Rates

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

Tire mounting and balancing Save money and bring us the wheels off-bike for $30 each. No appointment needed, same-day or next-day turnaround. If you’d rather bring us the whole bike, it’s $45 for front tires, while rear tires are $75 for chain drive, $65 for shaft drive, and $95 for most belt drives. $10 discount per tire purchased through Nashville Motorcycle Repair. We use adhesive wheel weights for most balancing, included with the work. Tubes, rim strips, and new valve stems cost extra as needed. We recommend replacing tubes at the same time as the tire. Metal valve stems are typically reusable as-is, and we inspect rubber valve stems for signs of aging and replace them as needed.

Engine oil changes cost $45 for most bikes, not including the oil and filter. We use K&N filters and motorcycle-specific oil from Motul and Bel-Ray. Change your oil and filter at least every year or every 3,000-5,000 miles (check your owner’s manual for more precision). If you ride a lot of miles in a year (10,000+), synthetic oil is probably worth it. Our oil is $19/liter synthetic and $9/liter conventional, and oil filters run $8-16. A 3-liter oil change will cost as much as $118 or as little as $80. We charge only for how much oil goes into your bike, to the nearest tenth of a liter.

Other oils Shaft drive and non-unit construction bikes (BMW, Harley, Ural, etc.) require additional oil changes for their primary drives, transmissions, and/or final drives. Most of these require an additional 0.2-0.4 hours of labor, and a general rule of thumb is to change these oils with every other engine oil change. (Unless you’re riding your Ural through a lot of streams, in which case do it more often.)

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 adds 1 to 1.5 hours. 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.

Storage Unfortunately we are not able to offer storage beyond one week of completion of repairs. Bikes left longer than this will incur a $5 per day storage fee.