned to biking after a break of errmmmmm.. far too many years. The difference being that here you can own a bike as a commuter vehicle, and actually bloody use it. I’ve been sending biker mates in the UK links to the BOM website, saying “another fine day to get out on the bike then..” The replies are unprintable here, and anatomically impossible in any case.

Spectra Spectra 3:11 pm 26 Feb 09

The number of motorcyclist suggests that there is potential for a RiotACT riders group ??

Sounds like it – also sounds like it would be a bit of a v-twin fest – between you (guessing from your name), PB’s SV and my Firestorm we’re off to a good start 🙂

MsCheeky MsCheeky 3:06 pm 26 Feb 09

PN, you need a set of keys and the lock cut?
How did you, ahem, acquire this machine! 😉

And Vtwin Venom, its sounds like there is the potential.

She said let’s ride – rev it up, rev it up little boy and ride…

MsCheeky on her Milwaukee tractor.

V twin venom V twin venom 2:07 pm 26 Feb 09

” For a “more senior rider”, look at the Ulysses Club, http://www.ulyssesclub.org. Or there is the Rebels… “

I have ridden with both and both are good fun 🙂

The number of motorcyclist suggests that there is potential for a RiotACT riders group ??

54-11 54-11 1:09 pm 26 Feb 09

For a “more senior rider”, look at the Ulysses Club, http://www.ulyssesclub.org. Or there is the Rebels…

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 12:52 pm 26 Feb 09

Suzi, SV 650 sports, mate.

V twin venom V twin venom 12:00 pm 26 Feb 09

What sort of bike are you on PB?

Bruce at Mitchell is very good but if you have something European or a lusty big twin I’d recommend Axle in Phillip.

Ride safe and often

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:07 am 26 Feb 09

Mike Crowther said :

Yes pom.

Cheapest insurance I’ve found is QBE, based in West Australia.

(They even give a further discount if you are in a member of a club.)

Any discount for the… ahem… more senior rider?

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