When you buy a new bike, the manufacturer provides you with a warranty that protects you from the cost of mechanical failures. This warranty is voided if you don’t have your bike periodically serviced by an accredited mechanic, according to the bike’s logbook.
Servicing and preventative maintenance is not only a fantastic way to save money on bike repairs, it’s crucial for your safety. It’s always better to discover an issue with your bike in the workshop than when a part fails while you’re riding.
Here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, we offer a comprehensive suite of servicing options, basic, minor, major and logbook, for all 2-stroke and 4-stroke petrol engines.Contact Us
Inspections & Safety Certificates
If you’re looking to buy, sell, or otherwise transfer registration of a bike, you first have to obtain a Motorcycle Safety Certificate. This certificate, issued by an Approved Inspection Station (AIS) after a thorough inspection, ensures that the bike meets the safety requirements to be legally driven on Queensland roads.
When you’re thinking about buying a secondhand bike, we would recommend bringing it in for a pre-purchase inspection. This inspection ensures you know exactly what you’re buying, and helps you avoid any nasty surprises.
If you’re planning a long ride, or a ride out to somewhere remote, we would urge you to get a pre-trip inspection, for peace of mind, and to prevent any breakdowns out in the middle of nowhere.
Here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, we are an approved inspection station and can help you with safety certificates, and pre-purchase and pre-trip inspections.Contact Us
The brakes are one of the most important safety features your bike has. You don’t have the airbags or the safety that a car provides in an accident, so the best way to stay safe is by prevention.
Here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, our expert technicians can help you with:
- Brake component replacement
- Brake hose repairs
Steering & Suspension
Issues with your steering and suspension can affect the handling and ride comfort, causing issues such as the “pogo stick effect” where it feels like youre on a pogo stick, even over the tinest bumps, poor handling, even increased stopping distance!
Worn forks and shock seals will allow the oil to leak out of your suspension system onto the brakes, which could prove disastrous.
Here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, our skilled team can help you with:
- Steering head bearings
- Shocks and springs
- Wheel balancing
- Fork seal replacement
Whether you’re looking to get a bit more power out of your bike, are looking for aesthetic improvements for your pride and joy, or you are having issues with your exhaust system, here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, we’ve got you covered.
Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical’s experienced mechanics can help can help you with:
- Exhaust repairs
- Exhaust replacement
- Aftermarket exhaust fitting
Engine & Clutch Services
It’s important to pay attention to your engine, as it will normally tell you when it’s having issues long before you encounter catastrophic failure. Some important warnings to keep an eye out for are:
- Engine struggles to start when kicked, but works fine on electric start or bump start
- Easier kick starting, or reduced resistance when kick starting
- Oil accumulation in the airbox
- Oil mist blowing out of the breather when the engine is revved
- Blue smoke from the exhaust pipe after warm up
- Ticking or grinding noises
Issues with your engine need to be addressed sooner rather than later, so if you notice any of the warning signs mentioned above, or something else strange, please get it checked as soon as you can.
Here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, our expert mechanics can help you with:
- Engine blocks
- Cam chain replacement
- Cylinder heads
- Valve adjustment/shimming
- Clutch repair
- Clutch replacement
Cooling System Services
When the radiator fails to cool the engine, overheating occurs. Overheating can be considered an indicator of your bikes overall health. If something else malfunctions on the bike, you can usually expect overheating shortly after.
Excessive overheating degrades the coolant pump, which in turn causes more overheating, which causes more damage to the coolant pump, and so on, causing a feedback loop where the damage keeps mounting exponentially until you cook your bike.
Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical can help you with:
- Coolant flush and leak check
- Thermostat check and replacement
Auto Electrical Services
No matter what kind of bike you have, it will need electricity to start. Even the simplest single-cylinder kick start bikes need current to their ignition system to provide the spark. More complex bikes will rely even more heavily on the auto electrical system.
Here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, our skilled technicians can help you with:
- Alternator test and replacement
- Battery test and replacement
- Rectifier test and replacement
- Regulator test and replacement
- Stator windings
- Lightbulb replacement
- Lightbulb upgrades for brighter beams
We offer a comprehensive motorbike repair service here at Gold Coast Motorcycle Tyres & Mechanical, including, but not limited to:
- Smash Repairs
- Insurance repairs
- Products for sale
- High quality oils
- Oil filters
- Roadworthy spare parts