I ship all my stuff out to Georgia (I'm in NY) to Langcourt Cylinder Technologies. Half the time cheaper than local and they do stellar work...they even work on F1 cars.
Don't let location decide the quality of the work. Boring is far more important than people think. I've never had a local shop do a decent job of "race" quality.
As for the guides...someone body needs to know what they are doing, an auto machine shop will screw them up most of the time because their experience with aluminum heads and small guides is very limited.
Heck, you can do the guides yourself...I do.
I picked up a used KLR650 to add to my fleet and replace my old 93 DR650. I got a really good deal from the original owner up in San Francisco. I purchased this for a couple of reasons... First... Me and my son want to do some adventure riding. He's going to pick up a KLR himself and sort it...
just a quick hello my name is Steve and im a bikeaholic.
been messing around with bikes for years but im NOT a mechanic, more of a muchanic, meaning that i muck about till something works.
Look forward to joining in