I was seeing some age in my 2012 XR after 35k miles of basically trouble-free riding. So I decided to take it to Noemtz Designs based on the positive reviews that I had seen on this board, what a great decision....
I took it in to:
Change fork oil
Check slow oil leak
Install Barnett clutch cable
Check recently non-working cruise control
He was extremely easy to work with on drop-off (he took it on a Sunday) as weather was playing havoc down in Houston. He called me back later on the FIRST
Let me know what I thought was a primary gasket leak was actually a cracked oil cooler
Tell me the clutch cable was finished
Tell me the brakes were done
Tell me he had narrowed down the cruise issue to a bad servo
Let me know that he could not loosen the front axle and was concerned about stripping threads, so he wanted to wait to see about getting spare parts before he tried (he already needed to order the new oil cooler and cruise servo, so we were stopped anyway).
He ordered the parts, got the oil cooler and cruise control servo in and installed on Friday. He got the fork and axle on Saturday and had the bike completed on Saturday before noon!! (He did not need to use the axle or fork, but did find that the front wheel bearings are worn and need to be replaced, which I will have done next week.)
Oh yea, I forgot to mention that when I dropped the bike off, we started talking about the mods I had...he asked about cams...I said no, hadn't done that yet...after I knew I was going to drop some money on the oil cooler and servo, I called him back and said GO on the VM1-DR cams with a map from KevinX...so he also installed those.
I ate many bugs on the drive home as I couldn't stop smiling.
He also moved my PCV to a better ground point, fixed horn mount and moved the Battery Tender pigtail to a MUCH better location (all for no charge).
If you are in the Houston area, we have a great resource here in Noemtz Designs. I can't say enough good things about my experience. Nice guy, VERY professional and great work!
Thanks again, Noe. The bike is AWESOME!!!!!