Went to a machanic that a friend had, had good luck with. He got in over his head with mine, had a leaky head gasket off. He was convienced he could make one WRONG!!!!!!!!!!
He wanted to do a valve job, while he had the head off. Not a bad is idea,so I said go ahead. That was 3K. Next thing I know he is asking for 3K more to buy piston rings. Mind you the bike was running good, running hot that could have easily been the head gasket.
Piston rings no permision on that so I went out and checked he had the pistons out. I went right through the roof on that. Told to him to put the bike together, so I could take it to a different shop.
Got out to pick the bike up one cylinder wasn't firing at all. I told him I said to make the bike like it was. He said it was like it was before. Guess I have been in Thailand to long didn't punch his running lights out. Just careful and took the bike home. His answer was to pull out the crank shaft. No way in hell was I going to let this guy do anything
Wow only cost me 9,000 baht or did it.
The guy had installed the valves wrong, dented the tops of the piston, bent the new valves that had been put in. Broke crank case balancers on the crank shaft. The result a complete over haul of the engine, You guys may remeber I just rebuilt this bike two years ago. and I had a long thread on here about it.
Went to another shop, where a friend actively supervises work as hobby.
This is just the start tearing everything down to find the damage and get a parts list
This is the shop wher the bike is now loacted on Nong Khai Hwy just past the PTT gas station and before the Nong Som Rong turn off.
Scary he actualy uses the shop manual I have and he owns torque wrenchs.
We have the parts list now and are ordering parts from Japan through Red Baron in Bangkok. I usually bikebandit in the states they have all the parts for my bike. I'm hoping shipping will be less and maybe I will slide by on the 20% tax
so waht does a shoddy mechanic cost 9,000 baht and counting