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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2018, 10:05 pm Thread Starter
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Hi, I am looking for a Ducati mechanic here in Michigan. Unfortunately, I found out local legend Greg Rammel passed away this summer.

If anyone knows of some reputable mechanics here in Michigan preferably southeast Michigan I would appreciate the info.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2018, 12:00 am
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Yeah, it was quite shocking and sad to hear that news. He was a great person and friend, someone I didn't talk with enough or get to see over the past few years.

He'll definitely be missed but I'll always remember those epic times! RIP Gregg.

To answer your question, sorry I don't know of anyone there.

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RIP Greg. I hadnít talked to him in quite a while. Always helpful. Heíll be missed.

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I had 996 belts & valves adjusted for $725. including parts last Winter.detroit ducati advised it would be less if the panels,tank,etc. were removed so I trucked it there bared.they only charge for time it takes.mechanics seem to be very approachable,trustworthy.next month I think slow season begins if your not in a rush.not sure if they will install your parts. the next closest dealer is northern Ohio or Ontario,Canada 200 mile distance each.https://www.northernohioducatiandtriumph.com/ RIP greg.
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I think thereís a dealer in Kalamazoo. Never been there.

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I think thereís a dealer in Kalamazoo. Never been there.
And Grand Rapids. I've not been to the one in KZoo, but the one in GR is a big operation that seems on the ball (though I haven't yet used any dealer for maintenance work).

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Theyíre all so far from me I just do it myself. Iíve been through taking vehicles long range for repair and it just never works out for me.

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I think it depends a bit on what model (e.g. era) your bike is and what you want to have done. I'm mostly a 916-era guy and other than Gregg Rammel, I haven't had any good experiences in Michigan when it came to anything beyond simple maintenance. Earlier this year, prior to Gregg's passing, he had decided to stop working on others' bikes and just focus on his own. It was terrible news to hear of his passing - - he was talented, and he was a nice guy - - and funny too.

I have had good experiences going down to Matt Carr's shop in Indy. I can usually setup a Saturday appointment...drive down in the morning, have the work done, and drive back same day. For engine work I go to Mark Sutton at the Ducshop...always a great experience and worth the work of getting an engine (or a bike) to him.

RIP Gregg - - he's missed immensely by many.
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An old thread but I agree with the above poster. Ducati Indianapolis has very good service. I have taken bikes there for 10 years and have not been disappointed. It would be worth the drive.

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I think it depends a bit on what model (e.g. era) your bike is and what you want to have done. I'm mostly a 916-era guy and other than Gregg Rammel, I haven't had any good experiences in Michigan when it came to anything beyond simple maintenance. Earlier this year, prior to Gregg's passing, he had decided to stop working on others' bikes and just focus on his own. It was terrible news to hear of his passing - - he was talented, and he was a nice guy - - and funny too.

I have had good experiences going down to Matt Carr's shop in Indy. I can usually setup a Saturday appointment...drive down in the morning, have the work done, and drive back same day. For engine work I go to Mark Sutton at the Ducshop...always a great experience and worth the work of getting an engine (or a bike) to him.

RIP Gregg - - he's missed immensely by many.
Agree with XLR8R on all points, especially since TJ in Milwaukee went to the Dark Side.
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