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York St Mechanics – Auckland Restaurant/bar/cafe/workshop

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    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Not really a ride report and not really adventure riding but I was in Auckland recently and while wandering around the Newmarket backstreets found this really cool motorcycle themed cafe/bar etc. It’s worth a look if you are the area.

    A lot of the bikes in their collection are rare/unusual.

    http://www.yorkstreetmechanics.co.nz/

    A BMW R90S wearing knobblies

    A Craig Vetter Mystery Ship, this one has been turbo’d which wasn’t standard.

    Rickman Matisse

    #2171
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Small Italian bikes

    Indian

    The collection

    #2175
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    They have their own workshop where they work on customer bikes,

    Another Indian in the workshop

    A Rover?

    Their own custom work. There were 2 of these there with different single engines in them

    #2179
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    An alcove at the back of the bar

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    I was back in Auckland over the weekend so popped back into York Street Mechanics, a few bikes had been changed around and some new bikes were on the floor.

    Vincent

    Tracker

    60s Chopper

    #2328
    Russell John Bowden
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I live 5 minutes walk from this place, next time you’re around with some time send me a message and we’ll go have a drink there.

    The guy who runs & owns it is a top chap as well, I stumbled across it a month or two ago and got talking to him, he told me about lots of the bikes and what he was doing there etc, he’s also done a big trip (from Russia to the UK) so we had plenty to talk about. They also had some decent wine but not much beer when I was there, friendly staff etc. Looking forward to going back.

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    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Has anyone been here recently? is it still open?

    I tried finding them on Facebook last night and their FB page has disappeared, when I rang the number listed in the White Pages today I got an answering machine for a company called Designer NZ.

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