Rates

$75 per hour for most labor, plus parts and sales tax.

Storage $75 per month, read all about it here.

Tires mounted and balanced (if you buy your tires here) for $25 off the bike. If you bring us the whole bike, it’s $40 for front wheels, and rears are $70 for chain drive, $60 for shaft drive, and $95 for most belt drives. Small print: These prices are for tires purchased through Nashville Motorcycle Repair and include adhesive wheel weights (but not the price of tires, tubes, rim strips, and/or new valve stems). We’re happy to mount and balance tires purchased elsewhere, however we will charge an extra $5 each to cover tire disposal.

Oil changes cost $45 for most bikes, not including the oil and filter. We use K&N filters and Bel-Ray EXS fully synthetic motorcycle-specific oil and Bel-Ray EXL conventional oil. Change your oil and filter at least every year or every 3,000-5,000 miles. If you ride a lot of miles in a year (10,000+), use synthetic oil and feel free to double the mileage interval. Our oil is $19/liter synthetic and $9/liter conventional, and oil filters run $8-15. A 3-liter oil change will cost as much as $117 or as little as $80. Also, we only charge for how much oil goes into your bike, to the nearest tenth of a liter. Please note this covers engine oil only, so a non-unit construction bike (Sportster, BMW airhead, etc.) will cost more if it’s due for a primary drive and/or gearbox oil change. Also, for most scooters, we include the final drive oil change labor in the service.

Brake and clutch fluid flush $30 per master cylinder. Brake pad replacement $45 per caliper, includes cleaning and regreasing slides. Brake shoe replacement $75 per axle, includes cleaning and regreasing pivots in the brake. Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years at minimum. Brake fluid absorbs water over time, and that will decrease the effectiveness of your brakes and eventually corrode your brake calipers’ pistons.

Fork service: $175 for damper rod forks, $220 for cartridge-style forks. This is for both forks and includes seal and wiper replacement (if required), cleaning of every internal component, fresh oil addition, and re-installation. Replacement parts and oil not included. Fork oil should be replaced every 2-4 years, even if the seals aren’t leaking.

Steering head bearing replacement Typically $175-290; faired bikes being at the high end of the scale. If your steering feels like it has a “notch” in the center, you need new bearings. If you’ve gone 12,000 miles or four years, you need your steering head bearings cleaned and regreased. (This costs somewhat less than outright replacement.) Oh, and if you’re getting your forks serviced (see above), we’ll charge straight time for the steering head bearing service, which typically works out to an hour. Steering head bearing tightening If you feel a “clunk” in the handlebars when you squeeze the front brake (while moving), your steering head bearings are loose and need to be adjusted. This can usually be done in 30 minutes.