beyond oem service
Performance Concepts offers the highest quality general servicing and repair available anywhere. Working in a variety of racing environments for over three decades gives a differing perspective and a deeper understanding of what is really required to keep your race, street and off-road machines at their best. We see things most mainstream shops don't, racing at the highest levels illuminates what can and does happen with motorcycles, whether it's being raced or not. Our experience shows there a lot more to servicing a motorcycle than what's listed in any manual. We apply what we've learned in competition to benefit you and your machine, utilizing protocols, practices and techniques that go beyond OEM specs and requirements. You might ask what's wrong with OEM based service? Well, nothing, if that's what you're after and there are plenty of other shops that serve that market and need. However, we offer something that is set apart and differs from simply meeting the minimum factory requirements. Performance Concepts exists to help you get the most from your ride, whether it's for competition, recreation or utility.
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Thumbs up to Patrick Ho of Performance Concepts of Pinole (his BARF name is Nairebis). Funny how things come full circle... Patrick was one of the first people I met up at the Wall way back in the early 90's. I lost touch with him until Gixxergirl1000 re-introduced me to him when I mentioned that the K6 needed a TB synch. That led to a valve clearance adjustment a few weeks later, and then troubleshooting a minor fueling issue (Power Commander). This past weekend I stopped by and together we did the Clutch Mod, which has resulted in noticeably smoother engagement and shifting. What I find interesting is 1) Patrick explains what he's doing as he goes along in a concise, easy-to-understand manner - he doesn't talk down to you, and 2) he has a terrific sense of attention to detail. He didn't have to clean up the wear marks from the clutch springs on the center piece; he didn't have to de-burr both the original and newly-drilled oil holes in the rear of the clutch basket; he didn't have to chuck the clutch pushrod in his lathe and polish it...but he did. Nothing more I'd like to do more than get hold of a spare engine and let him have at it! But the trackbike d efinitely gets dropped off next month for a going-through.
Pat's the man, as far as I'm concerned.
Flat out best tuner EVAR is Patrick Ho. He's in Pinole, and totally worth the drive. You don't take the bike to him for an oil change... but for actual engine work, valve adjustments, etc, there is no one better, and his rates are incredibly competitive. Check my sig line for a link to his website and to contact him.
Thanks for the recommendation. I had Patrick service my bike and he did a great a job. He took the time to review all the work performed during the service and all issues he uncovered during his review. The work was done professionally at a very reasonable price and he offered some helpful tips on bike setup. If anyone needs work performed on their bike, regardless of make or model, give Patrick a call.
I would have to agree, Patrick is about the only person I would let work on my bike, because he is even more thorough than I am. His cylinder head work is some of the best ANYWHERE, and makes very good, useable power. My other shop would be Werkstatt in SF...Robbie