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Pgh Area Ducati Mechanics

Looking for a good mechanic to do my valve adjustments on my 4 valve ducati 748. Anyone know of any. Not gatto...they do not have anyone that I would trust.

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Looking for a good mechanic to do my valve adjustments on my 4 valve ducati 748. Anyone know of any. Not gatto...they do not have anyone that I would trust.

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Looking for a good mechanic to do my valve adjustments on my 4 valve ducati 748. Anyone know of any. Not gatto...they do not have anyone that I would trust.

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Give Bob Smith a call @ 724 593 6208. He's a licensed Duc dealer along with BMW and Bimoto M/C's.

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Looking for a good mechanic to do my valve adjustments on my 4 valve ducati 748. Anyone know of any. Not gatto...they do not have anyone that I would trust.

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Definately NOT Gatto.I have dealt with the Erie shop after Millers dropped them(Ducati ),they were ok.Did my St-2 fine.
I tried to get Harry down at millers to do side jobs but no luck.I have no idea about the Ohio shops.Most of the good shops are unfortunately a bit of a travel.

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I would highly recommend Distefano's. 724-695-7935. He is a small shop, specializing mostly in Italian bikes. Knows his poop. He recently did vales on my buddies 748. An exaple of the kind of guy he is, when he found a bad rocker arm while checking the valves he was able to track down a perfect used one and passed on the savings.

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I would highly recommend Distefano's. 724-695-7935. He is a small shop, specializing mostly in Italian bikes. Knows his poop. He recently did vales on my buddies 748. An exaple of the kind of guy he is, when he found a bad rocker arm while checking the valves he was able to track down a perfect used one and passed on the savings.

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Hey thanks for this info,that shop isn't that far from me.

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I have a related question. Are the new Duc's as maintenance intensive as the oldermodels? I'm captivated by the new st4
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Thanks everyone. I plan on joining GTR this spring and I hope to meet and ride with you all.

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I would highly recommend Distefano's. 724-695-7935. He is a small shop, specializing mostly in Italian bikes. Knows his poop. He recently did vales on my buddies 748. An exaple of the kind of guy he is, when he found a bad rocker arm while checking the valves he was able to track down a perfect used one and passed on the savings.

http://www.distefanoscycle.com/
I used to take my duc to him when i had one. he is a good guy to deal with . he also used to work for fbf when he started out.

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