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CHARLES BURNETT

Lynwood, CA

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Aug 11, 2010
 
DAMMIT DAVE IS A FREAKING JOKE OF A MECHANIC. HE CHARGED ME $920 TO CHANGE MY BARS, SPEEDOMETER, REBUILD MY STARTER AND BACK BRAKE CALIPER. SO FAR, I'VE HAD TO HAVE ALL OF THESE THINGS REPAIRED AT HARLEY SHOPS THAT KNOW THEIR BUSINESS. JIM IS A LOUD-MOUTHED THIEF. UNLESS YOU'RE A CLUB MEMBER, YOU WILL BE RIPPED OFF.
I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU GO ANYWHERE BUT HERE.
Jack Burnett

Lynwood, CA

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Aug 11, 2010
 
I brought my tanks and fenders in to Magic Touch on the advice of a friend (ex-friend now) to haVE THEM Painted. Kim Owens said that he had 3 cars in front of mine. I waited 2 MONTHS before I ever called him, and told him that my Sturgis trip was on hold until he got done. In the interim, I bought a motorcycle from him for $10,000 dollars. Another month later, when I FINALLY got my tanks & fenders back, that were supposed to be gunmetal blue but were black....and paid the outrageous price of $1025..but did not complain..I bought another bike from him for $7,000. Then yet another for $3500.

I did not like the bars on the 7000 dollar one for my brother so asked him to change them, fix the spongy brakes and the starter that only clicked 10% of the time. I also brought my bike in for neck bearings and to put new bulbs in the dashboard. 6 DAY and 700 dollars for that and 921 for the brakes, bars and starter fix..I had to just come get them. We had to rent a UHaul trailer to carry my brothers bike to CA on.

The REAL Harley shop here in L.A. found the crank error..."some idiot who pulled the wires through the bars shorted them inside. The brake calipers, which were never fixed but were supposed to be was bad.

When I called Jim 5 days into the simple job of putting new bars on to ask what the issue was "for the first and ONLY time I EVER asked him for a progress report", he sounded very angry to hear from me. I told him on the phone, "You sound angry Jim" and he replied "You boys hear me and get scared". I said "Im not scared Jim, you just sound angry". The next day he got in my face and said that "he could MAKE ME SCARED".

I don't want to do business with crooks...especially those that think one should be SCARED of them.

These guys are OK if you're in their club, but I would strongly advise staying away from them if you're a citizen, care about TIME your bike is fown, care if it's done right and care if the guy doing the work is a low-life, play Christian CROOK.

Jack Burnett
Cliff Coffin

Bossier City, LA

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Apr 21, 2013
 
Fisrt let me say I have riden motorcycles since my early youth. By all standards in the MC world I am Citizen. I have taken by bike to Jim Owens on several ocassions for adds ons , tires, routine maintenance,motor work. Jim will always have my business
because he has done what he said he would. Completed it in the time frame he said he could. Charged a price that was not only fair but saved me money. Once when checking neck bearings in the bike for me. He had my permission to change them if needed. He let me know they were in good shape just needed a minor adjustment. He always knew I truted him fully when inspecting my bike. He has fit my bike in when I could not get the time frame I needed from the local HD shop. Has done it for my brother n law who was the director for their HOG chapter at the time. I heard a slightly different the one told in the negative reviews. The one I heard sure made a lot more sense and was way more believe able. I have been fully satisfied with all the work Jim Owens has done on my bike. Jim has always stood behind it and treated this citizen courtesy,respect and honesty. News Flash for the two brothers. Try telling the guys at most shops to change your neck bearing if they think you need them. You probally just bought them and the labor to pull your front end apart.

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