Allen has been handling my bikes for over a year now, he's great. He was easy to work with on the price (one job was a complete customization of a 250r I had), didn't need to be micro managed to get the job done, and contributed a lot of great ideas for the project. He was also able to get another bike of mine from another mechanic in the LA area who had kept it for over a year and done hardly anything. He's the third or fourth motorcycle mechanic I've tried in the area and my experiences with them don't really compare. I'm not really sure how clean a mechanic's shop is supposed to be to meet Josh A's standards but Cycle Care's also had the cleanest I've been in. I've seen mechanics operating out of barns without floors, in a half of a house jammed full of old parts, etc. I'm super surprised by any bad review since I've been dealing with him a lot over the past year. Allen's always seemed to know what he's talking about, he's always delivered for me, he's always been understanding if there was a problem, and willing to eat a cost if needed. He's never done anything to rub me the wrong way, I can't see myself taking my bikes to anyone else but him.
Having known Alan Mavor for over 25 years, I can tell you that he is the most knowledgeable English motorcycle mechanic in the New Orleans area. Fortunately for motorcycle enthusiast in our area, Alan Mavor maintains a repair shop that is open to all of the public. Sometimes dealing with the public can become a very daunting task. My personal caveat would be that you go and talk to Alan yourself as opposed to reading disparaging reviews written by obviously less qualified people. He keeps my collection of 8-9 motorcycles running in perfect running order.
Allen is a very experienced very adept motorcycle mechanic- he can weld very well- he repaired a sidecover boss I had knocked off(threw chain) by carefullybuilding up aluminum-on the engine while it was still in the frame-then tapping it His employees would be adept mechanics-better and more experienced than the dealership mechanics And they will charge less Charlie O