I've had to make a difficult decision. I've decided to close down the shop. July 28th will be out last day open to the public. We have met and made numerous friends. It's been a fun ride, but it's time to move on.
If you have a bike that we are working on, it will get finished. It might take a while to finish them, but I will keep my word to you and get it done.
Folks, just a FYI....
IF you are at a RED LIGHT, or in a turn lane at a light, and there is a MOTORCYCLE in front of you, and the rider is MOTIONING YOU TO PUL...L UP SOME, it isn't because the rider is crazy, being an ass, or trying to make you run into him/her.
It is because the motorcycle either does not weigh enough (pressure plate type trigger), or does not contain enough metal (induction type trigger) in it to be recognized by the sensor in the road that makes the light change so they can go. It's not the rider's fault, it is because the metering equipment in the road is incorrectly calibrated.
If you see a rider doing this, waving or gesturing you to pull up, please humor them and do so. Otherwise we riders have to either bust the light and go straight from the turn lane, wait for two complete cycles of the other lights to complete and treat it as a faulty light and proceed when we determine it is safely possible, or just run the light while chancing a ticket for doing so, or even worse, chancing an accident that could cause serious injury or even death to the motorcycle rider.
Note: (There are other types of traffic light sensors and triggers. These two, pressure plate and inductive loop, are the most common problems for bike riders)
Additional note: (I have received comments about putting magnets on the bottom of motorcycles. I've bought and used the magnets... they aren't 100% effective. YMMV)
Thank you in advance, if this ever happens to you, for remembering this helpful advice!