Hayasa Motorbikes

★★★★☆
  • 430 E 10th St

    Oakland, CA 94606

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  • 510-834-8803

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I've been to Tyler's shop three or four times.
I've had him do tires and he's helped me source
replacement parts. I've not had any major work
so far, but I when I do I'll be taking my bike here.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Tyler's shop three or four times.
I've had him do tires and he's helped me source
replacement parts. I've not had any major work
so far, but I when I do I'll be taking my bike here.

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Tyler is an excellent mechanic and an all-around good guy to know. In response to Joshua D.'s review I gotta say - man, who pissed in your cornflakes that morning? Maybe you were having a bad day - nobody likes to be disappointed. As someone who also fixes bikes I can tell you that not every bike can be repaired in a cost effective way. A reasonable response is to accept that fact and move on. It's just business; don't take it so personally. Even if your CB750 is a sweet ride now, it doesn't prove a thing. You may have been willing to put in that "labor of love", but it's not fair to expect that of someone who's got a business to run. If that's a difficult concept, you might want to learn a little more about the realities of the workplace before anonymously flaming someone. If I haven't seen a bike, and I make an appointment over the phone, that's not the same as a promise to work on it.

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★★★★★

Tyler is an excellent mechanic and an all-around good guy to know. In response to Joshua D.'s review I gotta say - man, who pissed in your cornflakes that morning? Maybe you were having a bad day - nobody likes to be disappointed. As someone who also fixes bikes I can tell you that not every bike can be repaired in a cost effective way. A reasonable response is to accept that fact and move on. It's just business; don't take it so personally. Even if your CB750 is a sweet ride now, it doesn't prove a thing. You may have been willing to put in that "labor of love", but it's not fair to expect that of someone who's got a business to run. If that's a difficult concept, you might want to learn a little more about the realities of the workplace before anonymously flaming someone. If I haven't seen a bike, and I make an appointment over the phone, that's not the same as a promise to work on it.

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I've called a couple of times for advice and stopped in to have my Honda Nighthawk checked out and they've always been great to me. They've never worked on my bike, but instead let me use their tools and showed me what to do with a "this is easy, you can do it so you don't have to pay me" attitude.

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★★★★★

I've called a couple of times for advice and stopped in to have my Honda Nighthawk checked out and they've always been great to me. They've never worked on my bike, but instead let me use their tools and showed me what to do with a "this is easy, you can do it so you don't have to pay me" attitude.

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I'm responding to Joshua D's review-- Tyler is VERY honest and always looking out for me. He's fixed my 1973 RD350 when none else would touch it, probably the only guy around who will/can work on a bike that old. He also swapped out the chain on my Ducati when it was damaged (I was going to limp it home and put the new chain on there, but he insisted on putting it on for me, instead, even though it's a Duc).
Tyler also got banged up pretty bad in an accident once, but kept working anyway-- broken ribs and all, 'cause he had promised some work to be completed (not the actions of an *ssh*le).
Tyler also let me try out a bike he had for sale, said I could keep it for a few days if I wanted, to make sure it was a good fit.
If Tyler said this guys bike was a "bad scene," it's probably because he's being nice enough to not say Joshua is a bad scene. I would turn Josh away, too, if he was as much of a whinner in person as he is here.

5
★★★★★

I'm responding to Joshua D's review-- Tyler is VERY honest and always looking out for me. He's fixed my 1973 RD350 when none else would touch it, probably the only guy around who will/can work on a bike that old. He also swapped out the chain on my Ducati when it was damaged (I was going to limp it home and put the new chain on there, but he insisted on putting it on for me, instead, even though it's a Duc).
Tyler also got banged up pretty bad in an accident once, but kept working anyway-- broken ribs and all, 'cause he had promised some work to be completed (not the actions of an *ssh*le).
Tyler also let me try out a bike he had for sale, said I could keep it for a few days if I wanted, to make sure it was a good fit.
If Tyler said this guys bike was a "bad scene," it's probably because he's being nice enough to not say Joshua is a bad scene. I would turn Josh away, too, if he was as much of a whinner in person as he is here.

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This guy, Tyler, is a flake. At least he was the day I met him. We had an appointment, I had the bike towed to him. He only took one look at it and decided he didn't want to work on it after all. He said my bike was a 'bad scene'. He seemed stoned or something and talked like a hippie. Maybe he thinks hes a moto psychic, but if so his powers of perception are lacking. I had to have it towed back home. That was 9 months ago or so. I have since rented a house with a garage, and decided to do all the work on it myself due to my experience with Tyler. It is now running great and looks awesome. I get compliments on it all of the time and it is one of the nicest CB750's I have ever seen. No one would refer to it as a 'bad scene' at this point. I am almost grateful for him being such an *ssh*le, because it motivated me to just do it myself and I've done a much better job than some mechanic who doesn't give a d*mn. I will always remember Tyler from Hayasa as the guy who permenantly soured me on mechanics in general.

If you are looking for a good, RELIABLE mechanic, look elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

This guy, Tyler, is a flake. At least he was the day I met him. We had an appointment, I had the bike towed to him. He only took one look at it and decided he didn't want to work on it after all. He said my bike was a 'bad scene'. He seemed stoned or something and talked like a hippie. Maybe he thinks hes a moto psychic, but if so his powers of perception are lacking. I had to have it towed back home. That was 9 months ago or so. I have since rented a house with a garage, and decided to do all the work on it myself due to my experience with Tyler. It is now running great and looks awesome. I get compliments on it all of the time and it is one of the nicest CB750's I have ever seen. No one would refer to it as a 'bad scene' at this point. I am almost grateful for him being such an *ssh*le, because it motivated me to just do it myself and I've done a much better job than some mechanic who doesn't give a d*mn. I will always remember Tyler from Hayasa as the guy who permenantly soured me on mechanics in general.

If you are looking for a good, RELIABLE mechanic, look elsewhere.

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This guy, Tyler, is a flake. At least he was the day I met him. We had an appointment, I had the bike towed to him. He only took one look at it and decided he didn't want to work on it after all. He said my bike was a 'bad scene'. He seemed stoned or something and talked like a hippie. Maybe he thinks hes a moto psychic, but if so his powers of perception are lacking. I had to have it towed back home. That was 9 months ago or so. I have since rented a house with a garage, and decided to do all the work on it myself due to my experience with Tyler. It is now running great and looks awesome. I get compliments on it all of the time and it is one of the nicest CB750's I have ever seen. No one would refer to it as a 'bad scene' at this point. I am almost grateful for him being such an *ssh*le, because it motivated me to just do it myself and I've done a much better job than some mechanic who doesn't give a d*mn. I will always remember Tyler from Hayasa as the guy who permenantly soured me on mechanics in general.

If you are looking for a good, RELIABLE mechanic, look elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

This guy, Tyler, is a flake. At least he was the day I met him. We had an appointment, I had the bike towed to him. He only took one look at it and decided he didn't want to work on it after all. He said my bike was a 'bad scene'. He seemed stoned or something and talked like a hippie. Maybe he thinks hes a moto psychic, but if so his powers of perception are lacking. I had to have it towed back home. That was 9 months ago or so. I have since rented a house with a garage, and decided to do all the work on it myself due to my experience with Tyler. It is now running great and looks awesome. I get compliments on it all of the time and it is one of the nicest CB750's I have ever seen. No one would refer to it as a 'bad scene' at this point. I am almost grateful for him being such an *ssh*le, because it motivated me to just do it myself and I've done a much better job than some mechanic who doesn't give a d*mn. I will always remember Tyler from Hayasa as the guy who permenantly soured me on mechanics in general.

If you are looking for a good, RELIABLE mechanic, look elsewhere.

Pros: didn't get a chance to see a good side, if there is one

Cons: completely unreliable, changes his mind on a whim, seemed stoned or dazed

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Tyler and company have been very helpful in helping me with my dual-sport needs. I have taken both of my dual-sports to him and they and I have been taken care of nicely and fairly. The dude knows his stuff!!

-Kan D.-

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★★★★☆

Tyler and company have been very helpful in helping me with my dual-sport needs. I have taken both of my dual-sports to him and they and I have been taken care of nicely and fairly. The dude knows his stuff!!

-Kan D.-

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Hayasa motorcycles is essentially the only shop you should concern yourself with if you love Japanese motorcycles. Tyler manages the shop without trendy concerns and he never, ever, repairs anything unneccessarily. He's good for a smart remark, excceedingly generous with his space and time, and an all around example of how and why people should love 70's japanese bikes (NO GOLDWINGS THOUGH). He made fun of my project the entire time I was building it but in the end even he had to admit that it was pretty cool. He even popped a small victory wheelie on it during it's inauguration. Thanks Tyler, even in from nyc.

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★★★★★

Hayasa motorcycles is essentially the only shop you should concern yourself with if you love Japanese motorcycles. Tyler manages the shop without trendy concerns and he never, ever, repairs anything unneccessarily. He's good for a smart remark, excceedingly generous with his space and time, and an all around example of how and why people should love 70's japanese bikes (NO GOLDWINGS THOUGH). He made fun of my project the entire time I was building it but in the end even he had to admit that it was pretty cool. He even popped a small victory wheelie on it during it's inauguration. Thanks Tyler, even in from nyc.

Pros: Advice, service, attitude

Cons: He should charge more money for repairs

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Being as i have been riding since the age of 10, I have met a huge number of Bike riders. Most are cool to talk to and love to learn and share Bike knowledge.
I ride British bikes and we are a loving bunch for the most part. I meet other enthusiasts and talk about repairs and lost Bike loves. I have called a number of different Bike shops over the years I use for a quick bit of advice on repairs or on other stuff related to my bike. Which brings me to my ill fated call to Hayasa Motorbikes. I just reburbished my dual Amal carbs on my Norton. I thought since I live around the corner from Hayasa I would call and ask if he could balance my carbs for me ( a easy task if you have the proper gear which he does) . I called and got a rash of sarcastic BS from the owner. He basically told me " It is your problem, you deal with it" Not a friendly " hey, I mostly work on Japanese bikes and not familiar with them" WTF ? being be -littled by him for being a " dumb Brit Bike owner " as he calls it. i hope he rots in hell. He is reason i HATE to call places I am not familiar with. AVOID THIS shop !!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Being as i have been riding since the age of 10, I have met a huge number of Bike riders. Most are cool to talk to and love to learn and share Bike knowledge.
I ride British bikes and we are a loving bunch for the most part. I meet other enthusiasts and talk about repairs and lost Bike loves. I have called a number of different Bike shops over the years I use for a quick bit of advice on repairs or on other stuff related to my bike. Which brings me to my ill fated call to Hayasa Motorbikes. I just reburbished my dual Amal carbs on my Norton. I thought since I live around the corner from Hayasa I would call and ask if he could balance my carbs for me ( a easy task if you have the proper gear which he does) . I called and got a rash of sarcastic BS from the owner. He basically told me " It is your problem, you deal with it" Not a friendly " hey, I mostly work on Japanese bikes and not familiar with them" WTF ? being be -littled by him for being a " dumb Brit Bike owner " as he calls it. i hope he rots in hell. He is reason i HATE to call places I am not familiar with. AVOID THIS shop !!!

Pros: None

Cons: You Name it..

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Tyler looked at a bike while I was test driving it for free. I later bought the xs650 and wanted to leave the bike with him but he told me to take it home for a few weeks and get to know it instead of spending money right away on it. Since then he has been a great source of knowledge and help with my bike.

5
★★★★★

Tyler looked at a bike while I was test driving it for free. I later bought the xs650 and wanted to leave the bike with him but he told me to take it home for a few weeks and get to know it instead of spending money right away on it. Since then he has been a great source of knowledge and help with my bike.

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Great guys, very helpful, very knowledgeable and willing to share what they know, which makes them well worth every penny. They?re extremely creative motorcycle enthusiast and repair specialist, and I think it?s a great quality to have and is rarity among most mechanics of any field these days.

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★★★★★

Great guys, very helpful, very knowledgeable and willing to share what they know, which makes them well worth every penny. They?re extremely creative motorcycle enthusiast and repair specialist, and I think it?s a great quality to have and is rarity among most mechanics of any field these days.

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I love this place! They took my bucket and turned it into a great bike to play on in a week and a half. Jury rigged a missing airbox and rebuilt my front brakes for a reasonble price. Runs well too!

2
★★★★★

I love this place! They took my bucket and turned it into a great bike to play on in a week and a half. Jury rigged a missing airbox and rebuilt my front brakes for a reasonble price. Runs well too!

Pros: Clean Shop, Super knowledgeable, All about solutions!!

 

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