Zabor's Motorcycle Repair
8335 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 467-9484Add Hours
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01/30/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Look, i understand that shops have expenses and need to make money to stay in business, but, i'm a savvy person when it comes to bike stuff, I do my research and i know how much i could get the same parts online for.
Paul was trying to make at least a 100% markup on the parts i needed for my bike. Then he wanted to charge me 85 per hour. In conclusion, a tuneup for my bike would have cost me about $650!!! not to mention he truly is as rude as his reputation states.
I figured i'd give it a shot, but ultimately, i called the guys at Xtreme Supermoto (xtremesupermoto if you're looking on google, i found them on CL..) and had the same work done for about $350 and he didn't mark up the parts very much and was incredibly receptive to all of my issues, and even threw in some things for free just because he saw that they needed to be done. He is affordable, FAIR, and a cool guy in general.
I will definitely refer my bike club to Mitch at Xtreme over Paul Zabor any time someone needs something. Sorry Paul, good luck with your business, you're bad reputation definitely precedes you!
Why would you take your bike any where else? Paul is great!
I call Honda to get a new tire and it goes something like this ... wait wait ... let me transfer your call ... wait wait ... can you hold ... new tire? ... what size engine? ... let me look it up ... wait wait ... nope not in stock ... how much is the new tire? ... let me look it up ... more waiting ... want an apointment ? how about 2 weeks from Saturday?
You call Zabors and it goes like this ... Hi ... i need a tire for my honda bike ... ok ... do you have it in stock ... of course ... could I bring in my bike this afternoon? ... sure ... how much? ... instant price quote. Seconds on the phone.
I love Zabors!
10/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Went to get my tires replaced after a blow out. They also replaced the rear brake pads while they were at it. I didn't have to bother asking for prices because I know they are very fairly priced. I always ask about pricing anywhere else because I don't like getting ripped off.
Yes Paul is blunt and to the point. People that are a little to self involved may consider him rude but don't worry, there are many con-artists at there willing to stroke your ego and pad your bill. He even ordered me around to get the bike unloaded out of the truck and on to the lift. He even barked but that is the best way to get stuff done in my book.
All the work was down 4 hours after dropping it off but I was lucky and got them at the beginning of the work week.
Worse shop in Austin. I was having a bearing pressed out of a rim and they cracked the hub because they have no clue what they are doing. They pressed the bearing out at an angle. They then blamed it on me saying the rim was in poor condition. They did not even offer to help with it or anything. If you screw up at least fess up to it. I would never trust them to do anything.
08/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Discovered Zabor's about 4 years ago. Paul took one look at my Honda 750 Magna and told me someone had put an oversized front tire on my bike (Wood's Honda). After a full look over, new front and rear tires, full brake job, new front rotor and discs, new rear sprocket, new chain, new front seals for my shocks came in for under $900. New bike that I ride every day unlike most. Been back 3 times since and never disappointed. It is a no BS place though. I know this place is way cheaper than other shops and their work is superior.
Having recently moved to Austin, it takes some time to find service folks for various item - especially if it's related to motorcycles. I was a little hesitant about going to Zabor's after reading some of the review & comments on the web, however the folks that had praise for them seemed to fit my personality more and I thought i'd give them a shot. I AM IMPRESSED!! Yep, Paul was straight & to the point, no BS, no coddling. Just straight forward facts, then get you in and right back out. I'll recommend Zabor's to any biker...but if you're only a poser, I'd recommend you go hang out at the dealership & get stroked. Some love to ride, others just wanna hang out!
Thanks for the great work Paul.
11/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I brought in a bike years ago and this guy was a real jerk. ""We don't normally work on this sort of crap"" type elitist attitude, wouldn't give me even a guess as to how long it might take to clean the carb and tank out, horrible service.
2 and a half weeks and hundreds later (no parts were needed) , bike was done. I was just happy to get it back at this point. Within 50 miles it was acting up the same way again, plus there was a new gas leak where none had existed before. When I called about it, the guy said it couldn't have possibly been their fault and had an ""oh well too bad"" attitude.
I could not overemphasize how folks should STAY AWAY from this a$$hole. I nearly put a cinder block through the window as a result of such a crappy experience.
09/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I got in this mornig at 8am hoping to have my rear brake fixed on my sv650. I had called ahead the day before and he knew exactly who I was once I told him the type of bike I had.
I needed an inspection and a turns out a new rear tire to pass inspection. Not to mention my rear brake pads replaced. I walked down to waterloo for breakfast, came back an hour later and all was complete. Great price, good work and a few helpful tips as I walked out the door. This guy is no bs; if you want professional service on your bike the is the guy to take it to. Could not recommend enough.
07/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Ive been told that Paul Zabor is rude. There are even some reviews here that say that, so I was a little hesitant to come in. But, wow, I'm VERY glad I did.
Yeah, he's very matter-of-fact and to-the-point. But I appreciate that. I guess it could be considered rude, but it definitely is not.
I was in need of a new chain on my Kawasaki, it was getting kind of stiff. Woods quoted me $130 in labor and almost $300 in parts, which had a 2-10 day lead time.
I walked in to Zabor's, explained the problem, and an hour and a half later, I had a brand new shiny chain for less than $120 (including labor). The chain is the same stock chain Woods was going to install, too.
He then took the time to explain the best practices for chain maintenance.
As I was about to leave, he told me he found some other things wrong/out of adjustment that he fixed for me. For free.
I know where I'm going next time my bike needs some love. I can't recommend this guy enough.