Frame straightening can be necessary even from a small shunt. In fact a large part of the straightening that we have done has been for race teams taking brand new bikes form the crate and ensuring that both their main race bike and the wet bike are exactly the same geometrically i.e more accurately than factory tolerances.
An essential part of motorcycle frame alignment is the ability to check for any fractures within the frame structure and if appropriate be able to remedy these.
Our onsite alloy and stainless steel welding facilities save hours of dismounting and remounting of bikes on the Jig. Not just saving time and money, but giving far better results all round.
No two bikes are crashed in the same way (unless you know better, and if you do, you should have learned the first time!). It is impossible to quote a definitive price for frame straightening. If all goes well, nothing cracks, then a very rough guide is 2 to 4 hours after setup, but again this can vary on the severity of the damage.
One thing we can tell you - we won't even start if we don't think that there is a hope of straightening your frame, and if we can, it will save you hundreds of pounds (if not over £1000) over the cost of a new frame and re-framing.
We need your bike stripped of bodywork, with nuts, bolts and screws that hold the front yoke in the bike loose for fast removal of the front end of the bike. DO NOT remove the engine or swing arm (a stressed frame may spring further out of shape if these are removed), and we need them in to measure and more so to allow us to put pressure on the frame. In the case of practically all modern bikes, engines are a stressed member of the frame.
We will gladly strip and rebuild your bike, but this labour has not been accounted for in the above price/time guide for frame straightening.
Please call 01508 471919 or email pictures of your bike and we will be happy to give you advice on the best way forward.
We have a skeleton staff re-booking cancelled jobs and new enquiries received by email during lockdown, processing online orders and handing over bikes (whilst distancing) that were purchased before lockdown. Our workshop is running albeit at a reduced level of manpower (to enable social distancing) and is solidly booked for well over 5 weeks so please expect delays in booking availability. Orders can now be placed online (although we would suggest you wait till our Brand New website which be launched imminently) and via email for bikes or product, however not all our suppliers are up and running yet so there could be a short wait. We will keep you informed.
Phones are on and off at present, but you can contact us by email at email@example.com for service enquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org for parts, accessory and clothing enquiries, email@example.com for all bike enquiries and firstname.lastname@example.org for anything else.
Opening the shop
The shop is open now, initially on a "by appointment" basis. For now, these can be booked by email however, The phones are back on however if needed on a part time basis to allow our reduced team to process enquiries as they come in.
Please email Tony at email@example.com or call 01508 471919 (Option 1) supplying your telephone number so that we can call you to discuss, along with the details of the bike that you are interested in.
ALL New Website to assist in distance purchasing:
We have during closure been working very hard to complete our new website which is aimed to make remote transactions much easier. In excess of 10,000 product lines will be available for online purchase (Clothing and Accessories) and we have fine-tuned the finance section for new and used bikes that will allow you to play with the figures to get your ideal quote, soft check your credit eligibility without harming your credit rating and make a full application for finance all within the website. Once agreed we are now able to offer remote finance signing reducing your time in the shop at collection point. We hope to have the new website live on June 1st. (This is a last-minute rush. Please let us know if you encounter any issues on the new site - firstname.lastname@example.org).
Service Unavailable at present
Due to insurance limitations we are currently unable to offer courtesey bikes.
Delivery and collection service is not available, however we can put you in touch with a motorcycle collection and delivery company should you need this service.
Seastar Superbikes can be found 6 miles south of Norwich on the A140 main Norwich to Ipswich road.View Map