Reputable mechanic? Backyard mechanic?
New to this part of the forum!
Got my bike insured but I need to get it ready for Spring. I'm overdue for a new chain and sprockets on my bike, a 1994 Honda CB1000. Rare bike, never sold in Canada. So already I need to buy the parts from the US at US prices.
I wanted to save money and do it myself. I know I'm capable of doing, so, watched some videos and it's pretty straight forward. I've done tougher jobs on my cars. But I don't have a bike stand, or a chain breaker/riveting tool. I might need a proper socket for the front sprocket too. I have limited space where I live for a bike stand but potentially could make it work.
So to buy a bike stand and chain tool looks to be the same cost as labour at a shop to do the job, which when I looked around looked to be about 2 billable hours of labour.
So my question is, should I go my own route and buy the tools? If not, can someone recommend a local shop or even decent backyard mechanic that can help me out? Again, it's not a tough job and if I'm going to pay for it I'd rather it not go to Carter Honda.
1999 Nissan Stagea RSfourS, White
1994 Honda CB1000, Black
1992 Nissan President Sovereign, Black
1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R, Black
1989 Nissan Skyline GTS-4, Black
1986 Porsche 944, Black