Rode my 350 Jawa twin today and also my ‘68 Honda 350 Scrambler, which Marc and Frances, from OCD Custom Cycles, turned around for a starter clutch repair in a day! Just love it. Great weather. Hope you are riding, too.
In Marc's words, yes, OCD stands for exactly what you think. His two-story shop is pristine, like a surgeon’s operating theater. Every tool, G Wagen, and racing motorcycle was spotless and in its place. It took Marc 20 minutes to figure out that glow plug #6 had blown out, thus causing all the noise. We had new plugs arrive two days later and the repair took all of 90 minutes.
Hey Frannie and Marc, The presentations were GREAT. Very helpful for a newbie like me. I was able to understand most everything presented. Sure, I know this kind of info is available by reading manuals and watching videos. But I have neither the time nor the desire to do either. A real person, talking and answering questions, is a hundred times more interesting. I usually leave all that "bike stuff" to my husband, as he's pretty knowledgeable. However, I don't always ride with him. And it really makes sense for me to understand the mechanics and the systems that make the bike run. Simple maintenance and repairs should be in my hands, not his. Up to this point, I've been fairly intimidated by the complexity of the mechanics. Your talks made me realize it's not rocket science - just basic info that I should learn and be aware of. Thanks for offering them and continuing onward in the spring. I will be there!
Hope that you and Marc are having a great week! Just wanted to let you know that Luis and I had an awesome ride to Telluride. The lights that Marc installed were PERFECT and the front wheel was smooth. Thank you for all of the coordination you did to make that happen, I appreciate it. ...I think we are planning another long trip to Telluride in September, so I may need some new tires by then.
P.S. Hopefully you guys can join us on the next trip!
Hi folks, I was the Canadian who stumbled fortuitously into your shop in mid-May in need of an oil change for my F800GS. I wanted to thank you both very much for seeing to this, even though I showed up at 5pm (I'm sure you had cold beers to drink, or something better to do at home). The last thing you wanted at that hour was get all greasy again for some lost foreigner. But that's what you, Marc, did. You gave my bike new blood and me a big lift, as I was spaced out and confused, having ridden since morning with one thing on my mind - Must Change Oil.
I loved your shop, too. Sent a bunch of pics of it back to my boys here in Toronto, all offroaders of big dualsports and they were salivating. We have very few motorcycle shops like yours up here, as they can't survive the 6 months of no business through our merciless winters. So that, too, made a mere oil change into a proper treat. The bike ran perfectly for the entire trip. I'll post the full story of my ride on ADVRider and send you the link once it's up. Might take a few weeks.
...Hope you're both all right and business is good.
The bike rode back to ABQ without a miss. Thank you again for making time to check it out and fix it so quickly. It adds immeasurably to the pleasure of owning a classic BMW bike like this to have it associated with a resource as competent, reliable and responsive as OCD.
Lost between Ojo and Embudo, 20 miles all sand, some sections wanted to swallow the 1200 bumble bee. Heidenau did what the tourance could not, that is for sure. Ran 30/32 psig F/R on the pavement based on Ian Carpenter's input from the OCD party, then dropped to 23 psig F/R for the sand, seemed to work well. Got me through to the Taos Mesa Brewery, cheers to Heidenau. Thank you for the OCD party, great food, and made some new friends. Have you ever thought of hosting a BMW/other garage sale/swap meet?
Best regards, Mit freundlichen Grüßen
On a group ride through northern New Mexico in August, I noticed the tread on the rear tire of my 2003 Suzuki Volusia had worn down to the belt. Shame on me for allowing this to happen, and of course, this occurred on a Sunday. Stranded and with few options, I spoke with Frances and Marc on Monday morning who ordered a replacement Metzler tire that was shipped to the shop later in the week. On Thursday morning, Marc had the new tire mounted, and my bike was ready for the long ride home. I am greatly indebted to Frances and Marc for their kindness and assistance in my time of distress. I suspect they had to move tasks around in their schedules to accommodate me, and they were most helpful in providing professional advice. I highly recommend them.
Once again OCD Custom Cycles and Repair has exceeded my expectations for service and professionalism. I had a blow out on my rear tire, AAA picked up the bike and transported it to OCD. I was just happy the me Bonneville was in safe hands; the Team over at OCD had the repair done in record time and done right! Many Thanks to Frances, Will, and Marc!!!