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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    OK, you asked I'll tell you. I posted about the service I got from the guys on the floor at CT. I didn't say anything about anything other than the service these hard working tireless gents gave my wife and I.
    Some here in KB land have picked up on what wasn't said, but this time while what wasn't said is REAL it was more than balanced out by what the guys on the floor did for us.
    I genuinely, simply wanted to acknowledge the guys that work on the floor at CT, in the tyre bay and the workshop.
    I'd much rather chip in with a positive comment than a negative, if I can, KB is about talking, passing on experiences, saying when you've been treated well by genuine honest individuals.
    In this case CT, CT's staff did bloody well for my wife and I and I simply wanted to acknowledge that.
    Seems reasonable to me.

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    I use Cyclethreads for tires. Three or four months ago they fitted a front ME888 on my M50 to match the one on the back, when I must have ridden over something and my front tire developed a bubble about 100 mm x 75 mm. I left the bike there on a Saturday morning, they were booked/queued full and had to get the tire in, and picked it up Tuesday evening. No problems and I think I got a good deal.

    And I really like the Metxler ME888s on my Boulevard M50, I seem to get good mileage out of them but then I'm a bit of a nanna rider and only ride out to about 15 mm from the edge of the tread on each side - the outside line of chicken strips are slightly worn, the rest have all gone. I do keep them well pumped up, the book says 29 front/34 rear, and I usually check them once a week and run them just a couple of psi over that - maybe 31/36.

    I've bought several bits of gear from them, gloves, neck warmers, boots, but probably share my accessories purchases between Cyclethreads and Motomail in College Hill, Ponsonby. Motomail really looked after me when I bought my last helmet and a pair of hot grips. I had the sales assistant's attention for about an hour trying on several helmets for fit and she fitted the pinloc to the visor for me. When I got home I found that the heated grips I'd bought were 3/4" and my bike had 1" bars, so I went back and they changed them right away, no probs. And heated grips over winter makes commuting fantastic.

    So I can't recommend either Cyclethreads or Motomail high enough, but definitely Cyclethreads for tires.

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    Cycletreads Awesome backup and service

    When you puncture you new PR4 (less than a 1000ks on it) so badly that it has to be replaced...So I had a problem, and they sorted it
    Big Thanks to Sean and Dave for helping me out with this
    5 stars + , I won't be bying Tyres anywhere else

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    The guys there are great, had two new Pirelli Angel GTs and new front wheel bearings put on my bike during the labour weekend sale last year, had a nice chat to the mechanic while he was working and i felt a got a pretty good deal on labour for doing the wheel bearings. I will definitely go back there for new tyres if there prices are competitive.

    However if you are after a WOF please be aware that they are only able to do them on Saturdays. My bike went in saturday a week ago and failed due to a leaking fork seal. I finished replacing it on saturday afternoon and took the bike in for the recheck on Sunday and got turned away (understandable). But I found that I couldn't even bring it back during the week as the one WOF guy only comes in on Saturday. Now I will have to pay for another WOF so I can get it done in time for my ride forever course this Saturday.

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    I havent bought tyres there but I can say Ian in the Yamaha parts side is very good.
    After getting royally dicked around by some local dealers I called CT.
    It was good talking to a guy who knew something about my bike. Its an 02 Vmax so since 1985 there was only minor changes and I didnt have to explain them to him. They are not an obscure bike but some dealers (Trevor Pierce esp) were hard work.

    Yamaha Aussies computer is arguing with Yamaha NZs but thats not CTs fault and the other dealers said the same thing so Im waiting on bits but I knew I would be.

    I ordered a tyre and had a good chat with a tyre guy about pros and cons of different choices. He was very helpful.

    Orders over $200 are freight free so being down south is no issue.

    So yes endorse CT as well. Im an ex bike parts guy and ex car mechanic so tend to know when Im getting my leg pulled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarded View Post
    I havent bought tyres there but I can say Ian in the Yamaha parts side is very good.
    After getting royally dicked around by some local dealers I called CT.
    It was good talking to a guy who knew something about my bike. Its an 02 Vmax so since 1985 there was only minor changes and I didnt have to explain them to him. They are not an obscure bike but some dealers (Trevor Pierce esp) were hard work.

    Yamaha Aussies computer is arguing with Yamaha NZs but thats not CTs fault and the other dealers said the same thing so Im waiting on bits but I knew I would be.

    I ordered a tyre and had a good chat with a tyre guy about pros and cons of different choices. He was very helpful.

    Orders over $200 are freight free so being down south is no issue.

    So yes endorse CT as well. Im an ex bike parts guy and ex car mechanic so tend to know when Im getting my leg pulled.
    I popped in there today, was going to try a MT-10 and look at some pants.

    No MT-10s and no sales staff. Went upstairs and asked what they had in Goretex pants, got a blank look so left.

    Place looks like its closing down.

    Went to Motomail and got the normal great service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    I popped in there today, was going to try a MT-10 and look at some pants.

    No MT-10s and no sales staff. Went upstairs and asked what they had in Goretex pants, got a blank look so left.

    Place looks like its closing down.

    Went to Motomail and got the normal great service.

    I was in at Cycletreads this week and got a great deal on a rear tyre but they do appear to have slipped a bit on the customer service side.

    Yep, Motomail are very good to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    I popped in there today, was going to try a MT-10 and look at some pants.

    No MT-10s and no sales staff. Went upstairs and asked what they had in Goretex pants, got a blank look so left.

    Place looks like its closing down.

    Went to Motomail and got the normal great service.
    Ian would have to be the best parts guy I know, especially when it comes to Yamaha, had lots to do with Ian while I was rebuilding the ol Coal Burner TR1/XV 1000.l He always came up with what I needed and his pricing was spot on.
    Was really glad to see he landed up at CT.
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