Originally Posted by bairdco
...there's bicycle shops everywhere, but none of them want to deal with motorbikes. they all know me and respect my bikes, and will refer people to me, but they also know i just buy parts and do everything myself so i don't get snubbed like the average rider.
It is nice to have a symbiotic relationship with your local bike shop, I guess I am just lucky that way. Lucky for the laws, traffic police indifference, weather and sheriff Joe taking away car drivers privileges by the hundreds every month with another holiday weekend enforcement already kicking off today.
In short I stay as busy as I want to be and build the way I see fit and not for chump change.