Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:38 pm

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Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:38 pm linkquote
How would you rate these mechanics/shops/dealers for mechanical work?

Please let me know if you know of other places.

Massimo in Costa Mesa
Scooter Shop in Orange
Fabio of Craigslist
Fullerton Vintage
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:54 pm

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LX 190, Aurora Blue + Stella FOUR STROKE FURY! + '87 Helix
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Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:54 pm linkquote
Greasy125 in LA. I'd rate him at the top.
Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:05 pm

The Host with the Toast
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The Host with the Toast
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Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:05 pm linkquote
Top Shops in my book
Massimo in Costa Mesa, Very nice and good price, enjoy esprsso when you wait for service

Vespa of Long Beach, Good guys and service
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:56 am

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Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:56 am linkquote
ericalm wrote:
Greasy125 in LA. I'd rate him at the top.
Where does he work?
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:27 am

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Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:27 am linkquote
Desmolicious wrote:
ericalm wrote:
Greasy125 in LA. I'd rate him at the top.
Where does he work?
His garage is in North Hills (right off Sepulveda). He does some pickups, though.

You can PM him here:
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=32

He has installed all the modifications on my LX and does the major maintenance stuff. He's Vespa-certified, used to be the tech at Vespa Sherman Oaks. Other mechanics have told me he probably knows the modern Vespas better than anyone else in the area. He also owns and works on vintage bikes, can get just about any part you'd ever need, and has competitive labor rates.

I've been going to him for a few years and have never had an issue and am always confident the job is done well.
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:33 am

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Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:33 am linkquote
Mossimo in OC is good reasonable price. He's a very nice guy.

I just got some tire changes from him, however, I've noticed that the rims were scuffed up when I got home. So when I called him he was very nice about the situation and promised me that he'll make it right. He could of denied the problem but he didn't do that and that tells lot about Mossimo's character as a person.

His prices are good and provide excellent service.

Scooterwork in Orange I think tries to overcharge and wanted to come in for a valve adjustment which will cost like $250.00 but didn't go in since the service manual I have didn't mention anything about that.

That is my 2 cents worth.
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:03 pm

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Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:03 pm linkquote
anyone ever been to Fullerton Vintage?
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:00 pm

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2021 GTS 300 Touring
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Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:00 pm linkquote
I am taking my scooter to Massimo on Friday for my 12k service. I do a belt and rollers every 6k to be safe. He has great prices and even better service.
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:41 pm

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GTS 250ie YELLOW N WHITE,Giallo Lime
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Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:41 pm linkquote
BOTH SCOOTER SHOPS ARE GREAT
changerang wrote:
anyone ever been to Fullerton Vintage?
---------------------------
I have had both mechanics work on my scooters over the years and both Chris Lawrence Fullerton Vintage (Lambretta Specialist) and Massimo DeMarko are great guys to be around and have work on your scooter.
Both mechanics will work on many different brand scooters but Chris's specialy is with Lambretta vintage scooters where Massimo is Vespa oriented. 8)
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:53 pm

WHOoligan
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Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:53 pm linkquote
ericalm wrote:
Desmolicious wrote:
ericalm wrote:
Greasy125 in LA. I'd rate him at the top.
Where does he work?
His garage is in North Hills (right off Sepulveda). He does some pickups, though.

You can PM him here:
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=32

He has installed all the modifications on my LX and does the major maintenance stuff. He's Vespa-certified, used to be the tech at Vespa Sherman Oaks. Other mechanics have told me he probably knows the modern Vespas better than anyone else in the area. He also owns and works on vintage bikes, can get just about any part you'd ever need, and has competitive labor rates.

I've been going to him for a few years and have never had an issue and am always confident the job is done well.
Greasy is the man, Id trust him to work on both my modern and shifty Vepsa.

As for Warranty work, after dealing with Temple City Motorsports Vespa, Id def give them the thumbs up, the service manager is named Jeff.

Ride Safe

Manny

PS.I have a couple friends who go to The Scooter Shop and they say they are good and knowledgable. Its just too far from me to try.
Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:37 pm

Hooked
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Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:37 pm linkquote
any thoughts on Vespa of Long Beach?
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:15 am

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Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:15 am linkquote
Anyone have any experiences with Fabio who posts on CL?
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:52 am

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Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:52 am linkquote
i've had him do some engine and carb work on my p200. his work seemed to be good and prices very fair.
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:00 pm

Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:00 pm linkquote
ericalm wrote:
Greasy125 in LA. I'd rate him at the top.
:blush:

thanks for the kind words, eric.
on the other side of the coin, i enjoy having you as a client. you always listen to my recommendations, come in prepared with a list of what work you'd like done, and ask questions about the work performed. oh, and you're easy to schedule!

hope to see you soon boss.

best,
-greasy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:05 pm

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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:05 pm linkquote
Desmolicious wrote:
ericalm wrote:
Greasy125 in LA. I'd rate him at the top.
Where does he work?
mostly i work at a state of insanity.
but yeah, my shop is up in north hills, right off the 405.

however, i do run pick-up and delivery to your neck of the woods fairly often-- and my rates are competitive.

should you need anything feel free to hit me up via PM, more than happy to help.

best,
-greasy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:09 pm

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Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:09 pm linkquote
snapshot05 wrote:
Greasy is the man, Id trust him to work on both my modern and shifty Vepsa.
speaking of which, we need to talk about your shifty...

anyway, keep packing on the miles bro, it's always a blast when you come by the shop for service. hope to hear from you soon.

best,
-greasy
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 am

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Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
however, i do run pick-up and delivery to your neck of the woods fairly often-- and my rates are competitive.

should you need anything feel free to hit me up via PM, more than happy to help.

best,
-greasy
Thanks dood, I'll give you a buzz when I need you!
(I love getting recommendations!)
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:16 pm

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Sold it. :(
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:16 pm linkquote
Demo_Nic wrote:
Anyone have any experiences with Fabio who posts on CL?
He completely rescued my spouse's Honda Super Magna from the mess of sitting around for ten years. Cheap, friendly, and really good. Not to take away from any of the suggestion on here, but Fabio knows his stuff.

(His shop is in Burbank/North Hollywood).
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:02 am

WHOoligan
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Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:02 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
snapshot05 wrote:
Greasy is the man, Id trust him to work on both my modern and shifty Vepsa.
speaking of which, we need to talk about your shifty...

anyway, keep packing on the miles bro, it's always a blast when you come by the shop for service. hope to hear from you soon.

best,
-greasy
I'll give ya a ring Friday afternoon.
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