Rates

$90 per hour for most labor, plus parts and sales tax.

Storage $80 per month, read all about it here.

Tires mounted and balanced for $30 off the bike. If you bring us the whole bike, it’s $45 for front wheels, and rears are $75 for chain drive, $65 for shaft drive, and $95 for most belt drives. $10 discount per tire purchased through Nashville Motorcycle Repair. Adhesive wheel weights are used for most balancing and are included with the work. Tubes, rim strips, and/or new valve stems cost extra as needed.

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 changes only. Shaft drive and non-unit construction bikes (Sportster, BMW airhead, etc.) require additional oil changes for their primary drives, transmissions, and/or final drives.

Brake and clutch fluid flush $25 per master cylinder. Brake pad replacement $50 per caliper, includes cleaning and regreasing slides (as applicable). Brake shoe replacement $80 per axle, includes cleaning and regreasing pivots in the brake. (Less expensive if we do it while changing the tire.) Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years — the fluid absorbs water over time, which will decrease the effectiveness of your brakes and eventually corrode your brake calipers’ pistons.

Fork service: $190 for damper rod forks, $235 for cartridge-style forks. This is for both forks and includes seal and wiper replacement (if required), cleaning of all  internal components, fresh oil addition, and re-installation. Replacement parts and oil not included.

Steering head bearing replacement Typically $200-315; faired and heavy bikes being at the higher 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 takes somewhat less labor than outright replacement, and no new parts are required.) If you’re getting your forks serviced at the same time (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 grab the front brake (while moving), or if the front end feels especially rough over small bumps, your steering head bearings are likely loose and need to be adjusted. This can be done in 30 minutes on most bikes.