I made the right decision: machine shop

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Nougat, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Nougat

    Nougat New Member

    Nov 4, 2009
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    I took the used motor to the machine shop to have them extract the broken front mounting studs, because I didn't feel like doing it myself. They called today, told me it was done, that it was $42.

    $42?? I thought. Seems like a lot for a couple of easy-outs, but whatever. It's done. I went to pick it up.

    Turns out one of the studs was also broken inside the hole. Not only did he have to get the remainder of the stud out, but he also had to helicoil the hole.

    Considering that I don't have easy-outs or a helicoil kit, I think that $42 was well spent. I've also got a bike lined up to put this on, for free, from my mother-in-law. I just hope the frame is suitable.
  2. Tinsmith

    Tinsmith Member

    May 15, 2009
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    Nougat, Sounds like they were able to save the motor for you. We do alot of "saves' in our shop and most people realize it and are appreciative. Some have no clue and think you should stop what you are doing and fix it for $10. Some shops will take advantage of the situation (we have one near us), but I would say you did well, Dan

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