Sixth Street Specials Inc

★★★★★

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im pretty sure i was robbed by this place. I needed a tire swap, brake pad swap. chain and rotor swap. When i brought the bike over the first time, Hugh looked at it and said it would take 2 hours. When i went to pick it up, he said it

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im pretty sure i was robbed by this place. I needed a tire swap, brake pad swap. chain and rotor swap. When i brought the bike over the first time, Hugh looked at it and said it would take 2 hours. When i went to pick it up, he said it

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this place is great for vintage triumph got mine towed here by andrewtrucker a good dude with mc tow truck thanks andrew

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this place is great for vintage triumph got mine towed here by andrewtrucker a good dude with mc tow truck thanks andrew

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I also had a terrible experience with one of the bikes from this place.

Broke down constantly, spent a fortune in repairs, and sold it for less then half the price to a mechanic. Probably the only person who could get it running if that

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I also had a terrible experience with one of the bikes from this place.

Broke down constantly, spent a fortune in repairs, and sold it for less then half the price to a mechanic. Probably the only person who could get it running if that

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wud av been 100%.where has hugh mackie gone ,now told, he forced out ,was there, 6th street specials august 2011 no joy, travelled from tunbridge wells. england. looking 4 hugh mackie

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wud av been 100%.where has hugh mackie gone ,now told, he forced out ,was there, 6th street specials august 2011 no joy, travelled from tunbridge wells. england. looking 4 hugh mackie

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In the mid 1990s I bought an old Triumph Bonneville (from a friend) which barely ran. I pushed it down to Sixth Street Specials and Hugh rewired it, replaced the petcocks and got it running for a small fee. I rode it home and really

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In the mid 1990s I bought an old Triumph Bonneville (from a friend) which barely ran. I pushed it down to Sixth Street Specials and Hugh rewired it, replaced the petcocks and got it running for a small fee. I rode it home and really

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To the dissatisfied reviewer below, sorry the brit bike thing didn't work out for you. IF you'd managed to get it to SSS, I'm sure Hugh would've made sure you got it back as a runner. He's a good man, he really knows his stuff and has a lot of patience for the frustrated customers who know some of it, but not all that they need to, which would be someone like myself.When dealing with vintage engines, that's the guy you really want know. I'd like to add that his prices are more than fair in a niche market such as this one.
Take your brit business to Sixth Street.

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To the dissatisfied reviewer below, sorry the brit bike thing didn't work out for you. IF you'd managed to get it to SSS, I'm sure Hugh would've made sure you got it back as a runner. He's a good man, he really knows his stuff and has a lot of patience for the frustrated customers who know some of it, but not all that they need to, which would be someone like myself.When dealing with vintage engines, that's the guy you really want know. I'd like to add that his prices are more than fair in a niche market such as this one.
Take your brit business to Sixth Street.

Pros: Hugh Mackey

Cons: Unfortunatly there's only one Hugh.

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I came to NYC in 1998, and really wanted to get into BSA's. I randomly found Hugh's shop as I lived in the Lower East Side. I didn't know squat, but I wasn't an ass, and thinking back on it now I'm cheered by how well Hugh treated me and my new-found interest. I bought my first bike from him, a 1969 BSA Lightning 650. He suffered some of my dumb ass's first stops and starts as I figured the bike out (he never lost his patience with me), and now I live in North Carolina and have collected about 20 BSA's. I think fondly of my first interactions over there with Hugh and the folks he had with him, though I haven't seen him or the shop since probably 2002. I wish him all the best, and hope it is obvious how far the bad reviewer's head is up his own ass. That guy should just buy a Nighthawk on Craigslist and save us all the pain of his existence.

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I came to NYC in 1998, and really wanted to get into BSA's. I randomly found Hugh's shop as I lived in the Lower East Side. I didn't know squat, but I wasn't an ass, and thinking back on it now I'm cheered by how well Hugh treated me and my new-found interest. I bought my first bike from him, a 1969 BSA Lightning 650. He suffered some of my dumb ass's first stops and starts as I figured the bike out (he never lost his patience with me), and now I live in North Carolina and have collected about 20 BSA's. I think fondly of my first interactions over there with Hugh and the folks he had with him, though I haven't seen him or the shop since probably 2002. I wish him all the best, and hope it is obvious how far the bad reviewer's head is up his own ass. That guy should just buy a Nighthawk on Craigslist and save us all the pain of his existence.

Pros: straightforward dealing

Cons: not for nimrods

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Hugh Mackie has been in this location since 1985 when he was the only business on the block. His shop has been profiled by many, many magazines over the decades, everything from Cycle World to Iron Horse. He builds and services everything from stockers and choppers to flat track racers and Tritons for celebs like Larry Fishburne to reg'lar blokes that are cash-flow challenged such as myself. Paul Cox, who is now internationally known with his own shop in Brooklyn, got his start here. This place is like a museum: come check out the Trackmaster-framed 750 trident racer (one of only 17 in the world), the pre-unit Triton cafe racer, the BSA Thunderbolt chopper currently under construction by Fumi and lots of other really kewl sh_t.
That other reviewer has no clue what the f_ck he's talking about.

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Hugh Mackie has been in this location since 1985 when he was the only business on the block. His shop has been profiled by many, many magazines over the decades, everything from Cycle World to Iron Horse. He builds and services everything from stockers and choppers to flat track racers and Tritons for celebs like Larry Fishburne to reg'lar blokes that are cash-flow challenged such as myself. Paul Cox, who is now internationally known with his own shop in Brooklyn, got his start here. This place is like a museum: come check out the Trackmaster-framed 750 trident racer (one of only 17 in the world), the pre-unit Triton cafe racer, the BSA Thunderbolt chopper currently under construction by Fumi and lots of other really kewl sh_t.
That other reviewer has no clue what the f_ck he's talking about.

Pros: The best (and only) game in town

Cons: Uh... can't really think of any...

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Mostly I stumbled onto this as it's the first link in a search and I felt the need to counter the douche-bag who gave Hugh a bad review.

It's a shame that bone headed idiot hipsters that couldn't operate a ball point pen think that owning a british bike will somehow lend them a shred of legitimacy and then have the balls to bust on Sixth Street. Hugh has been working on these bikes since before this clown was born. He's a stand up honest guy who has more knowledge of british motorcycles in his pinky than most people could ever hope to accumulate in their lives.

Sixth Street is more than a shop - it's an institution. Hugh built my Bonnie engine for me and has always been there when I've had questions. I've known Sixth Street for 16 years and you can count the number of motorcycle shops that have survived that long in Manhattan on one finger. If that doesn't tell you something about Sixth Street then you're hopeless.

Hugh doesn't suffer fools gladly so if you go there respect his knowledge and don't be a moron.

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Mostly I stumbled onto this as it's the first link in a search and I felt the need to counter the douche-bag who gave Hugh a bad review.

It's a shame that bone headed idiot hipsters that couldn't operate a ball point pen think that owning a british bike will somehow lend them a shred of legitimacy and then have the balls to bust on Sixth Street. Hugh has been working on these bikes since before this clown was born. He's a stand up honest guy who has more knowledge of british motorcycles in his pinky than most people could ever hope to accumulate in their lives.

Sixth Street is more than a shop - it's an institution. Hugh built my Bonnie engine for me and has always been there when I've had questions. I've known Sixth Street for 16 years and you can count the number of motorcycle shops that have survived that long in Manhattan on one finger. If that doesn't tell you something about Sixth Street then you're hopeless.

Hugh doesn't suffer fools gladly so if you go there respect his knowledge and don't be a moron.

Pros: Reliable, Honest, Knowledgable

Cons: has no patience for idiots - but that's really a pro...

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I bought a bike from him which stalled out everytime I rode it.

When I told Huie the owner, he told me to drive the bike from New Jersey to his shop in Manhattan. It wouldn't even go a block before stalling out.

When I brought it to my local mechanic, He had BSAs, Nortons and Triumphs piled up needind repair. All were purchased at 6th Street Specials.

Eventually I sold ther bike for a fraction of it's original cost not to mention the cost of trying to get the load fixed.

If the lemon law covered motorcycles...forget it!

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I bought a bike from him which stalled out everytime I rode it.

When I told Huie the owner, he told me to drive the bike from New Jersey to his shop in Manhattan. It wouldn't even go a block before stalling out.

When I brought it to my local mechanic, He had BSAs, Nortons and Triumphs piled up needind repair. All were purchased at 6th Street Specials.

Eventually I sold ther bike for a fraction of it's original cost not to mention the cost of trying to get the load fixed.

If the lemon law covered motorcycles...forget it!

Pros: NONE

Cons: ALL

 

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