<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by mikeinwi. »
</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You have to keep this in mind. So when a customer gets excited and maybe acts rudely remember: This is not just a bike. It's like one of his/her kids and it's really important that it's treated as such.
Ok So now I can get on my soapbox, I have spent my entire life dedicated to motorcycle sport, from Trails riding to Racing and everything in between, I have over 1million+ miles under my belt and have owned more bikes styles etc than I care to mention, I have grafted my A** off to get no-where in the grand scheme of things other than feed my passion, I do have 2 kids and I do do this to put them through school and feed them etc, However the statement made above sums it all up, I am just as passionate as my customers bike as my own HOWEVER to equate a bike as being one of your kids, that my friend is the root of the problem and I speak from over 20 years in the industry and not just in the USA, Europe as well. To put it blunty, We are all Men and your bike is a machine do you have passion for it yes, but they are built to be ridden and abused, if they break which they will you fix em, if you get a scratch on your clutch cover the so be it, at 80 MPH dragging your knee, or blowing into a corner 30mph over your ideal speed does any of that really matter?
In closing and packing up my soapbox and I am not saying this to offend, this is an opinion and like as**oles we all have one, WHERE DID THE REAL BIKERS GO ? if its running beat the crap out of it, if its not get the parts invite your friends over to your garage bust out the wrenches and make it work.
OK thats it!