Originally Posted by Venice Motor Bikes
Jim still takes orders from at his shop... It's not all through Pirate!!! (that's BS)
So order through Pirate - or not.
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At last report as far as I was aware of MM was limiting his retail business through Pirate - if he's changed his mind and/or still accepting custom orders, he's not been advertising it here - or I've missed it - and/or it was deleted because of drama.
Don't think for a second we'd sacrifice the integrity of this forum for any
vendor. We enforce the forum rules for and against
all - break those rules and we'll intercede, respect those rules and you're welcome. If posts got deleted - they were deleted because they broke the rules, plain and simple.
The rest is simply unfounded assumption.